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The Accounting Associate is a full-time non-exempt position that functions as part of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s (GCF) Financial Services and Grant Services Teams. This position provides excellent service to GCF donors, grantees, staff and professional advisors by providing the highest level of timely and accurate financial records, reports and analytics.
The Accounting Associate works under the direct leadership of the Controller but also works for the Senior Grants Manager. The Accounting Associate works closely with the Senior Grants Manager and the Staff Accountant, who review much of the work prepared by the Accounting Associate. In addition, the Accounting Associate works collaboratively with GCF staff in other departments to provide support for gifts, grants, and accounts payable.
Accounts Payable – process invoices, employee expense reports and payments to consultants
Receipts– enter checks, securities, and other donations and receipts
Grants – assist in processing of Donor Advised and Designated grants
The Accounting Associate is a team player, and detail oriented. An Associate degree in finance or accounting and not-for-profit experience preferred.
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The Senior Accountant assists the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Controller on GCF and HealthPath Foundation accounting activities. Primary activities include closing the books, reconciling bank and investment accounts, and preparation of federal tax returns (990’s and 990-T) workpapers and financial audit schedules.
The Senior Accountant works under the direct leadership of the Controller. The Senior Accountant also works directly with the CFO, Controller and Director of Finance on investment related work and informational surveys. The Senior Accountant also works with the Staff Accountant to review Healthpath Foundation accounting. In addition, the Senior Accountant works collaboratively with GCF staff in other departments to provide support for financial/operational analyses and statistical reporting.
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Stephanie Sears said she visited the Kentucky Career Center to find out if there was any way she could support her family and herself.
She was doubtful.
“My exact words were, ‘I know you can’t help me. I know I’m a lost cause, I’ll leave now,’” Stephanie said.
Stephanie is far from alone. According to research by The Women’s Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, 90 percent of all female-held jobs in the region pay insufficient wages for a single parent with three children. Two out of three children in poverty live in female-headed households.
As a mother of three children, one with a chronic medical condition requiring nursing care, Stephanie said the career counselor gave her “a little air of hope.” She handed her a Raise the Floor brochure.
Raise the Floor is a program that provides training and certification in manufacturing skills for women. Currently, there are more than 600 unfilled manufacturing jobs in Boone County. Raise the Floor meets the needs of employers while raising women and children out of poverty. The program is based out of Gateway Community and Technical College and is a collaboration of the school, Partners for a Competitive Workforce, 4C for Children, The Women’s Fund, and local manufacturers.
“Women and children living in poverty in our area have reached critical levels,” said Meghan Cummings, executive director of The Women’s Fund. “We can help these families by getting the moms on stable footing. These manufacturing careers achieve just that.”
Raise the Floor has a holistic approach and develops support systems such as transportation, child care, job placement, and career services. The 16-week certified production technician certification course has flexible hours. Scholarships for tuition are available.
During Stephanie’s time as a student, she faced more than the usual obstacles. Her children were out of school for 26 inclement weather days; she had a minor surgery; her kitchen caught on fire.
“If it wasn’t for the support I got here, I don’t know what I would have done,” she said. “When I finished and they said I had a 4.0, I told them to check again.”
Now that Stephanie has earned her certification, she can go directly into the workforce or continue to earn an associate’s degree. The career pathways offered through the certification and degree include computer-aided drafting and design, computerized manufacturing and machining, electrical technology, industrial maintenance, manufacturing engineering technology, supply chain management, and welding technology.
Stephanie has chosen to continue on with her associate’s degree, working her way toward self-sufficiency. In its two-year history, the program has served 75 women: 32 are employed in manufacturing jobs, 18 are employed in non-manufacturing jobs, and eight are seeking additional education.
Stephanie, who describes her former life as “a circle of defeat,” urges others to advance through Raise the Floor.
“Dive into it,” she said. “Dedicate those weeks in your life and after that, not only will you be able to get a higher paying job, you can go on and get your degree.”
