National Philanthropy Day is the one occasion each year when the Association of Fundraising Professionals recognizes those making the most meaningful contributions to the nonprofit community in Greater Cincinnati.
“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our grandchildren.” This guiding principle – and mantras like “What would the Nipperts do?” – have helped focus the philanthropy of the Legacy Foundations of Louis and Louise Nippert. Their strategic investments made these foundations an exceptional fit for the 2021 Outstanding Foundation Award from Cincinnati’s chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
In 2017, UWGC realized that its traditional funding process under its Black-led social change initiative wasn’t reaching many small grassroots organizations. After connecting with Black changemakers through interviews, conversations, research and ideation sessions, United Way created Champions of Change.
Mitch Stone was diagnosed with brain cancer and started undergoing treatment. Despite this, Mitch maintained a positive attitude – and developed a love for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He is the 2021 Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy. The award is given by the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Greater Cincinnati at the National Philanthropy Day celebration.