Though Philanthropy Ohio gives out the Philanthropy Awards every year, 2020 was a year unlike any other. Funders truly stepped up to help their communities; pivoted, innovated and collaborated with others and embedded diversity, equity and inclusion in their work like never before. This year, we want to celebrate those funders and elevate their stories of impact.
Philanthropy Ohio is embarking on a new pilot project to help our funder members and their grantees have a bigger impact in the community. The virtual Nonprofit Summer Learning Series that we developed will provide nonprofit organizations across the state with expert-led presentations to build their capacity and achieve goals.
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.