April, 2016
President's Message

Donna Broderick
In Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy wrote, "spring is the time of plans and projects." 

Our 2015 nonprofit recipients have definitely been making a lot of progress on their projects! Here is a quick update on what your membership donation has made possible:

Freestore Foodbank ordered the pickup truck to pull the customized trailer for the Healthy Harvest Mobile Market and is in the process of designing the interior layout.
Activities Beyond The Classroom  has wasted no time preparing the space for their new athletic facility.  The empty Krueck Center pool space at Hughes High School has been filled in and flooring will soon be installed including an Impact 100 Logo in the center of the court.
May We Help  has purchased tools and equipment for the newly renovated workshop. These pieces of equipment are already having a direct impact on the program, especially in their ability to quickly replicate popular requests.
SELF Immediately began expansion of their Build-up Academy. The grant will double the capacity of the Build-Up Academy program which trains, educates and mentors under/unemployed young adults so they can gain employment in the construction field.
While last year's grant recipients are in the midst of their projects, our cycle to identify this year's grant recipients continues.  The Focus Area Committees will be back at work this month reviewing applications from the 24 agencies invited to submit grants.  There are many wonderful, strong grant proposals that have the potential to make a lasting impact on our community.  This year once again promises stimulating site visits and difficult choices as we work to identify the agencies that will be Finalists - and then select FOUR Grant Recipients in September.
Our March Educational (EDU) event brought together 70 members with nonprofit representatives from our 5 focus areas aligning with our mission to educate our members. The over capacity crowd at this annual event was very interested to hear about nonprofit initiatives and concerns in our community and also enjoyed sharing a few stories of their own over wine and appetizers.
The Impact 100 Board recently set a goal of awarding 5 grants of $100,000+ each in 2017.  This is a stretch goal for the organization - yet we know for each new grant we can fund, one more very deserving nonprofit agency will be able to create a transformational impact in our community.  Our Membership/Recruiting  team is already hard at work but we need the help of all our members to reach this goal. Please introduce your friends, colleagues, and relatives to Impact 100 ... and bring a friend to an Impact 100 event . There's nothing more powerful than a personal invitation from a trusted friend!  For prospects, there is nothing more powerful than seeing Impact 100 in action.
We are thrilled to announce that Impact 100 has received a $20,000 grant from the H.B., E.W. and F.R. Luther Charitable Foundation, Fifth Third Bank and Narley L. Haley Co-Trustees. We thank them for their generous support in our membership drive and our 15th year anniversary celebration.
May all your plans and projects give you joy this spring!
All the best,
Donna Broderick
President, Impact 100

Young Philanthropist Scholarship Program 

Impact 100 is accepting applications for the class of 2017 for our Young Philanthropist Scholarship Program. This program, made available through the generosity of donors, is a means for encouraging younger members of our community to experience women's collective giving.  It specifically targets those individuals with an interest in philanthropy that would initially struggle to fund a new membership on their own but feel capable of doing so in 4 years.

Impact 100 has extended the deadline for accepting applications for a class of 4 individuals for 2017 membership through April 30, 2016. The online application can be found at:  www.impact100.org/young-philanthropist/

Candidates must meet the following criteria:
  1. Candidates cannot be current or former members of Impact 100.
  2. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and under 40 years of age on December 31, 2016.
  3. Candidates should express an interest in philanthropy.
  4. Candidates must be willing to contribute monies toward their Half Membership. The contribution by each member should be a minimum of: Year 1: $125, Year 2: $250, Year 3: $375, Year 4: $500.
  5. Candidates should be willing to participate in a standing committee (i.e. Recruiting, Membership, Communications, Marketing) and are encouraged to join a Focus Area Committee and attend the award dinner on September 13th if possible.
You can help:
  • Do you know of a co-worker, relative or neighbor who would make a great candidate? Please pass this along and encourage them to apply or give us their info and we will contact them.
  • All monies generated from AmazonSmile and Kroger affinity programs are used to help fund the scholarships. Please continue to support these programs at no cost to you.
  • We welcome donations to the scholarship fund. To contribute please go to:

More details can be found online at:  www.impact100.org/young-philanthropist/ or contact us at  youngphilanthropist@impact100.org.

Garnish Catering Cooking Event
Join us on Thursday May 12th for our annual cooking event. Bring a friend to Keidel Plumbing Showroom, sip some wine while you check out the new kitchen designs in the Keidel Showroom. Then learn to cook and sample a wonderful spring supper. Your taste buds will delight in Garnish Catering's wonderful creations! Not to be missed.

