October, 2016
President's Message

Donna Broderick
 "To look forward and not back, To look out and not in, and To lend a hand." Edward Everett Hale
The 15th Annual Awards Celebration on September 13 was an exciting celebration of those who look ahead to the future, who look outside of themselves, and who lend a hand! Impact 100 is looking forward to the future transformations as a result of the FOUR grants awarded that evening! The recipients of these grants of $101,500 each are: Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship - Project Mustang, Greater Cincinnati Construction Foundation - Constructing a Pathway out of Poverty program, St. Francis Seraph Ministries with Center for Respite Care - the Dinner Club & Kitchenette project, and Women's Crisis Center - Green Dot Violence Prevention program ! I would like to especially thank our generous, passionate members who are willing to lend a hand in order to make a difference in our community by funding these grants.
The almost 400 members, guests and sp onsors who attended the event were impressed by all seven finalists!  In addition to the four grants awarded above, and through the generosity of our donors: sponsors, members and community partners alike , Impact 100 was able to offer a check for $1000 to support the purchase of Wish List items of the three agencies who did not receive a grant: Center for Great Neighborhoods of Kentucky, Chatfield College and Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission. We would like to thank all 75 agencies that submitted a grant request.
The Annual Awards Celebration is always the highlight of our Impact 100 year but even more so this year as we celebrated the past 15 years. We thank our founder, Wendy Steele, who brought the concept of collective giving to life in Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky. If you were not able to make it, check out our 15th anniversary video on our home page to experience the Impact that this model has made in our community.
We are ready to begin our next grant cycle this month as we hold information sessions for those nonprofit agencies interested in applying for a grant in 2017. We are therefore recruiting members for 2017 as well.
If you are currently a member of Impact 100 - we encourage you to renew your membership for 2017.  If you are considering joining as a new member, we encourage you to learn more about our wonderful organization - and to join.  We have several opportunities for you to experience Impact 100 (Beers with Elaine on October 7th, Giving Tuesday on November 29th, and several "Spread the Word" events through the end of the year).  See our Website for more information.
We sincerely thank the 300+ women who have already committed to join Impact 100 in 2017! We promise you it will be a rewarding experience knowing you are making a difference in our community. Please encourage a friend or colleague to join - If we can increase our membership contributions to $500,000 we would look forward to awarding transformational grants to FIVE Finalists next year!  Through your help we can reach this goal!

  All the best,
Donna Neyer Broderick
Impact 100 President 

Are You in for 2017? 
Your Membership Counts......

"Impact 100 is SMALL pieces coming together to make something really BIG happen.  Bigger than what any of us could do alone."
So our story isn't just about the money we've given.  Although the money is a wonderful story.  Our real story is about the people we have touched and the lives we have changed.  
We've given so much more than money.  We've given JOY, Dignity, Empowerment, Freedom, Pride, Safety, Smiles, and HOPE to over 175,000 people in just 15 years.  Remember the faces.  Remember the Smiles. Remember the IMPACT.
We hope that you are as excited as we are about the Impact we've had over the past 15 years AND about the prospect of having an even greater Impact on our community next year.  We need your help to grow our membership for 2017 - allowing us to award 5 grants of $100,000 each.  

Join us at one of our upcoming events. Be part of making something  BIG happen in 2017.  Join us at  Impact 100.    

Contact  recruiting@impact100.org  for more information.

2017 Grant Cycle Nonprofit Information Sessions  
Impact 100 is looking ahead to our 2017 Grant Cycle!  Please contact Sarah Buckley at  outreach@impact100.org   if an organization you are part of is interested in learning more about how nonprofits apply for funding through Impact 100.  Spread the word! 

Monday, October 10, 2016 @ 9:30- 11 AM - Impact 100 Applicant Workshop #1
Monday, November 14, 2016 @ 9:30-11 AM- Impact 100 Nonprofit Panel (hear from prior Impact 100 recipients!)
 Wednesday, November 16, 2016 @ 3:30-5 PM- Impact 100 Applicant Workshop #2
More information and registration can be found HERE.

Membership in Action
Brand new grant recipient, St. Francis Seraph and The Center for Respite Care are inviting us to a preview event of the St. Anthony Center, a  center of services for the poor and working poor. See and hear how the new St.  Anthony Center will be developed and learn how this new partnership of nonprofits will better serve those in need. Business Attire/ Drinks & appetizers will be served. Tuesday October 11th from 5:30 - 7:30pm. Click HERE to learn more and register.

4 Course Boca Dinner - Save the Dates!

We invite you to attend a 4-Course Dinner at Boca on either 
November 3, 2016 or November 10, 2016!
This fabulous event will feature wonderful silent auction trips and all proceeds will benefit Impact 100's Young Philanthropist Program.

Watch your email for the invitation with all the information, including how to register you, and your  friends for a fabulous evening. Help us celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Impact 100 with a champagne toast!  All are welcome! Space is limited.

AmazonSmile Shopping  
Whatever your shopping needs are, we have a solution and Impact 100 benefits! Birthday gifts, child going off to college...  

Go to smile.amazon.com - select Impact 100 Inc. as your charity, and start shopping! We even have a quick link to get you there faster!
By shopping at smile.amazon.com instead of amazon.com, 0.5 percent of the value of your purchase will be donated to Impact 100. Please note that smile.amazon.com is the same Amazon you already know. Same products, same prices, same service!

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


Spread the Word Events - membership@impact100.org
October 7

October 10

November 3 or 10
4 Course Dinner at Boca - more info to follow
November 14
November 16
November 29
Giving Tuesday

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