President Reagan declared November 15 National Philanthropy Day back in 1986 and the tradition of celebrating philanthropy has grown worldwide and here in Ohio. It’s a day that recognizes all who volunteer their time, treasure and talent to make a difference in communities, through large gestures and small but all coming from a generosity of spirit and concern for their neighbors next door and around the world.
It’s time to renew your Philanthropy Ohio membership for 2020 before it expires in January. You can update your organization’s contacts, generate an invoice and pay online. Visit the Membership Renewal dropdown item on the Members tab to log in and get started.
The Philanthropy Review Fall 2019 edition is available online to download and read. This edition features reflections on advancing equity from three members who are taking on the work, how one foundation leader is combating brain drain in her community, Deborah Aubert Thomas’ first President’s Pen and much more.
Last month at Philanthropy Forward ’19, we announced this year’s Philanthropy Award winners who have made significant contributions to the sector and their communities. The awardees are Geoffrey Gund, Ohio Philanthropy Award; John E. Moore, Sr., Michael G. Shinn Award for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Philanthropy; Rachel Goodspeed, Emerging Ohio Philanthropist Award; and bi3, Ohio Philanthropy Innovation Award.
Philanthropy Ohio is a statewide association that provides the network, tools and knowledge to help people engaged in philanthropy become more effective, powerful change agents in their communities.
Welcome new community foundation members
Three community foundations have recently joined Philanthropy Ohio as members: Granville Community Foundation, Community Foundation of the Ohio Valley and Oxford Community Foundation.
The Granville Community Foundation is committed to making Granville, Ohio, a stronger and better community by providing financial support for the arts, education, historic preservation and special events that help define Granville.
Since 1972, the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley has served the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia and Eastern Ohio. Their mission is to create a permanent endowment for the current and future needs of their community.
The Oxford Community Foundation serves Oxford and the surrounding community by providing leadership in enhancing the quality of life; by supporting natural, community and human resources; by acting as a catalyst in identifying and addressing evolving needs; and by providing a flexible and cost-effective way for donors to improve the community now and for all time.
To meet all our members, please visit philanthropyohio.org/directory.
Columbus State opened a food bank for low-income students; The Market was supported by Cardinal Health Foundation, which gave a $700,000 grant; Kroger and Wasserstrom provided in-kind support of grocery equipment.
Adjusting Medicaid payments for social determinants of health would help address the broader social needs of children, according to a new report.