June, 2016
President's Message

Donna Broderick
 "There shall be eternal summer in a grateful heart." - Celia Thaxter
As we close out May and move into summer, I would like to extend my congratulations to all Impact 100 members who have celebrated a graduation recently as well as those who have had a son, daughter or grandchild graduate. May the future be rewarding and fulfilling.
As you will read later on in the newsletter, two of our grant recipients, Activities beyond the Classroom and Community Matters also experienced a 'graduation' of sorts last month as their Impact 100 funded projects were completed. Their persistence and hard work have paid off and will enhance the quality of life of the Hughes High School and Price Hill communities for years to come! Both organizations extend their gratitude to all members of Impact 100 who collectively enabled their dreams to come to fruition.
Last month presented several opportunities for our members to network and socialize while introducing others to Impact 100 at the same time. At our Cooking event we heard updates from Freestore Foodbank on the Healthy Harvest Mobile Market and saw the outfitted truck, which will be used to promote healthy eating by reaching families which do not have access to fresh, nutritious foods. At several spread the word events we also heard updates from Crayons to Computers and Stepping Stones.
The Grant review process is almost complete for 2016! Focus Area Committees have completed their site visits, chosen the finalists for their focus areas and passed these along to CIRC (Community Investment Review Committee) to verify their viability. We are grateful to all committee members who have donated their time to bring forth the best programs/projects. We look forward to presenting the finalists at our Meet the Finalists event on June 28th at the American Sign Museum! Please put the date on your calendar and bring along a friend/colleague to introduce them to Impact 100.
Your passion for Impact 100 is contagious! When you share your excitement and enthusiasm for Impact with friends/family over coffee or by bringing them to an Impact 100 event you are helping Impact 100 transform more lives. More members mean more money we can invest in the community. We are grateful to you for sharing this opportunity with those you know. As we celebrate our 15th year it truly is as a result of the Power of Women IMPACTing our community!
Have a wonderful summer - filled with gratitude for your blessings and the blessing you are to others.
We hope to see you on June 28th - when we meet our 2016 Grant Finalists who hope to be awarded one of our FOUR $101,500 grants!
All the best,
Donna Broderick
President, Impact 100

Calling all Members!  
We hope that you are having a wonderful Impact 100 experience, and hope that you want to renew your membership for 2017.

If you would like to become a 2017 Impact 100 member -  we have a GREAT DEAL for you!
Renew and pay for your 2017 Membership by June 28 th - and you'll receive a FREE Guest ticket to the Annual Awards Celebration.  You can use the ticket to invite a friend to the event - and they can experience firsthand what Impact 100 is all about. You can pay online HERE or by mail (Impact 100, 4010 Executive Park Drive, Suite 100, Cincinnati, OH 45241).

In order to make your Membership Renewal REALLY EASY, you can bring your check or credit card to the "Meet the Finalists" Event on June 28 th.  We'll process your membership, and you won't have to think about it again.
No e-mail reminders
No snail mail invoices
No trying to remember if you sent in your check 
No phone call reminders
. . . And a FREE GUEST Ticket to the Annual Awards Celebration for a friend.

We're looking forward to seeing you at the Meet the Finalists Event on June 28 th . . .   and hope to see you at the Membership Renewal Table.

If you can't make it to the event, you can also renew via our website or mail in your membership check.
The Impact 100 Membership & Recruiting Team

Meet the 2016 Finalists!
Please join the Impact Board of Directors
as we announce our
2016 Nonprofit Grant Application FINALISTS

Tuesday, June 28th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

American Sign Museum
1330 Monmouth Ave., Cincinnati, 45225
FREE Valet Parking
Cost: $10 includes two drink tickets!

Appetizers  -  Wine  -  Beer

We are awarding FOUR grants in 2016!
The process is rigorous, the results are worthy!

The Power of Women IMPACTing our Community
INVITE a FRIEND and Celebrate with our 2016 Finalists!

Impact 100 Board Nominations 
Summer is just about upon us and Impact 100 is in high gear. Focus Area Committees have completed their site visits and are meeting to choose the finalists.  Recruiting and Membership are engaging current and future members.  Communications and Marketing are keeping members and Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky informed.  The Nominating Committee is planning for next year. 

