Transformation Awards 2018
On October 11, 2018, over 300 people gathered at Xavier University’s Cintas Center, and raised over $148,000 for the Center for Respite Care. The “Transformation Awards” event honors individuals and organizations who have transformed life for Cincinnatians. Honorees were selected based on their commitment to both the Center for Respite Care and improving life for adults who are ill and homeless.
Laurel Derks Nelson, the Center’s CEO, said. “The recipients we are honoring this evening share with us a belief in the power of transformation. They have impacted the lives of individuals and our community. They share a generosity of spirit which believes that given the opportunity individuals can create a hopeful future for themselves and those around them. This level of commitment improves life for our most vulnerable. Our collective support gets folks on a positive track and into a more stable living situation. Special thanks to our event co-chairs Diana Klinedinst, Martha Schueler and Rebecca Beckstedt.”
Michael Jennings, MD
Larry Neuman, JD
Cincinnati Health Network
St. Francis De Sales Parish
(Volunteer of the Year)
Co-Chair Martha Schueler, Honoree Larry Neuman, JD, Carol Neuman, Co-Chairs Diana Klinedinst & Rebecca Beckstedt
Guest Carol Jenewine, Chief Executive Officer Laurel Derks Nelson, Guest Nancy Allen
Event MC, Local 12 Anchor Meghan Mongillo
Opening invocation by Fr. Gene Contadino, SM St. Francis De Sales Parish
Guests take their seats for the evening’s meal and program.
XU’s male Acapella group Harmon-X
Honorary Annual Appeal Chair Jack Stern, FC Cincinnati goal-keeper coach
After the debut of the Center’s new video, Center clients Cory and Joseph share their stories.
Honoree Michael Jennings, MD
Presenter Claudia Allen, JD and Honoree Larry Neuman, JD
Presenter Joe Kiesler, MD, Cincinnati Health Network’s Chief Executive Officer Kate Bennett, Center Board President Mark Manley, MD
Accepting for St. Francis De Sales Damian Billy and Mirabella Bosse with Mark Manley, MD
Closing reflection by Rabbi Irvin Wise Adath Israel Congregation
SAVE THE DATE!
Thursday, October 17