Fundraising

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Welcome To Our Newest Board Members

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / January 15, 2021 / Comments Off on Welcome To Our Newest Board Members

We would like to welcome the newest members of our Board of Directors. With their leadership we will be able to renovate greenspaces, restore trails, plant hundreds of trees, replace playgrounds, erect new public art, and more this year. Our 40-member volunteer Board consists of diverse community leaders who share their talents, professional expertise, and…

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EZZARD CHARLES FUNDRAISING KNOCKED OUT

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / January 6, 2021 / Comments Off on EZZARD CHARLES FUNDRAISING KNOCKED OUT

Cincinnati Parks Foundation is delighted to announce that the Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation KNOCKED OUT the fundraising dollars needed to complete the Ezzard Charles statue at Laurel Park! The Haile Foundation dedicated $200K to the project. The Haile Foundation joins other Cincinnatians who gave generously to the project, including: FC Cincinnati, The Maschmeier…

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DUKE ENERGY FOUNDATION AWARDS $15,000 GRANT

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / October 30, 2020 / Comments Off on DUKE ENERGY FOUNDATION AWARDS $15,000 GRANT

Duke Energy has long been a supporter of Cincinnati’s neighborhood parks.  Over the Cincinnati Parks Foundation’s history, their organization has contributed nearly $1M to support our mission-driven work in the parks. This fall, The Duke Energy Foundation awarded more than $200,000 in grants to 18 Ohio and Northern Kentucky recipients that will fund environmental projects, wildlife conservation…

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Members of Dynegy and Cincinnati Parks accept the grant to purchase 50 trees for Mt. Airy Forest Arboretum

DYNEGY DONATES 50 TREES TO REFOREST MT. AIRY ARBORETUM

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / October 29, 2020 / Comments Off on DYNEGY DONATES 50 TREES TO REFOREST MT. AIRY ARBORETUM

Dynegy has donated 50 trees as part of ongoing reforestation efforts at Mt. Airy Forest’s historic Arboretum. This latest gift from Dynegy comes on the heels of the 60 trees the company donated last year in Mt. Storm Park. “When it comes to creating a greener, more sustainable Cincinnati, Dynegy is proud to be part of…

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CINCINNATI PARKS FOUNDATION EARNS 2020 PLATINUM SEAL OF TRANSPARENCY

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / October 20, 2020 / Comments Off on CINCINNATI PARKS FOUNDATION EARNS 2020 PLATINUM SEAL OF TRANSPARENCY

This fall, the Cincinnati Parks Foundation (CPF) earned the 2020 Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar. Valuing transparency, we are sharing information that help donors expand their methods of nonprofit evaluation beyond simple metrics like overhead ratios. To reach the Platinum level, Cincinnati Parks Foundation added extensive information to…

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PARKS DIRECTOR VISITS EZZARD CHARLES STATUE

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / October 8, 2020 / Comments Off on PARKS DIRECTOR VISITS EZZARD CHARLES STATUE

In celebration of Cincinnati’s Ezzard Charles Day on October 6th, Cincinnati Parks Foundation Executive Director Jennifer Spieser and Cincinnati Parks Director Kara Kish visited sculptor John Hebenstreit for a look at his work. Sculpting in the Northside neighborhood, Hebenstreit has been adding the finishing touches to the Ezzard Charles statue, which will be installed in…

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Rendering of children playing in playground playhouses and jumping pads.

NEW INWOOD PARK PLAYGROUND WILL BE AN INCLUSIVE WONDERLAND

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / September 23, 2020 / Comments Off on NEW INWOOD PARK PLAYGROUND WILL BE AN INCLUSIVE WONDERLAND

As part of our Neighborhood Parks Campaign, in 2019 Cincinnati Parks Foundation received a $150,000 grant from the PNC Foundation for Cincinnati Parks to replace a 20-year old playground at Inwood Park. This grant was awarded as part of the 15th anniversary celebration of PNC Grow Up Great®, a bilingual, $500 million, multi-year initiative which helps prepare children for…

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THE EZZARD CHARLES STATUE IS IGNITING THE COMMUNITY

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / September 3, 2020 / Comments Off on THE EZZARD CHARLES STATUE IS IGNITING THE COMMUNITY

Cincinnati Parks Foundation is currently fundraising to build a statue of boxer and West End hero Ezzard Charles. The bronze statue will stand prominently within a newly constructed plaza in Laurel Park. Local artist John Hebenstreit—previously selected to create the Black Brigade monument at the John G. & Phyllis W. Smale Riverfront Park—is sculpting the…

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HATS OFF LUNCHEON GOES VIRTUAL

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / August 3, 2020 / Comments Off on HATS OFF LUNCHEON GOES VIRTUAL

Based on the best information currently available regarding public health, and on recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Cincinnati Parks Foundation is pivoting this year’s Hats Off Luncheon into a hybrid event in place of the traditional mass gathering event. We’re excited to introduce you to: Hats Off Around the World,…

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Rendering of Ezzard Charles Statue in Laurel Park

EZZARD CHARLES STATUE FUNDRAISING IN THE FINAL ROUND

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / February 25, 2020 / Comments Off on EZZARD CHARLES STATUE FUNDRAISING IN THE FINAL ROUND

Cincinnati Parks Foundation is proud to lead the fundraising efforts to erect a statue commemorating the legacy of Ezzard Charles. Join us in the final round as we “knock out” our fundraising goal by the project deadline! ABOUT EZZARD CHARLES There are few Queen City heroes like Ezzard Charles. Charles was a longtime resident of Cincinnati’s West End…

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