Ohio Philanthropy News - April 20, 2018

Friday, April 20, 2018

Three Westlake teachers picked as Fund for Teachers fellows
Since 2001, Martha Holden Jennings Foundation’s Fund for Teachers has invested nearly $30 million in nearly 8,000 teachers.
Women’s Giving Circle announces $7,000 in grants
A group of about 25 Marietta women decided last year to establish a new fund as part of the Marietta Community Foundation and on Thursday night, they gave away $7,000.
Farmers market to return to Troy
The Downtown Troy Farmer’s Market is made possible through a grant from the Troy Foundation and support from other sponsors, including Kettering Health Network, Alvetro Orthodontics and Premier Health/Upper Valley Medical Center.
Conneaut program looks to grow educators, gardening volunteers
The growing equipment was purchased with the help of a grant from the Conneaut Foundation, said Samantha McNutt, outreach coordinator.
KeyBank donates $10 million to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, largest donation in museum's history
Beth Mooney, CEO for KeyCorp, said the gift would "help preserve and support its transformation - and make sure it remains accessible and relevant for our communities in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.
Mover of the week: Court Gould
Court Gould has been named vice president of community impact for the Erie Community Foundation; he replaces George Espy, who is retiring.
Scholarship recipients announced
Tuition to attend the camp is provided by the Harry and Elsie Knighton Memorial Scholarship Fund, administered by the Scioto Foundation.
Lorain Historical Society opens children's room
Barb Piscopo, executive director of the Lorain Historical Society, said the program and the room would not be possible without contributions from the Stocker Foundation and the Community Foundation of Lorain County.

Mt. Sinai appoints new VP of strategy
Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation has appointed Daniel Cohn as its new vice president of strategy.
Fresh Coast Seeks a Greener Youngstown
Downtown Youngstown Partnership, an affiliate of CityScape, received a Neighborhood Success grant from the Raymond John Wean Foundation to plant new trees.
Fairfield County Foundation awards nearly $300,000 in local grants
“We're honored to have the resources that allow us to support a wide range of local organizations and their work to better our community,” said Amy Eyman, executive director of the Fairfield County Foundation
North Olmsted High School students win first place at second annual Data Science Competition
The Data Science Competition was created by The HIT Convening Group and sponsored by CoverMyMeds, BioEnterprise, the Cleveland Foundation and Case Western Reserve University.
Youth Philanthropy program honors students
The Youth Philanthropy program, initiated in 2010 with the idea to cultivate the next generation of philanthropists, now boasts representation in all 10 area high schools, said Ashtabula Foundation Vice President John Dolan.

Calliope feminist Choir director Pierce named Foundation's 2018 Woman of the Year
Nancy Pierce, director of Calliope Feminist Choir, has been named 2018 Woman of the Year by the Women’s Fund of the Athens County Foundation.
United Way of Summit County marks 100th anniversary, recent successes
United Way CEO Jim Mullen told a crowd estimated to be more than 650 people that he was grateful for support of the agency's Bold Goals, which it instituted last year.
PCN Education Award
The PCN Education Fund, a subsidiary of the Pickaway County Community Foundation, announces a $4,000 grant to Pickaway HELPS.
Cuyahoga Arts and Culture CEO is stepping down, heading to Chi-Town
“I’m so proud of the work our team has done together since 2010 to make more people aware of the fantastic work coming from artists and arts organizations in Cuyahoga County," said Karen Gahl-Mills, the CEO & executive director of Cuyahoga Arts & Culture/

The Columbus Foundation names recipients of the 2018 Spirit of Columbus Award
Each Spirit of Columbus Award recipient’s organization will receive a $5,000 grant to support their work.
Shanti Community Farms offers Akron refugees space to farm and a sense of purpose
This year, a $5,000 Akron Community Foundation grant will support Shanti Farms' youth garden and summer camp programs, while a partnership with St. Vincent-St.-Mary High School provided space to plant seedlings in preparation for the growing season.
Middletown center offers free eye care to low-income adults
Other major donors of services or dollars to the project include the Atrium Medical Center Foundation, AK Steel Foundation, the Middletown Community Foundation, Oswald Co., Haag-Streit Holdings U.S. Inc., and Reliance Medical Products Inc.

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