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Congrats Transformation Award Honorees

by | Mar 15, 2021 | The Center’s Words

Ed Slater
The Center for Respite Care will hold our annual Transformation Awards (TA) on September 30, 2021. This will be a virtual event and offer easy access for attendees.

“We offered our event virtually in 2020, due to COVID, and learned that the experience from home offered our honorees and attendees a comfortable and stellar experience. We are excited about this year’s amazing honorees,” Laurie Nelson, CEO for the Center said.

Each year the Center recognizes individuals and organizations who have contributed to the betterment and quality of life in our region. This includes tribute to those who have improved life for our less fortunate. This year’s honorees include:

Impact 100
Impact 100 empowers women to dramatically improve lives by collectively funding significant grants that make a lasting impact in our community. Their vision is to be the model organization which enables each woman to realize the power and reward of her giving. Impact’s membership, avid volunteers, and supporters consist of 10,000+ tri-state women who care deeply about the needs of our community in Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Eastern Indiana. Impact 100 has awarded more than $5.12 million dollars to local nonprofit organizations, funding 47 breakthrough nonprofit initiatives. Their focus areas are: Culture, Education, Environment Preservation, & Recreation, Family, and Health & Wellness. Of course, the beneficiary of Impact 100 is the community as a whole.
Our Daily Bread
Our Daily Bread serves the needs of Cincinnati residents and those who frequent the area. Its vision is that every person in the Greater Cincinnati community has sufficient access to food, essential social services and a safe place of belonging. Its mission is to provide stability and hope to guests in need by offering meals, hospitality, and services in a safe, respectful environment. This includes food and activities for both children and adults. Staff and volunteers serve 300 to 400 meals daily, five days a week.
The Chertock Family
In 2004, Michael Chertock joined the faculty of the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, where he is currently chair of the Piano Department. Chertock is well known on both the national and international state. Along with benefit concerts for Habitat for Humanity, the Michael Chertock and Friends Holiday Concerts on behalf of Center for Respite Care have been held since 2014. The annual event is held in the sanctuary of Sycamore Presbyterian Church. This year’s virtual concert raised the third highest sum.
Mary Ellen Tobe-Roberts
When the Roberts’ returned to Cincinnati in 2016, they became parishioners of St Francis De Sales. The church introduced them to philanthropic opportunities that included The Center for Respite Care. She learned that the Center was based in the former Catholic Messenger building; the newspaper had been a fixture in her home while growing up. Her interest peaked, she attended the Transformation Awards. She felt the warmth and compassion and heard a loud message that said, “this is the place that I want to be.” Her time commitment and gifts to the Center have made her a key volunteer.
Our upcoming posts will include detailed information about each honoree. To learn more about this year’s event please visit Contact the Center directly at

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