Fred Grove and Nancy Neff were among 26 area philanthropists honored by the Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council with Voices of Giving Awards recently. The Awards recognized local philanthropists for their selfless generosity and foresight in contributing a bequest or planned gift to their favorite charitable cause.
“It is our great honor to celebrate so many truly inspirational individuals in our community. Our Voices of Giving Awards honorees have such diverse passions; however, what they have in common is their selfless generosity and foresight. Their bequests or planned gifts are ensuring the sustainability of many very important causes in our community,” said Michelle Mancini, co-chair for the event.
Nominated by Xavier University, Fred and Nancy are both Xavier alumni, each holding a master of education degree; and have devoted decades of services as educators in the Cincinnati Public Schools. However, the couple has also been deeply involved across the community outside the classroom. Nancy has co-authored two books on curriculum development and education, volunteers at the Loveland Healthcare Center and supports other nonprofits. Fred has also volunteered to improve lives through diverse organizations. The couple has invested in the future of Xavier University through multiple charitable gift annuities. They have also pledged a major portion of their estate to Xavier to train the next generation of committed teachers.
The Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council is a professional association for people whose work includes developing, marketing, and administering charitable planned gifts for non-profit institutions and a variety of other legal and financial settings.