Category: Social Services

In 13 years: New grad to Art Academy’s star speaker

Mitchell Sutika Sipus

This weekend, Mitchell Sutika Sipus, a 2004 graduate of the Art Academy of Cincinnati and current White House Presidential Innovation Fellow, will deliver the school’s commencement address.
His talk titled, “In the Event of an Earthquake,” will describe the power of art and design education to help activate plans that can change global struggles into opportunities to shape the future.

First Step Home presenting Rose Awards

First Step Home, an addiction center for women, is putting finishing touches on its Rose Award Gala. The event, sponsored by Cold Jet, will celebrate the success of the previous year and recognize the contributions of the staff, board, funders and volunteers.

Rhinegeist Charitable Suds supports ProKids

Liz Ricci, Quinn Aouad and Tracy Cook

Amy Merrell, an early investor in Rhinegeist, inspired a special brew: Amy, an elegant, Belgian-styled beer. After Merrell’s death in 2015, her sister, Liz Ricci, created an endowment for ProKids, a nonprofit that seeks a safe, permanent and nurturing home for every child.