Because of philanthropy. . .

November 18, 2014 at 1:57 pm Leave a comment

headshot of claudiaIn this month when we celebrate philanthropy and give thanks, I am reminded of the countless ways that philanthropy impacts the lives of millions of Ohioans.

Because of philanthropy:

These are just a few examples of the impact philanthropy makes in communities across the state. I could go on and on building a list that encompasses all 88 counties, because Ohio is a very generous state.

We’ll be releasing our Ohio Gives infographic in a few weeks, which demonstrates this generosity with data on the amount and range of giving but here’s one quick data point: in 2012 – the latest year for which we have data – individuals and organizations gave $7.8 billion to support all kinds of nonprofits. That’s up significantly from the $6.6 billion of the year before. We’ll be mailing Ohio Gives to members and posting it on this blog as well as our website next month.

fingerprint heart: National Philanthropy Day imageWe’re not the only ones celebrating the impact of philanthropy this month. While National Philanthropy Day is formally designated as November 15, it’s celebrated throughout the month here in Ohio and across the country. Around the state, local Association of Fundraising Professionals chapters are hosting lunches and other special events that recognize community members for their outstanding contributions. A few Philanthropy Ohio members are among those being recognized at these events, including The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation, Austin-Bailey Health and Wellness Foundation and CareSource, and we congratulate them on their awards.

Let’s all celebrate philanthropy, its strength and vitality, in all its forms.

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Claudia Y.W. Herrold

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