Voices of Giving

Voices of Giving

Voices of Giving is an annual event that allows GCPGC members to recognize philanthropists who have made a bequest or other planned gift.  It specifically celebrates the generous spirit of these philanthropic individuals whose gestures help to ensure the long-term welfare of the many local non profits which make our community so special.

 Through the recognition of donors, Voices of Giving also assists in the promotion of gift planning in the general public through the news media.  A professional advisor will also be recognized for their efforts in educating their clients about the benefits of leaving bequests to charity.






The 17th Annual Voices of Giving event occured on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at CET.

Voices of Giving is pleased to have been sponsored by:

Presenting Sponsors:
The John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust, PNC Bank, Trustee 

Silver Sponsors:
Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP
Johnson Investment Counsel
Life Enriching Communities
Smith Beers Yunker & Company
Xavier University

Below we are proud to present our honorees for the 2015 Voices of Giving event:

The Athenaeum of Ohio

L-R: Kathy Symons, Father Benedict O’Cinnsealaigh, Deacon David Klingshirm and Tony DiCello



Brighton Center
L-R: Dianne Thomas, Alan Thomas and Tammy Weidinger





L-R: Sue Ellen Stuebing, Mark Santor, Joy Santor, David Fogarty and Dan Virzi




L-R: Joy Santor, Julie Bishop, Mary Denham, Mark Santor, Doris Adler and Ron Adler




The Children's Home of Cincinnati
L-R: Janet Burns, Bob Buecherner, Angie Buechner and Ken Coggeshall




Cincinnati Museum Center
- No Photo

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
L-R: Patty Rosely, Buzz Ward, Al Vontz, Marge Vontz, Blake Robison and Vickie Ellis




Cincinnati Public Radio

L -R: Barb Nicholson and Mort Nicholson





L-R: Judy Herbold, Barb Nicholson, Mort Nicholson and Sandy Dulaney





L-R: Sherri Mancini, Conrad Thiede, Judy Herbold, Barb Nicholson, Mort Nicholson, Sandy Dulaney and Robert Prez



Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra
L-R: Stanley Ragle, Norita Aplin and Ted Nelson





L-R: Trey Devey, Stanley Ragle, Norita Aplin and Ted Nelson





L-R: Norita Alpin, Stanley Ragle, Rachel Kirley and Ted Nelson





Episcopal Retirement Home

L-R: Front Row: Kay Toft and Jack Kirby; Back Row: Reverend Terri Thornton, Lisa Grosse, Norma Grosse, Richard Durand and Karen Durand


Freestore Foodbank

L-R:Mike Van Oflen, Tony Lavatori, Tonya Lavatori, Mike Kremzar, Marilyn Kremzar, Kurt Reiber and Mindy Hammer




Jewish Federation of Cincinnati

L-R: Jim Friedman, Sandy Kaltman, Josh Isidor and Danielle Minson





Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

L-R: Kelli Neville and Burke Neville




Life Enriching Communities

L-R: Nancy Schwandner, William “Bill” Kite and Thomas Reusch





Lloyd Library and Museum

L-R: Anna Heran and John Brenzel




Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services Foundation – Llanfair Retirement Community

L-R: Robert Kenney, Jane Kenney and Judi Pohlmeyer




Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services Foundation – Mount Pleasant Retirement Village
L-R: Kenneth Shinn and Whitney O’Neal



The Salvation Army
L-R: Grace Marie, Mona Morrow and Melanie Parscal




St. Joseph Home

L-R: Dan Connors, Emily Pan, Michael Rench




L-R: Amy Merritt, Tina Cook, Dan Connors, Emily Pan, Jim Huizenga, Michael Rench, Eunice Timoney Ravenna, