Category: Features

Philanthropists of the Year: Drs. Neal and Donna Mayerson

Donna and Neal Mayerson. Photo by Tina Gutierrez. Painting: Al Held, “B.C.,” 1979, acrylic on canvas, courtesy the Manuel D. and Rhoda Mayerson Foundation

Each year, the Association of Fundraising Professionals presents awards to several individuals or organizations at its National Philanthropy Day Luncheon… Ask Neal Mayerson where he got his giving gene, and he’ll tell you first about his grandparents, who always had a charity jar in the kitchen even as they struggled during the depths of the Great Depression.

Elementz sees a bright future

Elementz dancers

Abdullah Powell, creative director at Elementz, Cincinnati’s urban arts and hip-hop youth center, came to the University of Cincinnati from Columbus with the intention of being a computer engineer. Behind the scenes, though, another interest kept tugging at him.

Western & Southern – Investing in a stronger Cincinnati

Ed Babbitt, secretary/treasurer, Western & Southern Financial Fund, with Kim Chiodi, senior vice president, public relations and corporate communications, Western & Southern Financial Group

Page through almost any issue of Movers & Makers, and you’ll encounter the Western & Southern Financial Group brand, its family of companies, its foundation or their associates. Through annual contributions of approximately $10 million in each of the past five years, W&S is powerfully invested and involved in the region’s nonprofit community – as sponsors, donors, honorees, board members, event chairs and volunteers. 

Concert:nova presents ‘The Bradbury Tattoos’

Flash sheet, “Kaleidoscope,” by Steven Mast, inspired by the Ray Bradbury short story of the same name.

It sounds like the opening line of a joke: A cellist, a tattoo artist and a dramaturge meet in a bar. … Though a bar was not the scene, the group of artists collaborating on concert:nova’s world premiere production of “The Bradbury Tattoos, a Rock Opera” is a wildly disparate group.