November, 2014
President's Message


Sharon Mitchell

Thanksgiving - and "Each One Bring One"


As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday season, I am reminded of the many aspects of Impact 100 for which we are thankful. 


First - our wonderful Impact 100 members.  We are fortunate to have ~ 400 women who are committed to improving and transforming our community.  Our members give generously of their financial resources to help make the Greater Cincinnati area a better place to live, work and play.  Many of our members additionally share their valuable time and talents serving on Grant Review Committees, Operational Committees and on the Board.  Impact 100 is an amazing organization of passionate, committed, hard-working, FUN women!!


We are also thankful for the many strong non-profit agencies that serve our community. Not only are they working every day to provide services and inspiration to people in Greater Cincinnati, but they also continue to generate strong new projects and programs to do even more.  We are fortunate to have these agencies as our partners - bringing Impact 100 members programs that inspire us and are candidates for funding.  We just had an opportunity to meet with ~ 100 non-profit agency leaders at Impact 100's Grant Information Sessions, and the projects they are formulating for 2015 Grant requests are exciting and breakthrough.  I have no doubt that we will have strong Finalists for our 2015 Grants!


It is currently the time of year where one cycle of giving is ending, and another cycle is beginning.  Impact 100 members are heavily involved in the work of recruiting members for 2015 - so the strong tradition of giving transformational grants to the community can continue.  Many current members have already renewed their memberships for next year, and a number of new members have joined our ranks.  In fact, memberships amounting to ~$250,000 have been committed.  For the first time in Impact 100's history - we have a very good chance of funding a FOURTH grant.  In order to make this happen, we need your help!


We need our members to share their passion for Impact 100 and invite a friend to join.  In order to help you recruit a friend, a special event has been scheduled:

Let the Impact 100 Magic Continue


At this event, we will have an opportunity to hear form several Impact 100 Grant Recipients, who will provide an update regarding the impact they have had on the community as a result of their Impact 100 grant.

We hope that if you are considering membership - you will join us for this event. If you are already a member, please bring a friend who is a prospective member. Remember - Passion is contagious! Please register on our Web-Site and join us on Giving Tuesday, December 2nd.

If "Each One Brings One" - we'll reach of our goal to IMPACT MORE with FOUR next year!

I look forward to seeing you on Giving Tuesday - and at future Impact 100 events.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving! 


Warm Regards,

Sharon Mitchell

Impact 100 President  

Giving Tuesday 
Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, December 2nd, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Performance Lexus Rivercenter
633 West 3rd Street, Covington, KY 41011

Hors D' Oeurves * Beverages/Beer/Wine

On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, thousands of charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students from around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. We hope you will join Impact 100 in celebrating generosity as members, guests and not-for-profits mix, mingle and share our stories.

Do you know someone who may be interested in joining Impact 100? Impact 100's Giving Tuesday event is a terrific way share our story. Please join us and invite a friend, someone you think might like to learn more about Impact 100.

RSVP by November 25th, 2014

Queen Bee
Impact 100 was a sponsor for the inaugural running of the Queen Bee Half Marathon and Four-Mile race on Saturday, October 11th! What a FUN event! The Queen Bee is a female-themed race held in Greater Cincinnati, whose mission is to raise money for local female-oriented charities. We had a great team of Impact 100 members who participated in the event, and a BIG THANK YOU goes out to Anne Castleberry, who led the team!

In Memoriam - Kathy Owen
We sadly share that Impact 100 member Kathy Owens died in late September in an accident.  Click here to view her obituary. Kathy was full of life and to quote her daughter Melissa Mabjish Montag, "She died giving, and definitely instilled it in me". 



Many of you have been loyal members of Impact 100 for a number of years. We thank you and welcome our newest members! We count on our devoted members to enable us to give grants. If you plan to continue to be a member, choosing to be a Sustaining Member makes an ongoing commitment to Impact 100. You automatically recommit each year - which means less mail, and uninterrupted status as an Impact 100 Member.

To become a sustaining member notify Impact 100 at info@impact100.org or 513-554-3065. Of course, if your situation changes, you may cancel this at any time. 

Member Spotlight

Amy Thompson
Impact 100 Member 

Who I am?

Just like many of the amazing women I have met in Impact 100, I am a woman of many hats. Through a couple of interesting exercises I came to understand my purpose. I strive to help others reach their full potential and am therefore very passionate about the many hats I wear. I am Mom to a lively 7 year old daughter Kaylee, Executive Director for Camp Joy, community volunteer via Board/leadership involvement with Leadership Council of Health and Human Service Executives and Green Umbrella,and one of my absolute favorite hats to wear is...Friend!

What got you involved in Impact 100?

Elaine Seuss and how many of us probably have that same answer. Elaine is a great advocate for Impact 100 and we connected at a point in my life that I was looking for another way to be involved in the community and meet new friends.  


What keeps you a member?

As a leader for a non-profit we are often on the other side asking for support and it is so refreshing and rewarding to sit on the giving side and be able to help another non-profit. I love the annual dinner as I am often re-inspired in my own work and get a chance to see and meet innovative leaders, learn about great projects and "feel" the true impact we all have together.  

Support Impact 100 while Grocery Shopping!


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!!
Calendar of Events

Mark Your Calendars for the Following Upcoming Events: 


December 2 
Giving Tuesday - Click Here to Register!

Let's Get Social!



Impact 100 Cincinnati Members - take a selfie in your Impact 100 shirt and post it on our Facebook page. We'd love to see the bright blue shirts and the bright smiles of our members!  

Contact Us

Impact 100

4010 Executive Park Drive, Suite 100

Cincinnati, Ohio 45241

Phone: 513-554-3065

Fax: 513-563-9743

Email:  info@impact100.org

Website:  impact100.org