May, 2017
President's Message
Donna Broderick
You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.  Jane Goodall  

Our 2016 nonprofit recipients have definitely made an impact in the community with their projects! Here is a quick update on what your membership donation has made possible:
St. Francis Seraph Ministries & Center for Respite Care  - Construction of the new St. Anthony Center is well underway with a completion date targeted for November 2017. Equipment has been ordered for the commercial kitchen in the new Center. SFS Ministries expects to open their new Dining Room by the end of the year.
Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding & Horsemanship - Two new wild mustangs in crisis will be adopted in June - including the first of 3 supported by our grant. The new mustangs will be too "raw," to be integrated into the current herd initially. CTRH is breaking ground on two corrals, where the mustangs will reside until participants in the program 'gentle' them using the skills they learn in W.O.R.T.H.   

Women's Crisis Center - Planning, adaptation and certification efforts are well underway for the implementation of Green Dot in two new schools, Holmes High School and Notre Dame Academy, and it is hoped to solidify a third by the end of the 16-17 school year.  The Green Dot GCKY Team is looking forward to adapting the strategy to fit the unique needs of each school (one is a single-gender school and the other serves a significant percentage of Spanish-speaking students) in a highly collaborative manner. 

Greater Cincinnati Construction Foundation - A Middle School math teacher in-service training is scheduled for June at Woodward HS. Three construction draft hands-on math projects have been designed for the curriculum. The Pre-apprenticeship program protocol is ready to be submitted to the state for approval.   The board is working to secure land for a new build or a major remodel in Bond Hill.
Such great progress! Thank you for your decision to be a member of Impact 100! You continue to make a difference through your actions.
We are moving one step closer to identifying the Grant Recipient Finalists! The Focus Area Committees have reviewed all the grant applications submitted and several wonderful nonprofit agencies in each Focus Area have been selected for a site visit to be completed by the end of May.  Following the site visits, each Focus Area Committee will recommend one or two finalists. The Board Finalist Review Committee will review these recommendations to select our 6-7 Grant Recipient Finalists. 
Please join us on June 27th for our Meet the Finalists event at Hotel Covington. You will be in on breaking news as we announce our finalists and have an opportunity to meet them. Look for the registration information in this newsletter.
As we approach Mother's Day be sure to give your mother and all women who have made an impact in your life a great big hug!  

All the best,
Donna Broderick
President, Impact 100

WOMEN WORK: Making Communities Better Together!
Thursday, May 11
11:30am - 1:00pm
Community Matters Sanctuary
2110 Saint Michael Street, Cincinnati 45204

Craving a deeper connection to your community? Looking for ways to make an impact?  Want to more deeply understand local issues facing women? Join The Women's Fund of Greater Cincinnati, WCPO
Insider, Community Matters and Impact 100 for Women Work: Making Communities Better Together. This lunch workshop will explore the issues facing women in our communities, and how we can all play an active role in improving them.  
  • Hear compelling stories from members of the community. 
  • Learn about new research from The Women's Fund of Greater Cincinnati.
  • Talk with other guests about how we all can play a role in making Cincinnati better for everyone.
Ticket costs are donation-based. We encourage you to pay what you can. If you're able, there is also an option for additional contributions on top of your ticket price. Ticket donations will be given to Community Matters (2014 Impact 100 Grant Recipient) and The Women's Fund.

Join us on May 11th by registering HERE!

2017 Meet the Finalists
You're Invited to Meet Our 2017 Nonprofit Grant Finalists! 
Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
5:30pm - 8:00pm 
Hotel Covington
638 Madison Ave., Covington, KY

The process is thorough and the results are worthy!  
Our 5 Focus Area Committees, the CIRC Committee and the Board of Directors have been hard at work reviewing Letters of Intent and grant applications, and attending site visits to sel
ect the VERY best grant recipient finalists Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky has to offer!   
Our 2016 finalists.

