December, 2016
President's Message
Donna Broderick
"Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in  giving creates love." Lao Tzu
We were excited to celebrate kindness this week at our Giving Tuesday Event - our celebration of what our member's generosity and the work of our partner nonprofits has accomplished.
Just this year, by collectively pooling our donations, Impact 100 was able to award over $400,000 through 4 grants of $101,500 to nonprofits in our community. Your donations will help outfit a kitchenette providing food for the homeless and others in need ( St. Francis Seraph Ministries & Center for Respite Care), provide treatment to veterans suffering from PTSD while saving wild mustangs (Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding & Horsemanship), change behaviors, attitudes and responses to witnessed acts of violence through a prevention program (Women's Crisis Center), and educate students in practical, application based mathematics in order to
better prepare them for a career in the construction trade (Greater Cincinnati Construction).
As we come to the end of our 15th anniversary we look at all that Impact 100 has been able to accomplish. More important than the $3.6 million invested and the 33 grants awarded since 2001 is the more than 175,000 lives we have touched in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky community as a result of your kindness! THANK YOU!
The nonprofit agencies in our community continue to show a very strong interest in applying for an Impact 100 grant.  Over 150 agency representatives have registered to attend the Information Sessions, and many have begun the process of completing a Letter of Intent (LOI).  We are looking forward to reviewing their creative proposals.
I'd like to extend a special thanks to the members of the 2016 Board for their outstanding leadership, service, passion and hard work.  They've left a solid foundation for continued growth.  We're sad to say farewell to our departing members: Susan Cranley, Marilyn Kinne, Teresa Loje, Kelly Mahan, Becki Meyer, Daniela Neukam, Angie Otis and Delane Starliper.
The new 2017 Impact 100 Board has been elected, and it will begin work in January.  We are fortunate to have a wonderful Board of 20 talented, committed women serving the organization.  They are:
  • Donna Broderick, President
  • Clare Zlatic Blankemeyer, Vice President & Nonprofit Coordinator
  • Yvonne Thomas, Secretary
  • Cindy Cosway, Treasurer
  • Rose Palmieri, Grant Review Coordinator
  • Jenny Berg, Recruiting Chair
  • Christine Dauenhauer, Recruiting Co-Chair
  • Sarah Buckley, Nonprofit Outreach Coordinator
  • Kim Carroll, Membership Co-Chair
  • Sarah Grace Mohr, Membership Co-Chair & Chief Party Officer
  • Kristen Wevers, Marketing/PR Chair
  • Sharon Mitchell, Membership Chair & Past President
  • Teresa Benson, CIRC Chair
  • Rhiannon Hoeweler, Focus Area Chair
  • Clare O'Brien, Focus Area Chair
  • Caroline Bieser, Focus Area Chair
  • Stephanie Tunison, Focus Area Chair
  • Kathy Thornton, Focus Area Chair
  • Julie Metzger, Communications/Web-Site Chair
  • Mary Beth Young, Communications Chair
We invite all our members to serve on an Impact 100 Committee or volunteer your time in 2017. We have a wide variety of opportunities including:
  • Standing Committees
  • Letter of Intent and Grant Review Committees
  • Volunteering in your area of interest/expertise
We are in the last month of our 2017 membership drive which will allow us to continue providing support and hope in our community through transformational grants. We are always trying to grow and improve but we need your help. If you can help by introducing a friend or colleague to Impact 100 - there is no better time than now!  Memberships are due by December 31st! Please share the Impact 100 story, and help us recruit others to reach those in need.
Have a Very Blessed Holiday!

All the best,
Donna Neyer Broderick
Impact 100 President 

Invite a Friend to Join Impact!
YOU, our members, are the best source for NEW members, and we need your help.  If we EACH ONE, REACH ONE we will easily be able to award more grants for transformational projects, which changes lives.

We are making it simple for you to share an invitation to join - just click HERE to download a message and feel free to copy/paste this into your email and send away!  It is a WORD document you should see in your download folder.

recruiting@impact100.org  for more information.

Are You "IN" for 2017? We Need YOU!!!
Thank you for making a BIG IMPACT in our community!

Many of you are currently members of Impact 100 - transforming lives in our community every day. We thank you and we hope you choose to join us again in 2017. We count on our devoted members to fund the grants we award each year. If you plan to continue your membership or become one of our newest members for 2017 -   PLEASE JOIN TODAY!! (All memberships are due in full by 12/31/16.)

The Benefits of Joining Impact 100:
  • 100% of Your Donation Empowers Change in our community.  You donate $1000 and then get to see that donation at work locally, as the Nonprofit grantees undertake transformational projects to create a BIG IMPACT in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky community!
  • Your Vote Counts.   Every member is encouraged to vote for her favorite finalists at our Annual Awards Celebration each September, whether in person or by online ballot.
  • You Choose Your Level of Participation. Be a part of the grant review process, volunteer on a standing committee, enjoy Impact 100 events . . . OR be a silent member and just vote!  
  • You'll Meet Other Great, Like Minded Women; You'll Make New Friends.
  • You'll Have Fun!  Our members are thoughtful, smart women with a clear mission.  We are confident we can achieve our goals and enjoy some appetizers, a glass of wine or two, and a lot of laughter at our events.  So far, this theory (that we can mix business and pleasure) is fully proven!  
Contact membership@impact100.org for more information.

