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Phil Schworer named board chair of Dorothy Wood Foundation; supports Redwood Rehabilitation Center

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Phil Schworer has been named the new Board Chair of the Dorothy Wood Foundation (DWF), which oversees the endowment for Redwood Rehabilitation Center. 

Schworer’s appointment to this position comes after the passing of the Foundation’s founding board chair – the late Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III.  
 
Schworer has been affiliated with Redwood for over 30 years and with the DWF since 2010.  His leadership service to Redwood includes 20 years of service as a trustee, board president, Development Council Chair, Redwood Express co-chair with his wife Lynn for multiple years, Promise & Potential Capital Campaign chair (raised $6.5 million), and philanthropic support to advance Redwood’s mission.  To recognize Schworer’s commitment to Redwood, he has received the Dorothy Jean Wood Award with his wife Lynn, the President’s Award, and the designation of Trustee Emeritus. 

Phil Schworer

Apart from Redwood, Schworer is a member of Frost Brown Todd, a leading Cincinnati based law firm, where his law practice focuses on environmental and safety matters.  He has been active in leveraging community and business contacts through his affiliations and leadership of Cincinnati and various other Bar Associations, the Cincinnati Bar Foundation Board, Leadership Northern Kentucky and Leadership Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky United Way Campaign Chair, Co-chair of the United Way Tocqueville Society, and more.
 
Phil states that he is “honored and humbled by the opportunity to serve as the Board Chair.  Bill Robinson was my law partner, mentor and good friend for over thirty years.  His passion for the children and adults who rely on Redwood will live-on through my leadership of DWF.”
 
Redwood is an accredited facility through CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) and NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) helping children and adults with disabilities. Redwood serves over 800 clients each year through their 22 comprehensive programs ranging from educational, therapeutic, and vocational services.  Their state-of-the-art facility allows clients to learn, interact, and receive vocational training, while building upon their social skills in order to achieve the quality of life they deserve.
 
To learn more about Redwood, visit the website.

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  1. Maureen Hebert says:

    Great choice to follow Bill in such a key leadership role. Congratulations Phil!

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