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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.

May 30, Monday

Freestore Foodbank, Hunger Walk & 5k Run | 9 a.m. The Banks, Downtown. DETAILS: Walk or run to benefit local families. Virtual options available.

June 2, Thursday

Cincinnati Elder Law, Inaugural Symposium | 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oasis Conference Center, Loveland. DETAILS: Examining the healthcare system available for seniors and addressing cutting-edge options for positive changes. Keynote: Eloy van Hal, founder, The Dementia Village, Hogeweyk. Continental breakfast, hot buffet lunch, and snacks. Tickets start at $20.

First Step Home, Award Celebration | 7:30 p.m. WCPO Channel 9. DETAILS: Hope, Help, Healing is hosted by Mona Morrow, and includes award ceremony, a look at the Family Unity Center and new Recovery Support Center. This year’s awards go to: Delores Massey Thomas, Hamilton County Sheriff Charmaine McGuffey, and the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, accepted by Rasheda Cromwell.

Holocaust & Humanity Center, Upstander Awards | 6-9 p.m. Union Terminal. DETAILS: Recognizes young individuals who use character strengths to be upstanders and make a difference in the community. Cocktail hour and appetizers. Tickets $25-$100.

New Life Furniture, Grand Opening Sip & Shop | 4:30-7 p.m. Sharonville Plaza, 12037 Lebanon Rd. DETAILS: Ribbon cutting, happy hour, networking.

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Talbert House, Fatherhood Celebration | 4:30-6:30 p.m. Cincinnati Ballet Center. DETAILS: Supports men in their efforts to be responsible, committed and nurturing dads. Networking, appetizers, drinks and a brief program celebrating Fathers of the Year. Honoring Nate Lampley, Partner at Vorys, and Fatherhood Project Graduate Jeremiah Turner.

June 3, Friday

Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati, For the Love of the Community | DETAILS: Food, drinks, entertainment. Duane Gordon, 513-724-GIVE (4483) or

YPCC, Gems of the Queen City Gala | 6-11:30 p.m. B&B Riverboats Belle of Cincinnati, 101 Riverboat YPCC, Gems of the Queen City Gala | 6-11:30 p.m. B&B Riverboats Belle of Cincinnati, 101 Riverboat Row, Newport. DETAILS: Cruise and performances by YPCC and guests, including Cincinnati Opera, The Sunburners and dancing, silent auction, VIP dinner and performances. Tickets: $50-$850.

June 4, Saturday

Cincinnati Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired, Fun Fest | 1-5 p.m. Washington Park. DETAILS: Accessible cornhole tournament, live music, carnival games and food. Cornhole registration: $50/team.

JDRF One Walk | 7 a.m. King’s Island. DETAILS: Walk throughout Kings Island returns to in-person for 2022. All ages welcome. Request of $100 donation or fundraising.

June 6, Monday

Folds of Honor, Patriot Shootout Golf Outing | 10 a.m. TPC River’s Bend, 316 Winding River Blvd., Folds of Honor, Patriot Shootout Golf Outing | 10 a.m. TPC River’s Bend, Maineville. DETAILS: Fly-over, color guard, National Anthem and a parachute team landing with the flag.

Stepping Stones, Golf Classic | 8 a.m. O’Bannon Creek Golf Club, Loveland. DETAILS: Morning flight: 8 Stepping Stones, Golf Classic | 8 a.m. O’Bannon Creek Golf Club, Loveland. DETAILS: 8 a.m. morning flight; 1 p.m. afternoon flight. Breakfast, lunch. Steve Mennen is event chair. Tickets: $200 for a single; $800 for a foursome.

June 7, Tuesday

Vibrancy 21, Charity Topgolf with Bengals Tee Higgins | 6-9 p.m. Topgolf, West Chester Township. DETAILS: TBA

Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Foundation, Annual O’Geop Memorial Golf Classic | 11:30-7 p.m. Losantiville Country Club. DETAILS: Golf, Irish shamble format, lunch, dinner and prizes, including one-year lease on Cadillac. Tickets $325.

