Category: Features

Emerging Leader of the Year: Rosa Nemec, GE Aviation

Rosa Nemec, a GE design engineer, leads the Year of the Girl program, introducing fourth- and sixth-grade girls to STEM-related fields using fun projects.

Each year, the Association of Fundraising Professionals presents awards to several individuals or organizations at its National Philanthropy Day Luncheon… Rosa Nemec is in her sixth year of running the Year of the Girl program. It introduces girls in fourth through sixth grade to STEM-related fields and encourages their interest in STEM disciplines.

Innovator of the Year: bi3

Jill Miller, president of Bethesda Inc., and Ryan Adcock, executive director of Cradle Cincinnati, gave a presentation on the outcomes of StartStrong, a collaborative effort to reduce infant mortality, at the June 2018 Grant Makers in Health annual conference.

Each year, the Association of Fundraising Professionals presents awards to several individuals or organizations at its National Philanthropy Day Luncheon… bi3, has cultivated a reputation for stepping up to some of the most difficult health issues facing the Cincinnati community. In the last eight years, bi3 has awarded more than 40 grants, investing more than $36 million in transformative health and health care initiatives in Greater Cincinnati.

Volunteer of the Year: John Mongelluzzo

John Mongelluzzo

Each year, the Association of Fundraising Professionals presents awards to several individuals or organizations at its National Philanthropy Day Luncheon… In 2005, good friends of John Mongelluzzo invited him to a new fundraiser they were hosting at their home, an event they called Bloom.