October, 2017
President's Message
Donna Broderick

"If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart." Arabic Proverb

The 16th Annual Awards Celebration on September 12 was an exciting celebration for all - those who generously donated to Impact 100 as well as those who shared their hearts to tell us what they dream of doing! Impact 100 is looking forward to hearing more about the transformations to come as a result of the FOUR grants awarded that evening! The recipients of these grants of $101,000 each are: Ohio Valley Voices - Audiology Clinic Expansion, Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission - Lincoln Grant Scholar House, Lighthouse Youth & Family Services - Agricultural Learning Center, First Step Home - The Terry Schoenling Home for Mothers and Infants Program ! I would like to especially thank our generous, passionate members who so willingly give in order to make a difference in our community by funding these grants.
The capacity crowd of 400 members, guests and sponsors who attended the event was impressed by all seven finalists!  In addition to the four grants awarded above, 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: St. Joseph Home, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, and Children's Home of Northern Kentucky . We would like to thank all 115 agencies that submitted a Letter of Intent grant request.
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 2018. In order to continue funding these grants we are recruiting members for 2018 as well!
If you are currently a member of Impact 100 - we encourage you to renew your membership for 2018.  If you are considering joining as a new member, we encourage you to learn more about our wonderful organization - and to join.  We have additional opportunities for you to experience Impact 100 (Giving Tuesday on November 28th, and several "Spread the Word" events through the end of the year).  See our Website www.impact100.org for more information.
We sincerely thank the 260+ women who have already committed to join Impact 100 in 2018! We promise you it will be a rewarding experience knowing you are making a difference in out community. Please encourage a friend or colleague to join - If we can increase our membership contribution we can award more transformational grants to next year! 
Through your help we can reach this goal!

All the best,
Donna Neyer Broderick
President, Impact 100

Are You in for 2018? 
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."
Our members have touched over 200,000 lives over the past 16 years.  We hope that you are excited about the Impact we've had, and about the prospect of having  an even greater Impact on our community next year.
If you haven't already done so, please consider renewing your membership or joining 
Impact 100 NOW for the 2018 membership year. We need your help to grow our membership for 2018 - allowing us to award even more grants of $100,000 each.  
Already we have over 290 members who have committed to their 2018 membership.  Over 65 of these are "Sustaining Members" which means they have made an ongoing commitment to Impact 100 and are automatically recommitted each year.  Please consider committing to a Sustaining Membership - - it enables us to count on your ongoing support.  Just email administration@impact100.org to let us know.  
Be part of making something BIG happen in 2018.  
Simply click   HERE   to join today, or to renew for 2018.  Let us count you in too!  

How Can You Introduce Impact to Friends? 
MEMBERS are our best source for bringing in new members.  And we are excited to share that we have some great opportunities coming up for you to introduce your friends to Impact 100.  Simply click on the link(s) below to register yourself and your friend(s), grab a beverage and a bite to eat, meet other members and guests and hear about the "impact of Impact" from one of our previous grant recipients.
October 25th - Madeira - hosted by members Delane Starliper & Karen Maier. Register HERE.
October 26th - Downtown - hosted by Mayerson Foundation Art Gallery.  Register  HERE.
November 2nd - Indian Hill - hosted by members Lisa O'Brien & Clare O'Brien.  Register  HERE.
November 28th - Giving Tuesday - Downtown. Registration to come.

Or, if you prefer to email your friends some information, we can help with that too.  Just send an email to recruiting@impact100.org and we'll be happy to send you a template email you can forward to friends. 
Thank you for helping us spread the word about Impact 100 so we can help more nonprofits!

Check out our NEW Website!
We are very excited to be rolling out our new website. It can still be found at the same address: www.impact100.org , but allows much easier access on your phone or tablet, and also allows membership payments directly through the website. We are indebted to the website committee, Sue Baggott, Clare Blankemeyer, Sarah Buckley, Angie Otis, Kristen Wevers, for their work to ensure our new website would better assist our members and nonprofit partners.

As you check it out be sure to scroll up and notice all the changes. We added a membership 'thermometer' on the home page showing where we stand on our membership dollars for 2018. We plan to update this regularly for our members to follow our progress.

This update would not have been possible without the incredible support of board member Julie Metzger, and her company, Returning the Gift. True to her company's name, Julie has shared her gifts in website development with Impact 100 and we are most grateful.

We welcome your feedback! For comments/questions please email: 

Member Spotlight
Luann Scherer
Luann Scherer

Who am I?
 I am a retired nurse who is passionate about volunteering at Hospice of Cincinnati. I've been married for 30 years and have four daughters. I did not grow up here so joining Impact 100 gave me the opportunity to finally wrap my arms around Cincinnati and call it my hometown. I felt like I learned more about what the city's problems were and who was addressing those issues in an efficient and effective manner. It really helped me to be exposed to a lot of nonprofits. Through that, I was able to realize that I was most passionate about Hospice of Cincinnati, so I then got further involved there. 

What made me want to join Impact 100?
I will always be a member of Impact 100, it has deeply influenced the way my husband and I discern what are good investments along philanthropic lines.  My husband has attended a couple of AAC events.  He finds it just as exciting and inspiring as I do.

What keeps me a member of Impact?
In addition to the important lessons I learned about vetting nonprofit organizations, the thing that makes me happiest is the fact that I have so many friends in Impact 100.  I joined with one friend but I have met so many like-minded women! There is an immediate affection that is easily established with so many other members. The focus committees are a wonderful place to meet and get to know new people.  I have met women from across the city that I would never had the opportunity to get to know without Impart 100.  They are some of the finest women I know!

Nonprofit Workshops - Save the Dates! 
Impact 100 will begin nonprofit training for our 2018 Application Cycle in October 2017! Please spread the word to the nonprofit community. Registration links below and also on our website .

Contact  Sarah Buckley at  outreach@impact100.org  with questions!

All training will be held at:
Interact for Health
3805 Edwards Road, Suite 500
Cincinn ati, OH 45209
Choice Care Room

Applicant Workshop #1
Monday October 2, 2017 9 AM 11:30 AM

Applicant Workshop #2
Wednesday October 4, 2017 9 AM  11:30 AM

L etter of Intent LIVE on Impact 100 website
Sunday October 8, 2017
More information on our website.

Applicant Workshop # 3
Monday November 6, 2017 3:30 5 PM

Impact 100 Nonprofit Panel
Wednesday November 1, 2017 9:00  11:30 AM

Introducing  Our 2017 - 2018 Sponsors

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

Ongoing Spread the Word Events, contact recruiting@impact100.org
October 2nd
Nonprofit Applicant Workshop #1
October 4th Nonprofit Applicant Workshop #2
October 24th Volunteer Appreciation Event
October 25th
October 26th
November 1st Nonprofit Panel Discussion
November 2nd
November 6th
November 28th Giving Tuesday

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