Today, Tuesday, January 18, is the National Day of Racial Healing. Launched in 2017 by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the annual observance is meant to be a time to contemplate our shared values and create the blueprint together for #HowWeHeal from the effects of racism.
The Philanthropy Review winter issue of the news magazine is now out! This edition features a conversation with four colleagues on how philanthropy is evolving, especially due to the pandemic; a look back on policywork in 2021 on the state budget, divisive concepts and COVID-19 recovery; the achievements of this year’s philanthropy awardees; and spotlights on David Abbott, Carol Hone and more.
The 2021 Foundation Salary Report is now out and available for members to download. It’s our most-requested resource and features salaries of Ohio foundation CEOs, program officers and administrative assistants for Ohio, the Midwest and the U.S. by type of foundation. Philanthropy Ohio collected data on salary and benefits at member organizations in mid-2021 in association with the Council on Foundations. More data on foundation titles and salaries are available to Philanthropy Ohio members as researched by our staff.
Prioritize your professional development in 2022 by signing up for the Authentic Leadership in Philanthropy series – a hybrid, 7-session leadership program with a cohort of your peers. Learn how to be conscious and intentional about leading and build upon your unique strengths as a leader in the philanthropic sector.
Following the death of George Floyd, Philanthropy Ohio members have issued statements condemning the acts of violence against the black community and renewing philanthropy’s commitment to racial equity and justice. President & CEO Deborah Aubert Thomas also wrote a statement on our blog on advancing racial equity. To read these statements as well as personal and professional resources, please visit philanthropyohio.org/diversity.
Van Wert County Foundation is redeveloping downtown Van Wert
Through a new initiative, named Van Wert Forward, the Van Wert County Foundation is preserving and restoring its historic downtown. Van Wert Forward will infuse energy into the community, spur revitalization and investment, create new multi-use spaces and positively impact the quality of life for generations to come.
To make the vision a reality, the foundation is collaborating with Van Wert Area Economic Development Corporation, Main Street Van Wert and Pago USA. The project includes approximately 50 properties owned by the foundation, which will be restored and re-imagined as mixed-use properties with potential uses including retail, residential and dining. The $80-to-$90-million project will be done in four or five phases and will take 12 to 18 months before a building is ready to be occupied.
To learn more, visit www.vanwertforward.org.
The J.W. and M.H. Straker Charitable Foundation awarded 15 grants in its Starting Out Strong 2022 awards.
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