Cincinnati Parks Foundation

Cincinnati, OH   |  https://cincinnatiparksfoundation.org/

Mission

To build broad-based private/public partnerships supporting the conservation and enhancement of our City's parks and greenspaces.

Ruling year info

1995

Executive Director

Mrs. Jennifer Spieser

Main address

421 Oak St.

Cincinnati, OH 45219 USA

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EIN

31-1429016

NTEE code info

Environmental Quality, Protection, and Beautification N.E.C. (C99)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Cincinnati Parks Foundation is the proud philanthropic partner of Cincinnati Parks. Cincinnati Parks is responsible for over 130 parks and greenspaces, which occupies over 5,000 acres/10% of the city’s landmass. One of the greatest assets of Cincinnati is it's unique park system. Recently rated as #5 in the country by Trust for Public Land. However for many years, the budget for maintaining the parks and continuously improving the park system has been cut, year after year, threatening our high standards for Cincinnati parks. Deferred maintenance needs have been estimated at $60 million. These cuts have resulted in closed trail systems, vacant historic structures, crumbling infrastructure and reduced mowing/plantings and staffing reductions. A fully functioning vibrant park system has been proven to increase property values, attract businesses, increase community engagement, decrease crime, improve public health, and help children learn about our environment.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Nature Next Door

Cincinnati Parks Foundation supports a youth Nature Education program to educate people of all ages about the ecological relationships, and the natural and historical resources in the Cincinnati Parks and Preserves and to assist in their protection and management.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

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Our results

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our mission is to build private/public partnerships supporting the conservation and enhancement of our City's parks and greenspaces. More specifically we will do this through extensive fundraising efforts, advocacy for our parks to a broad based constituency and education of the public explaining the importance of a vibrant and healthy park system within the urban environment. We also want to support the Cincinnati parks vision summarized by the “CA.R.E.S” acronym: Create Economic Impacts, Advance Conservation, Rejuvenate Health and Wellness, Enhance Quality of Life, Sustaining Social Equity.

Work with park board leadership to identify the greatest needs within the park system. Then develop targeted fundraising campaigns using our extensive donor database of individuals, foundations and companies to best align projects with donor's passions.

Utilize our Board to network and make connections that will result in the shared vision of our best in class park system.

Use our marketing expertise to advocate for our parks using multiple processes.

Continue extensive programming within our parks (i.e. Nature Next Door program to give underprivileged children a hands on nature experience)."

Cincinnati Parks Foundation has an amazing Board of Directors (currently 38 members) of business and community leaders from throughout the city. Seven committees meet regularly to spearhead efforts such as fundraising, programming within the parks and advocacy for the betterment of the park system. In addition the staff (6 full time, 1 part time) has over 130 years of cumulative work experience in fundraising, marketing, media relations, finance, event management, and general philanthropy work. Finally we will work collaboratively with the park board staff utilizing their incredible skills and abilities in areas of conservation as we have done very successfully for 25 years.

For the last 25 years, we have raised about $100 million to help the park board achieve it's vision. This includes contributing to well over 100 park projects including the creation of a new park (Smale park, the "front yard" to our beautiful city) as well as to help fund accessible pathways, playgrounds and features within the existing park system. In addition, we are proud to support the Cincinnati Park Board’s top-rated Nature Education programming which reaches over 40,000 children and adults annually in addition to many other programming opportunities such as the very popular shows at our Krohn Conservatory, just to name a few. A more complete list of accomplishments can be found on our website, Cincinnatiparksfoundation.org.

Financials

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Cincinnati Parks Foundation

Board of directors
as of 6/11/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Cathy Caldemeyer

Cathy Caldemeyer

Donald Mellott, Jr.

Mellott & Mellott, P.L.L.

Daniel Vogelpohl

Wealth Dimensions Group

Lindsay Wilhelm

D.A.G. Construction Co., Inc.

Harry Kangis

One Page Solutions LLC

Mary Jo Bazeley

Mary Lynne Boorn

Sarah DeDiemar

Assurex Health

Fay Dupuis

Susan Frank

Thomas Hankinson

Keating Muething & Klekamp P.L.L.

Aric Hassel

Commerce Bank

Cynthia Henderson

Fifth Third Bank

Lucy Hodgson

Mark Jeffreys

Mobile Agent Now

Steve Jemison

Dhani Jones

QEY Capital

Antoinette LaBoiteaux

Polk Laffoon IV

Randy Noah

AssuredPartners

R. Off

Western & Southern Financial Group

Angeleke Sansalone

Ann Santen

Laura Schmidt

Taft Stettinius & Hollister L.L.P.

Ellen Sole

Amber Sprengard

Health Carousel

Larry Stillpass

Jane Terrill

Brian Tiffany

Brian L. Tiffany & Co.

Andrew VanSickle

Liberty Mutual Group

Lori Wellinghoff

DIGS

Minette Cooper

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

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White/Caucasian/European
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Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
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Disability status
Person without a disability

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