Mayerson News

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…

Onward & Upward: Service-Learning Program Moving to New Partners

April 1, 2018

Since 1991, the Mayerson Foundation supported the work of area high schools in the encouragement, promotion, & development of service learning experiences.  Many educators worked alongside us: bridging the cognitive and the affective through service, increasing empathy through relationship, and empowering students – and yourself – to act and say “YES! Something can be done…

Mayerson Foundation announces conclusion of Access and Shalom Family initiatives

November 3, 2017

After nearly two decades of successfully working to attract and retain young families and young professionals through its Shalom Family and Access initiatives, The Mayerson Foundation is shifting its priorities to exploring other innovations to enliven Jewish life for more people. “We started Access and Shalom Family as a bold experiment to enhance the Jewish…

Family Independence Initiative to partner with 500 impoverished families

August 17, 2017

The Family Independence Initiative will partner with 500 impoverished families in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky over the next four years, said Cincinnati Director Vashti Rutledge. The initiative’s work in Cincinnati is supported by a $2.4 million investment from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation and the Greenlight Fund, which was announced Monday morning at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. The Mayerson Foundation is…

Furniture bank turns homeless families’ new houses into homes

June 20, 2017

New Life Furniture engaged student volunteers from the Mayerson Summer Service Residency Program from Wyoming, Mariemont, Riverview, Dater, Shroder, Bethel-Tate, Mother of Mercy, and Moeller High Schools in June of 2017. New Life Furniture Bank is a 10-year-old organization that collects gently used furniture and donates it to Greater Cincinnati families coming out of homelessness, fleeing…

Nonprofit GreenLight Cincinnati focuses on unique philanthropy model to fight poverty

June 20, 2017

Venture philanthropy may be an unfamiliar concept to many, but that will change as the GreenLight Fund brings its model to Cincinnati and starts working to solve problems around poverty. The GreenLight Fund formed in Boston over a decade ago to apply venture capital principals to the nonprofit sector. The idea: Find organizations that are…

Shroder & Seven Hills High School Students Discuss Criminal Justice System

May 31, 2017

The community service classes at Shroder High School hosted Seven Hills High School students and community members at their school for a dialogue about the state of the criminal justice system. 120 participants joined to watch clips of the documentary “13th” and share reactions and insights to the information presented. The event called “Continue the…

A Glimpse of Itzhak Perlman

May 31, 2017

The Mayerson Artistic Excellence Program hosted Itzhak Perlman at the School for Creative & Performing Arts in April. The first few notes of Itzhak Perlman’s rehearsal of Bruch’s compelling First Concerto with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra were quiet, scratchy, unremarkable.  Not surprising considering the 72 year-old superstar of classical music had just flown into CVG…

Corbett Mayerson Award Competition

May 22, 2017

The annual Corbett Mayerson competition celebrates the artistic integrity that is the foundation upon which SCPA was established. Open to juniors in all artistic fields, the competition spotlights student artists who have displayed excellence in their work. Winners of the Corbett Mayerson competition receive a scholarship to further their education and artistic practice, in their senior year. Congratulations…

Freestore’s “Capacity Building Fund” Invites Virtual Walkers

May 22, 2017

Freestore Foodbank’s annual fundraiser called “The Hunger Walk” takes place every Memorial Day Monday.  The Freestore came up with a “virtual” way of participating for those who can’t participate in the walk.  The Mayerson Foundation’s incentive grant to the Freestore Foodbank will match every virtual walker up to $10,000.  Donors can support this initiative here.