Emerging Leaders

Cincinnati Parks Foundation’s Emerging Leaders are philanthropic-minded young professionals that help build broad-based partnerships supporting the conservation and enhancement of our city’s parks and greenspaces.

Emerging Leaders Benefits
Individuals and couples under the age of 45 who make a personal gift of significance to Cincinnati Parks Foundation enjoy:

  • Friends of Parks Annual Fund benefits (commensurate with level of giving)
  • Networking opportunities with community-minded young professionals
  • Access to senior leadership of the regions top companies, organizations and nonprofits
  • Connection opportunities with other Emerging Leaders and the region’s top leaders

Contact Sarah A. McManus, Associate Director, at sarah@cincinnatiparksfoundation.org for more information.


2017 Challenge Grant

Special Thanks to generous donors, Ellen & Clark Sole, who have presented Cincinnati Parks Foundation’s Emerging Leaders with an opportunity not to pass up! Ellen and Clark will match the first $5,000 Emerging Leaders raise for Smale Family Fun Days. Will you help us meet this goal?

Cincinnati Parks Foundation launched Smale Family Fun Days in 2016 with the support of presenting sponsor Bahl & Gaynor Investment Counsel as well as The Women’s Committee of Smale Riverfront Park. Smale Family Fun featured interactive dance lessons, musical performances and magic shows. Over 10,000 tokens for Carol Ann’s Carousel and meals were distributed to family park-goers and children attending summer camps with our friends at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati, Boys & Girls Club, The Y and Cincinnati Recreation’s Summer Camps.