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The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is pleased to welcome Andrea Gatewood, a participant in New Faces of Fundraising, a program of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Cincinnati Chapter.
CINCINNATI (August 2, 2016) - The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) is pleased to welcome Andrea Gatewood, a participant in New Faces of Fundraising, a program of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Cincinnati Chapter (AFP).
The mission of New Faces of Fundraising is to increase the number of racially and ethnically diverse individuals intentionally entering the field of nonprofit fundraising. It wants to be proactive in serving the new and diverse donors of the future. The Cincinnati Chapter of AFP, GCF, and Interact for Health are partners in this program. GCF has invested $30,000 in this award-winning program since 2013.
“GCF is pleased to participate in the AFP New Faces of Fundraising program and delighted to have Andrea Gatewood join us this summer as our intern,” said Laura Menge, GCF Giving Strategies Officer.
Gatewood is a native of Jackson, Mississippi. She earned both a bachelor’s in political science and her master’s in urban and regional planning from Jackson State University. Gatewood started her work in the community by working with her home church and local university on activities focused around youth empowerment. She is a resident of Anderson Township.
One of the nation’s leading community foundations, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation helps people make the most of their giving to build a better community. We believe in the power of philanthropy to change the lives of people and communities. As a community foundation, GCF creates a prosperous Greater Cincinnati by investing in thriving people and vibrant places. An effective steward of the community’s charitable resources since 1963, the Foundation inspires philanthropy in eight counties in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. At the end of 2015, GCF had net assets of $533 million.
Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s (GCF) Governing Board includes two new faces this year: Dr. Robyn Fortner Chatman and Timothy J. Maloney. The 18-member volunteer board is chaired by Christopher L. Fister.
Dr. Chatman, a native of Gulfport, Mississippi, is a past president of the Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati and immediate past president of the Ohio State Medical Association. A graduate of the Medical College of Ohio (now the University of Toledo Medical Center), she also earned a Master of Public Health degree from The Ohio State University and completed two years of training in health informatics at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Dr. Chatman is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and is board certified in Clinical Informatics. A Staff Physician at TriHealth, Dr. Chatman lives in Silverton with her husband, William McKeithen Jr.
"I have not forgotten the obstacles that had to be overcome in order to reach this point in my life and career,” said Dr. Chatman of the perspective she brings to the GCF board. “I am familiar with the struggle. I am happy to have the opportunity to work with others to level the playing field for those who follow.”
Cincinnati native Tim Maloney is President and CEO of the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./US Bank Foundation, a position he has held since 2007. Prior to his work for the foundation, he served as Senior Vice President and Regional Manager for US Bank Private Wealth Management. He was a close friend of Carol and Ralph.
Maloney is presently on the board and executive committee of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC) and the Taft Museum of Art. He is Chairman of the Music Hall Revitalization Corporation. He is married to Leslie Pugh Maloney, who serves as Senior Vice President and Education Program Manager of the Haile Foundation. They have two sons.
The Haile Foundation is known for its innovation in the arts, having produced the overwhelmingly successful Lumenocity program with the CSO for three years. The foundation produced the four-night BLINK event in 2017, which ranked as the largest event in the history of Cincinnati. It will return in 2019. The foundation has also been recognized for its innovative approach in community development and for the creation of Peoples Liberty, which provides grants to individuals for a wide range of civic projects.
Cincinnati (March 7, 2018)—P&G, Kroger Co., 84.51 , and Columbia Plaza are celebrating International Women's Day 2018 in a bright way: lighting up its building and the city's skyline with the female symbol to shine a spotlight on our commitment to advance women in business. In addition to the those above, the following organizations are also signing on to show support for the initiative: Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Women's Initiative - Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Women's Fund of Greater Cincinnati Foundation. At sundown, buildings in Cincinnati, New York, Boston, Toronto, Calgary, Montreal, and Vancouver will join other buildings in Peru, the United Kingdom and Colombia. Together, they represent dozens of major companies located in some of the world's most iconic and influential city structures. These companies will join Catalyst, a global nonprofit focused on empowering and accelerating women in business, with a light display to demonstrate the collective power of global leading companies that are creating workplaces that work for women-because progress for women is progress for everyone.
"Today we're celebrating International Women's Day and lighting up the skyline as a symbol of our commitment to gender equality and to building a workplace with equal voice and equal representation for women and men," said Carolyn Tastad, Group President, P&G North America. "P&G is committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone can advance and succeed."
As a proud supporter of the mission to accelerate progress for women through workplace inclusion, these Cincinnati companies are proud to participate in the Catalyst Skyline Takeover, executed across 32 buildings in 5 countries.
