Impact 100 Newsletter

June, 2018

President's Message

"Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire."  This quote came up most recently in a high school graduation speech.  It made me think: am I being fearless?  What am I pursuing?  Am I doing what excites me?  

Aren't these the questions of life?!  There is an amazing fearlessness, fervor, and selflessness witnessed through Impact 100 and the women in this organization.  Here's how I see it:

We are in the final stages of our grant review process.  It is not easy; there are many ways to make an IMPACT in our tri-state region, but where do we begin?  I continue to witness a  fearlessness within our women-led committees; a commitment to choosing the strongest one or two Grant Finalists to put forth to Impact 100 membership-at-large.  This "whittling-down" process is challenging.   Thank you to the fearless women who have invested countless hours in this pursuit!

The  pursuit  of these five Focus Area Committees and Community Investment Review Committee (CIRC) includes financial reviews, in-depth program analysis, and site visits to net in the strongest initiatives in which Impact 100 member contributions can be invested.  

Which brings me to what sets my soul on fire: sharing how those Grant Finalist initiatives will impact our region! On June 26, join fellow Impact 100 members at our  Meet the Finalists event at Carnegie Hall in Newport. Four of these Grant Finalists will be awarded $104,000 each at the September 13th Annual Awards Celebration at Music Hall.

What sets your soul on fire? If it's learning about nonprofit programs changing our cities and impacting our neighbors, meeting four of the brightest young philanthropists named to our 2019 class, or being a part of something bigger than yourself, please bring a friend on June 26.  Help us light the fire in others, too!  We are grateful to you for sharing Impact 100 with those you know.

Women Together!
Clare Zlatic Blankemeyer
Impact 100 President

Creating an IMPACT in our Community Together
Please join the Impact Board of Directors
as we announce our

Tuesday, June 26th,  6:00pm - 8:30pm
Carnegie Hall at Newport
401 Monmouth Street
Newport, KY 41071 

It's finally time to meet our 2018 Nonprofit Grant Finalists! Please join us for what is sure to  be an exciting and uplifting evening as we learn about some of the incredible and  inspiring programs and projects our nonprofit community is planning for our Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky/Eastern Indiana region. 

Cost is $15 and includes two drink tickets and hors d'oeuvres. Online registration closes at the end of the day on June 20th.

Invite a friend and celebrate our 2018 Finalists!!!

New Members Invited to "Impact Connects" at Meet the Finalists!
If you are a new member or a member interested in meeting other members, please join our first  "Impact Connects"  opportunity during the first 30 minutes at Meet the Finalists on June 26th. 

What is "Impact Connects"? Simple! It's a separate space for members to gather in a more intimate setting at our larger events. You can find us on the 1st floor of the event space under the blue and yellow balloons. 

Come say hi! Email any questions to membership@impact100.org.  

Great opportunities for you as you bring in friends to Impact 100 for 2019
Who doesn't love a GREAT DEAL? Here are TWO for your consideration!
1)  Renew and  pay in full  for your 2019 Membership by June 30th* and you'll receive a  FREE  Guest ticket to the  Annual Awards Celebration  on Sept. 13, 2018. Bringing a friend to this event is the best way to showcase the work of the Impact 100 members and nonprofits. You can renew online  HERE  or by mail, or join us on  June 26, for the finalist announcement  and make your payment that night. 

2)  If you bring in the  most  NEW 2019 Members, we will recognize you by donating $100 to YOUR favorite charity in January 2019! Start recruiting today so you can "pay it forward" to another nonprofit.  

If you can't make it to the event, you can also renew via our  website  or mail in your membership check. (*Payment must be made by 11:59 PM EST June 30th)

We're looking forward to seeing you at the Meet the Finalists Event on June 26th . . .   and hope to see you at the Membership Renewal Table.
The Impact 100 Membership & Recruiting Team
Need more information, email the Membership Chair at  membership@impact100.org  TODAY!

Interested in getting to know other members of Impact 100?
Join the Membership Committee! We meet quarterly and have a lot of fun! The goal is to make sure our members are engaged at the level they are interested in. Whether that is attending events, getting to know other members or simply writing a check for our transformational grants, we couldn't do this work without our members!
If interested email the Membership Chair at  membership@impact100.org  TODAY!

