Volunteers Leslie Maloney and Pamela Page-Boykins will be honored by 4C for Children during its annual Champions for Children gala, Jan. 23, 2016, at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza.
“Each of these women has worked tirelessly to help our children bloom,” said Vanessa Freytag, 4C president/CEO.
Maloney is a member of the Cincinnati Preschool Promise steering committee and vice president and education program manager of the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation. She is a former president of the 4C for Children board of trustees.
Page-Boykins, a member of the Success By 6 Regional Leadership Council, is working through her church to bring quality early experiences to children in Lincoln Heights. She is also a former president of the 4C for Children board.
“Helping Children Bloom” is the theme of the celebration. At this 10th anniversary event, all previous champions will be recognized.
To mark the 10th anniversary, 4C will present the first Sallie Westheimer Community Impact Award to John Pepper and James Zimmerman, retired CEOs of Procter & Gamble and Macy’s, respectively.
“Their advocacy efforts over this past decade have created a sea change in our community’s conversation about the importance of early childhood education and care,” said Penny Pensak, a member of the 4C for Children Board of Trustees, who helped conceive the award.
“Besides a fitting way to honor Jim and John,” Pensak said, “4C hopes this occasional award will memorialize the lasting impact that now-retired 4C president/CEO Sallie Westheimer has had on our community.”
This year’s event will also include the presentation of the fifth annual “Champions for Children: The Next Generation” award to a project involving high school students taking action on behalf of children in the local community or around our world.
Co-chairs Tiffiny Dawson and Ann Williams are leading the 4C Champions for Children committee, which includes: Katie Hayden, Carole Rigaud, Veronica Sebald, Merri Gaither Smith, Megan Stacey, Christy Stockton, Sarah Theodore and Nan Witten.
This black-tie optional evening begins with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by a program, dinner and dancing until 11.
Ways to attend:
- As a Guest at $150 per person
- As a Patron at $250 per person
- As a Table Sponsor at $2,000 (includes seating for 8)
Any amount over $75 per person is tax deductible.
Ways to pay: