Category: Recognition

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.

Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy: Finnegan McCarthy

Finnegan McCarthy (far left), with friends, sold lemonade to raise funds for Cancer Support Community.

Each year, the Association of Fundraising Professionals presents awards to several individuals or organizations at its National Philanthropy Day Luncheon… Finn McCarthy and his family know the impact of a cancer diagnosis firsthand: McCarthy’s father was diagnosed with the disease when Finn was very young. Now 12 years old, Finn serves as a junior ambassador of Cancer Support Community.

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.