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We are eagerly counting down the days until we move into our new location in the Sawyer Point Building August 1. We also can’t wait for you to see the real-life outcome of the months of the thoughtful and collaborative planning that has gone into its design.
“Our new location aligns with our belief in the power of place — where we work, connect and the community we call home. As we move forward together, harnessing our collective power to deliver more equitable opportunities for everyone to succeed, we welcome the challenge to continue that work with a new sense of energy and urgency.” — Ellen M. Katz, GCF President/CEO
We are eagerly counting down the days until we move into our new location in the Sawyer Point Building on August 1. We also can’t wait for you to see the real-life outcome of the thoughtful and collaborative planning that has gone into its design.
We want to be clear - it’s not just the home of Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF). The doors to our dynamic new Westheimer Center of Philanthropy will be open to all of you, donors, nonprofit organizations, professional advisors, and business and community stakeholders. We aspire to be the place where convening opportunities — both deep and broad — bring new coalitions together to drive our region forward in transformational ways.
Our new location’s “power of place” will be magnified by an inspiring array of interactive features, including:
We are grateful to the generous donors who are partnering with us to achieve this vision. If you have questions about the Power of Place campaign, please contact Phillip Lanham, Vice President of Donor and Private Foundation Services. We look forward to hosting you in our new space, a place we all can call home.
CINCINNATI (April 15, 2019) – Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) is on the move — literally. As Greater Cincinnati’s leading community foundation, GCF recognizes its role as a community convener, and has found it increasingly challenging to carry out that mission in its current location at 200 W. Fourth St.
As a result, GCF sold that building and will move Aug. 1 into a dynamic new venue in the Sawyer Point Building at 720 E. Pete Rose Way. The Women’s Fund of Greater Cincinnati Foundation and The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio will also move with GCF into the new space.
By consciously harnessing the power of place in a creatively designed space, GCF’s new location will provide energizing opportunities:
“As GCF has grown more integrated, focused and impactful, it has become clear that owning a building is not central to our mission,” said Ellen M. Katz, GCF President/CEO. “What is paramount to us is providing accessibility, flexibility and efficiency of service to all our stakeholders, which our new location will enable in exciting ways. We also believe that bringing people together in this thoughtfully connective space will inspire and accelerate our commitment to racial equity and economic opportunity for everyone in our region.”
GCF’s equity focus is also reflected in its choices of key partners to design and create the new space — all are minority or female-owned businesses. They include: DNK Architects, Inc.; Kolar Design; TriVersity Construction; and RCF Group.
“In this digital era of remote, often impersonal communication, it’s imperative to offer a place for people to connect face-to-face and interact in ways that promote awareness, understanding and insights,” said Christopher L. Fister, Chair of GCF’s Governing Board. “Our new facility will provide this crucial gathering place, where our entire Community as a community can take on the complicated yet immensely gratifying work of solving problems and identifying opportunities together.”
GCF’s welcoming front door, adjacent to the riverfront at the heart of its tri-state, eight-county community of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, will open onto a gathering space that is comfortable and inviting to everyone. The new location will be the embodiment of GCF’s mission of connecting people to realize Greater Cincinnati’s strongest, most equitable shared future.
About Greater Cincinnati Foundation
As the region’s leading community foundation, Greater Cincinnati Foundation connects people with purpose in an eight-county region in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. GCF is leading the charge toward a more vibrant Greater Cincinnati for everyone — now, and for generations to come.
Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s 55th year has been one of focused energy, purpose and forward movement. We are grateful for everyone who has joined us this year in the vital work of creating a Greater Cincinnati where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.
As we reflect on 2018, we are pleased to share with you a recap of GCF major events for the year: