From: Impact 100 Board of Directors
Dated: September 14, 2018
To: Our Valued Impact 100 Members and Annual Awards Celebration Guests
Subject: UPDATE: SIX 2018 Impact 100 Grant Recipients
Dear Friends of Impact 100,
We wish to extend our sincere gratitude to you for supporting Impact 100. We also wish to thank those of you who joined us last night at our Annual Awards Celebration – it is always one of the most inspirational nights of collective giving in action.
It was an evening filled with incredible camaraderie, learning, and compassion as we listened to our outstanding grant finalists share their dreams. Impact 100 members and guests heard presentations from each well-vetted finalist, and members voted for grant recipients through a first-ever digital voting process. However, after the Annual Awards Celebration last night, board members learned of a voting error. The Board of Directors came together today and quickly determined the most appropriate resolution: in fairness to the quality of all the finalists and in honor of Impact 100’s philanthropic mission and commitment to integrity and transparency, the Board of Directors unanimously agreed to award each of the six finalists with a $104,000 grant.
To be clear, Impact 100 did not have the available funds for these two additional unplanned grants. Our valued members funded four grants for $416,000. To fund these two additional grants, we are most honored and deeply grateful to let you know that a local foundation immediately, yet anonymously, agreed to support the funding of these two additional grants.
Therefore, we are thrilled to report that we are funding all six finalists with a $104,000 grant. We shared this news with our finalists this afternoon and will shortly issue a press release announcing our six 2018 grant recipients. This outcome is a testament to how Impact 100 works, the incredible commitment to the power of giving, and the steadfast trust you place in us to always do the right thing.
Congratulations to our six 2018 Impact 100 Grant Recipients:
- Outdoor Adventure Clubs of Greater Cincinnati
- La Soupe
- Venice on Vine
- Wave Pool
- Welcome House of Northern Kentucky
- City Gospel Mission
Impact 100 Board of Directors