Category: Profile

CCM Dean Stanley Romanstein: preparing students for the future

CCM dean Stanley Romanstein

His charge is a sprawling one: to revitalize and broaden the reach of the College-Conservatory of Music, to integrate it more deeply with the community and with the rest of the University of Cincinnati. In short, new dean Stanley Romanstein
has been asked to bring CCM into the 21st century, by any means necessary.

Patti Collins finds her own rhythm in giving back

Patti Collins with one of the Grooveminte Girls

Patti Collins is between business calls and picking up her grandson at preschool. She is dressed in red boots and a pink hat. The wife of “bring on the funk” musician Bootsy Collins, she is quick to laugh and quick to get to the point: “I am married to a legend, but I’m just Patti: a little country girl from New Richmond.”

Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy: Finnegan McCarthy

Finnegan McCarthy (far left), with friends, sold lemonade to raise funds for Cancer Support Community.

Each year, the Association of Fundraising Professionals presents awards to several individuals or organizations at its National Philanthropy Day Luncheon… Finn McCarthy and his family know the impact of a cancer diagnosis firsthand: McCarthy’s father was diagnosed with the disease when Finn was very young. Now 12 years old, Finn serves as a junior ambassador of Cancer Support Community.

Volunteer of the Year: John Mongelluzzo

John Mongelluzzo

Each year, the Association of Fundraising Professionals presents awards to several individuals or organizations at its National Philanthropy Day Luncheon… In 2005, good friends of John Mongelluzzo invited him to a new fundraiser they were hosting at their home, an event they called Bloom.