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Sat
Feb
29

Vivian’s Victory Ball 2020

06:00 pm

Cocktail Attire Raffle and Silent Auction seated dinner

Sat
Mar
07

Madeira Schools Foundation March Madness Auction Fundraiser

06:00 pm

Grab your favorite jersey and get your brackets ready! Tickets are now available for the 35th annual Madeira Schools Foundation auction, March Madness. The always-popular event will be held on Saturday, March 7 at 6:00pm in the St. Gertrude Parish Center.

The annual auction is the district’s largest fundraiser; proceeds from the evening support Madeira schools programs and classroom materials, from new technology and arts and athletic enhancements to educational experiences like our annual Day of Service. The Foundation also contributes to scholarships for students and alumni, and supports the PTOs at each school.

“Parent and community involvement has been the cornerstone of our Madeira City Schools for many decades,” said Kenji Matsudo, Madeira Schools Superintendent. “The annual MSF Auction is one of those special supportive events that began nearly 35 years ago as a means to provide extra support to our school district. The annual auction is the largest fundraiser of the year for the foundation, and allows for the many “extras” that enhance our students’ Madeira experience.”

Madeira parents, staff and supporters will enjoy game-day favorite food and beverages while bidding on fabulous items and raffle prizes including vacation trips, sports tickets, unique experiences, class items and more. Back by popular demand again this year, a Beer Garden with a 14-foot big screen for live games.

The event on March 7 will feature fantastic raffles, including a $10,000 Reverse Raffle and an Andrew Benintendi Experience. In addition, we have several new experiences this year including a local fly fishing trip with a private guide, private viewing suite for the Aronoff Broadway series, girl’s weekend trip to Columbus, private Sommelier experience, and many other unique experiences in the local area. As always, delicious food stations will be serving a variety of food from restaurants all over greater Cincinnati.

Registration is now open online! Visit the auction site at the link below to register, purchase raffle tickets. Starting now, you can preview and bid on the wide selection of silent auction items, whether you attend the live event or not.

None of this would be possible without our amazing sponsors: Cincinnati Metals Company, Prus Construction, Hyde Park Pediatric Dentistry, Pat and Jacque Gentile, Daniel Hartung with First Financial Bank, Gulick Roberts Group, The Book Shelf, Eberly McMahon Copetas, 7 Maple Design, Tri State Orthopedic Products.

If you’d like to support the auction through a donation or sponsorship, please contact Alumni Director Mindi Hilgeman at mhilgeman.msf@gmail.com. For more information about the Foundation, please visit www.madeiraschoolsfoundation.org.

Tue
Mar
10

Military & Police Dog Fundraiser

05:00 pm

Raise a pint to support our K-9 Heroes! 🍻 Brink will donate $1 from every pint to Angel’s Watch to help to provide meaningful pet hospice and end of life care for our public service K-9’s.
🐾 Meet Molly the explosives detection K-9!
🇺🇸 Joel Altman, “Hoover the FBI Dog” author & K-9 handler, will be signing books.
🐕 Come learn about the lives & retirement of our public service K-9’s, and how Angel’s Watch supports their care.
🛍 Raffles & more!

Tortilleria Garcia and Red Rose Pizza are next door so grab some food and make it a night out!
Brink is kid-friendly, and well-behaved dogs on leash welcome.

Brink Brewing Co- 5905 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati 45224
Tuesday, March 10th 5pm-8pm

Sat
Mar
14

ChangingGears Grand Prix

06:00 pm

The ChangingGears Grand Prix is a fundraising event that is a blast for participants and spectators. The main event is a pedal kart, relay race tournament where four person teams go head-to-head around an indoor track with a few fun obstacles along the way. In addition to the race, and all included with the ticket price, there will be dinner, drinks, games, and plenty of excitement for the crowd.
Tickets are available for both teams & spectators. This is a 21 and over event.
All proceeds go to ChangingGears, a Cincinnati non-profit that removes transportation barriers for people who are working their way out of poverty.
The ChangingGears Grand Prix is held in the West End at CityLink Center, 800 Bank Street.

Sat
Mar
14

Party for a Purpose

06:00 pm

Our organization, Party for a Purpose, has a fundraiser each year for local charities. This year our charities are NIght to Shine (a prom for people with special needs) and Stein Hospice (they offer a summer camp for students who have lost a parent). Last year or organization raised over $8000 for each of last year’s charities.
I hope that you are able to help us out!

Sat
Mar
21

10th Annual Dinner, Art & Wine for Canines

06:00 pm

Circle Tail’s 10th annual Dinner, Art & Wine for Canines will take place on March 21st, 2020 at Receptions in Loveland, from 6-10 pm. Admission includes wine tasting, a buffet dinner, open beer and wine bar, mystery boxes, a silent art auction, a live auction, fabulous raffle prizes, and of course meet-and-greets with the most talented and well-trained service and hearing dogs in the area. The event is a great opportunity to bring together friends, family and/or colleagues for a delightful evening with the added benefit of supporting a fantastic cause.
Since 1997, Circle Tail’s mission has been to raise, train and partner high-quality service and hearing dogs for people with disabilities at no cost to the individual. Individuals in need of such dogs are saved the challenge and burden of raising the funds required to raise and train one. This is why donations are so important to Circle Tail. In addition, Circle Tail provides facility dogs to schools, hospices, courtrooms, and more for therapy purposes. In fact, Xavier’s new pup Evan is a Circle Tail dog, participating in Circle Tail’s pilot Facility Canine Internship Program.

Seats are limited and will sell out before the event, so please visit www.circletail.org/events to purchase your tickets.

Circle Tail is a 501(c)(3) public charity and is supported entirely by public contributions. Circle Tail receives no government funding. Financial support of Circle Tail is tax deductible as allowed by law.

Sat
Mar
21

DInner, Art, & Wine for Canines

06:00 pm

Spring is all about New Beginnings! Bring
together friends and family for an enjoyable
evening with the added benefit of supporting a
fantastic cause. Start a new tradition: Enjoy a
fun-filled event with fine wines, good food,
puppy meet-and-greets, and the opportunity
to win prizes, bid on unique gifts and
experiences!
Plus, you’ll hear stories from our inmate dog
handlers on the impact this program has on
their lives.

Sat
Mar
28

Hoops, Hops, and Hope

02:00 pm

Join us for an evening of basketball, brews and bidding to support KAREFarm, a glamping respite for parents and families grieving child loss.

Our inaugural fundraising event!

KAREFarm is excited to offer with your entry ticket! $20 presale and $25 at the door gets you:
A night to watch the Elite 8 at local sports bar and hangout, Legends in Northern Kentucky
– A pulled pork barbeque dinner with all of the fixings
– Beer and wine available for purchase
-All-Day Raffle entry- as soon as you arrive, a name will be called from all in attendance every 15 minutes. Each gift card is valued at $25.00
– Silent auction opportunities (including a barrel of bourbon- this is Kentucky- and a wheelbarrow of liquor with a shotski)
– Baskets (value min. $50 each) raffled every 30 minutes
-Split- the- pot at the bottom of each hour
– Grand Prize drawing- 65 inch Sony Smart TV (valued at $1000.00) on Facebook live feed from venue at 11p.m.
– A model “glamp” tent set up in Legend’s party room for you see how your donation will help us support guests

All proceeds will be used to:
-Finish the build-out and furnishing of the glamping tents
-Provide food and programming for retreat guests so attendance is at no cost
-Increase retreat capacity to serve additional members of our community grappling with the grief process
-Build a storage facility
-Build restroom facilities (in addition to the 97 acres ready for use)
– Maintain the glampIng tents

Learn more about us at www.karefarm.org

Head out of the party room to the main bar area for a mixed drink for purchase if you would like. Soft drinks will also be available at the event.

Sun
Mar
29

“That’s Why I Love You” Autism Fundraiser

01:00 pm

$7. entry @ door 1PM – 8PM

Miller’s Fill Inn 52 Donnermeyer Dr. Bellevue, KY 41073

6 Top Local Bands will be Performing;
Sonny & the Delites
Rapid Fire
City Slickers
Borderline
Still Smokin
Killin Time

Local Vendors, Food provided, raffles, auction, etc.

Come on out for lots of fun, great music, shop, and support the Autism Community

Sat
Apr
04

Eggstrong 5k and Egg Hunt

04:00 pm

The Eggstrong Foundation is a local non-profit, started to honor the memory of our dear friend who passed away of cancer. We raise money to support the UC Brain Tumor Center and the St. Baldrick’s foundation- helping to fight childhood cancer. Our 5k will be held at 50 West Production Works on April 4. Events start at 4:00 and the race starts at 5:00. The 5k walk/run is family friendly and always a great time supporting a great cause!

Sat
Apr
04

Purcell Marian Grand Event

06:00 pm

On Saturday, April 4, 2020, Purcell Marian High School will host its Grand Event, the school’s largest annual fundraiser. The evening will feature dinner, raffles, and silent and live auctions, with funds raised to support the people and programs that make our school community special.

This year’s event will be held at Purcell Marian High School.
2935 Hackberry St. Cincinnati, OH 45206

For questions, to register for the event, or to make a donation, please contact Morgan Kurtz at mkurtz@purcellmarian.org.

Sat
Apr
04

Till All The Pieces Fit

01:00 pm

This event is for Autism Awareness
1pm – 6 pm
Located at : Southern Lanes 7634 Alexandria Pk., Alexandria, KY
Local Vendors, Bake Sale ( Indoor and outdoor event)
Bowling and concessions inside, with charge
Fundraiser benefits Autism Speaks

Sat
Apr
11

#ALLIESTRONG

06:00 pm

Benefit for local Northern Kentucky Senior at Dixie Heights High School, Help Allie beat CANCER and make her living area Handicap Accessible. Allie has been diagnosed with a rare bone cancer know as Osteosarcoma this will put her in a wheel chair and surgeries on her tibia.
Saturday 4/11/2020 6PM – 12AM- VFW 4435 Dixie HWY Elsmere KY 41018. $20 Draft beer wrist bands and cash bar, music, door prizes, raffles, silent auction, food provided, split the pot.
#ALLIESTRONG

Sat
Apr
18

Bake Sale for Autism Awareness

12:00 pm

12PM – 4PM

@ Staples in Crescent Springs KY ( off the Buttermilk exit)

Bake Sale fro Autism Awareness. We will have lots of sweet goods available to purchase, as well as Sugar Free items. Autism Awareness items and information will also be available

Sun
Apr
19

The Great Bridal Chase

09:00 am

The Great Bridal Chase is a themed 5k event that combines all the best elements of a wedding with the fun of a 5k… including 3 registration options and one heck of a post-event party! Receive the VIP treatment in this fun race event that offers swag and style…no significant other needed.

Prepare for some special surprises to be announced soon!

Save the date for Sunday, April 19 2020 and join an experience that Cincinnati runners won’t soon forget!

Thu
Apr
23

Sensory Friendly Skating Party

06:00 pm

This event is from 6PM – 9PM.
Location: Jimmy’s Rollerdrome 115 Main St. Elsmere , KY 41018
Admission $ 5. Skate Rental : $2. Concessions will be open
Public welcome! Lights will be up, no disco lights, and music at a comfortable level for most with sensory issues.
Proceeds benefit Autism Speaks

Fri
Apr
24

Rockin’ The Boat

07:00 pm

The ICYO Sponsor Letter is below. Please feel free to contact me. Thank-you, Tom Dunn
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For 27 years, Inner City Youth Opportunities (ICYO) has been helping children living in poverty learn, grow, and thrive through after school and summertime programs. We provide homework assistance, tutoring, summer tennis camp and field trips with the goal of grade level promotion and graduation. On Friday, April 24th from 7 PM until 11 PM ICYO is hosting our fifth annual Rockin’ the Boat fundraiser at Montgomery Inn Boathouse, and we invite your company to help us help Cincinnati children in need.
Rockin’ the Boat is a party with a purpose, with great food by Montgomery Inn Boathouse, open bar, and live entertainment by Soul Pocket. The event raises crucial funds that ICYO uses to provide free academic support to low-income and minority children throughout the school year. In previous years, Rockin’ the Boat has been attended by upwards of 150 high-profile guests, which allowed previous event sponsors such as Western & Southern Financial Group, Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment and Nehemiah Manufacturing to reach more potential customers and supporters. Sponsorship packages are available at the $5,000, $2,500, $1,500, $1,000 and $500 levels, with reserved tickets, advertising, and other perks available to sponsors. Attached is a sponsorship sheet with more details, should your company have an interest in this opportunity.
ICYO also fundraises at Rockin’ the Boat through a silent auction, and we invite you to join us in making this effort a success again this year by providing a gift certificate or auction basket. We would be grateful for any donation you could provide. Silent auction donors are recognized on signage at the event, and your gift is fully tax deductible.
We hope you will join other local businesses in sponsoring Rockin’ the Boat and ICYO as we strive to help children achieve brighter futures. If you are unable to sponsor, please consider attending the event as a guest. Please reach out with any questions regarding this request, and we look forward to hearing back from you soon.

Fri
Apr
24

AWD/Bobbi Weddle Memorial Volleyball Tournament

06:00 pm

The 3rd Annual Amanda Watkins Dunn/Bobbi Weddle Memorial Volleyball Tournament is Friday April 24th and Saturday April 25th at The Knotty Pine Rock & Tiki Bar located at 6947 Cheviot Road Cincinnati, OH 43247 starting at 5:00 p.m. The purpose of the fundraiser is to gather funds to donate to a family in need who are suffering from cancer or other debilitating diseases and circumstances. We have raised over $30,000 in three years. We have over 200 participants and over 500 people that attend the event. The money has gone to helping families battling cancer, a memorial scholarship in addition we have given money to a church which provided Christmas presents to families in need, along with helping others who had catastrophic events. We have helped families from Columbus, Ohio to helping a family rebuild after losing everything in Hurricane Katrina. These families will be receiving the donation in honor of Amanda Watkins Dunn who lost her battle with breast cancer at the early age of 38 on June 21, 2016 and Bobbi Weddle who passed away in January of 2018.

