December, 2014
President's Message


Sharon Mitchell

Impact 100 December President's Message


The Spirit of Giving . . . an Exciting 2015 for Impact 100

We have a very exciting 2015 shaping up for Impact 100.


Recruiting for the 2015 Impact Year is well underway.  We already have close to $300,000 committed - approaching our highest ever total.  Everyone is working hard to get to $400,000 - which would enable us to give four $100,000 grants for the first time ever.  If you can help by bringing a friend or colleague to Impact 100 - there is no better time than now!  Please share the Impact 100 story, bring a friend, and help us reach our goal.  PLEASE help us IMPACT MORE with FOUR!!!!


The Non-Profit Agencies in our community are showing a very strong interest in applying for an Impact 100 grant.  Over 100 agency representatives attended the Information Sessions held in late October, and many have begun the process of completing a Letter of Intent (LOI).  Judging from the conversations at the Information Sessions, we will have some very strong and creative project proposals.


The new 2015 Impact 100 Board was elected at the November Board Meeting.  The new Board is in place, and will begin work in January.  We are fortunate to have a wonderful Board of 20 talented, committed women serving the organization.  They include:

  • Sharon Mitchell, President
  • Lisa Kaminski, Vice President Recruiting
  • Donna Broderick, Treasurer & President Elect for 2016
  • Yvonne Thomas, Secretary
  • Marilyn Kinne, Grant Review Coordinator
  • Andrea Flora, CIRC Chair
  • Angela Otis, Recruiting Co-Chair
  • Sandy Greenwald, Communications Chair
  • Becki Meyer, Marketing/PR Chair
  • Kelly Mahan, Membership Key Events Chair
  • Daniela Neukam, Membership Liaison Chair
  • Kim Corrigan, Membership Co-Chair
  • Clare Zlatic Blankemeyer, Not-for-Profit Coordinator
  • Sarah Buckley, Not-for-Profit Outreach Coordinator
  • Erin Arnold, Grant Focus Area Committee Chair
  • Susan Cranley, Grant Focus Area Committee Chair
  • Kim Watts McMillan, Grant Focus Area Committee Chair
  • Jennifer Sheil, Grant Focus Area Committee Chair
  • Delane Starliper, Grant Focus Area Committee Chair

I'd like to extend a special thanks to the members of the 2014 Board for their outstanding leadership, service, passion and hard work.  They've left a solid foundation for continued growth.  We're sad to say farewell to several departing members - Lyn Jarc, Sally Nugent and Tawnya Childress. 


We invite all our members to serve on an Impact 100 Committee, and we have a wide variety of opportunities including:

  • Membership Committee
  • Recruiting Committee
  • Communications & Marketing Committee
  • Grant Focus Area Committees (there are 5 committees - one for each focus area) 



Environment, Preservation & Recreation


Health & Wellness

  • Community Investment Review Committee (CIRC)

Please watch the web-site for Committee sign-up instructions.


I look forward to working with many of you on the Impact 100 Committees in 2015.


Have a very Happy Holiday, and a Peaceful and Happy New Year. 


Warm Regards,

Sharon Mitchell

Impact 100 President  

Join Us for 2015!
This is the time for you and those in your world to make an impact in our community next year! Join Impact 100 for less than the cost of a beverage a week and transform lives. Share information about Giving Tuesday and bring a friend or coworker.

Not a female? We'd love to have you share the gift of Impact 100 with a woman in your world!

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a gift that 
   keeps giving...

Impact-fully all year!

Give the special woman in your life the gift of making a difference with an Impact 100 membership. Impact 100 was built on the premise of women coming together to make a sustainable impact by collectively funding and then giving away $100,000 grants every year to non-profits who use them to make transformational changes to our city.


Full membership is a contribution of $1000/year.

100% of membership fees are used to build the grants!

We also offer a half membership for individuals with special circumstances 

(e.g. young philanthropists) at $500 /year. All members are volunteers with no requirement to do or attend anything. Be as involved as you like or write a check and enjoy guilt free giving!


