Responding in a Time of Need
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 30, 2020
Nippert Legacy Foundations Donating over $1 Million to Local Organizations Supporting our Community During the COVID-19 Crisis
CINCINNATI, Ohio – Greenacres Foundation and the L&L Nippert Charitable Foundation, legacy foundations of Louis and Louise Nippert, recognize that the Nipperts would always step forward when the community needed them. Due to the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 on individuals, families and businesses, Greenacres recognizes this as one of those times of need. In the spirit of the Nipperts, the Foundations’ Trustees are continuing their tradition and making donations to area charities.
“Coincidentally, Greenacres dedicated 2020 as the first year of “WWTND” — What Would The Nipperts Do? The idea was to engage employees and sharpen our focus on the mission and vision of Louis and Louise Nippert. Little did we know that the year would change so dramatically and that we would really have to think about WWTND in a whole new light.” says Carter F. Randolph, Ph. D., President of the Greenacres Foundation and the L&L Nippert Charitable Foundation.
Organizations were chosen from those that have been directly affected by the shutdowns and whose causes were important to the Nipperts. Not only will the funds be distributed to organizations that have a direct impact on the Greater Cincinnati area, but also Brown County where Greenacres has a new facility.
“It’s the right thing to do,” says Randolph, who grew up as a neighbor of the Nipperts and whose families were close friends. “The values they taught me have helped guide my decisions on managing these Foundations. When catastrophe strikes, you look out for your community. It’s the Nippert Way.”
Greenacres Foundation has donated $1 million, while the L&L Nippert Charitable Foundation has donated $150,000.
Greenacres Foundation is supporting:
- Center for Respite Care
- Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
- Freestore Foodbank, Inc.
- La Soupe, Inc.
- Our Daily Bread
- Society of St. Vincent de Paul Council of Cincinnati
- YMCA – Blue Ash
- Cincinnati Museum Center
- Tender Mercies, Inc.
- Cincinnati Area Senior Services, Inc. (Meals on Wheels)
L&L Nippert Charitable Foundation is supporting:
- Matthew 25: Ministries
- Greater Cincinnati Foundation and United Way of Greater Cincinnati for the Greater Cincinnati Regional COVID-19 Response Fund