My wife Nicole Watkins was diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma Breast Cancer April of 2016. She was diagnosed the same week as my sister Amanda which passed away just 9 weeks later. Although my wife is now cancer free, we are trying to pay it forward in honor of my sister. I am reaching out to you for help.

The AWD raised over $30k for families in which every dollar is paid out to those in need. We did this without a corporate sponsor as well. In order to make this event a huge success, we need your help. I have attached some information on how you can help. If you have any items, passes or gift cards that you are willing to donate, we would greatly appreciate it.

If you are interested in being a diamond, platinum, gold or silver sponsor a television, bar tap, bar stool or have a general donation or gift for the silent and major auctions, please let me know. I am more than happy to come get it or you can mail it to the address on the letterhead. We are happy to help these families in their time of need while keeping Amanda’s memory alive. Please help us make this a success as getting these donations in early helps us achieve our goal. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Best Regards,

Tommy Watkins
513.225.0660
awdmemorialfund@gmail.com
8102 Valley Crossing Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45247

Sat
Apr
25

Purple Polka Dot Race

08:30 am

We are starting a 5K Run/Walk and Family Fun Run to help raise awareness about Vascular Birthmarks and complications that can be involved, so that our daughter and others like her have the understanding and acceptance of those unfamiliar with Vascular Birthmarks.

All of the money raised from the Purple Polka Dot Race will go directly to the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation (VBF). The VBF is an international charitable organization that networks families affected by a vascular birthmark, tumor, or syndrome to the appropriate medical professionals for evaluation and/or treatment, provides informational resources as well as sponsors physician education, mobilizes medical missions trips, and supports research and programs that promote acceptance for individuals with birthmarks.

The 5K Walk/Run will be held at the Voice of America Park in West Chester, OH at 7850 VOA Park Dr, West Chester Township, OH 45069. Participants can register at: https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/WestChester/PurplePolkaDotRace

Hannah's Story

Sat
May
02

Shop For A Cause

12:00 pm

Ludlow Community Center @ 808 Elm Street Ludlow, KY 41016 From 12pm – 5 pm
Free to Public, all are welcome. We will have lots of local vendors, games, raffles, auction. Food and beverages available to purchase. Lots of Family Fun
Proceeds will benefit Autism Speaks

Sat
May
02

Breath of Hope Gala & 25th Anniversary Celebration

06:00 pm

Where: The Summit Hotel
5345 Medpace Way, Cincinnati, OH 45227

Join us for an evening of hope, inspiration, and generosity at The LAM Foundation’s largest annual fundraiser, the Breath of Hope Gala, with a special 25th Anniversary Celebration. The LAM Foundation urgently seeks safe and effective treatments, and ultimately a cure, for lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) through advocacy and the funding of promising research. This year, we’ll run for the roses, with a Kentucky Derby theme. Gentlemen, dress to impress. Ladies, don’t forget your fascinator! Don’t miss the silent auction, Rose Ceremony, dinner, drinks, dancing, and Fund A Cure. Every dollar donated at the Breath of Hope Gala goes directly to LAM research.

$250 per person | $2,500 – Table of 10
Register at https://tinyurl.com/LAMHopeGala

Sat
May
09

Walk To Defeat ALS

10:00 am

Registration starts at 0830, Walk starts at 10.
This walk is to raise awareness and funds for ALS patients in the Northern Kentucky area. The walk is the major fundraiser for patients. This helps to get much needed items such as wheelchairs, ramps, breathing assist machines etc…

Sat
May
16

Legends Showcase & Benefit Gala

06:00 pm

Motown icons Scherrie & Susaye, formerly of The Supremes are headlining The Cincinnati Legends Showcase “A Sneaker Gala”. Other acts include Abby Cates of The Voice, Premium Blend Music Band, Charice Rodgers, and DJ Vader. Alexis Rogers of WLWT will be the emcee.

Tickets for this event range from $65 – $100 and can be purchased online. Proceeds and donations from the gala will support Rosemary’s Babies Company. Formal attire/After 5 & Sneakers. Wheelchair accessible & golf cart available to venue

Tue
Jun
09

30th Annual Charity Golf Outing

08:00 am

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 8 AM – 4 PM EDT

Boone Links Golf Course
19 Clubhouse Dr, Florence, Kentucky 41042
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Hosted by Lewis Johnson

Annual charity event to raise funds for facility operations and programming for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. BAWAC, Inc. is a private, non-profit 501c3 corporation whose mission is to develop and maximize the vocational potential and quality of life of adult persons with disabilities or other barriers to employment through the flexible integration of counseling, life and work skills training, job placement, support services, and employment in a therapeutic or community based remunerative work environment.

Visit our website at https://www.bawac.org/page/events for registration form and participation information.