The Datebook

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


NOTE: Even though the pandemic is easing, please check with presenting organizations for event changes.


2022……………………………………………

Jan. 21, Friday

College-Conservatory of Music, Moveable Feast 2022: A Bridge to the Stars | 6-11 p.m. CCM Village or virtual. DETAILS: A re-imagined evening with ample time to eat, socialize and explore behind the scenes. Or follow the action from home. Honoree: recently retired Distinguished Alumnus and Professor Emeritus Dr. Earl Rivers. Sponsorship info: Libby Coletta, 513-556-2100 or olivia.coletta@uc.edu.

https://foundation.uc.edu/MoveableFeast22

Jan. 29, Saturday

Special Olympics, Polar Plunge | 9 a.m. The Banks. DETAILS: Participants raise a minimum of $75 ($50 minimum for students 18 and under) and take the leap into a pool set up at intersection of Joe Nuxhall Way and East Freedom Way. All participants receive official Polar Plunge T-shirt, but can earn additional prizes for raising more money.

www.greatercincinnatiplunge.com


Feb. 5, Saturday

Good Samaritan Foundation, Annual Gala: Dancing Through the Decades | 6-11:30 p.m. Hyatt Regency. DETAILS: Black-tie gala with cocktails, dinner and dancing. Proceeds benefit creation of Cellular Therapy Program at TriHealth Cancer Institute, Good Samaritan Hospital.

gshfoundation.com/gala

Feb. 8, Tuesday

Stepping Stones, Open Your Heart Dinner | 6-9 p.m. Eddie Merlot’s & At Home (Hybrid Event). DETAILS: Event chair Patti Zesch. Hybrid option available so supporters will find an option they are comfortable with given the current health environment.

https://steppingstonesohio.org/ > Events > Open Your Heart

Feb. 9, Wednesday

Smart Business, Medical Mutual Pillar Awards for Community Service | 9-11 a.m. Virtual. DETAILS: Networking and awards presentation. Meet Bill DeVille, CEO of Health Carousel.

www.sbnonline.com/events/pillarawardcin

Feb. 10, Thursday

Cincinnati Cancer Foundation, An Evening with Pete Rose | 6-9 p.m. Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum. DETAILS: Cocktail hour featuring heavy appetizers and open bar, seated dinner. Pete Rose in conversation with local attorney and avid sports aficionado Fran Barrett. Optional face masking and social distancing will be observed. Unvaccinated individuals are kindly requested not to attend. 

www.cincinnaticanceradvisors.org/peterose

Feb. 11, Friday

Clermont Chamber, Annual Meeting and Small Business Excellence Awards | 11:30 a.m. Holiday Inn & Suites East. DETAILS: The Ohio Small Business Development Center (Clermont SBDC) and the Clermont Chamber will present seven awards during the annual meeting recognizing local businesses and individuals.

https://clermontchamber.com/annual-meeting-sbdc-awards

Talbert House, Home is Where the Heart | 7-11 p.m. Clubhouse at Rhinegeist Brewery. DETAILS: Tickets include two drinks, snacks from CityBird and Currito, unlimited popcorn and Queen City Cotton Candy, activities and a donation to Talbert House. Purchase a $50 ticket by Feb. 1. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test result within 72 hours of the event will be required at the door. At this time, masks are not required, but are encouraged especially for unvaccinated guests.

www.talberthouse.org/news

Feb. 12-13, Saturday-Sunday

My Furry Valentine | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Rd, Cincinnati, OH. DETAILS: Hundreds of adoptable pets (dogs, cats, puppies, kittens and other small critters) from dozens of different rescue and shelter groups from around the Greater Cincinnati area. Every pet adopted will go home with swag and Adopters can enter to win an Adopter Raffle Basket.

www.myfurryvalentine.com

Feb. 12, Saturday

Dragonfly, Grand Gala 2022 | 5:30-11 p.m. Music Hall. DETAILS: Formal, black tie optional. Plated dinner, musical performances, entertainment, open bar, silent auction and grand raffle. Tickets $175.

https://dragonfly.org/gala

Ohio Valley Voices, Annual Gala | 5:30-11 p.m. Hilton Netherland Plaza. DETAILS: Music-themed evening; Emmy-award winning jazz singer Kathy Wade as emcee and musical guest. Cocktail hour, hors d’oeurves, silent auction, games, dinner and meet “Raise Your Voice” recipient Jack Wild and “Distinguished Alumni” award-winner Shane DiGiovanna. Tickets start at $150. Registration open until Feb. 4.