"Our skyline takeover is a visual realization of the business community's commitment to women's advancement in workplaces around the world," said Deborah Gillis, President and CEO, Catalyst. "When the buildings light up-and people see these companies taking a firm and visible stand for gender equality-our hope is to show an undisputable beacon of solidarity among business leaders and spark a conversation that accelerates much needed change in workplaces."
We invite all people to be agents of change within their own communities and companies, and encourage advocates to join the global conversation by sharing the Catalyst Skyline Takeover GIF and using hashtags #SignOfProgress, #CatalystForChange, #WorkplacesForWomen and #IWD2018.
Find the full list of Catalyst Supporters and learn more at catalyst.org.
The Women's Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation leads our community in ensuring the economic self-sufficiency of women in our region. Through leadership, research, and policy advocacy, The Women’s Fund works to identify and address the barriers affecting working women and their families. Learn more and get involved at www.cincinnatiwomensfund.org.
January 26, 2015 - (CINCINNATI) - The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) is pleased to welcome four new Governing Board members.
CINCINNATI (June 5, 2017)—Deepika Andavarapu has been hired as the research and evaluation officer for The Greater Cincinnati Foundation.
Andavarapu oversees and drives special research for GCF, including reporting and evaluation of the Collective Impact/Backbone cohort. She plays an integral role in helping the Foundation assess its progress and impact, and supporting staff to use evaluative information to accelerate progress towards the Foundation’s mission.
“Deepika brings extensive research experience to this role from working around the world and several states in the U.S. over the past 5 years," said Dora Anim, Chief Operating Officer. "I am positive that her work will foster new initiatives and growth for our grantmaking impact on the community.”
She is a past adjunct professor at the College of Design Art Architecture and Planning (DAAP), University of Cincinnati and has numerous published works surrounding her Doctoral Dissertation Research. Andavarapu received a Ph.D in Regional Development Planning and Master of Community Planning from University of Cincinnati. She is a resident of Mason, Ohio.
About The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
One of the nation’s leading community foundations, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation helps people make the most of their giving to build a better community. We believe in the power of philanthropy to change the lives of people and communities. As a community foundation, GCF creates a prosperous Greater Cincinnati by investing in thriving people and vibrant places. An effective steward of the community’s charitable resources since 1963, the Foundation inspires philanthropy in eight counties in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. At the end of 2016, GCF had net assets of $563 million.
CINCINNATI (June 21, 2017)—Lisa Davis Roberts joins The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) as program officer for philanthropic services.
Davis Roberts is responsible for carrying out the Foundation’s grantmaking services for private foundations and GCF donor advised funds. She works closely with trustees and donors to help them accomplish their charitable giving goals through effective grantmaking.
“Lisa has strong connections within the nonprofit community from her previous professional experience and volunteer engagement,” Phillip Lanham, Vice President of Donor Relations said. “I am confident that she will strengthen our services to private foundations by fostering meaningful relationships to support our clients’ mission.”
She was previously the manager of research development at Northern Kentucky University and serves on the grantmaking committee at Artswave. Davis Roberts is a member of WE Lead, Class 5 and has held numerous volunteer positions in the community.
Davis Roberts is currently obtaining her Master of Science in executive leadership and organizational change and has a Master of Arts from University of Illinois. She is a resident of Fort Thomas, Kentucky.
About The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
CINCINNATI (August 10, 2017) —The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is pleased to announce Alex Holtel has joined the Foundation as Finance Director.
Holtel is a driving force in implementing GCF’s overall fiscal, operational, and technology strategies. In this new position at the Foundation, Holtel supports multiple disciplines overseen by the CFO, including investment administration, impact investing, financial and operational analysis, forecasting, and information technology.
He brings over a decade of experience in financial analysis, forecasting and reporting. Holtel was previously Senior Financial Analyst at Vantiv where he focused on increasing the efficiency and accuracy of all financial reporting through use of technology and collaboration.
"Alex’s unique blend of financial and technology expertise paired with his strong commitment to our mission makes him a great addition to our team,” said Will Woodward, CFO. “He will help advance the organization’s technology and investment strategies forward to continue building upon the strong foundation already in place at GCF.”
Holtel earned a MBA from Miami University and a bachelor’s of Business Administration from University of Cincinnati. He is a resident of Madisonville.
One of the nation’s leading community foundations, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation helps people make the most of their giving to build a better community. We believe in the power of philanthropy to change the lives of people and communities. As an accredited community foundation, GCF creates a prosperous Greater Cincinnati by investing in thriving people and vibrant places. An effective steward of the community’s charitable resources since 1963, the Foundation inspires philanthropy in eight counties in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. At the end of 2016, GCF had net assets of $563 million.
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