Philanthropy Ohio and many of its members are calling upon the Ohio Senate to address the ways Ohio schools are funded. The following is the testimony we submitted May 17 to the Senate Finance Committee, laying out our key principles and asks related to school funding.
As Women’s History Month comes to a close, I offer a celebration of women involved in our state’s philanthropies, those who have been major donors to innumerable causes and institutions, those who gather in giving circles and women’s funds to support their communities, those who have established foundations for giving in perpetuity, those who inspire us to give more.
As communities continue to struggle amid the pandemic, Philanthropy Ohio called for Congress to pass additional COVID-19 relief funding and sent the below letter to the federal delegation. We encourage you to contact your representatives and urge them to support additional COVID-19 relief.
More than 788,331 Ohio students are expected to benefit from Philanthropy Ohio and Ohio Department of Education’s grants from The Collaborative Fund for Educating Remotely and Transforming Schools.
Regardless of how you answer the question of whether 2020 starts a new decade or ends the old one, there’s something about the symmetry of 2020 that particularly encourages me to look ahead and think about what the year might bring that relates to the work we do at Philanthropy Ohio.
President Reagan declared November 15 National Philanthropy Day back in 1986 and the tradition of celebrating philanthropy has grown worldwide and here in Ohio. It’s a day that recognizes all who volunteer their time, treasure and talent to make a difference in communities, through large gestures and small but all coming from a generosity of spirit and concern for their neighbors next door and around the world.
The news last week of Steve Minter’s passing came as we get ready to celebrate Philanthropy Ohio’s 35th anniversary at this year’s annual meeting on Thursday – a celebration made possible in large part due to the vision Steve Minter had and made a reality. We are deeply saddened by his passing and extend our condolences to his family.
We are delighted to announce that the Board of Trustees has unanimously chosen Deborah Aubert Thomas as Philanthropy Ohio’s next president & CEO.
The Ohio Department of Medicaid has released a Request For Information (RFI) for its managed care procurement program. We’ve submitted high-level comments to provide philanthropy’s perspective on ways in which the managed care process can be improved to ensure all Ohioans have full and equal access to opportunities to lead healthy lives.
With tax filing day here – for both individuals today and then in May for many foundations – my thoughts are turning to discerning the latest charitable giving trends here in Ohio.