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Cincinnati’s Guide to Fundraisers, Friend-Raisers and Community Events

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May 29, Wednesday

Santa Maria Community Services, PreventionFirst! Block Party | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Santa Maria Community Services. Day of fun, education, and empowerment featuring 513Relief Bus and Fifth Third Bank Financial Empowerment Bus, local resources and vendors.

May 30, Thursday

Lindner Center High Hopes, An Evening of HOPE | 6 p.m. MegaCorp Pavilion. Speaker: Kevin Hines. Cocktail hour, dinner and program. Co-chairs: Amy Russert and Blake Gustafson. Tickets: $125.

June 1, Saturday

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, Take Steps Charity Walk | 10 a.m. T.M. Berry International Friendship Park. Dedication ribbon ceremony and 2-mile walk route.

JDRF, One Walk | 8 a.m. Kings Island. 1-mile walk. Chair: Andy Burg, Messer Construction.

Mill Creek Alliance, Canoes & Conversations | 9 a.m.-noon. 10050 Woodlawn Blvd, Woodlawn. Induction ceremony, lunch, program and speakers.

Smoke Justis, Q4A Cure | 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Smoke Justis. Street picnic and ice bucket challenge. Proceeds benefit ALS Foundation. Meals: $25.

June 2, Sunday

Holocaust & Humanity Center, 2024 Cincinnati Upstander Awards | 6-10 p.m. Union Terminal. Three-course meal, live music, art and awards ceremony headlined by actress Debra Messing. Tickets: $100.

June 3, Monday

Stepping Stones, Golf Classic | O’Bannon Creek Golf Club. Golf, food, drinks and raffles. Tickets: $250.

June 5, Wednesday

Green Umbrella, Greater Cincinnati Regional Green Schoolyards Summit | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aiken High School. A day of learning, networking, and celebrating collaboration for equitable access to outdoor learning and environmental educational resources. Student tickets: $15; general admission tickets: $40.

June 6, Thursday

Better Business Bureau, AI Advantage Series | Noon-1 p.m. Virtual. Webinar with live demonstrations and discussions on how AI can be tailored across industries. Cost: $35. Future sessions: June 13, Sept. 17, Nov. 12, all 7:30-10 a.m.

Health Care Access Now, CHW Day 2024 | 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Mercy Health Bond Hill. Food, games, giveaways and panel discussions.

Ohio River Way, 2024 Challenge | Jim & Jack’s on the River, Riverside. Local stop on 250-mile journey from Portsmouth, OH to Louisville, KY in 30-foot voyager canoes. Each evening, teams will eat at local eatery and camp for the night.

Talbert House, Fatherhood Celebration | 4:30-6:30 p.m. Memorial Hall. Networking, raffle, auction, appetizers, drinks and treats by former Food Network Kids Baking Championship contestant Lucia Calonge. WLWT-TV anchor/reporter Courtis Fuller, keynote speaker and Community Father of the Year.

Warren County Foundation, Community Service Awards | 6 p.m. Manor House, Mason. Happy hour, dinner and program with awards to community leaders, businesses and service organizations. Tickets: $60.

June 7, Friday

Cincinnati ToolBank, Par-Tee Golf Outing | Mills Course. Foursome golf, drink tickets and southern BBQ buffet.

June 8, Saturday

Cancer Support Community, Backyard Bash: Blue Ash | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. CSC in Blue Ash, OH. Free family-friendly event including fire truck, attractions, games, crafts, entertainment, food, drinks and giveaways.

46th Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance, Countryside Tour | Noon. Mariemont Square. Scenic tour of region and viewing of private car collection. Benefits juvenile arthritis. $50 per car; Student drivers: $15.

46th Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance, Hangar Party | 5-9 p.m. Executive Jet Management, Lunken Airport. Red carpet greeting, gourmet dinner by-the-bite and silent auction. Peruse exotic cars, motorcycles and private jets. Benefits juvenile arthritis. Tickets: $150.

