Blog Entries - 2017

Registration Open for 12th Annual Shamrock Shuffle

Posted on: December 21, 2017

Join us for the 12th Annual Shamrock Shuffle on St. Patrick's Day 2018! Register before January 15th to receive discounted pricing. Click here to visit the Shamrock Shuffle website for details and links to registration. 

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YEAR-END GIVING ALERT: Tax Reform Impact on Charitable Deductions

Posted on: December 20, 2017
2017 may be the last year many donors will be able to itemize charitable deductions We are so grateful for our generous donors, and realize tax incentives are often secondary to your commitment to helping your community and the causes you care about. read more …

From the Desk of Erin Clemons, president & CEO: Year-End Giving Advice from Flynn & Co.

Posted on: December 19, 2017
Thanks to our friends at Flynn & Company, we have provided you with some information about year-end charitable giving options. We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Rick Flynn, President & CEO of Flynn & Company, Inc.  Since our read more …

Humphreys Impact Grant

Posted on: November 10, 2017
The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a $40,000 Impact Grant opportunity through the Christine Humphreys Endowment to benefit parks, pets, and quality of life in West Chester and Liberty read more …

Vote for us! West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle Reader's Choice Awards

Posted on: September 13, 2017
The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty is honored to be nominated for the West Chester and Liberty Lifestyle Reader's Choice Awards in the category of Best Philanthropic Organization!  Voting takes place online through September 30th read more …

Heather Abbott: Getting Involved in Philanthropy

Posted on: June 30, 2017

Check out this message from our Leadership Through Philanthropy Keynote Speaker, Heather Abbott:


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2016 Philanthropists of the Year

Posted on: June 13, 2017
The 2017 recipients of the Patricia F. Alderson Philanthropist of the Year Award, Bill and Jenny McCloy, are supporters of many impactful organizations and programs in the Cincinnati area. They focus their efforts of time, talent, and treasure on improving read more …

Community Needs Assessment

Posted on: June 13, 2017
Tags: Impact, Community needs, Who we are
The Foundation partnered with Ignite Philanthropy to conduct the needs assessment over the past 9 months. The results not only identify areas of focus where philanthropy can make an impact, but also outline specific suggestions about the role of the read more …

Foundation welcomes Karen Williams as VP of Development & Donor Relations

Posted on: June 2, 2017
The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty board and staff is pleased to welcome Karen Williams as Vice President of Development and Donor Relations. Williams’ primary focus will be on building and maintaining relationships with new and existing read more …

2017 Lakota Educators of Excellence

Posted on: May 23, 2017
Tags: Lakota, Educator
[contributed by: Ginny Hizer, Media & Community Relations Manager, Lakota Local Schools] The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty led the charge in naming the 2017 recipients of the Lakota Educator of Excellence Award this week. The highest staff read more …

Foundation welcomes Nick Enger to Board of Directors

Posted on: May 1, 2017
The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty is pleased to welcome Nick Enger, Senior Consultant & Manager of Business Development at Advanced Technology Consulting (ATC), to its Board of Directors.   “Nick is a great addition to the read more …

2016 Annual Report

Posted on: May 1, 2017

Our 2016 Annual Report, Building for the Future, is now available. Click here to check it out!

Thank you to Brian Hock Design and Ketmoy Printing for producing this year's report. 


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Join us for Leadership Through Philanthropy

Posted on: March 24, 2017
Community Foundation’s event will focus on Leadership Through Philanthropy Keynote speaker: Heather Abbott, Boston Marathon bombing survivor WEST CHESTER, OH – The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty will host the first of what will be read more …

2017 Educator of Excellence

Posted on: March 22, 2017
The Community Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2017 Lakota Educator of Excellence Award. Deadline for submission is Friday, April 7th. Three recipients will be chosen - one educator from grades K-6, one educator from grade 7-12, and one read more …

Power of the Purse seeking grant applicants

Posted on: March 22, 2017
The Community Foundation's Power of the Purse (POP) Fund is accepting grants applications through Friday, April 15th. The POP Women's Giving Circle will award one grant up to $10,000 for a project or program that positively impacts women and/or children. Top read more …

Join the YIP Committee!

Posted on: March 6, 2017
The Foundation's Youth  in Philanthropy Committee is accepting applications for new members for the 2017-2018 school year. Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) is a program designed to introduce local high school students to philanthropy and community read more …