National Philanthropy Day®

 

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Hilton Columbus Downtown

Since 1992, members and the Board of the Central Ohio Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) have publicly recognized local philanthropic leaders and celebrated giving in our community through National Philanthropy Day (NPD)®. This year, as in years past, we look forward to having the distinct honor of paying tribute to the change makers in our community.

This day of recognition of personal and corporate giving is the highlight of our chapter’s witness to the broader community.  It celebrates the unique partnership of donor and fundraiser.  At the core of this partnership are the high ethical standards held by all AFP members as they work in tandem with donors to determine specific needs, focus on the impact of philanthropic gifts, and together watch those gifts make dreams become realities for the betterment of our greater Columbus community. 

NPD has become the highly anticipated ‘event to attend’ in Columbus during November, the traditional month of giving thanks.

This year, as in years past, we have the distinct honor of paying tribute to those who change our community, and our world, through their philanthropy.

 

2018 Honorees

THE COLUMBUS FOUNDATION OUTSTANDING PHILANTHROPISTTOM W. DAVIS

Local business owner and United States Air Force veteran Tom Davis’ philanthropic objectives align with his mantra: “If I can save one life, it’s worth every penny I have.” He has demonstrated this through his generous support of causes, including HIV/AIDS treatment, higher education, LGBTQ youth, student athletics, cancer research and Columbus’ cultural institutions.

OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER FUNDRAISER: AIMEE WHITE

Driven by a passion for helping families with special needs children, Aimee White’s inspiration, planning and leadership were essential in funding the renovation and expansion of the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Riverside Hospital and the construction of the Barrington Elementary neighborhood's first ADA-accessible playground.

OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER FUNDRAISING GROUPBUCKEYE CRUISE FOR CANCER

Lisa Cisco’s vision of taking over an entire cruise ship to create a “floating Buckeye Nation” to raise money for cancer research became a reality in February of 2008 when the first Buckeye Cruise for Cancer set sail. Spearheaded by co-founders Lisa Cisco and Chris Quinn, Buckeye Cruise is a grassroots effort made possible thanks to the support of hundreds of volunteers. It raises millions of dollars each year, bringing together cancer survivors, Buckeye fans, former athletes, OSU alumni, physicians, and others—who all have two things in common: They love Ohio State, and they hate cancer. Go Bucks! Beat Cancer!

OUTSTANDING FOUNDATION: OSTEOPATHIC HERITAGE FOUNDATIONS

The Osteopathic Heritage Foundations thoughtfully engage in collaborative and impactful efforts to improve health and quality of life through education, research and service consistent with the osteopathic heritage. The foundations’ purposeful grantmaking addresses evolving community needs, while driving innovation and leveraging contributions from individuals, corporations and other foundations.

OUTSTANDING LARGE CORPORATION: PNC 

PNC’s stellar commitment to enhancing our community has been demonstrated by its focus on early childhood education, as well as its collaboration with nonprofits in the areas of affordable housing, community development, community services, cultural enrichment through the arts and revitalization and stabilization of low- to moderate-income areas.

OUTSTANDING SMALL BUSINESS: DIAMOND HILL CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

Constantly aspiring to maximize its impact in the community, Diamond Hill has been disproportionately philanthropic for an institution of its size, generously supporting hundreds of projects, causes and educational institutions through financial contributions, volunteer service and community leadership.

BIG LOTS OUTSTANDING YOUTH IN PHILANTHROPY: IAN MONTGOMERY

In 2015, Ian Montgomery decided to do something to honor the grandmother and aunt he’d lost to cancer while uniting his love of running and hockey in the process. He then planned and launched the “Frozen Banana Race,” a two-mile fundraising run to support the pediatric cancer work of the Blue Jackets Foundation. Over the past four years, it has grown into an increasingly successful annual fundraiser, attracting more participants and raising more dollars each year.

OUTSTANDING FUNDRAISING PROFESSIONALERICH J. HUNKER

With nearly three decades of fundraising experience, Erich Hunker -  - currently in his 19th year at Columbus Academy -  is an engaging leader and personable colleague with an exceptional track record of accomplishments in fundraising, marketing, communications, planning, executive management, and community engagement. Erich has proven willing to lead and serve wherever needed, including contributing significantly to the growth and vitality of the Central Ohio Chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals. As a mentor and professional friend for both new and seasoned colleagues, he has indirectly, yet significantly, impacted the advancement of many great charitable causes in our community.

*LEAVE A LEGACY: R. Kevin Kerns, Trustee of the Karen Kerns Dresser Trust

Continuing a family legacy of commitment to social justice and philanthropy, Kevin Kerns’ legacy gift to the Catholic Social Services’ Our Lady of Guadalupe Center to fund a bilingual case manager will connect the Center’s clients to individualized resources and move them to self-sufficiency. This will empower the Guadalupe Center, which serves the largest population of Hispanics in central Ohio, to have an exponentially greater impact. Additionally, Mr. Kerns’ gift will be leveraged into even more funding to help the immigrant Latino community.   *The Leave a Legacy award is presented in partnership with the Charitable Gift Planners of Central Ohio.

 

Sponsorship Opportunities for 2018 National Philanthropy Day are now available.


2017 Honoree Videos

Honoree

YouTube Video Link

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser The Reverend Monsignor Joseph M  Hendricks

https://youtu.be/E2KLUA1dRlE

Outstanding Small Corporation  Compton Construction

https://youtu.be/hpA9VWxBLY4

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraising Group  BuckeyeThon

https://youtu.be/DvYvsxDXA3g

Leave A Legacy Award J W  “Bill” Straker

https://youtu.be/_XAW0Yp4Kd4

Big Lots Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy  Meagan Warren, Books for Bedtime

https://youtu.be/-e5_JcsNw6U

Outstanding Foundation  The Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation

https://youtu.be/tTfL6yKgcuU

Outstanding Fundraising Professional Marilyn Frank

https://youtu.be/TOigLRJVsZc

Outstanding Large Corporation  Abercrombie & Fitch Co

https://youtu.be/npN2VJ6k4c4

Outstanding Philanthropist  Al and Barbara Siemer

https://youtu.be/AfoSW1vs910

 

  

Previous Award Recipients

Outstanding Philanthropist 
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraising Group 
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser 
Outstanding Foundation 
Outstanding Large Corporation 
Outstanding Small Corporation 
Judges Award 
Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy 
Outstanding Professional Fundraiser 
Leave A Legacy Award
Presented by the Association of Charitable Gift Planners, Central Ohio Chapter
 

