The Northern Kentucky Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation presented Wilbert L. Ziegler with the Devou Cup at the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Dinner.
The award, named for 19th century philanthropist William Devou, was created in 1994 to honor individuals who make a profound difference in the quality of community life in Northern Kentucky.
Ziegler is president and senior member of the law firm Ziegler & Schneider and president and CEO of the R.C. Durr Foundation. He serves on the board of trustees of Thomas More College, the University of Cincinnati Foundation and the UC College of Law Board of Visitors.
UC has honored him both as an Outstanding Alumnus and a Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. A member of Blessed Sacrament Parish since 1959, he was the first president of the Blessed Sacrament School Board. His many philanthropic efforts with his late wife, Helen, included endowed scholarships at Bishop Brossart High School, Thomas More College and UC College of Law, where they also endowed a professorship.
Ziegler also was a founding member and president of the first board of NorthKey, providing mental health services throughout Northern Kentucky for both the disabled and mentally ill. Later, as a board member of Riverside-Good Counsel (now New Perceptions), he worked to create a facility to provide schooling for developmentally disabled children. His leadership and board service continue with BAWAC Inc. and the Northern Kentucky Independent District Board of Health.