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
Adrienne Taylor,  CFRE, MBA President 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 Olberding Principal Chanticleer Consulting
Chara Fisher Jackson Executive Director & CEO Cincinnati Preschool Promise
Jonathan Martin President & CEO Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Harold Howard Executive Director Council on Child Abuse (COCA)
Amy Cheney President & CEO Crayons to Computers
Lisa Nolan Executive Director Dress for Success Cincinnati
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
Ja’Lah Willingham Executive Director Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly
Christie Brown CEO OneSource
Erin Childs President & CEO Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio
Jennifer Loeb CEO Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati
Neil Tilow CEO Talbert House
Steven Sunderman Executive Director The May Festival and Vocal Arts Ensemble
Moira Weir President/CEO United Way of Greater Cincinnati
Jorge Perez President & CEO YMCA of Greater Cincinnati
Rickell Howard Smith President & CEO YWCA Greater Cincinnati

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.