Meet Our Supporters

Our donors are conversation starters. They know that gathering and sharing stories is critical for today—and that passing them on is essential for tomorrow.

Conversation starters help us to share more stories, spark more conversations, and inspire more ideas across the state.

We can't do our work without them.

Join us. Give today.

Champions $10,000 +

John Glaze

“In taking the lead on the Lincoln School story, Ohio Humanities has proven to be a trustworthy organization. The enthusiasm shown and multi-faceted attention given to the story proved to me that Ohio Humanities is worthy of my trust in donating to support the forward movement of the expansion of the film. From the beginning, I have admired the sensitivity given not only to the story, but to my friends who lived the story. The expansion of the Lincoln School story into so many facets gave such a boost to the participants that it took on a fresh life. This was very exciting to me. I hope my gift does inspire others to donate to Ohio Humanities to support their favorite programs.”

Advocates $1,000 - $9,999 

David Descutner and DeLysa Burnier

“We contribute to Ohio Humanities because we believe in its mission and strongly support the creative, educational work it funds in communities all across Ohio. We also believe that the humanities, in all their expressive forms, are essential to preserving and indeed strengthening America’s democracy. Unfettered exposure to the humanities ensures citizens know history and how to think critically; learn to act with empathy as they develop a deep appreciation for personal, cultural, and religious difference; and value the importance of securing social justice and equality for all Americans.”

David Descutner and DeLysa Burnier*
Kathleen L. Endres*
Katherine Fell
Jane Gerhardt*

Tom and Kathryn Law
Kevin and Carla Miller
Mary Jane Pajk
Susan Ferraro Smith

Anonymous Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation*

*Denotes Luminary—a donor for 5 consecutive years or a monthly donor

$500 - $999

Brodi J. Conover
Kristy Eckert
Kenneth F. Ledford*

Dan Moder*
Frank Schultz
Thomas Van Nortwick*

Allan Winkler and Sara Penhale*

*Denotes Luminary—a donor for 5 consecutive years or a monthly donor

$250 - $499


Dr. Marilyn Sanders Mobley

“I give to Ohio Humanities because I agree with late Nobel Laureate and fellow Ohioan Toni Morrison, who said, 'Narrative is radical, creating us at the moment it is being created.' When Ohioans learn the stories of our fellow Ohioans, and what their struggles and triumphs have been, we get to learn how we are interconnected. Our stories of how we are interconnected can inspire us to do the work of building stronger, more caring, more just communities that can strengthen our democracy.”

Douglas and Marisa Brown
Henry C. Doll*
Laura and Pat Ecklar
Deena Mirow Epstein
Jay P. Giles*
Lance R. Grahn*
Carol and Frederick Jarosz*
John Phillip Keyes*
Vladimir Kogan

Stacia L. Kuceyeski*
Marilyn Sanders Mobley
Harold Niehaus
Emily Prieto
Kevin R. Rose*
Tony Sanfilippo*
Faye Sholiton
Sarah Sisser
Jeremy Taylor

Patricia N. Williamsen* in memory of John Bryant

*Denotes Luminary—a donor for 5 consecutive years or a monthly donor

$100 - $249

Annual Emancipation Celebration Committee
Mary Ann and Michael Abrams
Jane and Stanford M. Ackley
James D. Aldridge*
Fred Andrle
Mark and Sandra Auburn*
Arthur and Kathleen Bauer
Barbara H. Brothers
Gwen Brubaker*
Kati Burwinkel
Samantha Chase
Mary DeVille
Patricia A. Diller
Christine F. Donaldson*
Carol Donley
Marvin E. Fletcher*
Ashley and Barbara Ford*
Meg Galipault*
Richard and Barbara Gebhardt*
Gay Marie Goden*
Peter and Lee Haas
Court Hall
Earnest and Nancy Hatfield*
Marilyn Hedges
Eloise Henderson
Edith F. Hirsch Philanthropic Fund,
Jewish Federation of Cleveland*
Herman and Judy L. Hoerig*
Richard C. Irwin

Kristen Jemmott
Cathy King
Eleanor W. Kingsbury
Judith Kitchen
Emil and Jean Kmetec
Vicki Knauff
Christine Knisely and David McCoy*
Donald Lateiner*
Mindy McGinnis
Dennis and Karen Moriarty
Andrea Benza Morwood and
Robert F. Morwood*
William J. Muthig
Richard and Leslie Pavlak
Gale E. Peterson
Myra Phillips
Margaret Piatt and James White*
Roger D. Ray*
Michael Romanos and Carla Chifos
Page Sampson
John and Barbara Schubert
Robert Seeman and Karin Jacobson
Carey Snyder
Doreen Uhas-Sauer and John Sauer
Thursday Conversational Club
Lou Varga
Edgar Walter*
Thomas M. Way
Marilyn Welker

Sharon Jo Kern in memory of G. Richard "Dick" Kern

Catherine and Nick Wilson in honor of Ray and Lois Kidd and Kenton Kirschner

*Denotes Luminary—a donor for 5 consecutive years or a monthly donor

Up to $99

Dave Ambrose*
Fred and Joy Bartenstein*
Richard Benedum and Julane Rodgers*
Jim Calder
Lorraine Castor
Patricia Cochrane
Marian Conn*
Alexandra Coon
Ronald and Carolyn Cull
Mary and Robert Daley
Jeff Darbee and Nancy Recchie
Robert W. Dorsey
Peggy Erskine
Cailynn Fox
Alice Gibson
Joseph T. and Kathleen M. Gorman
Ann Whitehead Hanning*
James L. Hart*
Shirley Hedges
Betsy Hedler
Faye A. Heston
Susan Kalcik

Kathy Kinnard
Joyce M. Kittrell
Raymond E. Leisy
Michael Les and Karen Benedict
Louis and Rene Levy
Rebecca Lewis
Kevin Lydy
Eleonora and Sanford Marovitz
David Merkowitz*
Martha Morss
Allen and Sue Musheno*
Leslie Ramsey
Scarlett Rebman and Jesse Hysell
Renee Rebman
Carol Revilock
Susan Schueller
Springfield Rotary Club
Kelly Stevelt
Jim Stratton
Charles Terbille
Jackson E. Winters
Megan Wood


Becky and Larry Trover in memory of Thomas H. Langevin

*Denotes Luminary—a donor for 5 consecutive years or a monthly donor

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