Impact 100 Digital Voting Orientation
Thank you to all who have already completed the voting orientation! If you have not yet voted you should receive a reminder on June 1. The subject of the email will be:  Impact 100 - Digital Voting Orientation Reminder  and it will be sent by: Impact 100 (invitations@app.electionbuddy.com).  The orientation will extend through mid-July so that all have time to complete.   We encourage  all 2018   members  to vote in this orientation to confirm your understanding of the process.  

If you are a 2018 member and did not receive the email  please check your spam folder. For  questions or comments  contact  Donna Broderick at  governance@impact100.org .

Thank you for helping us utilize new technology!

(Please note; There will be paper ballots available at the  Annual Awards Celebration  for those who are unable to vote online.)

Membership in Action - Reflections from a Member!
Cindy with CTRH wild Mustang, Rodger
One of our Impact 100 members  and current board member, Cindy Givens, visited two of our 2016  grant recipients recently. This is what she wrote about her experiences.

"I will always treasure the experiences I've had the past two days. Visiting Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding Horsemanship yesterday (May 23rd) and seeing firsthand the work they are doing with our veterans and hearing from those veterans how much it has changed them brought tears to my eyes. And today, May 25th, participating in the groundbreaking ceremony for the house for "Constructing a Pathway to Careers" with ACI and the Woodward HS students was so very inspiring. The community of Bond Hill came out to celebrate this project. The students were standing tall and were so proud to speak about what this means to them. I was asked to say a few words on behalf of Impact 100 and I hope I represented all 479 members well. The last 2 days are what Impact 100 is all about.  I was very proud to represent all of you." -- Cindy Givens

Photos from Bond Hill groundbreaking event on May 25th in Bond Hill. Woodward Career Technical High School students from the Building Industries program will work along side their facility members and construction industry professionals this summer to build a new residence as part of the initiative, "Constructing a Pathway to Careers", a 2016 Impact 100 grant-funded project. 

"Our students would like the community of Bond Hill to know who excited they are to carry out this project," said Woodward principal, Shauna Murphy. "They live in this neighborhood and want a chance to be stewards of their community." 

The site was purchased by the Greater Cincinnati Construction Foundation. The previously vacant lot will be the site of a ADA compliant single family home as students hope to serve a veteran with disabilities or senior member of the community.

Membership in Action!
June 22nd, 7:30am - 9:00am
20th Century Theater
3021 Madison Rd 

Review The Starfire Year Through Film And Speakers!
On June 22nd, Starfire will host their Annual Celebration at 20th Century Theater in Oakley from 7:30-9:00am. The Annual Celebration will show highlights of the innovative work people with developmental disabilities and their families are bringing to Cincinnati through Starfire's support. This event is open to all and tickets are free but need to be claimed through Eventbrite or Starfire's Facebook page.
"As a way of saying thank you to our many generous donors, the Board of Starfire is happy to fully sponsor the cost of the Annual Celebration," says Starfire Board member Brendan Hosty. "The Annual Celebration is one of our signature events, and we are happy to show our commitment to a great organization doing groundbreaking work and changing the course of so many lives of those with developmental disabilities."
Come enjoy breakfast while Starfire presents stories of inclusion over the past year. The morning will focus around videos of people with disabilities participating in community through jobs or volunteer roles, activating projects in their neighborhood, and sustaining connections over time. Featured speakers and films will illustrate these stories along with a feature on families of children with disabilities who are leading efforts to build a community-driven life for their son or daughter. Follow along with the event through the printed release of this year's Annual Manual titled "More".
All proceeds from Annual Celebration go to Starfire. Starfire works to improve lives of people with developmental disabilities by focusing on building meaningful relationships with other people in the community with similar interests. Further information on Annual Celebration, and other events can be found on starfirecincy.org.

More information, contact Olivia Cook at olivia@starfirecouncil.org or 513--281-2100 ext. 7

2018 Calendar of Events - Save These Dates!
Mark Your Calendars for the Following Upcoming Events:

June 26
Meet the Finalists - Carnegie Hall at Newport 6pm - 8:30pm
September 13
Annual Awards Celebration - Music Hall 5:30pm - 9:00pm
October 25
Volunteer Appreciation
November 27
Giving Tuesday - Performance Lexus RiverCenter 6pm - 8:30pm

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