New Life Furniture, Fashion Show | Noon-2 p.m. New Life Furniture Thrift Store, Sharonville. Fashion show and Q102 Radio Remote.

People Working Cooperatively, Repair Affair | 11 a.m. People Working Cooperatively. Help neighbors using home repair skills. Lunch cookout.

Transform, Tri-State Trans Pride Adult Prom | 6-11 p.m. Leapin’ Lizard Lounge. Food and dance. Tickets: $30-$50.

June 9, Sunday

46th Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance, Car Show and Brunch | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Ault Park. Exotic cars and motorcycles highlighting milestones of famed Italian marques, Ford Mustang and Auburn/Cord/Duesenberg classics. Plus, VIP brunch, craft beer garden and automotive art show. Benefits Juvenile Arthritis. Shuttle from 5/3 Bank operations center in Madisonville. Tickets: $45; students: $15; 12 and under: free. VIP brunch: $60.

Cancer Family Care, Pickleball Tourney | Noon-4 p.m. Pickle Lodge, West Chester. Indoor pickleball, free wig program, massage and healing touch.

Queen City Charities, Wigs & Waffles | 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Rhinegeist Brewery. Open bar, brunch buffet, drag show and silent auction. Tickets: $90.

June 12, Wednesday

Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio, Summer Classic: Cornhole for a Cause | 5-7 p.m. OTR StillHouse. Light bites and drinks. Tickets: $60 or $120/team. $35 non-players.

June 14, Friday

Beechwood Home, Annual Sporting Clay Event | 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sycamore Gun Club, Miamiville. Clay shoot, lunch, awards, gun raffle and bourbon basket. Tickets: $275; $200 age 30 and under; $225 armed services.

June 15, Saturday

Center for Great Neighborhoods, Farm to Fork | 5:30-8:30 p.m. Monte Cassino Vineyards. Food from local growers, drinks, music and raffle. Benefits Covington Farmers Market. Tickets: $65.

Santa Maria Community Services, Safety Fest | 1-4 p.m. Lower Price Hill Recreation Area Playground. Safety resources, substance abuse prevention insights from PreventionFirst! and local vendors.

June 18-23, Tuesday-Sunday

Cincinnati Recycling & Reuse Hub, Pollinator Plant Sale Fundraiser | Green Living by Design. Fundraising week in celebration of Pollinator Plant Week with 10% of all plant sales supporting the Hub.

June 18, Tuesday

NKY Chamber Hosts, Eggs ‘N Issues | 7:30-9 a.m. Receptions Banquet and Conference Center – South, Erlanger. Keynote: Jeff Berding, Co-CEO of FC Cincinnati. Breakfast, networking, panel and discussion. Tickets: $50.

June 21, Friday

Adopt A Class, Golf Outing | 11 a.m. Mill Course. Golf, lunch and awards ceremony. Cost: $600/foursome.

Cincinnati Zoo, Zoo La La | 7:30-11 p.m. DETAILS: 21+ event. Food sampling from local restaurants and a variety of signature cocktails and libations, up-close animal encounters, live entertainment, carousel and train rides and games. Tickets: $125; early entry: $175.

June 22, Saturday

From Fatherless to Fearless, Better Together Conference | 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Cintas Center. Keynote: LeToya Luckett, formerly of Destiny’s Child. Continental breakfast, lunch and snacks. Tickets: $10-$40.

Letteria Dalton Foundation, Centennial Luncheon | 11 a.m. Hyatt Regency. Scholarship fundraiser for high school seniors in Greater Cincinnati area. Tickets: $100.

June 23, Sunday

People Working Cooperatively, Boards & Brews Cornhole Tournament | Samuel Adams Cincinnati Taproom, Over-the-Rhine. Cornhole competition, raffles, games, activities for the kids and food from local vendors.

Ultimate Race Expo | 1-4 p.m. MadTree Taproom, Oakley Room. Panel with running tips and interactive workshops.

