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CINCINNATI (March 15, 2017) — The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is a leading voice and active driver for building a better and more prosperous region. We do this by inspiring philanthropy to spark investments in thriving people, and vibrant places and key community initiatives in eight counties in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.
If working with individuals and families that strive to improve our community by investing their time and money interests you, then The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) may be the place for you. GCF is looking for a Senior Giving Strategies Officer. This position plays a significant leadership role in developing and carrying out GCF’s plans and strategies for engaging donors through superior relationship management. This includes collaborating with GCF’s Community Investment and Marketing Groups to capture and share the Foundation’s community knowledge for the direct benefit of donors who are seeking to increase the impact of their giving through a partnership with GCF.
The Senior Giving Strategies Officer works under the direct leadership of the Director of Donor Relations. The Senior Giving Strategies Officer works collaboratively with other Giving Strategies staff, the Community Investment Program staff, Marketing staff, and GCF committee volunteers to enhance relationships with prospects, current and future donors, including community needs information for grantmaking.
Participate in the creation of annual Giving Strategies Group plans, goals and strategies to engage donors and prospects with GCF and increase new and endowed assets; carry out relationship management and donor relations activities as identified in the annual plan; provide staff support for advisory committees as assigned.
As part of the Giving Strategies staff team:
Other assignments and special projects as assigned by the Director of Donor Relations, Vice President for Donor Relations, or President/CEO.
Bachelor’s degree and at least five years’ experience in the asset development field, including substantial work and success in soliciting major gifts and promoting planned gifts. Preference for candidates with knowledge or experience with community foundations.
Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy and/or Masters degree in accounting, business, finance or law combined with continuing education in fundraising strategies appropriate to community foundations.
The Senior Giving Strategies Officer must have a valid driver’s license, insurance coverage and a car (or regular access to a car).
If you have a passion for improving your community and the qualifications for the position, please submit your resume to Michele Costello, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, 200 W 4th Street, Cincinnati OH 45202 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for resumes is April 3, 2017.
CINCINNATI (April 21, 2017) — Children’s Oral Health Action Team (COHAT) is a coalition of organizations formed to address children’s oral health in Ohio. Created in 2009, COHAT works to ensure that Ohio’s children have healthy teeth and gums by striving to ensure that quality oral health care is available to all children in the state regardless of family income, and that comprehensive oral health care begins when children are infants.
The new program coordinator position for COHAT will play a key role in advancing the oral health agenda across Ohio. The coordinator will organize activities, educate providers, advocate for oral health policy, and manage communication across the organization. Competitive salary and benefits package. Frequent travel throughout Ohio is required.
If you have a passion for improving your community and the qualifications for the position please submit your resume to Michele Costello, 200 W 4th Street, Cincinnati OH 45202 or e-mail at email@example.com.
Deadline for resumes is May 15, 2017.
The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio focuses on achieving the results of Cavity-Free Kids, Healthy Ohioans, and Safe Elders. HealthPath has a 36-county area in Ohio that we serve. healthpathohio.org
As a philanthropist, aligning your passions with your giving may take many tries and tweaks. Below is a step-by-step-tool to help you reflect on what you truly want to support with your charitable dollars.
With the use of a scoring rubric for your past giving, it can help bring things into perspective for what you truly want to support. Through this exercise, you may see your giving is perfunctory, or you are overwhelmed by charitable requests from friends, family and the office. Perhaps you want to make a bigger impact on the things you care about. A rubric will help you see the where and why you are supporting an organization.
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CINCINNATI (November 9, 2016) — You are generous across every season, but perhaps especially at the end of the year. The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) stands ready to be your philanthropic partner and assist as you plan your 2016 holiday and year-end giving.
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If you have questions, contact your Giving Strategies team at 513-241-2880.
Get more information about Year End Giving here.
The day before Thanksgiving Al and Pat Harmann embarked on a family tradition. They gave their three adult children and their spouses a gift.
Each couple was told they could grant out $5,000 from The Harmann Family Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation.
“We are passing on the baton,” Al said. “We suggested they not use this for their churches or other pet charities but to broaden their scope and find out more about what is going on in their communities.”
Jim and Carolyn Harmann reside in Cincinnati; John and Laila Harmann in Chicago; and Edwin and Pam Page in Columbus, Georgia.
While the Harmann children were delighted with the opportunity presented by their parents, none were surprised.
“We’ve been raised to give and we plan to raise our kids the same way,” Pam said. “You only need so much and lots of other people have needs.”
Jim echoed his sister’s sentiment. “We’ve always been in a role of giving our time,” he said. “What was different and unique about this was that while the money isn’t ours, we were able to find ways to give it away.”
Jim and Carolyn felt they needed more information before they made their grants. “Unless you have a personal connection, you may not know about all the charities out there,” Jim said. “You are inclined to only give to the big, well-known ones.”
Enter GCF. Staff members Amy Cheney and Ellen Gilligan talked to the couple about their interests and directed them to several nonprofits that have been assessed by the Foundation. “GCF was the matchmaker between us and other organizations,” Jim said.
The couple’s first year of grantmaking included local gifts to Art Links, Elementz: The Hip Hop Youth Arts Center, Accountability and Credibility Together, Cincinnati Arts and Technology Center and Jobs Plus Employment Network.
Amy and Ellen helped the out-of-town children with their giving by connecting them with their local community foundations and making specific suggestions for organizations benefiting education and the arts.
Al and Pat were pleased with this first family meeting.
“Having all the flexibility was great. We had one meeting and boom, GCF made it happen,” Al said.
“I was surprised by how easy it was to make grants to organizations in cities outside Cincinnati,” Pat said.
When Al and Pat set up their donor advised fund in 2004, they had three objectives in mind. “First, we wanted to provide an additional vehicle for tax-efficient charitable giving for ourselves and our family, particularly our children, but eventually our grandchildren,” Al said.
“Second, we wanted to get our children more involved in charitable giving at an earlier age than we had been. Third, some of the money came from my mother and it was a way to carry on the family name.”
The Harmanns, their children and seven grandchildren are close, spending holidays and yearly vacations together.
“Look forward 30 or 40 years and our seven grandchildren may be in several cities, giving gifts from The Harmann Family Fund,” Al said.
And their parents can tell them this family tradition started around the holiday where one gives thanks.
From the 2014 Annual Report to the Community
CINCINNATI (February 26, 2016) — The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) is pleased to welcome its first Chief Operating Officer Dora Anim.
Anim’s responsibilities will include advancing and integrating the core operating functions of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, creating the strategy for growth and impact and developing a high performing work culture.
Previously, Anim was senior vice president, programs and services of The Health Collaborative. She earned a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Cincinnati.
She serves on the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s Executive Advisory Board for Women’s Programs and is a board member at the Springer School and Center.
Anim is a graduate of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s C-Change Leadership program, WE Succeed and its Women’s Excel Leadership Class.
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.
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