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Melissa Currence
Melissa Currence
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GCF welcomes new board members

GCF welcomes new board members

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is pleased to welcome four new Governing Board members.
Thanks for Making our Annual Luncheon a Success

Thanks for Making our Annual Luncheon a Success

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation presented the Jacob E. Davis Volunteer Leadership Award in October to Ed and Carole Rigaud, and the Bridge Builder Award to Foster & Motley, Inc.
Her short life made a big impact

Her short life made a big impact

As a high school student, Morgan Judd would give up valuable sleeping time – Saturday mornings – to go teach young girls at her dance studio in Blue Ash. This was simply typical Morgan. She was the girl who was always prepared, never late and was always there for people.
Remembering Bill Friedlander

Remembering Bill Friedlander

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation lost a dear friend on September 10, 2014 - William A. Friedlander. We remember Bill's many contributions to the Foundation and our Greater Cincinnati community.
Northern Kentucky Fund Awards Devou Cup

Northern Kentucky Fund Awards Devou Cup

The Northern Kentucky Fund of GCF is delighted to present the 2014 Devou Cup to Frank and Patricia Sommerkamp. The award will be presented at the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Dinner on September 18.
Gibson honored as Emerging Philanthropist

Gibson honored as Emerging Philanthropist

Crystal Gibson was presented with the inaugural Emerging Philanthropist Award, given by The Northern Kentucky Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation and presented at LEGACY's recent Next Generation Leader Awards.
GCF Invests $1.7 Million in Local Nonprofits

GCF Invests $1.7 Million in Local Nonprofits

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation recently awarded more than $1.7 million in grants to build a more prosperous Greater Cincinnati region.
Merchant to Retire After 18 Years of Service to Tristate Region

Merchant to Retire After 18 Years of Service to Tristate Region

Kathryn E. Merchant, who has served as President/CEO of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation since 1997, has announced that she will retire in June 2015, after more than 18 years.
Generous Together

Generous Together

When you set a table, the different elements — cutlery, plates, glasses, and, of course, the food — collectively create a welcoming experience. The same is true when you bring people together to make lasting change in our community.
Generous Executive

Generous Executive

Dave Dillon loves small towns because the people are open and gracious. The retired CEO and current chairman of The Kroger Company could be describing himself. Walk into a Kroger store with Dave and he doesn't know a stranger. He remembers personal stories about the people he’s met, says good morning to customers, and tells them to have a good day.
Generous Pair

Generous Pair

They rode the same school bus and attended first through twelfth grade together. Growing up in rural Alabama after the Great Depression, Don and Laura Harrison were academic rivals. Both sharp students dreamed of attending college.

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.
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