Magnified Giving Announces Award Ceremonies for 2016 Fund Granting


WHAT: Magnified Giving, which seeks to educate, inspire and engage students in life-long philanthropy, is concluding its 2016 student program with four (4) awards ceremonies. At each ceremony, students from local high schools who have participated in the Magnified Giving philanthropy program this past year will be presented with the funding checks that they are awarding to their selected charity.

This year more than sixty (60) high schools across the region have participated in the program, with 3,000 students participating. The students have engaged in a process of evaluating potential charity recipients and selecting one to which their student group is awarding the grant.  For the first time, the total annual awards to be granted will exceed $100,000.

WHEN & WHERE: The first Award Ceremony was already held; the three remaining ceremonies include the following:

  • Monday, May 9th, 2016, 4:00 to 6:00 pm, at Mayerson Jewish Community Center, 8485 Ridge Rd., Cincinnati
  • Monday, May 9th, 2016, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at Mayerson Jewish Community Center, 8485 Ridge Rd., Cincinnati
  • Wednesday, May 11th, 2016, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at Bishop Fenwick H.S., 4855 OH-122, Franklin, OH

WHO:  Those present at the awards ceremonies will include:

  • Representatives, donors, staff and volunteers from Magnified Giving, including founder Roger Grein
  • Special guest speakers at specific Award Ceremonies include:
    • May 9th 4:00 pm event -- Jacob Counts, Director of SkoolAid, Cincinnati Adapted Sports, and Head Coach of Cincinnati Dragons wheelchair basketball team
    • May 9th 6:30 pm event -- Peg Moertyl, PNC Senior Vice President, Operations Manager, Community Development Banking
    • May 11th event -- Tim Tepe, Warren County Philanthropist and Attorney
  • School coordinators and student participants from dozens of local schools – for a list of participating schools at each Awards event, please visit our web site at
  • Representatives from the recipient charitable organizations

WHY:  Magnified Giving was founded on the concept that philanthropy can and should be taught. The goal is to develop tomorrow’s philanthropists today, by introducing high school students to the needs of our community. With exposure to local charities students see the potential of applying their own time, talent and treasure to benefit others. High-school-age students have a God-given heart for sharing with others and through the Magnified Giving program are able to learn and apply the skills necessary for effective philanthropy. By training thousands of students each year in these proven and community-changing methods, Magnified Giving literally magnifies the impact of donors’ funds both now and into the future.

About Magnified Giving:

Magnified Giving is a 501(C)3 educational organization based in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, with partner schools in greater Cincinnati, central Ohio, northeast Ohio, and northern Kentucky. Our mission is to educate, inspire and engage students in philanthropy, and to touch the hearts and minds of teens, lighten the concerns of others, and magnify the impact of philanthropy. Since its inception in 2008, Magnified Giving has granted more than $400,000 to recipient non-profit agencies through a unique student-based program. The program has included 11,000 students who have learned how to evaluate non-profit agencies and developed a heart for giving. To learn more about Magnified Giving, please visit us online at, on Facebook (“Magnified Giving”) or Twitter (@magnifiedgiving).