April, 2014
President's Message


Sharon Mitchell

One of the greatest pleasures of Impact 100 membership is seeing our grant money in action.  We're at a stage where the two projects funded last year are "on a roll" - and they're getting WHEELS!!!!!!! 


Easter Seals/Building Value leaders have purchased their first equipment - - a new John Deere track hoe and Bobcat.  They've already used the Impact 100 equipment to deconstruct and reclaim several abandoned lots, and a full schedule is planned for this spring.  Additional equipment (dump truck and trailer) will be added to the fleet when good deals are identified.  This equipment enables Building Value to provide job training and transitional employment, salvage building materials for purchase and improve neighborhoods. 


Crayons to Computers leaders have purchased the new van needed for their Mobile Service Delivery Program, and it is being retrofitted for service.  This van will enable them to expand the number of teachers and students served by traveling to remote school districts.  The van is expected to be on the road delivering supplies in late spring. 


In summary, Impact 100's 2013 project "wheels are in motion", and the projects should be in "full gear" in the near future.


As we celebrate major milestones with last year's grant recipients, we continue the cycle of grant reviews to identify the 2014 Grant Award recipients.  The Grant Review Committees are now hard at work reviewing grant applications from the 37 agencies invited to submit grants.  There are many amazing, strong grant proposals that have the potential to make a lasting impact on the community.  This year promises to be another year of strong candidates, stimulating site visits, and difficult choices as we work to identify the agencies that will be Finalists - and then select THREE Grant Recipients.


Finally, I hope that many of you are interested in actively spreading the word about Impact 100, and willing to help us recruit more members for next year.  We all would love to be able to give four grants in 2015 - but that will only happen in we all pitch in.  Here's how you can help.

  • Impact 100 is increasing its presence on social media - including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Instagram - - so please join the conversation.  Please comment on Impact 100 regularly in your social media forum of choice.
  • Most importantly, please introduce your friends, colleagues, and relatives to Impact 100 ... and bring a friend to an Impact 100 event. There's nothing more powerful than a personal invitation from a trusted friend! 

I hope you all enjoy the start of spring, the exciting Final Four Basketball games and the start of the Cincinnati Red's Baseball Season!  And I look forward to seeing you at an Impact 100 event.


Warm Regards,

Sharon Mitchell 

President, Impact 100

Membership Installment Plan
Many thanks to our 2014 Members for helping us transform lives in our community by giving out three grants this year! 

Are you ready to renew or begin your Impact 100 Membership for 2015? Consider an INSTALLMENT plan!

Paying by installment is easy to set up and ensures that your membership payment is completed before year end. No need for reminders or invoices. Click here for more details. With eight months left in the year, that's only $125 per month!

We are looking to be able to GROW Impact 100 for 2015, and be able to award 4 grants of $100,000+ each. We need YOU to be able to make that happen!

And the Jefferson Award Goes To..
We are so pleased to announce that our founder, Wendy Hermann Steele was recently awarded The Cincinnati Rotary Club's Jefferson Award! Read about it here.

This year's Jefferson Award winner will go to a gathering of all U.S. honorees in June, in Washington, D.C. Impact 100 has touched so many lives in our local community, and we THANK YOU for being part of our group!

Cooking with Garnish - April 24th

Thursday, April 24, 1014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Keidel Showroom, 1150 Tennessee Avenue, Cincinnati
The Keidel Showroom has once again agreed to host this wonderful event! Garnish Catering's Chef, Kim Baretta, will be preparing a wonderful supper of Pan Seared Scallops, Grilled Flat Iron Steak with Chimichurri Sauce, Roasted Asparagus Salad with Fried Sage leaves and Parmesan, Brown Rice Salad and desserts - Lemon Mouse and White Chocolate Mousse! You'll leave filled with good food, friends, fantastic wines ...and printed recipes!!

The GARNISH event always sells out - so call your friends, and register today! Members are $40, and Guests are $25. 

Space is limited to the first 45 to register! 
Thursday, April 24, 2014
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Keidel Showroom
1150 Tennessee Avenue (Paddock Hills)
Cincinnati, OH  45229 
Impact 100 Members: $40.00
Guests: $25.00 

THANK YOU to our Impact 100 members and their guests for volunteering and making a difference on Saturday March 29th, at Mercy Neighborhood Ministries, one of our Impact 100 Grant Award Recipients, for 2012.

Our grant of $107,500 allowed Mercy Neighborhood Ministries to expand the Health Care Aide Training program in 2013.

With everyone's hard work, we were able to help clean, refresh, decorate and dress up classrooms, offices and lab spaces. The training program has been a huge success over the years, and now that their environment is looking better, it will be more conducive to learning. 


Birthday Party
We recently heard a great party idea... Rich Constand, husband of Impact 100 member, Linda Constand, was throwing her a birthday party. Knowing her passion for Impact 100, he asked to have some Impact materials at the party, and requested that gifts be in the form of donations to Impact! Her generous friends gave $400...to Impact 100!


Are you looking for a way to honor your loved one? Consider a donation to Impact 100! Please contact us at info@impact100.org if you'd like details.

Member Spotlight

Emily Throckmorton

Impact 100 Member 
Who I am? 
I am a senior in high school at Saint Ursula Academy. I swim for my school swim team and I'm a part of the school's technology team. My year has been busy with college visits and plans to attend a computer information technology program in the fall. In the meantime, I'm an intern for Erin Arnold at NextStep Networking.  

What got you involved in Impact 100?

Impact 100 members - my mom, Robin Throckmorton and friend, Lisa Kaminski.  


What keeps you a member?   

I'm a new member this year, and love the feeling of giving back!

Spring Into Shopping

Hello SPRING! Do you need things for your garden? A gift for Mother's Day? New running shoes, now that the weather is nicer? Whatever your shopping needs, we have the perfect solution for you! 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.

Happy shopping!!  

Calendar of Events

Mark Your Calendars for the Following Upcoming Events: 


April 24 Garnish Cooking Demonstration
June 24 Meet the Finalists
September 16 Annual Awards Celebration
October 24 Annual Reunion - Past Board Members
December 2 Giving Tuesday

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Impact 100

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Cincinnati, Ohio 45241

Phone: 513-554-3065

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