Impact 100 Named 2019 Torch Award Winner


CINCINNATI (September 12, 2019) — The Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics is Greater Cincinnati’s only ethics-centered awards program. For 19 years, local businesses and nonprofits have demonstrated their dedication to ethics by going through a process of self-evaluation and submitting to feedback from a panel of judges.

This year, five organizations are recognized as winners: Deviant Designs, Inc., Ace Exterminating, Basement Doctor, Impact 100 and Camp Joy. They will be honored at the upcoming Torch Awards event on Friday, October 18, at Sharonville Convention Center.

Torch is a program of BBB Center for Ethics, designed to encourage and celebrate outstandingly ethical organizational practices. All of the finalists involved—Impact 100 included—have earned this remarkable commendation.

“It’s a privilege to honor a nonprofit like Impact 100,” said Corrie McGlothlin, vice president of BBB Center for Ethics. “The Torch Awards sets exceptional organizations apart because we believe celebrating the best in our community makes our community better. The team at Impact 100 demonstrates that every day with the passion they bring to their mission, their beneficiaries and their community.”

The Center is happy to congratulate the women behind Impact 100 on their accomplishment, and looks forward to seeing what they do in the future.

The team at Impact 100 is thrilled to be recognized for the organization’s ethical practices, and wants to thank those that helped throughout the Torch Awards process. “This recognition is especially meaningful because it is a reflection of the women of Impact 100 and our dedication to collectively impact issues affecting our region while upholding strong operational integrity.” said Clare Zlatic Blankemeyer, President, Impact 100.  “Our members are passionate about changing our communities for the better – not just through collective giving – but through volunteering and engaging with nonprofits and the people they serve to make a lasting impact.”

Reserve your spot at the Torch Awards today at to celebrate this exceptional nonprofit organization. Impact 100 encourages any local organization interested in the Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics to learn more about the program and apply.


About Impact 100:

Founded in Cincinnati, Impact 100 was born out of a desire to make a greater impact by collectively pooling the philanthropic donations of area women into a significant, $100,000-plus grant. The name, Impact 100, comes from the initial goal of 100 women contributing $1,000 to award a $100,000 grant to a community organization. Impact 100 has grown into a movement with chapters in 50+ U.S. cities and two foreign countries. Together, the organizations have awarded more than $25 million in grants. The Cincinnati chapter alone has awarded nearly $5 million in grant money locally. To learn more about Impact 100, visit