Ohio Celebrates National Philanthropy Day
Philanthropy Ohio and more than 100 communities across the country – including several in Ohio – are celebrating National Philanthropy Day this month, sponsored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and its local chapters. Setting aside one day to celebrate how Americans give back to their community began in 1986, when then-President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation officially recognizing November 15 as National Philanthropy Day.
Here in Ohio, the celebrations hosted by regional AFPs occurred throughout the month at events that recognized local individuals, companies and foundations for their philanthropic activities. We offer our congratulations to two Philanthropy Ohio members received awards from the AFP of Greater Cleveland: Sherwin-Williams received the corporate leadership award and The Cleveland Foundation received the foundation leadership award.
Philanthropy Ohio celebrated philanthropy during the annual conference on November 14, when we presented awards to two individuals and two organizations:
Brian Frederick, president/CEO of the Community Foundation of Lorain County, received the Ohio Philanthropy Award, our life-time achievement award for outstanding service;
Cara Dingus Brook, president/CEO of the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, received the Emerging Philanthropist Award; and
We think all philanthropists deserve recognition for their dedication to the causes and organizations to which they donate, whether they give $25 or $25 million. Thanks to their gifts our state and nation are stronger and healthier places in which to live and work.