June 8, Wednesday

American Jewish Committee Cincinnati, Human Relations Reception | 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mayerson JCC. DETAILS: 2022 Community Service Award to Patti Heldman. Tickets start at $500.

June 9, Thursday

American Jewish Committee, 2022 Community Service Award | 5:30-7:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC. DETAILS: Patti Heldman will receive AJC Cincinnati’s 2022 Community Service Award in recognition of her social vision and civic leadership in the Jewish and Greater Cincinnati community.

Fairfield Parks and Recreation, Golden Years Senior Expo | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fairfield Community Arts Center. DETAILS: Free for anyone over 55 and their caregivers. Over 20 vendors providing information, resources, and demonstrations for seniors to discover services and opportunities available to them.

Goodwill, Celebrity Golf Outing | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Glenview Golf Course, Glendale. DETAILS: 27 holes of golf with local celebrities from the Bengals, Reds and more; silent auction, raffle drawing for $1500 grand prize, dinner and awards presentation. Sponsorship opportunities available.

June 10-12, Friday-Sunday

HER Cincinnati, Charm at the Farm Vintage Market | 4953 Bunnell Hill Road, Lebanon. DETAILS: $1 of every ticket directly supports HER Cincinnati. Parking is free.

June 10, Friday

Boy Scouts of America Dan Beard Council, Annual Sporting Clays Shoot | 12:30-5 p.m. Sycamore Pheasant Club. DETAILS: Teams of up to four enjoy 25-station course while supporting local scouting.

NKY Chamber and St. Elizabeth Healthcare, IDEA Summit | 8 a.m.-noon. St. Elizabeth Training and Education Center, Erlanger. DETAILS: Keynote speaker Stephanie A. Smith, Fifth Third Bank. Breaktfast, networking, panel discussion breakout sessions. Registration: $55 for NKY Chamber members, $70 for future members, and $50 with NKYP Event Pass.

June 11-12, Saturday-Sunday

Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance | Ault Park and other locations. DETAILS: Scenic ride, hangar party and over 250 vehicles on display, 11 classes of classic, vintage and exotic automobiles and motorcycles. Automotive art show, brunch and beer garden. Tickets: $30; student w/ ID $15.

June 11, Saturday

Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, Founder’s Dinner | 7-9 p.m. DETAILS: Four-course meal, live music, and a presentation on Baker Hunt’s history. Tickets: $125 or $1000 for table of eight.

Miami University Performing Arts Series, Annual Performing Art Wine Tasting Fundraiser: A Summer Swirl with Jack Keegan | 2-5 p.m. Oxford Community Arts Center, 10 S. College Ave. Oxford, OH. DETAILS: Wines from around the world collected by Miami University wine professor and certified wine educator Jack Keegan. Light bites. Sample rare wines for extra charge.

June 12, Sunday

Holocaust & Humanity Center, Upstander 5K Run & Walk | 8:30-10 a.m., Union Terminal. DETAILS: Runners and walkers on a route throughout Queensgate and West End, followed by a post-race party. Children ages 3-12 can participate in the Upstander Kids Sprint prior to the 5K Race.

June 13, Monday

Boy Scouts of America Dan Beard Council, Annual Dan Beard Golf Classic | 12:30-9 p.m. Maketewah Country Club. DETAILS: Players participate in a four-person scramble format. Boxed lunch and awards dinner included.

June 16, Thursday

Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio, Fowling Tournament | 5-7 p.m. Fowling Warehouse Cincinnati. DETAILS: Drinks, food and friendly competition. Tickets: $30 per non-fowler, $50 per individual player, $100 per team (2 people/team).

June 17, Friday

Redwood, Celebration of Abilities: Redwood @ the Reds | 6:40 p.m., Machine Room, Great American Redwood, Celebration of Abilities: Redwood @ the Reds | 6:40 p.m., Machine Room, Great American Ballpark. DETAILS: Evening of baseball, bourbon raffle, and fireworks. Tickets include admission to the game.

