Declaration of Ethical Philanthropy

An ethical philanthropic culture makes the world a better place. In Greater Cincinnati, our causes are diverse and distinct, but our passion and commitment to a better community are universal. We share a commitment that wherever we work and whoever we serve, we do so to the highest standards and we follow an ethical approach.

Furthermore, we understand that ethical philanthropy is rooted in and implemented through the lens of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA). Therefore the chapter encourages adopting a lens of IDEA in all we do in the community.

In this spirit, we invite you to join us in signing on to our pledge titled, Declaration of Ethical Philanthropy. This declaration outlines three values that we pledge to promote and uphold as members of a community who are committed to an ethically philanthropic culture:

  • Shared growth mindset in the spirit of collaboration and pushing beyond status quo.
  • Shared informed decision making that is inclusive of all who are impacted.
  • Shared community-wide responsibility to be transparent and accountable.

In recognition of the importance of ethical philanthropy toward the public good, the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) invites the Greater Cincinnati community to mutually pledge this shared commitment to ethical philanthropy.

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Declaration of Ethical Philanthropy Signers

Name Title Organization
Nancy Eigel-Miller Executive Director 1N5
Vanessa Freytag CEO 4C for Children
Adrienne Taylor,  CFRE, MBA President, 2023 AFP Greater Cincinnati
Sonya Fultz CEO Adopt A Class Foundation
Matthew Gellin, CFRE Exec. Artistic Director & CEO American Legacy Theatre
Alecia Kintner President and CEO ArtsWave
John Banchy President and CEO
Best Point Education and Behavioral Health
Andy Swallow President & CEO Bethesda Foundation
Jill Miller President & CEO bi3
Rhonda M. Starghill Executive Director Breakthrough Cincinnati
Jill Settlemyre Executive Director Cancer Family Care
Jocile Ehrlich President/CEO Cincinnati Better Business Bureau
Sharon Marine Chief Philanthropy Officer Cincinnati Children’s
John Olberding Principal Chanticleer Consulting
Sasha Naiman Executive Director Children’s Law Center, Inc.
Sharon Marine Chief Philanthropy Officer Cincinnati Children’s
Joe Peacock Chief Philanthropy Officer Cincinnati Opera
Blake Robison Producing Artistic Director Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
Chara Fisher Jackson Executive Director & CEO Cincinnati Preschool Promise
Whitney O’Neal President & CEO Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation
Brian Isaac Phillips Producing Artistic Director Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
Jonathan Martin President & CEO Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Harold Howard Executive Director Council on Child Abuse (COCA)
Amy Cheney President & CEO Crayons to Computers
Jim Hudson Executive Director Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati
Lisa Nolan Executive Director Dress for Success Cincinnati
D. Lynn Meyers Producing Artistic Director, CEO Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
Joy Rowe Blang ED of Philanthropy Episcopal Retirement Services
Laura Lamb President & CEO Episcopal Retirement Services
Kurt L. Reiber President & CEO Freestore Foodbank
Rhonda M. Starghill Chief Development and Marketing Officer Girl Scouts of Western Ohio
W. Andrew Cole President Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council (GCPGC)
Sarah Mills CEO Health Care Access Now
Mike Moroski Executive Director Human Services Chamber of Hamilton County
Kate Schroder CEO Interact for Health
Beth Benson Executive Director Leadership Council for Nonprofits
Roseann Hayes Chief Development Officer Learning Grove
Alecia Webb-Edgington Alecia Webb-Edgington Life Learning Center
Ja’Lah Willingham Executive Director Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly
Kelly Collison CEO Magnified Giving
Christie Brown CEO OneSource
Erin Childs President & CEO Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio
Michelle Otten Guenther CEO Queen City Book Bank
Jennifer Loeb CEO Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati
Elizabeth Kohler Knuppel President & CEO Skystone Partners
Kaytlynd Lainhart Vice President of External Relations St. Vincent de Paul – Cincinnati
Neil Tilow CEO Talbert House
Kim Kern Managing Director & CEO The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
Steven Sunderman Executive Director The May Festival and Vocal Arts Ensemble
Moira Weir President/CEO United Way of Greater Cincinnati
Peter E. Landgren UC Foundation President / VP of University Advancement University of Cincinnati Foundation
Jorge Perez President & CEO YMCA of Greater Cincinnati
Rickell Howard Smith President & CEO YWCA Greater Cincinnati
Michelle Harpenau Glandorf President & CEO
World Affairs Council – Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky
Alicia Miller Executive Director Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Kristin S. Shrimplin President & CEO Women Helping Women

The Cincinnati Chapter of AFP

Our vision is to be the recognized leader in fundraising and philanthropy in our region. We wish to drive a culture of ethical philanthropy that will serve as a model regionally, nationally, and world-wide.