Our weekly news digest compiles philanthropy news from across the state.
Join us September 16 – 18, 2015, in Cincinnati.
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
Burton D. Morgan Foundation launches research institute, expands staff
In April, Burton D. Morgan Foundation launched the Entrepreneurship Education Experiment, a new research institute serving as a vehicle to share the work happening in the Northeast Ohio entrepreneurial ecosystem nationally and globally. To help handle this growing body of work, the foundation expanded their staff to include Dr. Scott Shane of Case Western Reserve University, the first research fellow in the Burton D. Morgan Fellowship Program; his project involves the study of pitch competitions, launching a series this fall. To assist Dr. Shane, two students from Case Western Reserve University have been brought on as interns. Laura Mummey, a senior majoring in economics and psychology, and Eoghan Bees, a junior majoring in finance, are preparing for PITCH U and four campus pitch competitions. The foundation continues to grow and evolve, tackling new, intriguing challenges in their community.
In between rain downpours and mere summer showers, many of us are getting ready for a brief respite someplace sunnier and warmer than this year’s Ohio summer.
Our weekly enewsletter updates members about Ohio and U.S. health policy news.