December Newsletter 2019
Are You IN for 2020?!
The membership deadline is right around the corner and we hope you will join Impact 100 in 2020!

Volunteer – Get Involved in 2020
We'd love to have you join a committee or volunteer in 2020 - if you'd like to!  We're a guilt-free membership, but also have plenty of ways for you to lend a hand. All Focus Area Committee times have been finalized for 2020.

  • Culture, Monday Morning, Kenwood
  • Health & Wellness, Tuesday Evenings, Bellevue, KY
  • Education, Wednesday Lunch, Downtown
  • Environment, Preservation, & Recreation, Wednesday Evening, Sharon Woods area
  • Family, Thursday Evening, Sharon Woods area
  • Community Investment Review Committee (CIRC), Thursday Evenings, Kenwood

Don't see something that fits your schedule? Join us and choose from volunteer opportunities that best meet your schedule and match your interests.

Our 2020 Grant Cycle: Open For Applications
Representatives from area nonprofits joined Impact 100 for two Letter of Intent (LOI) Trainings in October & November to learn about applying to Impact 100 and proposing a transformational funding request that will benefit the tri-state area.  

Impact 100 is interested in learning about nonprofit organizations!  The Letter of Intent deadline is noon on December 13, 2019.

New Year, New President - For the Record #10!
Want more information on the next woman to step up and lead our organization? Meet Sarah Grace Mohr, Incoming President of Impact 100.

Thank You & Welcome
Thank you to the 2019 Board of Directors for their outstanding leadership, service, passion and hard work. We're sad to say farewell to our departing board members who have completed their term: Kristen Wevers (Public Relations & Marketing), Teresa Benson (Finance and Community Investment Review Committee), Christine Dauenhauer (Recruiting), and Caroline Bieser (Focus Area Chair).
Welcome Barbara Magella (Finance Chair) , Lisa O’Brien (Focus Area Chair), Deborah Merritt (Nonprofit Outreach), Kate Burroughs (Marketing& PR), Kimberly Richards (Secretary). Fran Bitzer  (Signature Events) and Barb Wriston-Ruddy (Recruiting Co-Chair).
The new 2020 Impact 100 Board has been elected. 

2020 Sponsorship Opportunities
Since 100% of your contribution goes to transformational grants and Impact 100 is run by volunteers (no full time staff), we are grateful for the support of annual sponsors for operational costs: audit, mail, website, etc. Sponsor dollars are leveraged at nearly 15:1. $1,000 in sponsorship equals $15,000 in grants to the community: an impressive return! .

Accredited Charity: Achieved!
Did You Know? Impact 100 meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability , meaning it is an Accredited Charity, as well as a 2019 BBB Torch Award Recipient! You can trust that your collective giving is accredited through the Better Business Bureau and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance. One of the 20 Standards includes an Annual Report. 

Update on The Welcome Project 
2018 Grant Recipient: Wave Pool
"This grant has been a true catalyst for our organization. People we talk with have a much higher regard for our organization and are genuinely excited and hopeful for the Welcome Project and Camp Washington as a whole."  
-Cal Cullen Executive Director, Wave Pool

Update on "Constructing a Pathway to Careers" 
2016 Grant Recipient: ACI
Four years ago, Allied Construction Industries, Spirit of Construction Foundation, and Cincinnati Public Schools partnered on a new method of workforce development. The program has now had more than 2,500 students go through and get project experience in the construction industry.  

Have a Holiday Night Out & Introduce Your Friends to Impact 100!
We hope many members are renewing for 2020 - what about your friends? Bring one to Giving Tuesday to help grow our membership!

President's Message:
End of Year Review
We are excited to celebrate this week at our Giving Tuesday Event - our celebration of what our member's generosity and the work of our partner nonprofits has accomplished. As we reach the end of 2019, my heartfelt thanks to each of you for making the mission and values of Impact 100 come to life.


December 3:   Giving Tuesday
January 23, 2020: The BIG Reveal
March 5, 2020: Education Event
June 24, 2020: Meet the Finalists
September 10, 2020: Annual Awards Celebration
December 1, 2020: Giving Tuesday

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