OGF announces 2011 Ohio Philanthropy Award Recipient
Briggs has led the GAR Foundation for 15 years. Rob is being recognized for his deep and broad commitment to philanthropy, demonstrated not only at the GAR Foundation but in many other ways. In addition to his stellar leadership of the foundation, those nominating him for the award praised his work as the founding chair of the Fund for Our Economic Future, an unprecedented collaboration of more than 80 philanthropists in Northeast Ohio. He is also an active member of the Akron community, serving on the boards of OneCommunity and Invent Now, Inc.
From enhancing the vitality of the Akron community through the GAR Foundation, to fostering the development of northeast Ohio by his leadership of the Fund for our Economic Future, to his national contributions as chair of the board of the Knight Foundation, Rob Briggs embodies the best in American philanthropy. His sharp mind, generous spirit and engaging personality have long been dedicated to advancing the common good through his foundation work. OGF is proud to recognize him with our highest honor, The Ohio Philanthropy Award.
Thanks to the members of this year’s Selection Committee:
Melissa Kleptz, The Troy Foundation, chair
Sally Duffy, SC Ministry Foundation
Dave Enzerra, The Lubrizol Foundation
Ruth Eppig, Sears-Swetland Family Foundation
Jeffrey Lyttle, JPMorgan Chase & Co.