September 2015
President's Message

Sharon Mitchell
The most exciting month of the Impact 100 year is finally here!!!
We are only a few weeks away from the Annual Awards Celebration, when Impact 100 will award FOUR grants of $101,000 each.  These grants will enable four 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 seven 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):
FREESTORE FOODBANK - proposing the Healthy Harvest Mobile Market project.

ACTIVITIES BEYOND THE CLASSROOM - proposing the Hughes High School Recreation Center project.

GREEN UMBRELLA - proposing the Taking Root in our Schools project.

THE POINT/ARC OF NORTHERN KENTUCKY - proposing the Social Communication Center project.

CLIFTON CULTURAL ARTS CENTER - proposing the Center Stage Renovation project.

MAY WE HELP - proposing the Workshop Equipment Purchase project.

SUPPORTS TO ENCOURAGE LOW INCOME FAMILIES (SELF) - proposing the Build-up Academy project.

It will be extremely challenging for our members to select only four 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 four programs that are selected will have a huge, positive Impact in our community.

I hope you can join us for the Annual Awards Celebration (AAC) on September 15th. This event is the culmination of the Impact 100 year - the opportunity for you to hear from the Finalists, cast your vote, network with other Impact 100 members, enjoy a delicious dinner, and see which organizations receive our 2015 Grant Awards.  It is also a milestone occasion for the organization, since it is the first time ever that we will award FOUR grants in one evening!

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 $500,000 - next year we can award FIVE transformational grants!  Please help us "SPREAD THE JOY.  SPREAD THE IMPACT." with FIVE grants in 2016.

If you are unable to attend the Annual Awards Celebration on September 15th, 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
President, Impact 100

Annual Awards Celebration - Register Today!
Please join us
Tuesday, September 15th, 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM 
at the MANOR HOUSE in Mason for our 
2015 Annual Awards Celebration!

Click Here to Register by September 8th! 
If space is available after the registration deadline, you may incur a surcharge.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
The Manor House
7440 South Mason-Montgomery Road
Mason, OH 45040

5:30 Doors Open, Registration and Cocktails
6:30 Presentations by Finalists and Voting
8:00 Dinner will be served
9:00 Four $101,000 Grant Recipients Announced
$45 - Impact 100 Members
$25 - Future Members

Seating is limited and tickets for future members are first come, first serve.

Tables of ten can be purchased. Additionally, seating will be assigned for all. Please let us know who you want to be seated with.

The Annual Awards Celebration is 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.
Click here for a map. Please note, if you are coming from I-71 Northbound, we suggest you take Exit #24. 

Members: Absentee Voting
Not able to attend the AAC? VOTE ABSENTEE ONLINE.
If you are not able to attend or your plans have changed since making your reservation and you are no longer able to join us, we still value your vote! To ensure that you are represented, we encourage you to vote absentee online.

Absentee voting will close Sunday, September 13, 2015, at midnight. 
If you do end up attending  and casting a vote at the AAC on September 15th, the vote recorded online will be invalidated and your vote on September 15th will be recorded. All votes are compiled and audited by an independent auditor.
Click here to cast your absentee vote

MYCincinnati Update
    THANK YOU    ♬♪♬
Thanks to you,  our Impact 100 Members,
MYCincinnati now has ~ 60 students enrolled in their music program - with excellent attendance and boundless enthusiasm.
They have presented 17 concerts this year.

Spread The Word
THANK YOU to everyone who came out to our SPREAD THE WORD event at Mercedes Benz of Ft. Mitchell last month! It was great to see so many wonderful people from NKY, check out the new cars, and learn more about Redwood School and Rehabilitation Center - one of our 2004 Impact 100 beneficiaries.
We are looking to GROW IMPACT 100 for 2016 - If you are interested in hosting a SPREAD THE WORD event with your friends and neighbors, please contact us at Recruiting@impact100.org today!   

Community Matters' Washing Well - SAVE THE DATE - 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!

Thank You Sponsors!
A BIG THANK YOU to our latest 2015 Impact 100 sponsor - the Richter & Phillips Company, trusted jewelers since 1896. We appreciate your support!

Kroger Community Rewards
Want an easy way to help Impact 100?
Sign up with Kroger Community Rewards® today! Simply register your Kroger rewards Card online at www.kroger.com/communityrewards, search for number 87767 or Impact 100 and enroll... then, all you have to do is shop at Kroger, swipe your Plus Card and Impact 100 Cincinnati  will automatically start earning a rebate. It is that easy!

Member Spotlight
Kim Carroll
Impact 100 Member

Who I am?

I am happily married to Greg Carroll (who I met on a blind date almost 30 years ago!) and the proud mother of Kevin (24) and Corey (20).  I work as a Registered Nurse with Group Health Associates in the department of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.  Now that we are empty-nesters, Greg and I are getting back to enjoying the benefits of living in our wonderful city.  We love the culture of downtown, the trendiness of OTR, and cheer for the UC Bearcats!!  Between social outings I appreciate having the chance to take daily walks with friends on the Loveland Bike Trail and at area parks.  I feel blessed to live...and to have raised our children in Cincinnati!!

What got you involved in Impact 100?
My dear friend, Jenny Berg, had spoken to me about Impact 100 for several years (often during our walks mentioned above!) but I didn't feel I was ready for another commitment, or participation in another organization, until our youngest went to college. My parents taught me (and I hope that I have taught my own kids) that "we can all make a difference in the lives of other in need, because it is the most simple of gestures that make the most significant of differences."  After hearing from so many that the amount of participation within Impact 100 is completely up to the individual member...I decided to give it a try.  I will forever be thankful to Jenny for introducing me to this fabulous group of women who truly make a difference in the lives of others.

What keeps you a member?
I began participating in the organization first by attending the social programs...wine-tasting, cooking classes, and meeting women from around the city - what could be more fun???  Joining one of the Selection Committees then gave me perspective into the research and vetting process which goes into picking the non-profit organizations that will compete for grants.  It was challenging, stimulating, and extremely rewarding.  Next, I hope to be involved with the membership piece of Impact 100.  When all is said and done I am happy participating in an organization where there is "no guilt" associated with any level of involvement.  Impact 100 has something for everyone...I LOVE being a member!!

Calendar of Events
Mark Your Calendars for the Following Upcoming Events:


September 15
December 1
     Spread the Word Events
     Giving Tuesday

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Cincinnati, Ohio 45241

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