Professional Advisor Resources

Donors often establish planned gifts during their lifetime for meaningful future impact. GCF ensures that their charitable intent is respected as a partner in the process.

If you are advising a client who is considering a planned gift or bequest to Greater Cincinnati Foundation, we welcome the opportunity to work with you. Please use the below resources and tools and feel free to contact us any time for further information or assistance on a confidential basis.

Here is some basic information about our organization:

Legal Name

All charitable gifts should be directed to “Greater Cincinnati Foundation, 720 E. Pete Rose Way, Suite 120, Cincinnati OH 45202, a Ohio 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, charitable organization, or its successor, Federal Tax Identification Number: 31-0669700.”

Tax I.D. Number

Greater Cincinnati Foundation's Tax ID number is 31-0669700.

Greater Cincinnati Foundation tries to make arranging a gift for the organization’s benefit as easy as possible, and we strive to honor the intentions of all our donors. Accordingly, the following will prove helpful:


Bequest Wording Securities Transfer Instructions


If one of your clients arranges an estate gift for the benefit of GCF, we would very much appreciate knowing about the gift, both so we can express our sincere gratitude and – as noted above – so we can make sure we will be able to fulfill the donor’s wishes. Those generous individuals who have remembered GCF in their wills, estate plans, or who have already established a fund for the benefit of our region are invited to be part of our Foundation Society. 


Foundation Society


Of course, we respect the fact that in some cases donors prefer to remain anonymous. If you are willing to serve as an intermediary, your client can share information about his or her plans without divulging his or her identity.

Finally, we want to be of assistance to you in any way we can, whether you are simply looking for general information about charitable giving, considering particular options on behalf of a particular client, or needing our cooperation in the administration of a bequest or other type of planned gift. 

Thank you for the work you do on behalf of your clients for our community!


Michele Carey, CAP®
Vice President, Philanthropic Strategies
(513) 768-6171