John and Annie Glenn Receive Philanthropy Award
Each year, Ohio Grantmakers Forum gives its Ohio Philanthropy Award to someone who represents the essence of philanthropy: building, nurturing and strengthening individuals and communities. When Ohioans think of who best represents the highest values of philanthropy and community service, two names are universally recognized: John and Annie Glenn. Their records of selfless service to Ohio and the U.S. are unsurpassed in this generation, as exemplified by: their support of alma mater Muskingum University; establishing scholarships for needy students; creating the John Glenn School for Public Affairs at The Ohio State University; Mrs. Glenn’s outreach to people with speech and hearing difficulties; and Mr. Glenn’s 24 years of U.S. Senator. OGF is privileged to name them Ohio’s philanthropists for 2012.
OGF President George E. Espy, who presented the award to John and Annie Glenn in September, remarked that, “A hundred years from now, when Americans think of great Ohioans, the names of John and Annie Glenn will come to mind. They humble us by the example they set of lifetime service to Ohio and America.”
A previous commitment prevents Senator and Mrs. Glenn from receiving the award at OGF’s conference in November; their acceptance of the award was videotaped and will be shown during the closing lunch on November 15.
In addition to the award presentation, Senator and Mrs. Glenn graciously agreed to a taped, half-hour interview, a wide-ranging conversation that discussed their deep and life-long commitment to philanthropy. Part of that interview will be shown at the conference and the entire conversation will be available online after the event.