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.


    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.

  • Meet Philanthropy Ohio’s new CEO

    The Board of Trustees has appointed Deborah Aubert Thomas as Philanthropy Ohio’s next president & CEO. Following a comprehensive search process, the board unanimously chose Deborah, who will assume her new role on August 15. Deborah has ably served Philanthropy Ohio as the vice president for programs and learning since 2014. In this role, she has provided exceptional vision and oversight for the organization’s educational programs to bring high-quality learning to members. 


    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.

Member Spotlight

Welcome new private foundation members

Three new private foundation members have joined Philanthropy Ohio: PNC Charitable Trust, Andrews Foundation and Healthy Lakewood Foundation.

PNC Charitable Trust is a Cincinnati-based member whose mission is to implement the legacies set forth by the individual donors who established trust relationships with PNC by distributing grants to nonprofit organizations at local and regional levels.

The Andrews Foundation, created by Mabel Shields Andrews in 1951, is a private family foundation based in Beachwood, Ohio. It supports the community through grantmaking to advance and enrich the quality of life of those living in Northeast Ohio.

Healthy Lakewood Foundation is a new private foundation in Northeast Ohio. Over the next decade and a half, it will accrue more than $32.4 million in assets tied to the closing of Lakewood Hospital. Its mission is to advance programs, policies and practices that inspire a Lakewood community in which health and wellness are reflected in all aspects of life.

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Friday, October 11, 2019
Ohio Philanthropy News - October 11, 2019

Playground dedicated at Quinby Park with funding from the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley’s William Swanston Charitable Fund.

Monday, October 7, 2019
Celebrating philanthropy in 2019

In Cincinnati last month for Philanthropy Forward ’19, we were thrilled to announce and applaud the 2019 Philanthropy Award winners. This year, we played videos that captured the winners’ accomplishments as well as statements from the nominators.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Responding to the substance use disorder crisis is done community by community.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Learn how to deal with difficult wills and trusts.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Join your community foundation colleagues from across the state for a day designed to: support your role as a leader in your community; engage you