https://ohiovalleyvoices.givecloud.co/events/gala-2022

Feb. 15-17, Tuesday-Thursday

African American Chamber, We Mean Business Conference | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Virtual. DETAILS: Breakout sessions, cryptocurrency, digital transformation, business of farming, networking. Free.

https://www.african-americanchamber.com/

Feb. 18, Friday

Midwest Chinese Chamber of Commerce (M3C), Lunar New Year Gala | 5-8:30 p.m. 3 E. 4th St. Suite 100, Cincinnati. DETAILS: Black tie. Performances, keynotes, full course Asian cuisine, awards, raffle, silent auction.

https://www.china-midwest.com/events/

Feb. 23, Wednesday

HCDC, Economic Development Achievement Awards Luncheon and Expo | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sharonville Convention Center DETAILS: Business expo and luncheon will recognize award recipients and showcase the innovation of HCDC’s startup clients. Premier sponsor is Wood + Lamping.

https://hcdc.com

Feb. 24, Thursday

Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Annual Dinner 2022, Legacy & Promise: A Celebration of Leadership | 5-8:30 p.m. Duke Energy Center Grand Ballroom. DETAILS: Induction of the newest class of Great Living Cincinnatians, cocktail reception, dinner & program.

cincinnatichamber.com/events-programs/events > Annual Dinner

Feb. 26, Saturday

POSTPONED TO MAY 6. American Heart Association, Heart Ball | 6:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: Reception, silent auction, live auction, dinner, after party, late night bites. Honoree: Pete Strange, chairman emeritus, Messer Construction. Chair: Mel Gravely, CEO, TriVersity Construction.

https://ahacincinnati.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/20212022CincinnatiHeartBall


March 4, Friday

Redwood, Redwood Express | 6-11 p.m. Music Hall Ballroom, 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. DETAILS: 40th Anniversary of signature annual fundraiser, sponsored by Heritage Bank. Live entertainment, open bar, plated dinner, live and silent auctions, raffles and more. Valet parking.

https://www.redwoodnky.org/support/events/

Chatfield College, Chatfield of Dreams Celebration | OTR Campus, 1544 Central Pkwy., Cincinnati, OH 45202. DETAILS: Food, music, drinks, silent and live auctions. Sponsorship info: Kelly Watson, Director of Development at kelly.watson@chatfield.edu or 513-875-3344 x117.

https://chatfield.edu/give/chatfield-of-dreams/

March 5, Saturday

Victorian at Riverside, Great Escape Auction | 7 p.m. Virtual. DETAILS: Chaired by VAR Board VP, Ron Padgett, the online fundraiser will feature a celebrity emcee as well as entertainment.

https://victorianatriverside.org

March 9, Wednesday

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Employer Best Practices Symposium | 8 a.m.-noon. Kenton County Library, Erlanger Branch. DETAILS: Light breakfast and boxed lunch.Presenters and keynote speaker, Scott Koloms, founder and CEO of Canopy. Early bird registration through Feb. 8, $40-$60.

http://nkychamber.com/symposium

March 26, Saturday

People Working Cooperatively, Annual ToolBelt Ball | Hard Rock Casino. DETAILS: Black-tie affair, cocktail reception, online and in-person auctions, entertainment, three-course gourmet dinner, raffles and Wine and Bourbon Cork Pull. Tickets: $175; Table sponsorships: $2,500.

www.pwchomerepairs.org/toolbeltball


April 2, Saturday

Beechwood Home, Annual Gala | 6-10 p.m. Kenwood Country Club. DETAILS: Gala with cocktails, dinner and dancing to Soul Pocket. Honorees: Rev. Earl Fernandez and neurologist Robert Neel, MD. Proceeds support programs and services for Beechwood Home’s 80 residents, ages 20s to 80s, with neurological conditions.

melder@beechwoodhome.com 

April 6, Wednesday

Woman’s City Club, National Speaker Forum and Fundraiser | 7:30 p.m. Memorial Hall. DETAILS: Speaker: Dr. Mary Frances Berry, ““Race, Protest and Politics: Where Do We Go From Here?” Tickets: $50.

https://womanscityclub.org/programs/national-speaker-forum

April 7, Thursday

UC Advancement and Transition Services, Red & Black Blast | 6-9 p.m. University of Cincinnati, Fifth Third Arena. DETAILS: TBA

https://cech.uc.edu/schools/education/ats/events.html

April 9, Saturday

Lighthouse Youth & Family Services, The Beacon of Light Humanitarian Awards Gala | 6:30-11 p.m. Hyatt Regency. DETAILS: Gala with cocktails, dinner and dancing to the Ultra Sonics. Honorees: Phillip and Gail Holloman, Moira Weir and Barbara Weyand.

