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Krannert Executive Forum - Donna Oklak

Donna Oklak

Donna Oklak

Greater Indianapolis Impact 100

Donna Oklak is the co-founder of Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis, a women’s giving community of all volunteers that has distributed $1.75 million in their area since its beginning in 2005.   As co-founder, Donna has held several offices of responsibility including setting up the grant process, leading the nominating committee, and communications.  She was President from 2007 to 2009 and currently serves by leading the fundraising. She set up a scholarship program for young women philanthropists to participate in the grant review process in honor of the organization’s 10th anniversary in 2015 and again in 2016.

Prior to founding Impact 100 in 2005, Ms. Oklak served as Executive Director of the Sycamore Foundation, managing the Indiana Achievement Awards.  She also served at the Indiana State Bar Association ICLEF and the Huber Heights Courier.

Ms. Oklak was named to the Indianapolis Business Journal list of Women of Influence in 2014 for her work at Impact 100.  She was awarded the St. Benedictine Angel of Grace Award for her philanthropic work in 2014.

She currently serves on several boards including St. Mary’s Child Center, Ball State University Foundation, and the St. Francis Franciscan Healthcare Hospital Foundation.  She has previously served on the board at Herron High School, Prevent Blindness Indiana, and the Little Red Door.

Donna holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Ball State and a master’s in Philanthropic Studies from Indiana University.