Get Involved with Impact 100 for 2017!
We'd love to have you join a committee or volunteer- - - if you'd like to! 
We have both standing (year-round) and seasonal committees - so join us and choose one that best meets your schedule and matches your interests. We have a variety of committees to choose from including Marketing, Membership & Recruiting, Event Planning, Focus Area Committees (FAC), and CIRC (Financial Review). We also need volunteers for 'one and done' tasks and help at events. 

Our 2017 work has just begun:  Letters of Intent (LOI) are being created by our local Nonprofits, and the Membership & Recruiting Committee is hard at work finalizing our 2017 Membership.  

If you are interested joining a committee or volunteering - we'd love to have you!   You are welcome to sign up for any or all committees, let us know you'll help with a "One and Done" or volunteer in a specific area of expertise. The Impact 100 website is ready to record your preference for committee or volunteer participation  HERE.

Do you have any questions about Impact 100?  
Contact membership@impact100.org,  your Liaison, anyone on the Board, or our office info@impact100.org and we'll get you the answer! 
THANK YOU for helping us transform lives! 

Giving Tuesday Event!
We had a great evening at Impact 100's Giving Tuesday event at New Riff Distillery. The capacity crowd enjoyed hearing from current & former grant recipients:   Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding & Horsemanship   Greater Cincinnati Construction Foundation   St. Francis Seraph Ministries,   Center for Respite Care SELF and  Women's Crisis Center

Membership in Action! 
Shauna Murphy is the proud principal of Woodward Career Technical High School.
The Impact 100 recipient crystal was dropped off with Woodward Career Technical High School on November 15th.  The ACI and Greater Cincinnati Construction Foundation is teaming up with Woodward for the " Constructing a Pathway Out of Poverty"  Program. This will expand the Woodward Career Technical High School program by developing & implementing a practical, application-based math program in the middle schools to increase eligible placement of students into the high school program which prepares them to enter the construction trade.

Photos from Woodward HS of program in action!

The 9th graders were going to learn about fasteners, but instead had a wonderful opportunity to work with Mr. Davis' upper level students and try some concrete work!
Ernst had brought a mixer and workers from Lithko were ready to show them some valuable new skills. They started off with a warm-up routine of stretches, and the students soon learned how valuable that was when they participated in the hard work of raking concrete.

Membership in Action! 
Impact 100's 2014 grant recipient, MYCincinnati continues to expand its program offerings and  its enrollment. Today, MYCincinnati has over 100 students, each engaged in musical programming for 10-20 hours per week. In addition to MYCincinnati's core string orchestra program, a bra nd new Wind Ensemble (flute and clarinet) has been added.

MYCincinnati has also partnered with ArtWorks this year to create a pilot Youth Apprentice Program, engaging five MYCincinnati teenagers. Each Apprentice creates their own work program, depending on their interests and career goals. As they work, they gain meaningful experience in the areas of Teaching Artistry, Program Site Coordination, and

A weekly Adult Orchestra has also been formed, as a collaboration with Price Hill Will's Creative
Placemaking Department. Over 30 Price Hill adults are learning violin, viola, and cello.

This year, expect to see collaborative performances with Hip-Hop artist Napoleon Maddox, the Cincinnati Symphony, the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, and more. A second, new Ambassador Ensemble is also being formed, and will embark on a journey of critical reflection, collaboration, and collective action.

Also, the Co-Founder and Director of MYCincinnati, Eddy Kwon, was just named a USA Ford Fellow. Congratulations to Eddy! Read more about him  HERE.

Member Spotlight! 
Molly Fitzmaurice
Who am I?
Thirty-two years ago my husband and I moved to Loveland for what we thought was a two year stay before another transfer.  We loved the area and the easy to come by friendships and put down deep roots which have kept us here ever since.  I retired after 40 years in corporate America.  After all those years of structure my retirement plan was not to plan and see where my interests and opportunities would take me.  Having more time for outdoor pursuits (cycling, gardening, and a good book with a glass of wine on our deck), travel, and volunteering have filled my days and are a constant reminder of how fortunate I am.

What got you involved in Impact 100?
A good friend and Impact member invited me to a Giving Tuesday event.  I spoke to each of the attending nonprofits learning about their mission and current projects.  Then as a guest at a workshop for prospective grant applicants I heard three past recipients share the path they traveled to receive their grants.  Through those interactions with the Impact 100 vision, professionalism, and vetting process I knew I wanted to be part of this organization.

What keeps you a member?
It's been easy to stay committed to the Impact 100 mission.  I attend as many of the events as possible to learn more about the inspirational work being done by nonprofits in our community.  It's important to me that 100% of my donation will go to earmarked projects which have been thoroughly vetted by Impact professionals and selected by the members. Impact 100's "no pressure" philosophy makes it easy to volunteer (or not).  I choose to volunteer at events which has made it easy to meet other members and it has deepened my connection to the organization.  

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Just think of all the upcoming holiday shopping you may be doing and consider supporting Impact 100 at the same time!

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


Spread the Word Events - membership@impact100.org
December 2

Nonprofit Applicant Workshops
December 9

December 31

2017 Membership Payment Due
January 19, 2017

2017 Membership Announcement

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