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.
“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.”
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.