The Women’s Fund is a partner of Raise the Floor. Thanks to the generosity of donors, The Women's Fund has granted money for participant child care expenses and supported a workshop for area employers.
Partners for a Competitive Workforce, a Raise the Floor partner, was founded by The Greater Cincinnati Foundation in 2008 and housed by GCF through 2011. It is now managed by United Way of Greater Cincinnati. It has received $902,000 in support from GCF.
In 2014, The Women’s Fund released PULSE: 2020 Jobs and Gender Outlook (prepared by the UC Economics Center). The report shines a light on the fact that, based on current trends, job growth in our region is not likely to result in uniform prosperity for both genders.
Published in the 2015 Annual Report to the Community.
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) is pleased to announce the addition of five new team members in June. The new hires will assist the marketing, donor relations and grants teams. Connect with the community on July 16th and get to know our new staff members at our Community Open House.
“I am delighted to welcome GCF’s latest staff members, who bring diverse backgrounds to our organization,” said Ellen Katz, GCF President and CEO. “As GCF expands its mission of connecting people with purpose, they will be a huge asset on our dynamic team to drive our programs forward, provide excellent service to our donors and deepen community relationships.”
Harold Brown, Vice President of Community Strategies
Brown will be responsible for providing executive leadership and vision for GCF’s comprehensive array of grantmaking programs, including developing an in-depth strategy to advance its community leadership work. He will partner with GCF donors to help fulfill their philanthropic goals by ensuring that they are aware of our region’s greatest needs and opportunities. Prior to joining GCF, Brown served as a senior officer at KnowledgeWorks and served as founding president of EDWorks, the fee-for-service subsidiary of KnowledgeWorks.
Jaclyn Sablosky, Marketing Director
Sablosky will be responsible for developing and managing the foundation’s overall program to increase visibility and awareness in the Greater Cincinnati community by developing key message standards and furthering strategic goals for asset growth, donor services, regional relationships and community leadership. Before joining GCF, Sablosky worked at Luxottica, where she led the implementation of global initiatives in addition to launching the Sun Perks Loyalty Program.
Jamie Lydenberg, Donor Services Associate
Lydenberg will be a key contributor in helping fulfill the vision, mission and objectives of the Donor and Private Foundation Services (DPFS) team. She will manage and coordinate the operational procedures of GCF’s work with donors, prospects, professional advisors and private foundations. Most recently, Lydenberg worked at Ignite Philanthropy, where she supported the development and implementation of comprehensive and strategic fundraising plans. She also has worked as the donor relations officer for the Freestore Foodbank.
Connie Yeager Winternitz, Copywriter
Winternitz will help develop and implement a content strategy for both internal and external audiences. She also will be responsible for drafting content for a variety of GCF outlets including the website, newsletter, brochures, annual report, videos and more. She has previously worked as a features and entertainment reporter for the Cincinnati Post and public relations manager for Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.
Rosie Polter, Grants Associate
Polter will support GCF with all aspects of grants management, including data entry, processing, and maintenance of grant records in the grants database. She also will work alongside the DPFS team. Since graduating from the University of Cincinnati in 2015, she has worked at the local history departments of public libraries, Ohio’s Historic Preservation Office and recently completed LISC's AmeriCorps program.
January 26, 2015 - (CINCINNATI) - The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) is pleased to welcome four new Governing Board members.
(October 21, 2010) - The Northern Kentucky Fund of GCF presented the Devou Cup to Judy Clabes on Thursday, October 21, 2010 at the Northern Kentucky Celebration of Philanthropy.
The Devou Cup was created in 2004 to honor a donor who has made a profound difference in the quality of community life in Northern Kentucky, today and tomorrow. The award was named The Devou Cup in honor of the generosity exemplified by William Devou, 19th century philanthropist.