Now,  it's finally time for you to meet them! Please join us as we announce Impact 100's 2017 Nonprofit Grant Application Finalists. It is sure to be an exciting and uplifting evening as we learn about some of the incredible & inspiring programs and projects that our nonprofit community are planning for our region. Cost is $10 and includes a drink ticket and hors d'oeuvres.

Invite a friend and celebrate our 2017 Finalists!!!

Membership in Action!
Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding & Horsemanship Volunteer Day
2016 Grant Recipient

A great time was had by all as we cleaned the stalls and blazed a new trail at the Cincinnati Therapeutic and Riding Horsemanship volunteer event held April 24th.  We were blessed with beautiful weather, delicious food, and the wonderful company of women veterans who graduated from the horsemanship program that evening. The IMPACT of our recent grant was felt in the hearts of all who attended.

Membership in Action!
Price Hill Will's MYCincinnati  
2014 Grant Recipient

Side by Side concert with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra!
Thursday, May 4th at the Taft Theatre
They will be performing some incredible music by Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, and Mozart.

Membership in Action! 
2015 Grant Recipient:
May We Help's " Ignite the Night"
May 20th at 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Mercedes-Benz of Cincinnati

The Annual Ignite the Night event is an opportunity for May We Help to join community members, clients, and volunteers to celebrate program success in providing unique custom solutions for individuals with special needs to engage in and pursue their passions.

Register HERE.

Member Spotlight! 
Julie Metzger

Who am I?
I am a wife of 22 years.  Married to my husband John.   We have two sons. Johnny is 21 yrs old, works at Home Depot, and is studying Audio/Video at Cincinnati State.  Joey is 19, works at Game Stop and attends the University of Cincinnati.  Major undetermined.  We have two dogs Gryphon and Bella.  John and I like to do projects around the house.  We are currently working on our backyard.  I am the owner of Returning the Gift, LLC.  I work with small business and nonprofits doing website development, social media and email marketing. 

What made me want to join Impact 100?
I always wanted to be a part of Impact 100 since 2012 when I was volunteering for two of the grant recipients.  I wanted to be a part of the collaboration that empowered nonprofits in the community to become stronger and more effective in doing what they do.  It's a win win for everyone involved.
What keeps me a member of Impact 100?
Impact 100 continues to do great work.  I have met so many extraordinary women who have taught me so much, not only about the nonprofit world, but in life.  They are courageous, kind, strong, resilient women full of great joy, hope, inspiration and love!

JOIN us for 2018!  Consider our Installment Plan
Many thanks to our 2017 Members for helping us transform lives in our community by awarding four grants this year!  Did you know that most of our members have been referred by another member or friend?  YOU are the best source of new members, so please continue to encourage your friends to join!

This is a perfect time to consider membership for 2018 by starting your installment payments this month!   For the next 8 months at just $125/month* you can be a 2018 full member by 12/31/17! (+ Annual Credit Card fee, or ACH/EFT is free!)

It's also not too late to join a Committee -  the Marketing & Communications, Membership & Recruiting, and Event Planning Committees work on projects throughout the year. Join us. We'd love to have you - just click  HERE for more info on meeting times and roles.

*This may be changed any time by notifying Impact 100 at 513-554-3065 or emailing administration@impact100.org  .

We hope to have you as a member of our Installment Membership Plan!!!

Impact 100 Sponsorship Opportunities
Are you interested in receiving year-long exposure to our broad membership base beginning with our largest event, the Annual Awards Celebration in September?  Sponsors also receive exposure on our website, in social media, newsletters and email as well as exposure at additional events throughout the year.  If interested in learning more, please contact Rose Palmieri at  grants@impact100.org  or Kristin Wevers at  pr@impact100.org .

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

May 11, 2017

June 27, 2017

Meet the Finalist Announcement
September 12, 2017

Annual Awards Celebration
October 24, 2017

Volunteer Appreciation Event
November 28, 2017

Giving Tuesday

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