October 2015
President's Message

Sharon Mitchell
There is no better place to SPREAD THE JOY and SPREAD THE IMPACT of Impact 100 than our Annual Awards Celebration (AAC).
This year's Awards Celebration was inspirational and exciting as we had the opportunity to award FOUR grants for the first time ever.  The four grants, worth $101,000 each were awarded to FreeStore Foodbank, Activities Beyond the Classroom, May We Help, and Supports to Encourage Low Income Families (SELF).  The breakthrough projects brought to us by these agencies will have a huge impact on our community.
The ~400 members, guests and sponsors who attended the AAC were amazed and impressed by the seven finalists, and many members commented that it was an extraordinarily difficult decision to select the four grant recipients.  We all wished that we could have given seven grants - the projects were so outstanding and the finalists so deserving. 
On behalf of the entire Impact 100 Board, I'd like to express thanks to the 100+ agencies who submitted grant requests, to the seven finalists, and to our event sponsors.  Most of all, I'd like to thank our members who make the grant awards possible.
The Annual Awards Celebration is the highlight of our annual giving cycle - and there is no doubt why.  It is exhilarating, rewarding and magical to experience the power of our collective giving.  This year it was also wonderful to hear about the IMPACT that several past recipients have had as they've undertaken the work funded by our Impact 100 grants.
It's now time to begin a new giving cycle - to recruit members for the 2016 Impact 100 year.
If you are currently a member of Impact 100 - I encourage you to renew your membership for 2016.  If you are considering joining as a new member, I encourage you to learn more about our wonderful organization - and to join.  We have several opportunities for you to experience Impact 100 (Beers with Impact 100 on October 22nd, Giving Tuesday on December 1st, and several "Spread the Word" Events during October, November and December).  See our Website for more information.
For the 300+ women who have already committed to join Impact 100 in 2016 - THANK YOU!!!  I promise you it will be a rewarding experience - with the opportunity to award grants to more deserving agencies!  Please encourage a friend or colleague to join - so we can THRIVE WITH FIVE in 2016!

Warm Regards,
Sharon Mitchell
President, Impact 100

Grant Recipient on LOCAL 12, WKRC-TV 
Did you catch the  LOCAL 12, WKRC-TV  Newsmakers?  Freestore Foodbank  talks about being awarded one of the  Impact 100 Cincinnati  grants last week for their Healthy Harvest Mobile Market Program. Check out the video here!

Impact 100 Young Philanthropists
Impact 100 is strongly committed to supporting the next generation of Philanthropists, and has started a pilot Young Philanthropists program through the generosity of donors. The program is geared toward those who currently do not have the resources to fund a Half Membership on their own but feel they would be in a position to do so in 4 years.
The members of the Class of 2015 are Katie Dennis, Brooke Horan, Lindsey Huhn, Ashley Hunter and Laura Menge. They were inducted in December of 2014.
We recently established the following members as the Class of 2016: Ali Cantor, Caitlin Lennon, Laura Van Houten, and Shannon Yung.
We plan to continue this program by taking applications for a Class of 2017 during the first quarter of 2016.
In order to apply:
  1. Candidates cannot be current or former members of Impact 100.
  2. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and under 40 years of age on December 31, 2015.
  3. Candidates should express an interest in philanthropy.
  4. Candidates must be willing to contribute monies toward their Half Membership. The contribution by each member should be a minimum of: Year 1: $125, Year 2: $250, Year 3: $375, Year 4: $500.
  5. Candidates should be willing to participate in a standing committee (Membership, Recruiting, Communications or Marketing)
  For more information, please contact Kristin Sweeney at kristinsweeney1@gmail.com .

