September, 2014
President's Message


Sharon Mitchell

Cincinnati has been heating up in the last few weeks of August . . . and Impact 100 has also been heating up.  Why?  

Because we are only weeks away from the Annual Awards Celebration, when Impact 100 will award three grants of $109,000 each.  These grants will enable three organizations to do a breakthrough, transformational project.  And we are able to give these grants ONLY because we have wonderful, passionate members who are committed to making a difference in our community.

Each of our five Finalists has proposed an amazing project that has the potential to make a lasting impact in our community.  Our Finalists and the projects they have proposed are (in the order they established):


Price Hill Will - proposing the MY Cincinnati ("Music for Youth") program - selected to represent the Culture Focus Area


Community Matters - proposing the Washing Well Program - selected to represent the Health & Wellness Focus Area


Cincinnati Community ToolBank - proposing the Delivery Truck and Trailer Program - selected to represent the Environment, Preservation and Recreation Focus Area


Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati - proposing the Basic Literacy Program Expansion: Adult and Children - selected to represent the Education Focus Area


Welcome House of Northern Kentucky - proposing the Ride-N-Seek Program - Employment Services - selected to represent the Family Focus Area


It will be extremely difficult for our members to select only three of these programs to fund - since all of them are very strong candidates.  Because they are all so strong, I'm absolutely convinced that the three programs that are selected will have a positive Impact in our community. 

I hope you can join us for the Annual Awards Celebration (AAC) on September 16th. This event is the culmination of the Impact 100 year - the opportunity for you to hear from the Finalists, cast your vote, network and enjoy other Impact 100 members, enjoy a delicious dinner, and see which organizations receive our 2014 Grant Awards. 

The Annual Awards Celebration is also a wonderful opportunity to invite your friends and colleagues who may be interested in learning more about Impact 100 and potentially becoming new members.  This event is the absolute best opportunity to see Impact 100 in action.  And if we increase our membership contribution to $400,000 - next year we can award 4 transformational grants!  Please help us IMPACT MORE with FOUR in 2015.


If you are unable to attend the Annual Awards Celebration on September 16th, please vote via absentee ballot.  We want all of our members to vote!!

Please remember to register for the Annual Awards Celebration, and invite your friends today!!!


Warm Regards,

Sharon Mitchell

Impact 100 President  

AAC - Register Now!
The Impact 100 Magic Continues
2014 Annual Awards Celebration!
Please join us

Tuesday, September 16th, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM 

Our Impact Dollars at Work!
Impact 100 Mobile Outreach Program 
Unveiling & Launch Ceremony 
Thursday, September 4th at 12:00 PM

1350 Tennessee Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229

Light fare and refreshments will be offered following the ceremony.

Please RSVP by noon on September 2, 2014


Building ValueA Nonprofit Social Enterprise of Easter Seals TriState
Deconstruction Project
Thursday, September 11th at 12:00 PM in Walnut Hills

Come see Building Value's cool new construction equipment! You won't want to miss this opportunity to see the Impact 100 logoed construction equipment funded through your generous grant.  Please join us to see a deconstruction project in action on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at noon in Walnut Hills. 
This is a live deconstruction site - please wear closed-toe shoes.

The deconstruction address is: 2509 Park Avenue in Walnut Hills, between McMillan and Wm. H. Taft.
Parking will be available directly behind the house.

Impact 100 in the News!


Check out Soapbox Cincinnati and their article on Impact 100 Cincinnati's youngest member - Emily Throckmorton! 

Impact 100 member grows, spreads philanthropic values to young members 

Sustaining Membership

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. 

It's Impact 100 T-Shirt Time

It's IMPACT 100 T-Shirt Time - Make an Impact in Our Stylish-T !!!
Blue-Tech Fabric is very Comfortable - Only a $20.00 Donation.
Available in: S, M, L, XL and XXL -- Samples Available to Peruse.
Call or Email Anne Castleberry to Get Stylin' and Make an Impact !!!
--- 513.675.8875 --- annecastleberry1@gmail.com ---

Impact of Impact 100


Our 2012 Grant Award Recipient: Mercy Neighborhood Ministries Annual Report - featuring our Impact 100 volunteer project from March 2014 on Page 3!    

Member Spotlight

Connie (Merkle) Kreutzjans
Impact 100 Member 

Who I am?

A lifelong resident of Northern Kentucky, wife and mother of 3 great kids. 

What got you involved in Impact 100?

Lisa Kaminski emailed me to introduce herself, we had a mutual LinkedIn contact Jenny Berg. We scheduled a date to meet to learn about each other.  Lisa invited me to the Annual Awards Celebration (without telling me to bring tissues) and I was hooked.  The power of women working together for the betterment of others, in a fiscally responsible way is always something that will attract my attention and my pocketbook!


What keeps you a member?

Simply put....Impact 100 makes an impact in community that I love and live.  And I want to be a part of it. 

Queen Bee Half Marathon
Impact 100 is Sponsoring the Queen Bee Half Marathon on Saturday, October 11th ! 

The Queen Bee Half Marathon is a female-themed race held in Greater Cincinnati, whose mission is to raise money for local female-oriented charities. 

Grab your Impact 100 T-Shirt and Join the Impact 100 Team for a race that will include lots of pampering, swag, and fun before, during and after! Participants can Walk or Run the half marathon (13.1 miles) OR the '4 Miler' through Downtown Cincinnati. 

Go to Registration at www.queenbeehalf.com and Sign-Up for Team Impact 100 -- We
will have a specific location to meet at the Horseshoe Casino before it commences on Saturday. There will be an Expo and Fashion Show the Friday before - Lots of Fun for All ! More Details to Follow.

Any questions - Please Contact Anne Castleberry, Team Leader.
annecastleberry1@gmail.com --- 513.675.8875 Mobile --- Let's Get Walkin' Together !!!

Spread the Word, Have FUN with other Great Women!
All things in life are better when shared with others and Impact 100 is no different.  If you're interested in letting others in your world (work, home, family) know about Impact 100, we want to help!  Contact recruiting@impact100.org and let us know if you'd like to gather a group at your local coffee shop, office, watering hole or home and we'll help make it happen.  If each of us reaches out to one other person, we'll not only IMPACT MORE WITH FOUR, we'll THRIVE WITH FIVE!
Calendar of Events

Mark Your Calendars for the Following Upcoming Events: 


September 4 Crayons to Computers Unveiling & Launch Ceremony -  Click Here to Register!
September 11 
Building Value Deconstruction Project - Click Here to Register!
September 16 
Annual Awards Celebration - Click Here to Register!
October 11 
Queen Bee Half Marathon - Click Here to Register (Team Impact 100)
October 16 
Beers with Elaine
October 24 Annual Reunion - Past Board Members
December 2 Giving Tuesday

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