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14 Funders’ Grants finalists to compete for $100,000 in funds at Oct. 29 event — need your vote

Next week, 14 nonprofits serving Northern Kentucky will take the stage and vie for the vote to double or more than double their prize for the evening.

Every nonprofit will walk out with at least $5,000. Each NKY Funders’ Grants partner sponsoring a focus area will select a first-place winner to receive $7,500, and a second-place winner to receive $5,000. Additionally, an audience vote at the event will determine an additional first place $7,500 award and a second-place $5,000 award for two of the 14 finalists.

Tickets are available here.

What: 2019 NKY Funders’ Grants Pitch Competition; 14 nonprofits present three-minute pitches to compete for $100,000 in total funds
When: Tuesday, October 29 from 5:00-7:30 p.m.
Where: St. Elizabeth Training and Education Center (3861 Olympic Blvd., Erlanger, KY 41018)
How much: Tickets are $15 and include heavy appetizers, dessert, and a drink ticket (nonalcoholic beverages are complimentary, and a cash bar follows)
Who: The 2019 nonprofit finalists are listed below:

Addiction Services: Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky and the Northern Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy
Arts, Culture, & Humanity: Kentucky Humanities Council and Pones, Inc.
Early Childhood: New Perceptions and Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank
Health & Wellness (R.C. Durr Foundation): Master Provisions and Northern Kentucky Education Council
Health & Wellness (Horizon Community Funds): Northern Kentucky University Research Foundation and Women’s Crisis Center
K-12 Programming: The Carnegie and Commonwealth Artists Student Theatre
Reducing Barriers to Employment: Saint Vincent de Paul Northern Kentucky and Tattoo Removal, Ink

Finalists and semifinalists will be able to share further information about their respective organizations at presentation booths positioned throughout the event space, set up for the duration of the event.

The funders who are collaborating to make this possible are the Horizon Community of Funds, Butler Foundation, R.C. Durr Foundation, Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Scripps Howard Foundation, Dater Foundation, Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation and United Way of Greater Cincinnati.

More information about NKY Funders’ Grants can be found here.

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