Learn how manufacturing sector partnerships can help close the skills gap and support workforce development and career pathways for Ohioans. Jessica Borza and Sara Tracey, who lead the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association workforce services team, will describe regional, industry-driven workforce solutions; provide examples from emerging and established manufacturing sector partnerships across the state; and define the roles philanthropy can play in the different phases of sector partnership implementation.
Learn about Waterford UPSTART, a technology-based, in-home kindergarten-readiness program. UPSTART’s disruptive innovation approach offers new dimensions of affordability, choice and accessibility for developing school readiness and empowers parents to engage in their children’s education. This program began in Utah and is actively expanding to pilots to Ohio and other states.
Hear from Terri Eason, Director of Gift Planning with The Cleveland Foundation, about how to develop philanthropic partnership and move your partners through the four phases of philanthropy. Gain additional perspective about the Foundation’s bi-annual African-American Philanthropy Summit.
Hear from Suzanne Allen, President and CEO of Philanthropy Ohio, as we take a deep dive into data on charitable contributions made by individuals, corporate, private and community foundations, federated funds and other grantmakers and the future trends likely to impact the sector.
Learn about some of the innovations happening in Appalachian Ohio and how funders are coming together with each other and communities to make a difference for the people they serve.
Learn about Council for a Strong America (CSA), a national, nonpartisan nonprofit that unites five organizations comprised of law enforcement leaders, retired admirals and generals, business executives, pastors and prominent coaches and athletes – totaling more than 9,000 individuals – who advocate for research-based policies that support children, youth and families as well as communities, states and the nation. In Ohio, they currently have over 400 members.
Join Mark Lomax II, D.M.A. and Suzanne Allen, Ph.D. for a thoughtful conversation about the intersectionality of poverty, race and opportunity. Listen in to learn about efforts to create a better future for young men and women aged 18-26 and how foundations can activate their funds to make important changes in community.
Learn about Western Governors University’s (WGU) new partnership with the Ohio Association of Community Colleges to help meet Ohio’s attainment goal for 65% of Ohioans having a college degree or credential by 2025. The innovative practice of competency-based education is one strategy that could help Ohio get closer to meeting its attainment goal. WGU -- the nation’s first and largest competency-based university – uses technology to adapt to the needs of students, making post-secondary education more accessible and flexible, making it easier for students to accelerate learning.
Get up to speed on the latest health and education happenings at the statehouse. Hear from Loren Anthes, Public Policy Fellow at the Center for Community Solutions and Lisa Gray, Project Director for the Philanthropy Ohio Education Initiative.
Explore highlights from the Ohio Immigrant Population profile commissioned by funders for funders amidst continuing national conversations.