Squire Sanders is pleased to announce that Jessica Goldman Monfort has received the 2013 United Way of Central Ohio’s prestigious Robert S. Crane Young Philanthropist Award. Ms. Monfort was honored at a ceremony on September 19 at the Pizzuti Collection in The Short North Arts District.
“Jessica is a forward-thinking individual who truly cares about the City of Columbus and is dedicated to making sure that it remains a wonderful place to live and work,” said Alex Shumate, Managing Partner of Squire Sanders North America and the Columbus office. “She recognizes how fortunate she is to work and live in this city and ‘gives back’ on a consistent and unwavering basis.”
The United Way of Central Ohio’s Robert S. Crane Young Philanthropist Award is presented each year to a current member of the Young Leadership Group who demonstrates the utmost concern and caring for the community through his or her diligent efforts to contribute not only financially, but also with service and time. The recipient of this award must demonstrate the importance of giving back to the community early in life, a concern for health and human service work (via United Way and through other community organizations), and have the ability to inspire other to get involved in addressing the pressing issues in Central Ohio.
Ms. Monfort received this award for her longtime commitment to the United Way of Central Ohio through various engagements including chairing the Young Leadership Group for three years; sitting on the Resource and Development Committee; acting as a mentor in the United Way E3 program; being a member of the Women’s Leadership Council; and serving on the 2013-2014 Campaign Cabinet. Ms. Monfort was also recognized for her other community involvement outside of the United Way. She serves on the Board of Trustees for the Columbus Marathon and the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA), in addition to being an active member of the Access to Justice Group of the Columbus Bar Foundation.