Become A Member Of Impact!
Thinking about becoming a Member of Impact 100? Our Members are 100% Impact 100!
Our goal is to offer women like YOU, of all ages and backgrounds an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others and participate in transformational grant making, giving each of us the ability to make a visible difference in the lives of many in Greater Cincinnati.  While every gift to a non-profit is beneficial, the collective effect of Impact 100 is truly life-changing. With Impact 100, many smaller gifts combine to become one large gift, creating what the first recipient described as "the biggest Christmas present we could ever get." For every 100 "individual" members, Impact 100 donates at least $100,000 to a worthy non-profit within our ten county region. The number and amount of grants are determined each year by the number of women who join Impact 100 as members. The more members we have, the more grants we can give. Your contribution provides a direct and immediate benefit: 100% of your member contribution is given away each year as part of our collective grants.
Get involved by attending any of our upcoming events or committees of interest for 2016. 
We need YOUR help to Thrive with Five in 2016!

Community Matters' Washing Well - October 2nd!
Come and learn more about one of our 2014 Grant Award Recipients -  Community Matters Washing Well. Our grant of $109,000  funded the building of a community laundromat in the Community Matters complex to allow Lower Price Hill residents access to laundry facilities, which are not currently available in the area.
The renovation of the entire Community Matters and Education Matters campus is almost complete. Impact 100 members are personally invited to the Grand Re-Opening celebration on October 2 between noon until 8pm with tours every 30 minutes.  Come check out  all of their accomplishments and plans for the future, including the site of the Washing Well!
Tours will leave on the half hour from: 2110 Saint Michael Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45204
(New Washing Well address is 640 Neave Street)
No RSVP necessary.

Click here to check out  all of their accomplishments and plans for the future, including the site of the Washing Well!

Beers with Impact 100 - Thursday, October 22

Socialize with Impact 100 members in a fun, relaxed setting as they share their experiences.
Former Grant Recipients share how Impact 100 grants are transforming our community.

Snacks and beer & wine provided. Click here to register!

Friends at Clovernook Country Club - Wednesday, November 11
West Side Women! All Impact 100 Women! Bring a friend or two to learn about Impact 100 and enjoy a meal (or come and learn - there's a free option also). We'll be at Clovernook Country Club the evening of November 11th  - click  here  for more details.

Save the Date - Giving Tuesday, Tuesday, December 1
Be a part of the national day of philanthropy celebration - following days of shopping!
Celebrate the FOUR 2015 Impact 100 Grant Recipients.
Sip wine and as you mingle with Impact 100 members and learn how to get involved.
See how past Impact 100 grant recipients used the funds to transform our community.
Stay tuned for registration details soon!

Thank You Sponsors!
A BIG THANK YOU to all of our AWESOME 2015 Impact 100 sponsors!
Richter and Phillips  - trusted jewelers since 1896, 
Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation (Providing Opportunities in Education, Community and the Arts),  JP Morgan Keidel Supply Co., Inc

We appreciate YOUR support!

Impact 100 Not For Profit Applicant Workshop Info
Are you involved in a local organization that could benefit from $100,000? Learn about the 2016 Grant Application process!  Impact 100 will be hosting Not For Profit Applicant Workshops on Monday, October 26th from 9:30-11 AM and Wednesday, October 28th from 1-2:30 PM at Interact For Health.

Please contact Sarah Buckley at outreach@impact100.org with questions.

Join Us!
Many thanks to our 2015 Members for helping us transform lives in our community by giving out FOUR grants this year! 

Are you ready to renew or begin your Impact 100 Membership for 2016? 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 three months left in the year, that's only $333.33 per month! And, as a bonus, for every member that has committed and funded their 2016 membership by 10/31, Impact 100's generous sponsors are donating to the Wish Lists of Green Umbrella, The Point/ARC of Northern Kentucky, and Clifton Cultural Arts Center . If you would like to see their wish lists, click here.

We are looking to be able to GROW Impact 100 for 2016, and be able to award 5 grants of $100,000+ each. We need YOU to be able to make that happen!

Have you seen our Impact 100 Billboards?
The electronic billboards are located on I-275 Westbound, just past Route 42, and I-71 southbound at Blair (between the Dana Avenue exit and Wm. Howard Taft)

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