Our weekly news digest compiles philanthropy news from across the state.
On September 16 – 18 at The Westin Cincinnati Hotel, hear from:
Paul Schmitz, author of Everyone Leads: Building Leadership from the Community Up
Kelly Brown, director for D5
Carol Coletta, Knight Foundation VP for community and national initiatives
Nominate an outstanding philanthropist for the annual Ohio philanthropy awards. This year, four awards will recognize exceptional individuals, organizations and collaborations in Ohio philanthropy: Ohio Philanthropy Award, Emerging Philanthropist Award, Innovation Award and The Michael G. Shinn Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award. Award winners will be announced at Philanthropy Forward ’15 in September. The deadline to submit nominations is August 3, 2015.
Ohio Gives, Philanthropy Ohio’s annual giving report, details how Ohioans, foundations and more give and what causes they support. The latest data indicates that overall giving is up 18 percent over the previous year, reaching $7.8 billion.
Get on the Map is a campaign to improve the quality, timeliness and availability of information – for and about Ohio funders. The highly interactive, searchable mapping platform from Foundation Center will be accessible to all members who participate. It all starts with you.
Through Philanthropy Ohio’s many programs, you’ll connect with others who share similar experiences and challenges, building the knowledge and skills to improve your philanthropic practice.
In The Spotlight
Welcome Grange & Bank of America!
Two new corporate foundations have joined Philanthropy Ohio. Headquartered in Columbus, one of Grange’s five core values is to “do the right thing.” Not only does this principle guide their operations, but it also drives their commitment to serving children and families in their community. Grange lends financial support, time and talents to organizations that transform lives; provide comfort and enrich the community in the areas of health and human services; education; civic and safety organization support; and arts and community enrichment programs.
Bank of America has several core areas of CSR focus, including responsible business practices; environmental sustainability; strengthening local communities with a focus on housing, hunger and jobs; investing in global leadership development; and engaging through arts and culture. As part of these efforts, employee volunteers across the company contribute their time, passion and expertise to address issues in communities where they live and work.
Our weekly enewsletter updates members about Ohio and U.S. health policy news.
Answering that question was the theme of Kathy Merchant’s retirement toast last week held in the beautiful Cincinnati Music Hall and attended by hundreds of friends, colleagues and even the mayor.