A life-long Kentuckian, Judy Clabes has spent both her professional and personal time making her state a better place to live. She has served Kentucky as a reporter, editor and volunteer, giving her time to numerous boards and committees.
Judy is chair of the Commission on Philanthropy and President Emeritus of Scripps Howard Foundation. She retired from the Foundation in 2008, after serving as President and CEO for 14 years and with the E.W. Scripps Company for 37 years. She is currently President and CEO of Judith Clabes Associates, a consulting firm working with philanthropic organizations.
The Northern Kentucky Fund of GCF owes much of its success to Judy due to her power of persuasion and enthusiasm for making a difference in Kentucky.
“Judy is passionate about growing philanthropy in Kentucky,” said GCF’s President/CEO Kathryn Merchant. “From the late 1990s when she worked with GCF to create the Northern Kentucky Fund, through to today as chair of the Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative, Judy has worked tirelessly to promote and inspire charitable giving. Certainly Northern Kentucky has benefitted from her leadership and generosity of time and talent.”
Strong is only one of the words friends and colleagues used to describe Gerri Johnson. Dignity, compassion and courage were a few others.
She had simple loves: family, work, music, fitness.
"Cancer eventually robbed her of each of her loves," said her life partner Chip Brewer.
Gerri was diagnosed with Stage I ovarian cancer in January 2001 at the age of 45. But throughout her four-year battle with cancer, she never let the disease become her identity.
"Gerri refused to let cancer define her life or serve as an excuse," said close friend and law partner Doug Spiker. In fact, she continued to work full-time as a partner at the law firm of Roetzel & Andress, sometimes during a chemotherapy treatment or from a hospital bed.
''We were partners in her battle against cancer. We drew strength from each other;' Chip said. But Gerri and Chip were both frustrated by what they found out about ovarian cancer.
Ovarian cancer is fairly uncommon, yet it is the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the United States and the leading cause of death from gynecologic malignancies.
It can be difficult to diagnose because the symptoms are easily confused with other diseases and there is no single reliable screening tool to provide early detection.
It became clear to Gerri and Chip that the disease was not well known or understood. They discovered that it was difficult to find information on treatment options.
Doctors typically treat the disease by the "trial and error" method, due largely to the lack of knowledge and the relative lack of research and funding for ovarian cancer.
After Gerri's battle ended in October 2004, Chip chose to continue her fight by establishing The Geraldine M. Johnson Cancer Research Fund at The Greater Cincinnati Foundation.
Friends, family and co-workers made many contributions in tribute to her life, character and immense strength. The fund will be used to support cancer research.
"Gerri would be embarrassed by the response and the attention to her fund because, for her, it was not about Gerri, it was always about other people,” Chip said.
"At the same time, Gerri would be thrilled about the purpose of her fund. She knew, first hand, the difficulties associated with fighting ovarian cancer and she would not want anyone to suffer as she did."
Gerri and Chip loved New Mexico, where they became interested in the Indian culture and Navajo weavings. They made a rare find several years ago of a Navajo "woman's chief blanket." Chief's blankets had to be earned and were worn only by individuals of great stature.
For a woman to warrant this honor was very rare. In order to qualify for this honor, an Indian woman would have had to possess the same characteristics that could describe Gerri: compassion, kindness, respect, honesty and loyalty. The blanket is a symbol for Chip, a physical remembrance of Gerri's comforting spirit.
"She was the love of my life," Chip said. "I feel as connected to her today as I ever have. Her spirit still lives in my heart. Gerri's fund was created because it seemed like the right thing to do. I am only beginning to understand the significance of that decision, because, just like the characteristics needed to qualify for a woman's chief blanket, Gerri was always about doing the right thing."
The Geraldine M. Johnson Cancer Research Fund was established as a designated fund of GCF at the suggestion of attorney C. Gregory Schmidt of Santen & Hughes. To date, nearly 100 individuals and companies have made contributions to build the fund.
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