June 25, Tuesday

2024 Giving USA Briefing | 7:30-10:30 a.m. Metropolitan Club, Covington. For 21st year, Melissa Brown reports on latest trends and insights from longest running, most comprehensive report on philanthropy. Networking and light breakfast fare. Hosted by The Yunker Group. Free.

June 28, Friday

Cincinnati Opera, Pride Night | 6:30 p.m. Wilks Studio, Music Hall, Over-the-Rhine. Following “La Traviata” performance, drinks, food, COYP performance of “Opera is a Drag” and party. Tickets: $30.

June 30, Sunday

Holocaust & Humanity Center, Upstander 5K and Family Day & Volunteer Expo | 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Live music, family activities, breakfast, FC Cincinnati activations and pick-up pickleball tournament. Registration: $35.

The Nuxhall Foundation, Annual Cruise In For Kids Car Show | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields, Fairfield. Car, truck and bike show with awards, concessions, food trucks, raffle, door prizes, mini-golf and live music from Fifth Crow. Tickets: Free; $20/vehicle in show.

Vent Haven Museum, Dummy Run 5K Fun Run/Walk | 8:30 a.m. Vent Haven Museum, Ft. Mitchell. Race t-shirt, bib, and tour of Vent Haven Museum. Registration: $35.

July 11, Thursday

Taft Museum of Art, Mad Hatter’s (Boozy) Tea Party | 7-8:30 p.m. Taft Museum of Art. Bites, drinks, music and interactive theater experience. $45/Taft members; $55/non-members.

July 15, Monday

New Life Furniture Bank, Annual Golf Outing | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oasis Golf Club, Loveland. Golf, lunch and cocktail & awards reception.

July 18, Thursday

Cincinnati Opera, To Sir, With Love | 6-9 p.m. Music Hall Ballroom. VIP pre-performance cocktail, opening night performance of Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Oratorio and post-show party. Black-tie optional. Tickets start at $500.

Taft Museum of Art, Mad Hatter’s (Boozy) Tea Party | 7-8:30 p.m. Taft Museum of Art. Bites, drinks, music and interactive theater experience. $45 Taft members; $55 non-members.

July 20, Saturday

AfriFest Cincy: Taste of Africa | 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sawyer Point Park. Showcasing African cultures, food, entertainment, fashion show, games, and other fun activities.

July 27, Saturday

Cancer Support Community, Backyard Bash & Car Show: Eastgate | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Eastgate, location TBA. Free family-friendly event including car show, games, crafts, entertainment, food, drinks and giveaways.

The Nuxhall Foundation, The Nuxy Bash | 7 p.m. Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields, Fairfield. Celebrity softball game, concessions and fireworks show. Tickets: Free.

Thomas More University, Raisin’ Hellbenders: Concert for Conservation | 3-9 p.m. Thomas More University Biology Field Station. Live bluegrass music, guided hikes and tours, paddle on the Ohio River, food and drinks. Proceeds benefit conservation and outreach programs of TMU Biology Field Station. Suggested donation: $15.

Aug. 1, Thursday

Xavier Jesuit Academy, Community Makeover Day | Bond Hill. Led by Executive Director of Reds Community Fund Charley Frank and P&G’s Matthew Ewing, hundreds of volunteers renovating the former St. Agnes Elementary School.

Aug. 2, Friday

Adventure Crew, Outdoors for All Expo | 4-9:30 p.m. Schmidt Recreation Complex, East End. Exhibits from local parks, outdoor outfitters, adventure experts and environmentally minded organizations. Hands-on demos, live music, raffles, beer and food trucks. Free and open to public.

Aug. 3, Saturday

Adventure Crew, Ohio River Paddlefest | 7 a.m. Schmidt Recreation Complex, East End. Commodore: Mike Fremont. 4.5- and 9-mile race options available. Participants may use own boats or rent with advance registration. Music, food and beer at post-paddle Finish Line Festival. Registration: $50-$75. Youth rates available.

