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NKY prominent leaders create new community foundation, hire president — and think big

A group of prominent Northern Kentucky business and civic leaders have created a new community-wide foundation that will focus on funding key community needs and programs in Northern Kentucky. They have engaged Nancy Humphrey Grayson as president. The Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky aims to increase philanthropic giving by Northern Kentucky individuals, corporations and organizations...

Welcome House open house in Mainstrasse shows quality housing attainable for low-income residents

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor At a recent open house, Welcome House revealed the results of its latest effort, a $9.5 million project to develop affordable housing for low-income residents. Welcome House Executive Director Linda Young shows off the entrance and kitchen area in one of the renovated units in Mainstrasse Village (photos by Mark Hansel). The project includes eight buildings...

MadTree Brewing partners with STEM’s I-Space to launch new Entropic Theory IPA beer

MadTree Brewing spent nearly two years carefully researching and experimenting before launching cans of their newest IPA, Entropic Theory, on Thursday, June 29. This heavily hopped beer leads with a soft, tropical fruit flavor rather than traditional, extreme, bitter flavors. The brewing and quality lab teams at MadTree methodically developed this beer through more than twenty different recipe iterations...

Point Arc’s Every Gift Counts Capital Campaign aims to raise $10 million for endowment, services

Point Arc’s Every GIFT Counts Capital Campaign is in full swing to raise $10 million for three major goals over the next three years.   Goal 1. Operating and Residential Endowment Funds Endowment Fund #1, an Operating Fund, to guarantee a sound financial future for The Point by securing and maintaining a minimum base of $5,000,000, with the ability to move a maximum of five percent per year...

Lisa Davis Roberts joins Greater Cincinnati Foundation as philanthropic services program officer

Lisa Davis Roberts joins The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) as program officer for philanthropic services. Davis Roberts is responsible for carrying out the Foundation’s grantmaking services for private foundations and GCF donor advised funds. She works closely with trustees and donors to help them accomplish their charitable giving goals through effective grantmaking. Lisa Davis Roberts “Lisa...

Oriental Wok featuring Children, Inc. as nonprofit — join in the fun on June 29 for food, fun, music

Oriental Wok is showcasing the work of Children, Inc. as their featured nonprofit on Thursday, June 29 from 5-10 p.m. During dinner, 20 percent of all sales in the high top area will go to support Children, Inc. — and there’ll be a tip jar for surprise Celebrity Bartenders as well as some raffles. Live music and free appetizers. It’s a family friendly and fun event for a good cause.

Home Depot Foundation awards People Working Cooperatively $200k Ramp It Up for Veterans grant

People Working Cooperatively has received the Home Depot Foundation $200,000 grant in support of PWC’s Ramp It Up for Veterans program.    “The Home Depot Foundation has been a generous supporter and partner of People Working Cooperatively for many years, and we’re incredibly grateful for their continued involvement,” said Chris Owens, Vice President of Development at PWC.  “This grant...

KSO’s 23rd Summer in Devou Park — three shows coming, along with singing, workouts, and memories

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra continues a nearly 80-year tradition of fun, family-gatherings
at the concert bowl in Covington’s Devou Park. The KSO began its annual summer series of concerts in 1995. This summer’s programs extend the KSO’s efforts to enlighten, entertain and educate through a variety of great music, activities and nostalgia. Musical programs range from patriotic to health...

4th annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament to benefit Covington’s Randolph Park; register teams now

Randolph Park Roundball Classic will be held on Sunday, September 10. It’s the 4th annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament to benefit Randolph Park and hold free youth basketball camps in the city. On Sunday, September 10, Cutman Barbershop will host the 4th Annual Randolph Park Roundball Classic (RPRC), a 3-on-3 men’s basketball tournament benefiting the City of Covington’s Randolph Park. The...

Children Inc. expands range, acquires NaviGo Prep to offer services from prenatal to career attainment

By Judy Clabes NKyTribune editor Two of Northern Kentucky’s education visionaries are joining forces — and the results will be nothing but amplified magic for the region’s kids. Rick Hulefeld, founder and CEO of Children, Inc., and Tim Hanner, founder and CEO of Navigo, have decided to merge their organizations in a step that will allow the storied Children, Inc. to offer pre-natal...

Behringer Crawford Museum featuring five decades of Duveneck Memorial Art Show winners

From now through the end of June, see the Duveneck Memorial Art Show Award winners at the Behringer Crawford Museum. The Northern Kentucky Heritage League started the Duveneck Memorial Art Show in 1969 to stimulate interest in the arts, give regional artists a place to display and sell their wares and promote local history. It established the Duveneck Purchase Award to emphasize the historical mission...

NASCAR Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip guest of honor at Speedway Children’s Charities fundraiser

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor The Kentucky Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC) hosted its 4th Annual Fundraising Dinner at the Montgomery Inn Boathouse in Cincinnati Thursday and NASCAR Hall of Famer and Kentucky native Darrell Waltrip was Guest of Honor. Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip talks about the role of philanthropy in NASCAR, the state of the sport and his affiliation...

Kenton County animal shelter receives $10,000 grant from GCF for sick cat isolation room

The Kenton County Animal Shelter received a $10,000 grant from The Greater Cincinnati Foundation to be used to transform an existing room into the shelter’s cat isolation room. Kenton County The cat isolation room will allow shelter staff the ability to quarantine and treat cats with upper respiratory infection. By removing a sick cat from the general population, it reduces the spread of that illness...

NKCAC’s Fogarty tells Florence Rotary early results are very good for Lincoln Grant Scholar House

The results are in for the first semester for Lincoln Grant Scholar House students, and the grades are good … very good. The Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission held a ribbon-cutting at the Lincoln Grant Scholar House (LGSH) on April 5. Lincoln Grant Scholar House, which opened in Covington earlier this year, provides affordable housing and family services for 45 single parents enrolled...

Children’s Law Center raises $79k with Dancing with the CLC Stars; celebrity champions announced

The Children’s Law Center raised more than $79,000 at their fifth annual Dancing with the CLC Stars fundraiser and dance competition. Inspired by the ABC-TV’s sensational show Dancing with the Stars, Dancing with the CLC Stars paired eight local celebrities with professional dancers from Arthur Murray Dance Center to benefit the Children’s Law Center. All money raised goes toward supporting...