The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Ohio nonprofits’ ability to provide services, continue operations, collect donations/revenue and carry out their missions. During this pandemic, nonprofits are increasingly expected to do more with less. In order to identify the greatest needs of the state’s nonprofit sector during this public health crisis, the Ohio Attorney General’s Charitable Law Section, Philanthropy Ohio, the Ohio Association for Nonprofit Organizations and The Ohio State University launched The Ohio Nonprofit COVID-19 Survey Project.
The four philanthropy awards celebrate outstanding Ohio philanthropists who have made significant contributions to philanthropy. Congratulations to the 2020 award winners: Adrienne Mundorf, Dan Keenan, The Raymond John Wean Foundation and Sam Barone.
We are happy to announce our newest Philanthropy Ohio staff member, Kaylin Bittner, who joined the team last month. Kaylin is the director of programs & learning and is leading the development and delivery of e-learning programs that reflect our strategic framework and workplan.
This past September, 235 Philanthropy Ohio members, presenters and plenary speakers convened in Cincinnati for Philanthropy Forward ’19 and left energized to implement new ideas and practices into their work.
In Cincinnati last month for Philanthropy Forward ’19, we were thrilled to announce and applaud the 2019 Philanthropy Award winners. This year, we played videos that captured the winners’ accomplishments as well as statements from the nominators.
The feeling of excitement permeated the air – an energy that Philanthropy Forward generated among attendees, presenters and staff during three days in October when the state’s philanthropy practitioners – from private foundations to corporate funders to United Way and community foundation staff – convened in Columbus to network, learn and exchange ideas. With the infusion of arts and equity work, attendees proclaimed this was the best Philanthropy Forward conference yet.
It’s the time of the year that we celebrate the best of the best in philanthropy. The four annual philanthropy awards applaud those who are moving the field forward and getting work done in innovative and impactful ways to improve our communities across Ohio. The awards recognize an emerging leader; an innovator; a diversity, equity, and inclusion champion and a lifetime achiever in philanthropy. Who will you nominate?
Earlier this month, four individuals received awards for outstanding achievements in philanthropy. This year is the 13th consecutive year our board of trustees has awarded the Ohio Philanthropy Award, which went to Hank Doll.