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PWC accepting reservations, auction items for ToolBelt Ball; supports Modifications for Mobility

People Working Cooperatively (PWC) is accepting reservations for its fourth annual ToolBelt Ball. Funds raised during the gala will support the nonprofit’s Modifications for Mobility program, which assists low-income, elderly homeowners and people with disabilities who have mobility limitations in the Tri-State area. The black-tie event will take place on Saturday, March 21 from 6–10 p.m. at JACK...

ArtsWave announces 2020 goal to fund the arts — pushing for seven years of $12 million plus

Acknowledging the power of the arts to connect communities and drive a vibrant economy, Campaign Chair Jill McGruder announced that ArtsWave, the engine for the arts, would push for a goal of $12,400,000. This marks the seventh year in a row the organization is shooting to top the $12 million mark for funding the arts. Attaining this goal will likely mean that the privately funded nonprofit community...

Horizon Nonprofit Awards to be presented to five leaders, volunteers at NKY Philanthropy Symposium

The inaugural Horizon Nonprofit Award winners will be celebrated at the 2020 NKY Philanthropy Symposium on March 17 at the St. Elizabeth Training & Education Center in Erlanger. The nonprofit honorees: Gayle Middendorf, Andrew Brunsman, Rick Hulefeld, Quentin Turley, Bob Hoffer The following Northern Kentucky nonprofit leaders and volunteers will be honored: •  Andrew Brunsman, Be Concerned,...

United Way offers free tax preparation program, to help local individuals and families get refunds

The United Way of Greater Cincinnati’s Regional Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Collaborative and the 495 local volunteers helped more than 8,500 individuals and families in Greater Cincinnati receive over $12 million in tax refunds in 2019. The free tax prep program is available again this year, offering local families and individuals assistance in tax preparation and in receiving the Earned...

Shop & Share: First Lady, Kroger kick off annual drive to benefit state’s survivors of domestic violence

First Lady Britainy Beshear, Gov. Andy Beshear, Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence (KCADV) staff and Kroger announced the kick-off of this year’s “Shop & Share” drive to benefit survivors of domestic violence at the Kroger on US-127 in Frankfort. Shop & Share is this Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. KCADV provides a list of the items most needed in their shelters in every grocery...

Moira Weir named president and CEO of United Way of Greater Cincinnati; extensive experience in region

United Way of Greater Cincinnati has named Moira Weir, a seasoned non-profit professional with extensive service to the community, as its next President and CEO. Weir currently leads Hamilton County Job & Family Services (JFS), an organization that helps hundreds of thousands of families and children each year. Moira Weir Her commitment to community, diversity, measurable impact and servant leadership...

Longest-standing service club in NKY, Rotary of Covington, to celebrate 100th year with giving back

Rotary Club of Covington is celebrating its 100th anniversary is a special way — by “Giving back 100 times.” Rotarian and Supt. of Covington schools, Alvin Garrison, awards Claudia Benito of Holmes High School with a scholarship to study abroad in Brazil. The Club kicked off its celebration this week. Covington Rotary supports local charities by creating events to raise funds to benefit...

From Rituals to Runways: The Art of the Bead exhibit opens at BCM on Feb. 4; see Cher’s dazzling outfits

Whether or not you have tickets for Cher’s Cincinnati concert on April 7, you can still get an up-close look at some of the music icon’s glittering and glamorous costumes at Behringer-Crawford Museum. Four of Cher’s dazzling beaded outfits will be on display as part of the museum’s newest exhibit, From Rituals to Runways: The Art of the Bead. The costumes, mostly created through...

Anthony Muñoz Foundation awarding thousands of dollars in college scholarships to tri-state students

The Anthony Muñoz Foundation  is currently accepting nominations for their annual Straight “A” Scholarship now through February 28. Munoz Thanks to Mike’s Carwash, the Foundation is awarding $42,000 in college scholarships to deserving Tri-State seniors, this year. Nominations can be found at here. The Foundation’s Straight “A” Scholarship awards high school students who are pursuing Academic...

History preserved at Newport History Museum Southgate Street School connects us to our past

By Maridith Yahl NKyTribune reporter History is intertwined with today and that history needs to be preserved. “The point of preservation is to keep things like this [building, the Newport History Museum at the Southgate Street School]. History is all about stories. A building is just a building, but it’s the people, it’s the interactions, what happened here, and how it happened that makes this...

Leadership Kentucky alumni gather for annual luncheon and to honor outstanding alumni

Leadership Kentucky alumni from across the Commonwealth met at the Marriott City Center in Lexington recently for the organization’s annual luncheon. In addition to the usual business conducted at the luncheon, Leadership Kentucky recognized the many achievements and awards given out to its members. Walter Woods  Some of the awards and honors presented at this year’s annual alumni luncheon were: Walter...

Cincinnati Museum Center welcomed 1.8 million visits in 2019; highest attendance in 29-year history

Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) had a year to remember. It welcomed over 1.8 million visits in 2019, an attendance milestone in the first year after the historic Union Terminal restoration and in the 200th anniversary year of the Museum of Natural History & Science. Throughout 2019, wide-eyed guests spelunked through 500 feet of narrow passageways in The Cave and came face-to-face with one-of-a-kind...

GCF opens Summertime Kids, Learning Links grant applications, encourage nonprofits, schools to apply

Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) invites nonprofit organizations and schools to apply for up to $1,000 in funding from two Grants for Kids programs — Summertime Kids and Learning Links — that support education programs for youth during the summer months and the school year, respectively.   Summertime Kids grants are available to nonprofit organizations, schools or churches working with young...

Cincinnati area’s favorite hippo, Fiona, will celebrate her third birthday on Friday — there are parties

Fiona, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s most famous resident, will be three years old on Friday. Voted #1 Cincinnatian for the past two years, and nominated again this year, it’s no surprise that there will be multiple parties and promotions for the premature hippo turned celebrity. “Fiona won the hearts of Cincinnatians when she fought to survive after being born six weeks early and...

Covington Catholic Spaghetti Dinner and Fine Arts Festival February 23 at the high school

The Covington Catholic High School Parents Club presents the annual Spaghetti Dinner and Fine Arts Festival on Sunday, February 23, from 4-6:30 p.m. at the school.  A performance by the award winning CCH Chamber Choir will take place before dinner at 3:30 p.m., and music during the dinner will be provided by the Covington Catholic and Notre Dame Academy Band.  CCH Student artwork will be exhibited...