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Generous Volunteers

Generous volunteers are the heart of GCF. Governing Board members and other community volunteers contribute their time and expertise on a variety of standing committees and task forces. Volunteers also helped plan and implement our 50th Anniversary and Big Idea Challenge in 2013.
Generous Understanding

Generous Understanding

Randall Stokes and Ana María Paz Gómez just met but already the conversation flows easily. Introductions lead to Ana explaining that in her home country of Colombia, you take your mother’s last name. Both credit this open dialogue to being Diverse by Design volunteers.
Generous Ideas

Generous Ideas

Kelly Birkenhauer works full-time as a geologist, has a young son, and spends more than 16 hours a week working to improve the lives of Greater Cincinnati’s refugees. The chair of the Junior League of Cincinnati’s RefugeeConnect Committee said her motivation is that the refugees themselves are nothing short of amazing.
A Prescription for Self-Sufficiency

A Prescription for Self-Sufficiency

“Mary” first came for help while living in a battered women’s shelter. She was so debilitated by her many ailments that she could barely leave the shelter’s safety. Her conditions included asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, arthritis and depression.
Greater Equity: What is the role of philanthropy in racial equity?

Greater Equity: What is the role of philanthropy in racial equity?

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation believes progress in reducing racial disparities is critical to the community's future and that philanthropy can have a unique and important role to play.
Greater Change

Greater Change

Herb Brown is well-versed in change and growth. Involved with GCF for 35 years, he remembers when it had only three paid employees.
Greater Friendship

Greater Friendship

Karen Hoeb and Carolyn McCoy credit GCF as the origin of their relationship. In fact, the Foundation’s former leaders are so simpatico they arrived at this report’s photo shoot dressed in complementary black and white. They swore it wasn’t planned but didn’t seem surprised.
The Mighty Marian: Marian Spencer

The Mighty Marian: Marian Spencer

To look at Marian Spencer you'd never guess that she boldly goes where others fear to tread. Now, in her 90s, Spencer has a steely determination that belies her diminutive size.

All in the Family

An assignment from her grandparents left teenager Susan Weiss shocked.
Les is more

Les is more

Leslie McNeill had a vision for and unshakeable belief in women’s collective efforts when she founded Cincinnati's Women’s Fund in 1995.
A different kind of hobby

A different kind of hobby

In the last 10 years, Bill Kelleher has been on just two vacations. The single father made the decision some time ago to devote his resources and free time to his hobby – giving back to local nonprofits.
A family’s legacy of ‘corporate good citizenship’ continues

A family’s legacy of ‘corporate good citizenship’ continues

Continuing his father’s legacy of “corporate good citizenship” was important to William Olin Mashburn Jr. (1906 – 1971), when he took over Coca-Cola Bottling Works with his brother John Cromer Mashburn in 1930, following their father’s sudden death.
Connecting People and Places

Connecting People and Places

We sat down with Dr. Monica Mitchell, Thriving People Advisory Committee co-chair, to talk about our new Community Investment framework rolled out in 2012. GCF’s volunteers and Community Investment staff worked closely on its development. Dr. Mitchell works on community engagement and research, program evaluation, and health and wellness promotion at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
Dreams Do Come True

Dreams Do Come True

The first time Ruth Dickey saw the Clifton Cultural Arts Center (CCAC), it was “a big empty building that had been vacant for two years, surrounded by dead, scary trees.” But Ruth, “a sucker for big ambitious dreams,” didn’t find it hard to leave Seattle to become the CCAC’s Founding Executive Director.
He's 'ga-ga' for our Region

He's 'ga-ga' for our Region

He’s produced a performance with Lady Gaga and Yoko Ono, lived in Italy and England, and traveled to 66 countries. Knowing this, it may come as a surprise that David Herriman’s favorite topic of conversation is Greater Cincinnati and its arts community.
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