513-487-6775 or tcuevas@lys.org

Purcell Marian High School, Grand Event | 6:30 p.m. DETAILS: Open bar, catered plated dinner, and entertainment. Tickets $150/person.

www.purcellmarian.org/events/grand-event-2022

April 21, Thursday

Tristate Trauma Network, Northern Kentucky Take Back the Night | 5-9 p.m. Goebel Park, Covington. DETAILS: Keynote speaker, live music, t-shirt making, t-shirt sales, local artistry, resource booths, speak-out on open mic for survivors, candle light vigil, and lots of fun in the park for adults and children. No entry fee to attend; open to the public. Vendor sale items available. Paid parking in local city garages and lots.

Madamchik@tristatetraumanetwork.org

April 23, Saturday

DePaul Cristo Rey, Rey of Light | DETAILS: Guests will gather in-person for this year’s Rey of Light after two years of virtual events and it will be held on campus, for the first time in our new Student Center.

https://www.depaulcristorey.org/

April 30, Saturday

Jewish Hospital, A Night with Dionne Warwick | Hyatt Regency. DETAILS: Six-time Grammy Award-winner Dionne Warwick will entertain. Honoring key figures in Jewish Hospital’s history and its legacy of medical excellence and compassionate care delivery.

513-686-4127 or SMRutherford@mercy.com

Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, Jeans and Jewels Gala | 6 p.m. Receptions of Fairfield. DETAILS: Cocktails, 4 food stations, dessert and wine with dinner. Activities include: outstanding silent and live auction, split the pot, wine pull and  jewelry raffle.

https://OCGala2022.givesmart.com


May 6, Friday

POSTPONED FROM FEBRUARY. American Heart Association, Heart Ball | 6:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: Reception, silent auction, live auction, dinner, after party, late night bites. Honoree: Pete Strange, chairman emeritus, Messer Construction. Chair: Mel Gravely, CEO, TriVersity Construction.

https://ahacincinnati.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/20212022CincinnatiHeartBall

May 10, Tuesday

Cincinnatus Association, Annual Spencer Spirit of America Awards Dinner | 6 p.m. Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, 35 W. 5th St. DETAILS: Emcee: Courtis Fuller, WLWT5 anchor/reporter. Reception/hors d’oeuvres and dinner. Honoring six Cincinnati area businesses and nonprofits for promoting diversity and inclusion.

https://cincinnatusassoc.org/awards/spencer-awards

May 18-20, Wednesday-Friday

Lighthouse Youth & Family Services, Light Up with Art! | The Peterloon Estate. DETAILS: More than 35 artists will display and sell a diverse collection of creations. Free admission. Hours: May 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 19, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. May 20, 10 a.m.-noon.

513-487-6775 or tcuevas@lys.org

May 20, Friday

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Annual REVEL Gala | 6-10 p.m. Otto M. Budig Theater. DETAILS: Black-tie benefit performance of “Pride and Prejudice” with cocktails and dinner-by-the-bite. Celebrate CSC’s grand re-opening season and support education and outreach programs reaching 50,000 students and families each year. Tickets $250, Sponsorship and host opportunities available.

https://cincyshakes.com/event/pride-and-prejudice

May 21, Saturday

Christ Hospital, 2020 Gala | 6:30 p.m. Duke Energy Convention Center. DETAILS: Black-tie gala with cocktails, dinner and dancing.

513-585-0657 or Dianne.Fisk@thechristhospital.com

Good Samaritan Foundation, Annual Gala: Dancing Through the Decades | 6-11:30 p.m. Hyatt Regency. DETAILS: Black-tie gala with cocktails, dinner and dancing. Proceeds benefit creation of Cellular Therapy Program at TriHealth Cancer Institute, Good Samaritan Hospital.

gshfoundation.com/gala


Saturday, Sept. 17

Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, Annual Teal Power 3K Walk – 5k Run | 9 a.m. Summit Park of Blue Ash. DETAILS: Bringing families, survivors and friends together to honor and celebrate our sisters. Teal store, vendor booths, HUGE raffle and fun for all. Parking is easy.

https://runsignup.com/tealpower5k


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