June 18, Saturday

American Sign Museum, The Signmaker’s Circus | 7-11 p.m. Camp Washington. DETAILS: Circus-inspired festivities, food trucks, performances throughout the evening and live music from DJ Mowgli and The Burning Caravan. Tickets: $45 in advance, $50 at the door, or $25 for museum members.

Cincinnati Arts Association, Dancing for the Stars 2022 | DETAILS: Cincinnati celebrities paired with professional dancers in competition. Audience votes for favorite celebrity dancer. Dance music by guest DJ, pre-event reception and wine tasting, open dancing, lite bites, cash bar. Tickets start at $150.

Flying Pig & FC Cincinnati Friendly, FCC 3 | 6 p.m. TQL Stadium. DETAILS: 3-mile walk/run followed by the TQL Watch Party. Registration starts at $30.

Make-A-Wish, The Great Bourbon Raffle | DETAILS: Own six rare bottles of bourbon from the Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery. Tickets $100. Only 4,000 tickets will be sold.

Mill Creek Alliance, Annual Canoes & Conversation | 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The Acres, 9941 Reading Rd., Evendale, OH. DETAILS: Join the Mill Creek Yacht Club’s expert guides on a trip down the creek. Stream adventure, trail tours, lunch.

Taft Museum of Art, Light Up the Night Gala | 7-11 p.m. DETAILS: Celebrating completion of Bicentennial Infrastructure Project, museum’s 90th birthday and Deborah Emont Scott’s retirement as president and CEO.

June 21, Tuesday

Giving USA, Cincinnati Briefing | 7:30-10 a.m. Reakirt Auditorium, Cincinnati Museum Center. DETAILS: Continental breakfast, program, Q&A. Speaker: Melissa S. Brown.

June 24, Friday

Beechwood Home, Sporting Clays Event | Sycamore Sporting Clays Club, Miamiville. DETAILS: All experience levels welcome. Includes lunch and awards. Tickets: $275 for individual shooter or $1,000 for a foursome, with lower prices for armed services personnel and 30 or younger.

Campbell County Furever Friends, Paw in the Park | 5-9 p.m. Fort Thomas Mess Hall in Tower Park 801 Cochran Ave., Fort Thomas, KY. DETAILS: Costume contest, vendor booths, food trucks, beer trucks, Music by Derek Alan Band.

June 25, Saturday

Cincinnati Opera, Bal de Triomphe | 4:30 p.m. Music Hall Ballroom. DETAILS: Cocktails, music by Le Hot Jazz, dancing and dinner by Chef Jose Salazar and Renée Schuler of Eat Well. Following dinner, performance of “La Bohème.” Reception follows the performance. Opera tickets sold separately.

Cincinnati Pride Festival | 11 a.m. parade, noon-9 p.m. festival. Downtown and Sawyer Point. DETAILS: Parade and festival, featuring food, vendors and live music by Shea Diamond, Jordy, Alex Newell and Daya.

June 27, Monday

WAVE Foundation, David Fulcher’s Putt for Penguins Celebrity Golf Outing | 9 a.m. Wetherington Golf and Country Club, West Chester. DETAILS: Animals from Newport Aquarium, continental breakfast, 18 holes with cart, drinks and food, awards celebration. $300/golfer.

July 18, Monday

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, CF Golf Classic | Noon. Heritage Golf Club, Mason. DETAILS: Boxed lunch, golfer gift, 18 holes with cart, beverages, snacks, buffet dinner.

July 28, Thursday

Hearing Speech + Deaf Center, Annual Laura and Richard Kretschmer Service Award Gala | 6 p.m. Manor House, 7440 Mason Montgomery Rd., Mason, OH. DETAILS: Reception, dinner. Tickets start at $150.

Aug. 1, Monday

St. Vincent de Paul, Prescription Fore Fun Golf Outing | 2 p.m. Western Hills Country Club. DETAILS: Every $1 donated helps provide $13 worth of prescription medication for neighbors in need across Southwest Ohio. Entry fee includes 9 holes of golf (18-hole option available), cart, and special post-outing wine and bourbon tasting with food pairings.

