Ruth J. and Robert A. Conway Foundation

The Ruth J. and Robert A. Conway Foundation was established in 1997. Giving back to the community is a family tradition the Conways shared with and encouraged in their eight children, all of whom have served on the Foundation’s Board from the beginning. The Board members take turns, four at a time, serving on the Foundation’s Giving Committee, which reviews grant applications and recommends investments.


The purpose of the Foundation is to advance the mission of charitable, religious, and educational 501(c)(3) organizations in the Greater Cincinnati area.

Foundation Priorities

Catholic: The Foundation supports Catholic organizations and organizations affiliated with the Catholic Church.
Education: The Foundation supports educational organizations and educational programs within other organizations.
Poverty: The Foundation supports programs and organizations working to eliminate poverty.




Application Cycles

October 1 – March 31 For Spring Board Meeting
April 1 – September 30 For Fall Board Meeting

Board Members

Four Family Members Serve at One Time

Sean Conway, Chair

Robert Conway, Jr.

Mary Lois Conway Drath, Treasurer

Mary Ruth Conway Smyjunas, Secretary

Judith Wimberg, Director, Ursuline Education Network

Liz Carter, CEO/President, Scripps Howard Foundation

Sister Carren Herring

Kathleen Conway Bell

Timothy Conway

Joseph Conway

Sheila Conway