Mayerson Partner Spotlight

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.

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

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…

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…

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…

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.