February Newsletter 2020
The BIG Reveal
On January 23, at a sold-out BIG Reveal at Carnegie Hall in Newport,
Impact 100 announced the news that by pooling our
membership dollars together we are able to award:
to our community this year
4 grants of $117,000 each!

This September, after our Annual Awards Celebration,
Impact 100 will have awarded over
$5.5 Million 
since our first grant was awarded in 2002!
It's Not Too Late to Sign-up for a Focus Area Committee!
It's the last few days to sign up to join a Focus Area Committee to review Letters of Intent!  Sign-ups will reopen in March for the Common Grant Application review by Impact 100 members. Grants are reviewed in two rounds: (1) Letter of Intent (January 27 - February 21, 2020) and (2) Common Grant Application (March 23 - April 17, 2020, site visits through May 2020). 

The Focus Area Committee meeting schedule and locations are finalized for 2020 as follows:
  • Culture - Monday mornings in Kenwood
  •  Health & Wellness - Tuesday evenings in Bellevue, KY
  •  Environment, Preservation, & Recreation - Wednesday evenings near Sharon Woods/Symmes Township
  •  Education - Wednesday lunchtime downtown
  •  Family - Thursday evening near Sharon Woods/Symmes Township
*Please note committee sign-ups do not roll-over from the prior year
President's Message - Empowerment Baked Right In
Part of the founding mission of Impact 100 is empowering women through philanthropy. When you step back from the hustle and bustle of the grant cycle it is easy to see that the entire process was built to do just that. 

Membership Spotlight: Barbara Dundee
Want to know more about the woman behind the Marvin Lewis Community Fund, Barbara Dundee?  

Collective Giving conference opportunity -
Feb. 23-25, Seattle, WA
Impact 100, an affiliate of Catalist , is participating in the upcoming Catalist conference February 23-25 hosted by Washington Women’s Foundation. 
As mentioned in January , our equity journey has begun, and the Catalist conference will dive deeper.  Stretch and challenge your role as a philanthropist with these articles. 

Membership Installments are a Great Option!
Installment plans are a great way to budget for your Impact 100 dues. We encourage anyone interested in this option to start your 2021 membership now! 
Some quick definitions: 
  • One-Time Donation: this one's pretty obvious, right? Just one time! 
  • Recurring Donation: this can be set up monthly, quarterly, etc but only lasts one calendar year. You'll have to set it up again next year. 
  • Sustaining Donation: this can be set up monthly, quarterly, etc but keeps going until you tell us to stop!! So nothing for you to do year over year. Isn't that easy? 

And remember, all membership dues must be collected by Dec 31st, 2020 to be a voting member in 2021! 
More details can be found HERE and if you have any questions you can always email membership@impact100.org
Racial Equity Matters - Registration Now OPEN
Racial Equity Matters 2020 registration is now open, these equity conversations are offered for free by the Greater Cincinnati Foundation. 

The Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Young Philanthropist Application is LIVE!
Did you know we have the Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Young Philanthropist Scholarship Program ? We do and we would love your help recruiting potential Young Philanthropists! Applications and details are available online now
If you know someone who might be interested please send details to Laura Menge  so that we can send them a personal invitation.

2020 EDU Event: Poverty Simulation
We all have different life experiences that shape who we are, how we see the world, and value different opportunities. Please join us at our EDU event with the staff of St. Vincent de Paul, Ozanam Center for a poverty simulation to walk a mile in another person’s shoes, learn about complex government systems, and and participate in an experiential glimpse into the realities of a month in a life of our neighbors who are struggling with homelessness, food insecurity, and poverty.

THANK YOU to our 2020 Sponsors!

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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