Category: Profile

Opening vistas and fueling dreams through Adopt A Class

Philanthropist of the Year Bill Burwinkel, founder of Adopt A Class

You don’t have to convince Bill Burwinkel, winner of this year’s National Philanthropy Day Philanthropist of the Year award, about the importance of a good education and career guidance.After quitting high school to join the Army he bounced from job to job, never able to get a promotion because he lacked a college degree.

A career of turning on the lights in donor’s hearts and minds

John Olberding by Tina Gutierrez for Movers and Makers 2022

“When I think of the great families I had the privilege of working with, they all needed help, whether they were a Herschede, a Rosenthal, a Corbett, a Lindner, a Durr, a Fath or a Budig. Many of the great families who have given so much had to learn how to do it by teaching themselves or getting help along the way.”

Developing FotoFocus

Former FotoFocus staff member Nancy Glier, FotoFocus patron Paul Kreft, FotoFocus Executive Director Mary Ellen Goeke and FotoFocus founder Tom Schiff

It was 2010, and Tom Schiff thought that what Cincinnati really needed was a photography biennial. A huge one, one that had the potential to put Cincinnati on the map of international photography and lens-based hotspots.