The Center's Words

Thanks, Jack, for Being on Our Team

by | Jan 6, 2022 | The Center’s Words

It is with a heavy heart that we bid farewell to Jack Stern, FC Cincinnati goalkeeper coach. For the past four years Jack has been our honorary spokesman for our annual campaign. Our PSA’s are running now thanks to Channel 12 WKRC and will continue through the end of March, which is the close of the campaign. Through this work together, we are able to raise much needed funds.

Patrice and Shayla

It is the voice of leaders like Jack, backed by his team and their ownership, that compels the public to be involved with our mission.

 Jack and I have been the “voices” in these informational commercials. The spots have worked hard to tell the public what we do and who we are. With the team and Channel 12 as our partners, we have continued to heighten our image.

 Thanks to FC Cincinnati for your enduring commitment to the Center for Respite Care. For four out of the past six years, Jack was by our side. This is due to the team’s commitment to our community. Jack came to us naturally. He was raised by parents who instilled giving back and specifically focused on the impoverished.

 Like many organizations, the time of the pandemic has been a challenge. Sadly, with the advent of continued strains, this looks to be a new way of life. And it is with the help of community partners that we endure.

 Today, the FCC sits front and center of Cincinnati sports with a stellar new stadium and committed fanbase.  I, along with my board members, believed early on that a partnership with the FCC would be a good one. Thank you to Jeff Berding (team chief executive) and Kate Solomon (marketing chief) for providing:

 An FCC individual to be our honorary spokesperson, and

  • Some efforts to help to raise our profile.

 They generously have done both – in spades. Team leadership has not hesitated and has provided us with spokespeople for the past six years. This has included supporting us with some game day publicity and visibility for our annual fundraising campaign spokesperson.

 While we will miss Jack, his wife Beth (who volunteered tirelessly for us) and their darling young son Arthur, we look forward to continuing our relationship with the FCC. The Stern family has provided us with a dose of commitment and enthusiasm. They join the notable ranks of other former honorary campaign chairs UC President Santa Ono, Cincinnati Bengal, Dre Kirkpatrick and former FCC player, Andrew Wiedeman.

 We wish Jack well and look forward to an enduring friendship as he charts his new course.

 Importantly, we look forward to continued work with our local team.

It truly takes a village.

Thank  you to Kate, Jeff,  and the team for being part of ours.

Happy New Year

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The Center for Respite Care is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization. View our 2020 IRS Form 990 – Public Disclosure.







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