Ohio Philanthropy News - March 19, 2021

Friday, March 19, 2021


Ohio State Bar Foundation announced their new officers and the 2021 Board of Trustees.

The Meigs County Community Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio successfully completed the Endow 200 campaign, raising $1M to benefit Meigs County communities both today and for generations to come.

The Jewish Community Response and Impact Fund pledged $10M for Jewish summer camps; supporters include the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation, Jim Joseph Foundation, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies, Aviv Foundation, Maimonides Fund and Paul E. Singer Foundation.

The Muskingum County Community Foundation donated $3.5K to Forget-Me-Not Baskets for a project at Genesis HealthCare System.

Marietta Community Foundation offered COVID-19 grants.

Community Counseling received $13K from the Community Foundation for Crawford County to help with suicide prevention efforts.

Claudia Herrold of Philanthropy Ohio was invited to join Governor DeWine’s Eliminating Racial Disparities in Infant Mortality Task Force.

Tara Walker-Pollack joined The Raymond John Wean Foundation staff as program officer of capacity building.

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland promoted Adrienne Mundorf to vice president of programs and strategy.

Knox County Foundation debuted new online portals to make giving and managing funds convenient.

In partnership with the LeBron James Foundation, Piada Italian Street Food introduced a new donation program to directly support core causes.

The pandemic didn’t slow down the Bay Village Foundation’s community projects.

The Women’s Fund of The Shelby Foundation awarded $5K in grants.

United Way of Greater Cincinnati hosted a Relief-A-Thon to connect struggling Hamilton County residents to resources.

In July, Barry Reis will step down as CFO to become the special adviser to the president after 31 years with the Jewish Federation of Cleveland.

The trustees of the Austin-Bailey Health and Wellness Foundation approved grants totaling nearly $193K to nine nonprofits and nine colleges.

The United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley launched its Match Madness partnership with Bordas & Bordas.

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Ohio philanthropy supports race and gender equity
As February / Black History Month comes to a close and March / Women’s History Month dawns, a focus on excellence in leadership is fitting to uplift all that is deserving of philanthropic and social impact investment. 

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