Ohio Celebrates Philanthropy
President Reagan declared November 15 National Philanthropy Day back in 1986 and the tradition of celebrating philanthropy has grown worldwide and here in Ohio. It’s a day that recognizes all who volunteer their time, treasure and talent to make a difference in communities, through large gestures and small but all coming from a generosity of spirit and concern for their neighbors next door and around the world.
Here in Ohio, chapters of the Association of Fundraising Professionals celebrate philanthropy in their local communities throughout the month. I’m excited that several of our members are being recognized for their work at these local events:
- Cardinal Health, receiving the Central Ohio AFP’s Large Corporation Award
- Citizens Bank, receiving the Greater Cleveland AFP’s Corporate Leadership Award
- PNC Bank, receiving the NE Ohio AFP’s Corporate Leadership Award
- Toledo Community Foundation, receiving NW Ohio AFP’s Outstanding Foundation Award
- Tony Wells Foundation, receiving Central Ohio AFP’s Outstanding Foundation Award
- Yellow Springs Community Foundation, receiving Greater Dayton Region AFP’s Outstanding Foundation Award
Thank you to these honorees and to:
The 2.51 million Ohioans who volunteered more than 267 million hours
Ohioans who donated $5.59 billion to charities
Ohio’s nearly 4,000 foundations that invested $1.5 billion in nonprofit work
Ohio’s 75 United Ways that contributed $180 million
It’s a lot to celebrate.
Claudia Y.W. Herrold