• Philanthropy Review Winter edition is now online

    The Philanthropy Review Winter 2020 edition features four members’ reflections on 2020 and perspectives on 2021 challenges; an update on the Ohio Collaborative for Educating Remotely and Transforming Schools public-private partnership; and welcomes several new leaders to their jobs in philanthropy.

  • It’s time to renew your membership for 2021

    You stepped up this year, and we stepped up to support all that you did. Next year will be a year of continued recovery and response, which will require more connection, learning and courageous philanthropy and we will be here to assist: but only if you renew your membership before it expires in January. We thank you for your support and look forward to welcoming you back for another year!


    Did you miss Philanthropy Forward '20? There’s still time to take advantage of the conference’s recorded content by purchasing your exclusive virtual access now with a special, limited-time discount. Listen and learn at your own pace as the virtual conference recorded sessions and resources will be available until September 2021 on our virtual conference platform.


    Gain insight into the latest funder salary figures in Ohio, the Midwest and the nation in the 2020 Foundation Salary Report. Separate tables present data on average salaries for a variety of positions by organization type. As an additional membership benefit, more data on foundation salaries are available to Philanthropy Ohio members as researched by staff by contacting Jessica Howard.


    Following the death of George Floyd, Philanthropy Ohio members have issued statements condemning the acts of violence against the black community and renewing philanthropy’s commitment to racial equity and justice. President & CEO Deborah Aubert Thomas also wrote a statement on our blog on advancing racial equity. To read these statements as well as personal and professional resources, please visit philanthropyohio.org/diversity.

Member Spotlight

New on the Job

Meet Jeffrey Scott, the new executive director for Knox County Foundation. 

How my career path prepared me for this role: I have had many opportunities to work with boards and in other group decision-making contexts. Additionally, most of my professional experience has been in the fields of marketing and development, so I am fairly comfortable communicating how the Knox County Foundation can help advance the goals of individuals, organizations and our community and asking others to partner with us and invest in our work. Finally, I have plenty of experience making mistakes and very little ego, so I have no problem admitting when I mess something up and sharing the credit when it is due. Which is almost always. 

Three goals for the next 12 months: 1) Help bring to fruition a community enhancement project we have agreed to manage on behalf of one of our villages. (So far, so good.) 2) Successfully transition to a new foundation software solution. (Before the end of the year!) 3) Not break anything. (Bound to happen. Hopefully, nothing irreplaceable.)

What I’m reading: I am currently reading “The Overstory” by Richard Powers, which I highly recommend (just in case the Pulitzer Prize is not enough of an endorsement for you!).

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Attend an Event

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Join Philanthropy Ohio as you start the National Day of Racial Healing

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Take a deep dive into the critical legal details of community foundation fund management in this collaborative workshop

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Learn how next gen donors want to be engaged in family giving in this Family Foundation Midwest webinar