ULI Cincinnati: Game Changers from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation

When

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021
8:30am - 9:30am EST

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    Where

    Virtual Online Event
    Get to know some of Cincinnati’s most engaging leaders in this unique series organized by ULI Cincinnati’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI). In this session, Game Changers Ellen Katz and Meghan Cummings will participate in a conversation where current and future members will hear both the challenges and highlights of their professional stories.

    Pricing

    Pricing Members Non-Members
    Private FREE $15.00
    Public/Academic/Nonprofit FREE $15.00
    Retired FREE N/A
    Student FREE FREE
    Under Age 35 FREE $15.00
    For our Annual Sponsors who have credits, please register by contacting ULI Cincinnati at cincinnati@uli.org.
    Get to know some of Cincinnati’s most engaging leaders in this unique series organized by ULI Cincinnati’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI). In this series, Coffee with a Game Changer, featured leaders will participate in a conversation where current and future members will hear both the challenges and highlights of their professional stories.

    Meet our game changers for January 13 from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Ellen Katz and Meghan Cummings. Together these women are –

    • Changing the conversation about race in our region.
    • Catalyzing a movement for racial equity and the economic mobility of Black women
    • Rapidly growing and deploying assets to advance our region
    • Co-creating solutions with community, shifting power and access to those whose problems institutions attempt to solve
    • Creating innovative strategies to engage the business sector in being critical social change partners

    FEATURED GUESTS

    Ellen M. Katz
    , President & CEO of Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF), has over 30 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Prior to joining GCF in 2015, she spent 10 years as President & CEO of The Children’s Home of Cincinnati. There she led the organization’s evolution from a $6 million operation of a few programs to a comprehensive $20 million organization meeting the behavioral health and special education needs of more than 6,000 children and families each year.

    Under Ellen’s leadership, GCF has deepened the engagement of its donors and is positioned as a critical, intersectional leader in the advancement of the region. Since her arrival in 2015, GCF has seen more than a 50 percent growth in net assets & grantmaking, as well as a doubling of annual contributions. Ellen has led the charge to invest millions in the social & economic advancement of people of color, aligning all of the foundation’s activity to ensure greater racial equity and growth potential for the Greater Cincinnati community. In 2019, GCF received a CLIMB Award from the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber for boldly catalyzing a new narrative around race and racial equity in the region.

    Ellen also contributes to the community at large, having served on numerous state and local boards. She currently Chairs the board of Bethesda Inc. and led the development of its multi-million-dollar grantmaking strategy throughout the Greater Cincinnati region. She also serves on the boards of 3CDC, Cincinnati Regional Business Committee, and OneNKY Alliance.

    Meghan Cummings is the Executive Director of the Women's Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation. She brings a broad perspective of leadership and tackling complex systems issues through her experience with non-profit organizations, a corporate charity and a community foundation. She is passionate about addressing poverty and equity issues by igniting public will and inspiring individuals, companies and foundations to collaborate in new ways.

    She is a past president of the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and has worked extensively on the chapter's diversity and inclusion efforts including the creation of a diversity pipeline program called New Faces of Fundraising. She was named to the 2014 class of the Cincinnati Business Courier's Forty under 40. She serves on the board of Philanthropy Ohio and is an advisor to Queen City Certified, the first employer certification program for gender equity in the US workplace.

    Meghan holds degrees in Political Science and Journalism from Miami University and an MBA from Xavier University.
     
    WHEN AND WHERE

    January 13, 2021
    8:30 - 9:30 AM ET
    Virtual via Zoom (log-in instructions will be sent with your event confirmation)

    FEES
     
    This event is free for members of ULI and $15 for future members.
     
    For those who work for an Annual Sponsor of ULI Cincinnati with available credits, please send an email to cincinnati@uli.org to register.
     
    THANK YOU
     
    Our Women's Leadership Initiative thanks The Model Group for serving as our WLI Event Sponsor. 
     

    Speakers

    Speaker

    Meghan Cummings

    Executive Director, Greater Cincinnati Foundation

    Meghan Cummings is the Executive Director of the Women's Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation. She brings a broad perspective of leadership and tackling complex systems issues through her experience with non-profit organizations, a corporate charity and a community foundation. She is passionate about addressing poverty and equity issues by igniting public will and inspiring individuals, companies and foundations to collaborate in new ways. She is a past president of the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and has worked extensively on the chapter's diversity and inclusion efforts including the creation of a diversity pipeline program called New Faces of Fundraising. She was named to the 2014 class of the Cincinnati Business Courier's Forty under 40. She serves on the board of Philanthropy Ohio and is an advisor to Queen City Certified, the first employer certification program for gender equity in the US workplace. She holds degrees in Political Science and Journalism from Miami University and an MBA from Xavier University.

    Speaker

    Ellen Katz

    President and CEO, Greater Cincinnati Foundation

    Ellen M. Katz, President & CEO of Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF), has over 30 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Prior to joining GCF in 2015, she spent 10 years as President & CEO of The Children’s Home of Cincinnati. There she led the organization’s evolution from a $6 million operation of a few programs to a comprehensive $20 million organization meeting the behavioral health and special education needs of more than 6,000 children and families each year. Under Ellen’s leadership, GCF has deepened the engagement of its donors and is positioned as a critical, intersectional leader in the advancement of the region. Since her arrival in 2015, GCF has seen more than a 50 percent growth in net assets & grantmaking, as well as a doubling of annual contributions. Ellen has led the charge to invest millions in the social & economic advancement of people of color, aligning all of the foundation’s activity to ensure greater racial equity and growth potential for the Greater Cincinnati community. In 2019, GCF received a CLIMB Award from the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber for boldly catalyzing a new narrative around race and racial equity in the region. Ellen also contributes to the community at large, having served on numerous state and local boards. She currently Chairs the board of Bethesda Inc. and led the development of its multi-million-dollar grantmaking strategy throughout the Greater Cincinnati region. She also serves on the boards of 3CDC, Cincinnati Regional Business Committee, and OneNKY Alliance. In 2004, the Cincinnati Business Courier named Ellen to its “Forty Under 40” list. She is a member of Leadership Cincinnati Class XXIX and has won a number of awards, including the Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Executive Director of the Year and the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s Nonprofit Woman of the Year. She has been one of Cincy Magazine’s Power 100 since 2014. Ellen has a Master of Arts in Psychology from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA from Xavier University.