Mayerson News

Inaugural Recipients of the Dr. Donna Mayerson Student Leadership Award Honored

February 2, 2021

In 2020, Ohio Innocence Project (OIP) announced the Dr. Donna Mayerson Student Leadership Award to honor and celebrate student leaders and their invaluable contributions to educating people in their campus communities. Named for Dr. Donna Mayerson, the award recognizes student leaders who, like Dr. Mayerson, embody the spirit of OIP, effectively lead creative and quality…

Article Published to Commemorate the 20th Anniversary of VIA Institute on Character

August 26, 2020

Dr. Neal Mayerson published an article celebrating the 20th anniversary of the VIA Institute on Character initiative.  The article overviews the history and scientific findings to date, offers a model for understanding the multiple roles that character strengths play in our lives, and highlights the urgency and importance of this work in today’s world of…

NKU Mayerson Philanthropy Program: A High Impact Educational Program

August 26, 2020

A new published study shows the Mayerson Student Philanthropy Program at Northern Kentucky University to be a high impact teaching practice.  Participating students have higher retention and graduation rates in addition to greater engagement and enjoyment with the course and higher levels of post-graduation civic engagement. Read the journal article here.

COVID-19 Regional Response Fund

August 1, 2020

The COVID-19 Regional Response Fund, activated by Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) and United Way of Greater Cincinnati (UWGC), raised $7.3 million in emergency relief for over 260 nonprofit organizations that serve the region’s most vulnerable individuals and families. The Fund exceeded its $5 million goal within seven weeks. The Manuel D. & Rhoda Mayerson Foundation…

United in Strengths

March 26, 2020

How can your strengths help you cope with what is happening in the world right now? Read an important message of hope from The Manuel D. & Rhoda Mayerson Foundation President as well as the founder and chairman of VIA Institute, Dr. Neal Mayerson. United in Strengths: A Letter from Dr. Neal Mayerson

Arlene Mayerson, Trustee: A Lifetime of Momentous Work

February 14, 2020

Congratulations & thank you, Arlene Mayerson! Neal Mayerson, President of the Manuel D. & Rhoda Mayerson Foundation, shared the incredible accomplishments of his sister, Arlene Mayerson, as a disability civil rights attorney. Arlene’s career was recently summarized along with her announcement of retiring after 40 years. Neal writes: “In a nutshell, when Arlene graduated in…

Building a Strong Cincinnati

January 15, 2020

Strong Cincinnati is an evidence-based program to become a strengths-based organization that is offered free of charge as a result of the generosity of our philanthropic community. It has the following elements: The Strong Cincinnati Institute is a five-session program that is an engaging, cohort-based learning experience that helps individuals and teams uncover their strengths…

Activation Funding Pilot – Learning With Partners

November 13, 2019

In March of 2019, The Manuel D. & Rhoda Mayerson Foundation launched Activation Funding: a unique, trust-based funding opportunity for nonprofits that: Involve clients (individuals, communities, or neighborhoods) in determining their aspirations and plans for how to achieve them; Take special effort to identify existing strengths in individuals and the community and deliberately using those…

UC ATS Champions for Inclusion Award: Donna Mayerson

March 1, 2019

The University of Cincinnati Advancement & Transition Services (ATS) fosters quality life experiences for people with disabilities through innovative research, education and service. ATS programs address the specialized needs of individuals as they transition from high school through adulthood to help them gain life skills, work skills, and ultimately more independent and fulfilled lives. The 2nd Annual Red…

Donna & Neal Mayerson: 2018 Philanthropists of the Year

November 6, 2018

Drs. Neal and Donna Mayerson have been awarded the 2018 Philanthropists of the Year honor bestowed by the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Greater Cincinnati!  See the article in November’s Movers & Makers here. Awarded on Thursday, November 8 at Music Hall Ballroom, Drs. Neal & Donna Mayerson accepted the award after a video was…