Impact 100 awards $404K in grants to nonprofits

The Impact board: (front) Rhiannon Hoeweler, Donna Broderick, Sarah Grace Mohr, Clare Blankemeyer, Rose Palmieri; (back) Kristen Wevers, Clare O’Brien, Stephanie Tunison, Jenny Berg, Sarah Buckley, Caroline Bieser, Teresa Benson, Mary Beth Young

The Impact board: (front) Rhiannon Hoeweler, Donna Broderick, Sarah Grace Mohr, Clare Blankemeyer, Rose Palmieri; (back) Kristen Wevers, Clare O’Brien, Stephanie Tunison, Jenny Berg, Sarah Buckley, Caroline Bieser, Teresa Benson, Mary Beth Young

Impact 100, a women’s philanthropic organization, has awarded grants of $101,000 each to four charities: First Step Home (The Terry Schoenling Home for Mothers and Infants Program); Lighthouse Youth & Family Services (Lighthouse Community School Agricultural Learning Center); Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission (Lincoln Grant Scholar House); and Ohio Valley Voices (Audiology Clinic expansion).

The recipients were selected from more than 100 regional charities that applied for funding in one of the key areas: culture; education; environment, preservation and recreation; family; and health and wellness. In September, Impact 100 members evaluated seven finalist presentations during the annual awards celebration at The Phoenix.

“It is a privilege to support these organizations. They are making a tangible impact on our communities,” said Donna Broderick, president of Impact 100. “While we could only choose four, as an organization we learn so much about all of the wonderful groups that are working so selflessly to make a difference.”

Thanks to a membership roster of more than 400, Impact 100 raised $404,000 for this year’s grants through member donations of either $1,000 or $500. This is the third year Impact 100 has funded four grants, bringing the total community investment to over $4 million since its inception.

Created in Greater Cincinnati in 2001, and now with chapters worldwide, Impact 100 empowers women to collectively fund grants to charitable initiatives. The organization accepts new members every day and encourages women from all backgrounds to join.

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Photos provided by Thomas Campbell​

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