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NKyTribune joins 150 Nonprofit newsrooms to participate in national NewsMatch campaign

More than 150 nonprofit newsrooms across the country — including the NKyTribune — will participate in this year’s NewsMatch, the largest grassroots fundraising campaign to support nonprofit news organizations. The national call-to-action will launch on November 1, 2018. In 2017 NewsMatch helped to raise more than $4.8 million from individual donors and a coalition of private funders....

Harmonic Brass of Munich opens Cathedral Concert Series’ 43rd Season Sept. 15 at the Basilica

By Steven Enzweiler Special to NKyTribune The internationally renowned Harmonic Brass of Munich will perform at the opening concert of the Cathedral Concert Series’ 43rd season on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, 1140 Madison Avenue. Harmonic Brass will perform classical masterpieces, music of different styles and eras, as well as its own original arrangements...

Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance kicks off Solarize campaign to help NKY take advantage of tax credit

The Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance (GCEA) is kicking off its first-ever Solarize campaign in Northern Kentucky this fall to allow residents to take advantage of a 30-percent federal income tax credit before it expires at the end 2019.   This campaign, which runs from Sept. 1 to Oct. 31, assists homeowners in assessing the suitability of their homes for solar technology, provides bulk-purchasing...

Five area foundations create NKY Funders’ Grants for a mini-grant competition for nonprofits

The Butler Foundation, the Charles H. Dater Foundation, the R.C. Durr Foundation, Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky, and the Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation have joined forces to create NKY Funders’ Grants, an ongoing program that convenes foundations and funders around mini-grant competitions for nonprofits that serve Northern Kentucky. The community is invited to attend the inaugural mini-grant...

GCF’s NKy Fund celebrates 20th anniversary with Impact Grants to workforce development

The Northern Kentucky Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation is celebrating its 20th anniversary with Impact Grants totaling $125,000 for workforce development efforts in Northern Kentucky.   “These Impact Grants reflect our continued commitment to invest significantly in Northern Kentucky,” said Ellen M. Katz, President & CEO of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF). “These grants,...

Legal Aid of the Bluegrass raffling off three bottles of Pappy Van Winkle to support Pro Bono Program

Legal Aid of the Bluegrass has three bottles of Pappy Van Winkle up for grabs in the 2018 Pappy for Pro Bono Raffle. The bottles, aged 10, 12 and 15 years were donated by Party Town Florence to benefit the Legal Aid of the Bluegrass Pro Bono Program. Tickets range from $40 to $80 with limited number of tickets for each bottle. The higher the ticket price, the better your odds. Your support will make...

GO! Pantry names two students to its Junior Board, to engage high school students in board of directors

GO Pantry has announced the creation of a Junior Board as a way to engage and involve local high school students as part of its Board of Directors. This leadership position is a unique opportunity for the two high school students to learn about community service through hands-on participation with GO Pantry’s board of directors. Bonnie Rickert, GO Pantry Board President, led the selection process...

OneSource Center for Nonprofit Excellence launched to support Greater Cincinnati nonprofits

Greater Cincinnati nonprofits will now have access to a wide range of support, in part due to the launch of OneSource Center for Nonprofit Excellence (OneSource). OneSource provides access to a wide range of services, products and connections that nonprofits need to thrive and create greater impact. ReSource and Executive Service Corps of Cincinnati (ESCC) merged to create the center, while introducing...

The Center for Great Neighborhoods offering free professional assistance at problem-solving day

The Center for Great Neighborhoods, the Taxpayer Advocate Service, and United Way of Greater Cincinnati will provide a day of free professional assistance to help community members with financial concerns, tax issues, credit recovery, savings plans, good food and more.  Tax season has passed, but thousands of people may still need assistance with a tax problem. The Taxpayer Advocate will be available...

BCPL September calendar for adults includes marker dedication for Revolutionary War veteran

The Boone County Public Library offers events at its branches and throughout the county during the month of September. A list of scheduled events for adults is included here. A separate list of events for teens and children is published separately. In the Loop Mondays, 10 a.m. Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665) Knit or crochet in relaxed, friendly company. Learn for the first...

Toyota makes $20,000 grant to KY Coalition Against Domestic Violence for Economic Empowerment

Toyota has made a $20,000 grant to the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence (KCADV) to support its Economic Empowerment program. The funds will be used to support financial education classes, credit counseling, Individual Development Accounts (IDAs), and microloans for survivors served by the state’s 15 regional domestic violence programs and state community college system. The program serves...

Behringer-Crawford’s 26th freshART auction and party set for Sept 16; silentART reception Saturday

Art lovers and collectors will have the chance to bid on original works by more than 50 local artists in live and silent auctions at freshART 2018 on September 16 at Behringer-Crawford Museum. Tickets to freshART are $80 per guest or $125 for hosts, tax included. The event includes dinner by McHale’s Events & Catering and music by the Cliff Daly Band. Local 12 news anchor John Lomax will serve...

Champions of Liberty event, rally on Friday at NKY Convention Center, by Align America, NKY Tea Party

The Champions of Liberty event, presented by Align America and the Northern Kentucky Tea Party, will be held Friday at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. This year’s Champions include the founder of Campaign for Liberty and former US Representative from Texas, Ron Paul. Joining Paul on stage will be other nationally recognized leaders of the liberty movement including...

Annual Dinsmore Homestead Fall Festival will highlight antique homemade quilts

An antique quilt show will be the highlight of the annual Dinsmore Homestead Fall Festival Sept. 8-9. Quilts from the Dinsmore family collection and from local collectors will be displayed in the historic homestead much as they would have been 150 years ago. The oldest quilt, the Broken Star quilt, is almost 200 years old and was hand-sewn by ladies of the Resor family, one of Cincinnati’s first...

Samaritan’s Feet ends NKY visits at Newport Intermediate School — nearly 2000 free shoes in all

Samaritan’s Feet, an international nonprofit, fitted more than 500 students at Newport Intermediate on Monday — with the help of an eager group of more than 100 volunteers. It was the fourth and final stop in Northern Kentucky for Samaritan’s Feet. Shoe-fittings occurred at Newport Elementary, Bellevue Elementary and Lincoln Elementary in Dayton last week. Samaritan’s Feet had...