The Nominating Committee has begun assessing the needs and capacity of the current Board.  Beginning in June, the committee will meet with Impact 100 members who are interested in serving on the Board. The goal is to present the 2017 slate for approval in September.

As a volunteer organization, Impact 100 members' generous 
donation of time and talent  is vital.  Involvement on the Board is a rewarding, creative and collaborative experience.  As Impact 100 continues to grow and Strive for Five, there are numerous opportunities for personal and organizational growth.  Joining the Board is one way to expand your Impact 100 experience.

Please consider nominating yourself or another member for Board service.  Please contact Annemarie Henkel, Nominating Chair, at ap.henkel@fuse.net for more information or with any questions. 

Your Membership in Action!
Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies for TWO Grant Recipients!

In the past two weeks, in a seven day span, two of Impact 100's nonprofit grant beneficiaries celebrated the opening of their new facilities.  
In 2015, Impact 100 funded Activities Beyond the Classroom to transform the Hughes STEM  High School pool into a usable, safe, indoor athletic space for student-athletes.  That space (named "The Mack"), held a ribbon cutting  with funding partners, Impact 100 members, and the general community on May 20th.  
To learn more and read the media coverage of the ribbon cutting, click HERE.  

Community Matters, 2014 Impact 100 recipient, opened their Lower Price Hill community laundromat, named the "Washing Well, - a space where neighbors are employed - and have access to - a dignified laundry facility in the neighborhood. Partners from P&G, H-M Company, and many neighborhood friends joined for the opening on May 26th. To learn more and read coverage of the ribbon cutting, check out these stories on Channel 12, WCPO, and Cincinnati.com!

Your membership contribution is hard at work and makes a difference within these funded nonprofits, among many others.  You can stay up to date with these exciting initiatives and more via the Impact 100 Facebook page. which has even more photos for these events! Check them out and if you haven't already, like our page.

Calling all Founding Members! 
You generous, community-minded women made a dream become a reality ... again and again, here and around the globe! We want to thank you, to honor you, and to celebrate your generosity at the 2016 Annual Awards Celebration on September 13th. If you are a 15-year Impact 100 member, please let us know. The early records have not all survived the 15 years, and we don't want to miss anyone. Also, please notify us if any of your fellow founding members are available to celebrate with us - regardless of how many years they sustained their Impact 100 membership. It's all been good for our community. So, let's celebrate! See you at the party!!

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. 

Become a 2017 Member  
Many thanks to our 2016 members for helping us transform lives in our community by awarding FOUR grants again this year. This year is our 15th Anniversary. In honor of our special anniversary, we hope you will renew your membership for 2017 and even convince a friend to join! 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. With seven months left in the year, that's only $143 per month!  Note: In order to ensure your 2017 membership, all installments must be completed in 2016 for next year's voting privileges.
We are looking to be able to GROW Impact 100 for 2017, and be able to award 5 grants of $100,000+ each. We need YOU to be able to make that happen!

Spread the Word Events 
In celebration of our 15th year Anniversary, Impact 100 Members have been spreading the word all across town, and many guests are already NEW 2017 members!  If you are interested in attending or know of a friend who may be interested in Impact 100,  join us for one of our next "Spread the Word" events: June 2, Indian Hill area;  June 15th downtown at  Portaluca,  and June 21st in Northern Kentucky!  Click  HERE   for more information about Impact 100.  

For more information and to register for the June 15th event, click HERE.
To register for the June 21st event, click HERE 

For questions, email  recruiting@impact100.org .  
We appreciate all our members. If you also like recruiting and can help out by hosting an informal gathering at your home, work or favorite hangout this Fall, let us know and we will help make your event successful!
We get to do some pretty cool stuff!!
Calendar of Events - Save These Dates!
Register NOW for any of these events by clicking on the blue link!

June 2
June 15
June 21
June 28
September 13
November 29

     Spread the Word Events; Interested? 
      Indian Hill area
     Annual Awards Celebration
     Giving Tuesday

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Cincinnati, Ohio 45241

Phone: 513-554-3065

Fax: 513-563-9743

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