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Nonprofit briefs: Whitaker gets Golden Eagle, $15K to Redwood from Jergens; Literacy Network and Subaru

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Rhonda Whitaker receives Golden Eagle Award

Rhonda Whitaker, vice president, Community Relations for Duke Energy, will receive the Golden Eagle Award from the Dan Beard Council of the Boy Scouts.

The award will be given tonight at the Golden Eagle Dinner at Madison Events Center in Covington.

The annual fundraiser supports Scouting in Northern Kentucky.

Redwood gets grant from Andrew Jergens Foundation

The Andrew Jergens Foundation has approved a grant to Redwood for $15,000.

The announcement was made by Carol Serrone, Director of Philanthropy for the Northern Kentucky, non-profit special needs facility.

“The grant will go towards supporting the Early Care and Education program at Redwood,” said Bruce Ripley, Redwood’s Grant Writer.

Redwood guides children and adults with severe and multiple disabilities to achieve independence and reach their highest potential throughout their lives by providing enriching educational, therapeutic, and vocational services.

Redwood serves 800 clients annually aged six weeks to 82-years-old.


Subaru ‘shares the love’ with Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati 

Literacy Network thanks Busam Subaru for selecting them as their hometown charity for the 2018 Subaru “Share the Love” campaign.

The Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati (LNGC) participated in Subaru’s “Share the Love” event from November 15, 2018 to January 3, 2019. Subaru’s “Share the Love” event has raised more than $140 million for charities across the nation since its inception 11 years ago.

Four national charities, the ASPCA, Make-A-Wish, Meals on Wheels, and the National Park Foundation, participate each year. In addition, each Subaru dealer picks one local charity to support during the campaign.

Busam Subaru in Fairfield selected the Literacy Network as their hometown charity in 2017 and 2018.

The Subaru “Share the Love” event allows new car buyers to choose a charity to donate $250 from their new car purchase. Additionally, Busam Subaru contributed $7,100 in support of the Literacy Network. During this short time, the “Share the Love” program raised $32,298 to support Literacy Network programs, bringing the two-year total to over $50,000.

John Busam, owner of Busam Subaru and Busam Nissan in Cincinnati, has been on the Literacy Network Board of Directors and a member of the finance committee since 2011.

“We are elated by this incredibly generous donation from Subaru and deeply grateful to John for selecting us as a beneficiary” stated Michelle Otten Guenther, President of the Literacy Network. “Subaru’s commitment to positively impacting local communities is unparalleled. Their genuine desire to help our neighbors is a hallmark of their corporate culture. We are grateful for their financial support and the ability to share our mission with their customers.”

Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati

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