Aug. 7, Wednesday

Companions on a Journey, Vince Munafo Memorial Golf Outing | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Glenview Golf Course. Best ball scramble, lunch, beer garden, dinner, music, putting contest, prizes, awards and Legacy Wall viewing.

Aug. 8, Thursday

NKY Chamber, Annual Golf Outing & Clinic | 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Golf Courses of Kenton County. Golf, networking, breakfast, lunch, drinks and vendors. Tickets start at $35.

Aug. 14, Wednesday

Pro Seniors, 2024 Seniors Who Rock | 8 a.m. The Summit Hotel, Madisonville. Awards presentation honoring Ohio seniors who impact the community.

Aug. 15, Thursday

The Nuxhall Foundation, Annual Joe Nuxhall Memorial Golf Outing | 10 a.m. The Elks Golf Club, Hamilton. Golfing. Tickets: $1,200/foursome, Sponsorship opportunities available.

Aug. 17, Saturday

Cancer Support Community, Backyard Bash & Car Show: NKY | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Northern Kentucky, location TBA. Free family-friendly event including attractions, games & crafts, entertainment, food, drinks and giveaways.

Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly, 27th Annual Tom Wess Memorial Golf Outing | Glenview Golf Course. Afternoon of golf, food, and fun.

Aug. 24, Saturday

Building Blocks for Kids, Bubble Blast 4K | 8:30 a.m. Corwin Nixon Park, Mason. Non-timed 4K walk/run/roll, food, music, dancing, games and bubble pits. Tickets: $20/child; $30/adult. Prices increase after Aug. 1.

Aug. 26, Monday

Circle Tail, Golf Classic | 8 a.m. O’Bannon Creek Golf Club. Golf, lunch, drinks, split-the-pot raffle, silent auction and puppy meet-and-greets. Tickets: $175; Foursome: $700.

Sept. 1, Sunday

Best Point, Rockin’ at Riverfest | 5-11 p.m. Smale Riverfront Park. Co-chairs: Christy and Terry Horan, Betty and Bill Tonne and Jane and Chip Gerhardt. Sponsorships and registration:

Sept. 7, Saturday

Queen City Korfball, National Korfball Championships | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Norwood High School. Breakfast and silent auction. Free admission.

Stepping Stones, Annual Bloom | 7 p.m. Element Eatery, Madisonville. James Bond-themed night with silent auction, casino-themed games, live entertainment and food. Tickets: $150.

Urban League, Diamond Gala | 6:30-10:30 p.m. Sharonville Convention Center. TBA

Sept. 13, Friday

Bethesda Foundation, For Hospice | Little Miami Brewing Co. Event Center. Food and music. Tickets: $150.

Compass Cincinnati, Cincinnati Rhythm | 6-10 p.m. Cincinnati Museum Center. Food, music, performances and awards.

Ride Cincinnati, Kickoff Party | 5-8 p.m. TBA. Music, food and drinks.

Sept. 14, Saturday

Alzheimer’s Association, Walk to End Alzheimer’s (Butler & Warren Counties) | 8:30 a.m.-noon. The Square @ Union Centre. Walk to raise funds and awareness in the fight against Alzheimer’s and dementia.

ArtWorks, Art Off the Walls | Newport Car Barn. Murals brought to life through multidisciplinary art, visual arts, performance and community engagement. Tickets available early summer.

Brighton Center, Wine Over Water | 5:30-9 p.m. Purple People Bridge.

Children’s Law Center, Boots, Bourbon, & Biscuits Brunch | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Receptions Event Center, Erlanger. Brunch, silent auction, live music, drinks and contests.

Forever Kings Building Strong Men Gala | 6-10 p.m. Savannah Center. Celebrating five years. Open bar, plated dinner and live entertainment. Tickets: $125.