Aug. 5, Friday

Adventure Crew, Outdoors For All Expo | 4-9:30 p.m. Schmidt Recreation Complex. DETAILS: Exhibits largest paddling celebration, with 2,000 participants traveling through downtown Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky in canoes, kayaks and other human-powered craft. Concludes with festival featuring beer, music and food. Registration required; rates start at $45 for adults and $20 for youth.

Aug. 6, Saturday

Adventure Crew, Ohio River Paddlefest | 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Schmidt Recreation Complex. DETAILS: Nation’s largest paddling celebration, with 2,000 participants traveling through downtown Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky in canoes, kayaks and other human-powered craft. Paddlers choose between traditional 9-mile paddle and a half-distance (4.5-mile) Paddlefest MINI. The paddle concludes with a festival featuring beer, music and food. Registration required; rates start at $45 for adults and $20 for youth.

Aug. 10, Wednesday

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Annual Chamber Golf Outing and Clinic | 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Golf Courses of Kenton County, Independence. DETAILS: Golfers of all skill levels. Morning and afternoon 18-hole flight and a nine-hole flight in afternoon. Golf clinic, 19th Hole Networking with food, drinks and specialty vendors.

Aug. 19, Friday

Fitton Center, 2022-2023 Season Launch | 5-9 p.m. DETAILS: Tour galleries, classrooms, studios, performance, rehearsal and event spaces. Dinner by the bite, cash bar, live music.

Aug. 29, Monday 

Cincinnati Cancer Advisors, Bearcats & Musketeers Vs. Cancer Golf Outing and An Evening with Anthony Munoz | 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Maketewah Country Club. DETAILS: Sponsorships including a foursome for 18 holes, a dinner table for eight (8) persons to the “An Evening with Anthony Munoz” event, course signage, table signage, event program and social media recognition are available for $5,000. or 859-653-4686

Sept. 4, Sunday

Boy Scouts of America Dan Beard Council, Annual Festival of Fireworks | 5-10 p.m. Mt. Adams. DETAILS: Primeview of the Fireworks; private, safe, and family-friendly event; shuttle service and activities for all ages.

Sept. 8, Thursday

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Cincinnati’s Finest Finale | 6:30 p.m. Mad Tree Brewing Co. DETAILS: Food, drinks, music, entertainment, silent auction.

Sept. 10, Saturday

Stepping Stones, Bloom | 7-11 p.m. Valley View Foundation, 790 Garfield Ave., Milford OH. DETAILS: Food trucks, silent auction, live music. JonJon from Kiss 107 will emcee.

Sept. 17, Saturday

Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, Annual Teal Power 3K Walk – 5K Run | 9 a.m. Summit Park of Blue Ash. DETAILS: Families, survivors and friends honor and celebrate our sisters. Teal store, vendor booths, raffle.

Ride Cincinnati ’22 | Yeatman’s Cove. DETAILS: Non-competitive scenic bike tour featuring 8, 15, 25, 50 and 100-mile routes. Ends with party at Yeatman’s Cove. Supports local cancer research and care.

Sept. 20, Tuesday

Dress for Success Cincinnati, Annual Fashion Show | 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Hard Rock Casino. DETAILS: Luncheon, fashion show, raffle. Early bird tickets start at $100.

Sept. 23, Friday

Boy Scouts of America Dan Beard Council, Annual Southwest Ohio Pursuit Law Enforcement Kart Race | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Motorsports Country Club. DETAILS: Local law enforcement teams as they race against each other.

Sept. 24, Saturday

Boy Scouts of America Dan Beard Council, Annual Dan Beard 100 Kart Race | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Motorsports Country Club. DETAILS: Teams of four welcome. Includes lunch and dinner, car show, raffle, silent auction, event t-shirt and awards.

Brighton Center, Wine Over Water | 6-10 p.m. Purple People Bridge. DETAILS: Drinks, food, live entertainment.

The Carnegie, Suits That Rock | PromoWest Pavilion at Ovation, Newport KY. DETAILS: This year’s theme will highlight musicians who have appeared on the cover of “Rolling Stone.”

