A variety of high schools were chosen to participate in the program for the 2008-2009 school year. This list included both public and private schools located in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Teachers at these explored how to best implement the program within their schools – as part of an academic class, as part of a service class, as a focus for an after-school club, or as a standalone philanthropy program. Working with the program coordinator, these teachers developed materials, shared experiences, and worked together to bring philanthropy education alive within their schools. Students, teachers, parents, agency representatives and funders gathered together on May 14, 2009 to award grants and celebrate their successes.
Thirteen high schools were chosen to participate for the 2009-2010 school year. Like last year, this list included both public and private schools located in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Six of the schools were new, while seven schools were continuing to develop the program. The year was a terrific success, and students, teachers, parents, agency representatives and funders gathered together on May 13, 2010 to once again present the grants and celebrate their successful implementation of the program.
Our program grew to fifteen high schools for the 2010-2011 school year. The program continued to include both public and private schools located in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. The year was an amazing success. On May 11, 2011 we gathered at Mount Notre Dame to once again present the grants, to honor a student and a teacher with the First Annual Roger Grein Spirit of Philanthropy award. Over 250 students, teachers, parents, funders, agency reps, and friends of Magnified Giving participated in the Award Ceremony.
This past year we funded 22 schools and the list of interested schools kept growing. On May 8, 2012, we gathered at the Mayerson Jewish Community Center for our Award Ceremony. Over 350 people witnessed an amazing evening, and over $30,000 in grant money was distributed. Mr. Doug Heesten, retired from Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, was hired to help with the financial growth of Magnified Giving. Our Board of Directors expanded from four to eight, welcoming Mr. Bill Keating Jr., Mr. Paul S. Keating, Ms. Jane Meier, and Mr. Stewart M. Greenlee.