This fabulous event always sells out - so call your friends and register today!

Space is limited to the first 50 to register!
To register click here.

Event Timeline:     
6:00 Arrive & Mingle
6:20 Welcome

6:30 Speaker - Grant Recipient
6:45 Cooking Presentation starts

Impact 100 members $45.00
Guests: $30.00 

Calling all 15 Year Members!
In celebration of our 15th year of Grant Giving...we'd love to recognize our 15 year members. If you joined Impact 100 during our inaugural year contributing to the grant awarded to McMicken Dental Center in 2002, please let us know so that we can celebrate your participation at the Annual Awards Celebration on September 13th.

Thinking of becoming a Member?
Join us for our 15th ANNIVERSARY year!
Happy Anniversary to Impact 100! This year is our 15th Anniversary. Fifteen years of investing in transformational grants for nonprofit organizations in the Tri-State area. In honor of our special anniversary, we hope you will become a new member or rejoin as a member for 2017! This year we are awarding four grants of $101,500 each. Help make this year the best in raising funds for our 2017 grants. Remember, 100% of your membership donation goes to the grants. 

If you are looking for a flexible payment option, use our automatic payment plan. Sign up now! It is easy and convenient! Visit our website at www.impact100.org and click on the "Donate Now" button. Choose the date  and frequency of your installments that are best for you.  Note: In order to ensure your 2017 membership, all installments must be completed in 2016 for next year's voting privileges.
Thank you for becoming a member of Impact 100. Together, we can make a positive impact in our community. 

Calling all Sponsors! 
Seeking 2016-2017 Corporate Impact 100 Sponsors!

One hundred percent of Impact 100 member contributions are utilized to fund the grants each year. Consequently, Impact 100 relies on the generosity of our members, local foundations and corporate sponsors to underwrite our operating costs.
Our Impact 100 Member & Prospect list reaches thousands of women in Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky.  Depending upon sponsorship levels, companies can receive recognition on all member and prospect emails and invitations, our website, and recognition at events throughout the year. In addition, sponsors receive mention in our newsletters and on Social Media platforms. 
Additional detail regarding deadlines and sponsorship levels and benefits can be found on our website www.impact100.org .

Contact Kelly Mahan at kellymahan23@gmail.com if you are interested. 

Help IMPACT 100 while shopping!
This is just a friendly reminder that the new cycle for Kroger Community Rewards begins May 1st and you can re-enroll beginning April 1st through April 30th.

Sign up with Kroger Community Rewards® today! Simply register your Kroger rewards card online at  www.kroger.com/communityrewards, search for number 87767 or Impact 100 and enroll... then, all you have to do is shop at Kroger, swipe your Plus Card and  Impact 100 Cincinnati will automatically start earning a rebate. It is that easy!

Happy shopping!!

2015 Impact 100 Recipient Hughes High School!
Ribbon Cutting for Reopening the Renovated Krueck Center 

Activities Beyond the Classroom's renovation of the Hughes High School Kr ueck Cent er is making phenomenal progress.  Join Impact 100 members and the general community for a ribbon cutting & open house to tour Hughes and see  the new space!  

May 20, 2016
2:00 p.m.
Hughes High School, 2515 Clifton Ave., 45219

2016 EDU Event - Thank You
THANK YOU - to everyone who attended our recent event - 
Impact EDU: A Snapshot of the Tri-State

We were able to hear from regional leaders from each of our Impact 100 five focus areas, and learn about issues that are affecting our Tri-State currently. We learned how our region compares to others and what we are doing to address those needs from a global perspective. We'd especially like to thank the experts, who joined us from each of the following groups:  
  • ArtsWave's Tara Townsend representing the Culture Focus Area
  • Every Child Succeed's Debbie Vargo representing the Education Focus Area
  • Cincinnati Nature Center's Bill Hopple representing the Environment Focus Area
  • Health Collaborative's Laura Randall representing the Health & Wellness Focus Area
  • United Way's Ross Meyer representing the Family Focus Area 

Calendar of Events - Save These Dates!
Mark Your Calendars for the Following Upcoming Events:

May 12
May 20
June 28
September 13
November 29

     Spread the Word Events
     Garnish Cooking Event
     Hughes High School Athletic Center Ribbon Cutting
     Meet the Finalists
     Annual Awards Celebration
     Giving Tuesday

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