National Philanthropy Day Committee Chair

Cody Vermillion

Development Manager - OhioHealth Foundation

180 East Broad Street, Floor 31
Columbus OH 43215


614-544-4515
cody.vermillion@ohiohealth.com

National Philanthropy Day Nominations Committee Chair

Joanne Spoth, CFRE

President and CEO - The Breathing Association

6275 Lithopolis Rd
Carroll, OH 43112


614-437-1525
jspoth@breathingassociation.org

Sponsorship Chair

Ben Miller

Associate Director of Development - The Ohio State University

500 W 12th Avenue
550 Parks Hall
Columbus, OH 43210


614-688-2388
miller.5105@osu.edu

National Philanthropy Day Committee Chair-Elect

Mary Beth McNamee

Asst Director, Donor Relations and Stewardship - The Ohio State University

970 Quay Ave, Apartment B
Columbus, OH 43212

Email: marybeth.mcnamee
@osumc.edu


614-685-2172

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McConnell", 2: "", 3: "Gary Glaser", 4: "", 5: "White Castle System, Inc.", 6: "Progressive Medical, Inc.", 7: "", 8: "", 9: "Anita A. Laterro, CFRE", 10: "" };NPD[2004] = { 1: "Elizabeth M. Ross", 2: "", 3: "Judy Tuckerman", 4: "", 5: "Wolfe Enterprises", 6: "Paul Werth Associates", 7: "Stephen A. Rish", 8: "", 9: "Diana S. Newman, CFRE", 10: "Terry Schavone" };NPD[2005] = { 1: "Bob & Mary Lazarus", 2: "", 3: "Ann S. Hoaglin", 4: "", 5: "Grange Insurance", 6: "Mills/James Productions", 7: "Archie Griffin", 8: "", 9: "Sue Phillips, CFRE", 10: "Larry Waller" };NPD[2006] = { 1: "John Schoedinger", 2: "", 3: "Dr. Nancy Goorey", 4: "", 5: "Limited Brands", 6: "Smith & Hale", 7: "", 8: "", 9: "Terry Schavone", 10: "Joe Bull" };NPD[2007] = { 1: "David J. Ryan", 2: "", 3: "David and June Harcum", 4: "", 5: "Chemical Abstracts Services", 6: "SOS Video Communications", 7: "", 8: "", 9: "Laura MacDonald, CFRE", 10: "" };NPD[2008] = { 1: "J. Gilbert 'Gib' Reese", 2: "The Women's Board of the Columbus Museum of Art", 3: "Cynthia A. Hilsheimer", 4: "", 5: "American Electric Power", 6: "Grip Technology", 7: "", 8: "", 9: "Douglas W. Allinger", 10: "Joanne McGuire" };NPD[2009] = { 1: "Floradelle Pfahl", 2: "Childhood League", 3: "Charles Moses", 4: "", 5: "Crane Group", 6: "Clary Communications", 7: "The Columbus Foundation", 8: "Summer Reading Club Volunteens (Columbus Metropolitan Library)", 9: "Roberta Terapak, CFRE", 10: "Kathryn Sanders Rieder" };NPD[2010] = { 1: "Richard J. Solove", 2: "McDonald's Owners/Operators of Central Ohio", 3: "Charlette Gallagher-Allred, PhD", 4: "", 5: "Nationwide", 6: "HLS MedFreight", 7: "Chad Jester & Tom Katzenmeyer", 8: "Dante Landolfi & Molly O'Connor", 9: "Pamela H. Glasgow", 10: "Dr. Jerome J. and Mrs. Margaret A. Cunningham" };NPD[2011] = { 1: "Anne Melvin", 2: "Friends Helping Friends", 3: "Beth Crane", 4: "", 5: "Time Warner Cable", 6: "Fahlgren Mortine", 7: "Osteopathic Heritage Foundations", 8: "Sammy Crozier, Chasing Hope", 9: "Lori Hunter Overmyer, CFRE, MBA", 10: "Anne Powell Reily" };NPD[2012] = { 1: "Drs. Arthur G.H. and Hetty Bing", 2: "The Red Shoe Society of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio", 3: "Cordelia W. Robinson", 4: "The English Family Foundation", 5: "Greif, Inc.", 6: "RobotWorx", 7: "", 8: "Jenelle Krumlauf, Nellie's Catwalk for Kids", 9: "Cynthia B. Anderson, CFRE", 10: "Dorothy 'Dotty' T. Henderson" };NPD[2013] = { 1: "Vernon L. Pack", 2: "WBNS-10TV/Dispatch Media Group & Faith Leadership Council", 3: "Subha Lembach", 4: "Harold C. Schott Foundation", 5: "Worthington Industries", 6: "", 7: "Mark King, M.D.", 8: "Jacob Glorioso & Katerini Soisson", 9: "Jodi Bopp, CFRE", 10: "Beth Grimes Flood" };NPD[2014] = { 1: "Robert H. 'Tad' Jeffrey", 2: "Woodworkers of Central Ohio", 3: "Nancy Strause", 4: "Harry C. Moores Foundation", 5: "Big Lots", 6: "Ologie", 7: "", 8: "See Kids Dream - Penny Harvest Student Leaders", 9: "Colleen C. Garland", 10: "Peter B. And Janet Waugh Halliday" };NPD[2015] = { 1: "Crane, Grote and Kelley Families in Support of the Reeb Avenue Center", 2: "The Rotary Club of Westerville Sunrise", 3: "Fran Ryan", 4: "The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio", 5: "Safelite AutoGlass Corporation", 6: "Lightwell, Inc.", 7: "", 8: "Vick Chhabria", 9: "Michelle Cramer, CFRE", 10: "Louise Warner" };NPD[2016] = { 1: "Virginia ‘Ginni’ Ragan", 2: "Christine’s Christmas Board", 3: "Dr. James A. Homon, DDS and Julie Homon", 4: "The Wells Foundation", 5: "Cardinal Health", 6: "", 7: "", 8: "The Zoo Connection", 9: "Sue Welty, CFRE", 10: "Dr. Thomas E and Margaret Barton Williams" };NPD[2017] = { 1: "Al and Barbara Siemer", 2: "BuckeyeThon", 3: "The Reverend Monsignor Joseph M. Hendricks", 4: "The Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation", 5: "Abercrombie & Fitch Co.", 6: "Compton Construction", 7: "", 8: "Meagan Warren, Books for Bedtime", 9: "Marilyn Frank", 10: "J.W. “Bill” Straker" };NPD[2018] = { 1: "Tom W. Davis", 2: "Buckeye Cruise for Cancer", 3: "Aimee White", 4: "Osteopathic Heritage Foundations", 5: "PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.", 6: "Diamond Hill Capital Management", 7: "", 8: "Ian Montgomery", 9: "Erich J. Hinker", 10: "R. Kevin Kerns, Trustee of the Karen Kerns Dresser Trust" };

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