Sept. 25, Sunday

Meals on Wheels, Bust a Crust! Pie-K 5K | 8:30 a.m. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum. DETAILS: Family-friendly race for runners, walkers and everyone of all ages.

Sept. 29, Thursday

NewPath Child & Family Solutions, Heart & Hope Gala – Be the Spark | 5:30-8 p.m. Anderson Pavilion 8 E Mehring Way, Cincinnati, OH. DETAILS: Drinks, appetizers, dinner, award ceremony. Attire: professional, semi-casual. Tickets $120.

Sept. 30, Friday

Junior Achievement, Ladies Sporting Clays and Wine Tasting | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Elk Creek Hunt Club & Sporting Clays, Owenton. DETAILS: Compete with 46 other teams shooting sporting clays, reception, hors d’oeuvres,and wine tasting.

Oct. 1, Saturday

Alzheimer’s Association, Walk to End Alzheimer’s | 9 a.m.-noon. Sawyer Point, 705 E Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, OH. DETAILS: Information booths, flower tables, memory wall, Promise Garden Ceremony.

School for Creative & Performing Arts, Beatles Tribute Concert Fundraiser | TBA

Oct 7, Friday

Cincinnati Parks Foundation, Annual Hats Off Luncheon | DETAILS: Honorary co-chairs: Deana Taylor and Brian L. Tiffany.

Oct. 8, Saturday

4C for Children, Champions Gala | 6 p.m. Music Hall Ballroom. DETAILS: Cocktail reception, dinner program, dancing, after-party, live music. Attire: Black tie, masquerade optional. Tickets start at $150.

Oct. 14, Friday

Stepping Stones, Annual Sporting Clays Tournament | 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sycamore Pheasant Club, Loveland. DETAILS: New and experienced shooters welcome. Following tournament, dinner and announcements.

Oct. 15, Saturday

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Cycle for Life | Rhinegeist Brewery Distribution Center, Camp Washington. DETAILS: Features 15, 30, and 45-mile ride through downtown and Ohio River Scenic Byway to Lunken Field. Morning fuel stations, fully marked routes, Finish back at Distribution Center for festival of craft beers, live music and more.

Oct. 21, Friday

Guiding Light Mentoring, Annual Igniting Future Leaders Gala | 7-9 p.m. The Ventura, Norwood. DETAILS: Seated dinner, awards and scholarship ceremony, silent and live auction, and keynote speaker, Kevin Hines. Emcee: news personality Ashley Kirklen. Tickets $100.

Oct. 22-23, Saturday-Sunday

Ohio River Foundation, Cincinnati Coffee Festival | Music Hall Ballroom. DETAILS: Local and regional coffee roasters, coffee and tea shops, bakers, pastry shops and chocolatiers. Latte Art Throwdown, Latte Art in Action, demonstrations and presentations, live music.

Oct. 22, Saturday

Africa Fire Mission, Chama Fundraiser | 6-10 p.m. Cincinnati Fire Museum. DETAILS: Live and silent auctions, special program, dinner, and wine tasting. Tickets start at $25.

Nov. 12, Saturday

Boy Scouts of America Dan Beard Council, Scouting for Food | DETAILS: Food collection day in support of Freestore Foodbank. Sponsored by Skyline Chili.

Cincinnati Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired, Dining in the Dark | 6-10 p.m. Hard Rock Casino. DETAILS: TBA

Lucky Tales Rescue, Woof and Wiggle | 6-11 p.m. Highland Country Club, Ft. Thomas. DETAILS: Dinner, silent auction, live music. Tickets $55.

Nov. 17, Thursday

Association of Fundraising Professionals, National Philanthropy Day Luncheon | 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Music Hall Ballroom. DETAILS: TBA


Jan. 20, Friday

School for Creative & Performing Arts, Future of the Arts Gala | TBA

Feb. 11, Saturday

The Victorian at Riverside, Gala | The Cincinnati Woman’s Club. DETAILS: TBA

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