Saturday, Feb. 25, 6:30 p.m., Duke Energy Convention Center
Joan and Alvin Roehr will co-chair the 2017 Greater Cincinnati Heart Ball, the American Heart Association’s annual black-tie gala. The evening will include live and silent auctions, a gourmet dinner, live entertainment and a young professionals’ after-party. Peggy and Ted Torbeck will be honored with the Heart of the City Award for their philanthropic work in the community.
Co-chair Alvin Roehr founded the Roehr Insurance Agency in 2012 and serves on the boards of the University of Cincinnati Foundation and the Cincinnati Fire Museum. He founded UC’s Herschede Society, which encourages involvement of outgoing members of the UC Foundation board. And he co-chairs the Tocqueville Society of United Way, a society for those who contribute $10,000 or more annually.
Joan Roehr, the mother of four, has served in one capacity or another at all of their schools, including St. Gertrude, St. Ursula, Indian Hill, Moeller and St. Xavier. She also served with the Cancer Care fundraiser.
Heart Ball committee co-chairs include Alicia Gerlinger and Beth Giannetti, auction; Michelle and Kevin Jones, Open Your Heart; and Barrett Buse and Caroline Wendling, after-party.
Presenting sponsors are TriHealth Heart Institute and St. Elizabeth Healthcare Heart & Vascular Institute. Last year’s Heart Ball raised more than $1.37 million and drew a record crowd of 1,200 attendees.
Tickets are $500 per person.