It is with a huge con­grat­u­la­tions that we announce our Chief Oper­at­ing Offi­cer Sarah Grace Mohr is going to be the Pres­i­dent of Impact 100 start­ing in 2020. This orga­ni­za­tion has been a pas­sion project for Sarah for quite some time. It is easy to under­stand her pas­sion once you know all of the incred­i­ble work they pro­vide to the com­mu­ni­ty. Impact 100 con­cen­trates on empow­er­ing women to be phil­an­thropic deci­sion mak­ers. Show­cas­ing that there is noth­ing stronger than a woman real­iz­ing their own pow­er is at the core of Impact 100’s mis­sion.

Sarah Grace recent­ly did an inter­view about her new seat at the table. To learn more about Impact 100, please watch this short video and vis­it their web­site by click­ing here.

 

Who are you?

I have 4 big loves in my life at the moment that tru­ly define who I am. 

First & fore­most is my fam­i­ly. I’ve been mar­ried to my wife, Sloane, for 7 years and we have two fan­tas­tic kids, Etta & Arlin. Life at home is chaot­ic but love­ly. Sec­ond, I am the COO of my fam­i­ly busi­ness. My moth­er start­ed the busi­ness a lit­tle less than a year before I was born so it’s been a part of me for­ev­er. I swore up & down that I would nev­er work in the busi­ness, but it feeds me in a way noth­ing else quite does. Third, I am deeply devot­ed to my adopt­ed home­town of Belle­vue, KY. On any giv­en week­end you can find my fam­i­ly at the Belle­vue Beach Park, a com­mu­ni­ty potluck, or play­ing in Pol­ka Dot alley with friends. Last­ly, I am the Sig­na­ture Events Chair & Pres­i­dent Elect for Impact 100. I try to live a very inten­tion­al life filled with expe­ri­ences for growth & devel­op­ment and Impact 100 is a place where I am con­tin­u­al­ly chal­lenged and whol­ly sup­port­ed. It is so spe­cial and I feel hon­ored to be a part of it.
 
What excites you about being an Impact 100 Mem­ber?

The mem­bers. Becom­ing a part of this com­mu­ni­ty has trans­formed my life. The women who are called to be a part of this orga­ni­za­tion are diverse in many ways, but we are all here for a uni­fy­ing rea­son, to trans­form and lift up our com­mu­ni­ty. We move moun­tains on a dai­ly basis. To do what we do with our grant dol­lars with no paid staff and no guar­an­teed oper­at­ing funds every year is astound­ing. It is proof every day that the col­lec­tive is pow­er­ful and trans­for­ma­tive. Every mem­ber I have met has blown me away with their pas­sion and dri­ve. Again, I am so grate­ful to be a part of this com­mu­ni­ty of women!


Could you pro­vide a brief descrip­tion of your favorite Impact 100 moment, if you have one?
I have many, but the one that was the most pow­er­ful for me per­son­al­ly hap­pened in 2018. I had my son in June of 2018, and the Annu­al Awards Cel­e­bra­tion (AAC) was going to be held my first week back from mater­ni­ty leave. Being a sec­ond time mom, I thought I could do both. I thought I could sur­vive the 4th trimester AND plan & exe­cute the AAC. And then every­thing fell apart. Both my son & I strug­gled with health prob­lems (and sleep) for those first few months. I could bare­ly get myself out of bed, let alone to a grant final­ist walk through or cater­ing tast­ing. With­out ask­ing, my fel­low board mem­bers picked up my slack, and nev­er made me feel any­thing but loved. Even though they were all run­ning a mile a minute with their fam­i­lies, and jobs and own Impact duties they helped me pull that thing off. I’ve nev­er in my life felt more tak­en care of, and it was a fan­tas­tic evening.