Harriet Beecher Stowe House, 75th Anniversary Celebration | 5 & 8 p.m. Harriet Beecher Stowe House. Interactive open house, beer, live jazz, historic interpreters from 1840, silent auction and restoration reveal tours. Tickets start at $75.

Ride Cincinnati, Annual Ride | Sawyer Point Park. Riders utilize designated bicycle lanes with 10, 15, 24, 36 and 64 mile routes.

Sept. 21, Saturday

Cincinnati Hamilton County Community Action Agency, 60th Anniversary Gala | 6-10 p.m. Music Hall Ballroom. Cocktail reception, three-course dinner and live entertainment. Tickets: $175.

Ovarian Cancer Alliance, Teal Power 5K Run/Walk | 8:30 a.m. Summit Park. Team photos, music, vendor booths, raffles and award ceremony.

Sept. 24, Tuesday

American Jewish Committee, 2024 National Human Relations Award | Honoring Steven and Julie Shifman with Tom and Sarah Fogarty.

Sept. 26, Thursday

Center for Respite Care, Transformation Awards | Virtual. Emcee: Liz Bonis, Local12. Honorees: Respite Care Providers’ Network, John Lomax, Over the Rhine Community Housing, Mary Sheldon and Sr. Therese DelGenio, SNDdN.

Sept. 28, Saturday

Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center, Annual Grand Gala | TBA

People Working Cooperatively, Annual ToolBelt Ball | 5:30 p.m. Manor House, Mason. Black-tie affair with cocktail reception, auctions, raffles, booze pull, entertainment and dinner. Tickets: $175.

Oct. 5, Saturday

Alzheimer’s Association, Walk to End Alzheimer’s (Cincinnati Tri-State) | 8:30 a.m.-noon. Sawyer Point Park. Walk to raise funds and awareness in the fight against Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Christ Hospital Health Network, 2024 Gala | Northern Kentucky Convention Center. Benefitting Comprehensive Oncology Program. Tickets start at $300.

Patty Brisben Foundation, Annual Gala | 6 p.m. Cincinnati Ballet Margaret & Michael Valentine Center for Dance. Black tie event with music by Naked Karate Girls, live and silent auctions, performers and aura photo booth. Tickets: $250.

Oct. 10, Thursday

Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, She Leads: A Celebration of Changemakers | 8-9:30 a.m. Kenwood Country Club. Breakfast and awards ceremony. Tickets: $50; Table: $500.

Oct. 11, Friday

Building Blocks for Kids, Golf 4 the Kids Tournament | 9 a.m. Vineyard Golf Course. Teams of golfers paired with an area professional golfer. Tickets: $159; Threesome $750.

Oct. 23, Wednesday

Bethesda Foundation, Celebration of Angels | TBA. Ceremony to honor Mary Jo’s Angels.

Oct. 25, Friday

The Nuxhall Foundation, The Miracle Ball | 6 p.m. Oscar Event Center, Jungle Jim’s Fairfield. Gala fundraiser honoring 2024 winner of Joe Nuxhall Humanitarian Award. Dinner, silent auction, live auction and after party. Tickets: $150; $1,200/table of 8; $75/individual after party ticket, sponsorship opportunities available.

Nov. 1, Friday

The Grail, 80th Anniversary Event | The Grail. TBA

New Life Furniture Bank, Party In The House | Memorial Hall. Annual gala.

Nov. 9, Saturday

4C for Children, Champions Gala | 6 p.m. Hilton Netherland Plaza. Cocktail reception, dinner and Champions presentation, live auction and afterparty. Black tie optional.

Nov. 16, Saturday

Abercrumbie Group, Men of Honor | 6-10 p.m. Sharonville Convention Center. Black tie event honoring Dr. Jonathan Brown, Darryl Haley, Robert Killins, Max Lagenkamp and Roddell McCullough. Tickets on sale June 3.

Nov. 21, Thursday

AFP Cincinnati, National Philanthropy Day | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Music Hall Ballroom. TBA

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