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Phillip Lanham promoted to Vice President of Donor Relations

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is pleased to announce the promotion of Phillip Lanham to Vice President of Donor Relations. 

Phillip LanhamCINCINNATI (April 3, 2017) — The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is pleased to announce the promotion of Phillip Lanham to Vice President of Donor Relations. 

Lanham joined GCF in 2011, serving most recently as Director of Donor Relations at the Foundation. Prior to that Lanham was Director of Corporation and Donor Giving for the University of Cincinnati Foundation. He succeeds Amy Cheney who recently left the foundation after more than 23 years dedicated of service.  

“We are very excited to have Phillip lead our Donor Relations team”, said Ellen M. Katz, President/CEO. “He brings great energy and expertise to this role and a tremendous passion to help donors accomplish what inspires their charitable giving. With donors at the center of our giving, this is a critical leadership position at the Foundation.”

Lanham’s responsibilities include management of the full suite of philanthropic services the Foundation provides to assist individuals, families and organizations with their charitable giving.  He also oversees the administration of Procter & Gamble’s charitable fund.  Under Lanham’s leadership, the Donor Relations team will also focus on creating new and innovative options to allow donors to achieve their charitable goals. 

“I’ve witnessed the incredible impact that GCF donors have in our region,” Lanham said. “As a native Cincinnatian, I’m very much looking forward to supporting the generous individuals, families and businesses in our community.”  
Lanham is a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP®).  He earned both a bachelor's and master's of Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati.  

He is an active member of the Advancement Network Board of Directors, the Ambassador Council of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, the board of the Indian Hill Public Schools Foundation, and the University of Cincinnati Alumni Association. 

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.