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Three Ohio philanthropists were recently honored with the 2015 Philanthropy Awards. The honorees are Ohio Philanthropy Award: Gordon B. Wean, Emerging Philanthropist Award: Connor Reed Thomas and Michael G. Shinn Award for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Philanthropy: Kristi Andrasik.
Check out the photos from the Philanthropy Forward ’15 conference in Cincinnati and tag yourself. If you weren’t able to join us, take a look at the learning, networking, speakers and festivities.
Thank you to everyone who attended, was part of and made Philanthropy Forward '15 possible!
Philanthropy Ohio’s Central Ohio office has moved to the Brewery District Downtown Columbus. Stop by and visit us in our new home at 500 South Front Street, Suite 900.
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
New on the job: Meghan Cummings, CFRE
Meghan Cummings is leading The Women’s Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation as its executive director. Meghan previously served as the assistant executive director of The Women’s Fund, and Philanthropy Ohio recently interviewed Meghan about her new position.
Why did you make the move? I’ve been working at The Women’s Fund for more than four years, and I live and breathe our work on women’s self-sufficiency issues in Greater Cincinnati. Our former executive director, Vanessa Freytag, was named the new CEO of 4C for Children in June and I was honored that our Leadership Council believed in my vision for the organization and chose me as the next leader.
What do you hope to accomplish? Investing in women and their families is the strongest, most effective way to make our community more prosperous. My vision is to make women’s self-sufficiency a community imperative—an issue that is discussed in backyards and board rooms and carried out through a dynamic plan of action. I want to engage business leaders, elected officials and our passionate donors to move forward together on this important work.
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These were some of the themes and takeaways from Philanthropy Forward ’15 held September 16 – 18 in Cincinnati.