Greater Cincinnati Foundation http://wvxu.org en GCF's Big Idea Challenge Winners http://wvxu.org/post/gcfs-big-idea-challenge-winners <p></p><p> Sun, 27 Oct 2013 10:30:15 +0000 Mark Perzel 18842 at http://wvxu.org GCF's Big Idea Challenge Winners The Big Idea Challenge http://wvxu.org/post/big-idea-challenge <p>The <a href="http://www.gcfdn.org/"><strong>Greater Cincinnati Foundation</strong></a> (GCF) is celebrating 50 years of philanthropic service to the community in 2013, and they’ve just kicked off a competition to encourage all residents to share their ideas on how to make Cincinnati an even better place to live and work. Aptly titled <a href="http://bigideacincinnati.com/"><strong>The Big Idea Challenge</strong></a>, anyone can go online and share their community-changing idea in one of seven categories. As <strong>Beth Benson</strong>, the vice-president of communications and marketing for GCF explains to Mark Perzel, there are not only cash prizes for winning submissions, but the top idea in each category (selected by a community vote) will receive $5000 and technical support to kick-start the idea, and the overall top idea will receive $50,000 from the GCF board members to bring that idea to fruition.</p><p> Fri, 17 May 2013 05:30:20 +0000 Mark Perzel 12609 at http://wvxu.org The Big Idea Challenge Kathryn Merchant of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation http://wvxu.org/post/kathryn-merchant-greater-cincinnati-foundation <p>WVXU has been a proud partner with <a href="http://www.cetconnect.org/"><strong>CET</strong></a> on the <a href="http://www.cetconnect.org/american-graduate"><strong>American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen</strong></a> initiative, supported by the <strong>Corporation for Public Broadcasting</strong>, working to address the impact and solutions to our local drop-out problem. The effort concludes with a special on Thursday, February 28 on CET that features some of the local programs and business leaders working on this issue. One of those leaders is <strong>Kathryn Merchant</strong>, president and CEO of the <a href="http://www.gcfdn.org/"><strong>Greater Cincinnati Foundation</strong></a>, and she’s with Mark Perzel to discuss the educational challenges we face and how the GCF is working collaboratively to address them.</p><p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 05:30:20 +0000 Mark Perzel 9418 at http://wvxu.org Kathryn Merchant of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation