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Magnified Giving Program

Moderator: Gay Trame

Magnified Giving is an 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.

The Magnified Giving Student Philanthropy Program provides a financial grant that student participants award to local nonprofits. Students develop leadership and decision-making skills while researching and identifying potential nonprofits, interviewing nonprofit executives and presenting a case for the nonprofits within their own schools. Created in 2008, Magnified Giving is one of the largest student philanthropy programs in the United States, with 2500 students from 50 area high school partners participating. The collective impact on the schools’ entire student bodies is philanthropic experience for an estimated 10,000 students.
Click here to learn more about Magnified Giving.

We are always looking for new members. Contact Mrs. Trame at gayle.trame@hchscov.com if interested in joining.


From Magnified Giving, May 11, 2017…
“On behalf of Kelly Collison, Roger Grein, Todd Forman, and all of our generous donors at Magnified Giving, I would like to thank you for your participation in our Student Philanthropy Program this year and for attending our 9th Annual Awards Ceremony.”

“We congratulate you on the presentation of a generous grant that awarded $1,000 to the Aubrey Rose Foundation and $500 to Rose Garden Mission. This has been a very successful year and all of your hard work has paid off and will serve many people in need. We are grateful for your contribution and belief in Magnified Giving, as well as your service to the community. We would also like to congratulate Holy Cross High School on its 4th year with Magnified Giving!”


Two Holy Cross students were selected for the Roger Grein “Spirit of Philanthropy Award”
Chloe Kresnak and Heather Konnerman shown below with Gay Trame and Roger Grein.


In April, 2016, Holy Cross Magnified Giving gave a $1000 grant to DCCH, a center that provides services to children and families including residential treatment, foster care, adoption, therapy and counseling services to meet all mental health needs for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in Northern Kentucky.
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In April, 2016, Holy Cross Magnified Giving gave a $1000 grant to Invisible Kids, an advocacy group for children in Foster Care.
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Abby Enzweiler & Athenia Brown were selected as the “2016 Spirit of Philanthropy” candidates. MagGiving2016 Spirit Abby EnzweilerMagGiving2016 Spirit AtheniaBrown

In May, 2014, Holy Cross Magnified Giving gave a $1000 grant to Cancer Free Kids, a non-profit organization whose mission is to eradicate cancer as a life-threatening illness in children.
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In May, 2014, Holy Cross Magnified Giving gave a $500 grant to 4 Paws for Ability, a nonprofit agency that provides service dogs for children with disabilities.
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