Go to www.impact100.org, and click on join us.  Or, mail a check with membership form from website to 4010 Executive Park Drive, Suite 100, Cincinnati OH 45241. Questions:  513- 554-3065. Impact 100 is a 501 (c) (3) organization with your gift being fully deductible. 
Help us transform lives in our community - join us

Literacy Network - Crystal Award Presentation
In mid-November, Impact 100 was excited to participate in the Literacy Network's Board meeting, to present them with a crystal award, as one of our 2014 Grant Award Recipients! The grant of $109,000 will be used to expand their Adult and Children's Basic Literacy Programs to new hub locations in Price Hill and Avondale.

Giving Tuesday 

On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, thousands of charities, families, businesses, community centers and students from around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. Watch Facebook for photos from our #GIVING TUESDAY event!   

Holiday Concert
One of our Impact 100 2014 Grant Award Recipients, MYCincinnati, will be performing their Holiday Concert at the gorgeous St. Teresa's Church in West Price Hill, across the street from Cincinnati Landmark, Price Hill Chili.

The event is on Thursday, December 18th at 7:00pm at St. Teresa of Avila Parish (address: 1175 Overlook Avenue, Cincinnati, 45238). The children will be playing some holiday songs, as well as some of their usual classical favorites. They will also be MC'ing the concert. 

Relax and enjoy the beautiful music, and know that our Impact 100 grant of $109,000 will allow this group to grow and expand for 2015!

Support Impact 100 while Shopping!

We have two easy ways to support IMPACT 100 by doing the things you normally do - - shopping at Amazon and Kroger!


Christmas is right around the corner! For easy gifting, and holiday decorations, 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.



Kroger Community Rewards Program. Kroger is committed to helping our communities grow and prosper. Impact 100 has joined this fundraising program, all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card! Getting set up is easy - - just follow these steps:



  • Please register online at krogercommunityrewards.com
  • Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with Impact 100 after you sign up.
  • If you do not yet have a Kroger Plus card, they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger.
  • Click on Sign In/Register
  • Most participants are new online customers, so please click on SIGN UP TODAY in the 'New Customer?' box.
  • Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions
  • You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.
  • Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.
  • Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.
  • Update or confirm your information.
  • Enter number 87767 or Impact 100, select organization from list and click on confirm.
  • To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization's name on the right side of your information page.
  • REMEMBER, purchases will not count for your group until after your member(s) register their card(s).
  • Do you use your phone number at the register?  Call 800-576-4377, select option 4 to get your Kroger Plus card number.
  • You must swipe your registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count.
Happy shopping!!

Not-for-Profit Reminder

Impact 100 Cincinnati wants to thank you for the work you do in our local community!  Just a quick reminder - that we have begun our 2015 Grant Application Cycle.  Our deadline for the Letter of Intent submission is Thursday, December 11 at noon. 


Please contact Sarah Buckley at outreach@impact100.org with questions.  Our website is also a great resource! 

Member Spotlight

Amy Tobin
Impact 100 Member 

Who I am?

I'm the owner of Amy Tobin & Company, a lifestyle consulting business that works with national consumer brands, Director of the Event Center at the New Riff Distillery and host of the weekly radio show Amy's Table: A Guide to Living on Q102. 

What got you involved in Impact 100?

I was drawn to Impact 100 because I love the power of women united for greater good. I also love working collaboratively with others- that's when real magic happens. When like minded people get together I really do believe they can change the world.


What keeps you a member?

I'm a new member so at this point I've done nothing more than donate, but I look forward to the opportunity to roll up my sleeves & participate hands-on. 

Donations Needed

Building Value is looking for gently used Carhartt (or similar company) insulated work coveralls/bibs for Building Value associates. Do you have a connection to a charitable-minded Carhartt rep, or a connection to someone who may own a pair or two, and are willing to donate them? Easter Seals Building Value was an Impact 100 Cincinnati grant recipient in 2013 in which Impact 100 funded key heavy equipment purchases required to expand its deconstruction program and launch a new lot stabilization and maintenance service. Contact Amy Scrivner -- ascrivner@eastersealstristate.org -- for more information.

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Impact 100

4010 Executive Park Drive, Suite 100

Cincinnati, Ohio 45241

Phone: 513-554-3065

Fax: 513-563-9743

Email:  info@impact100.org

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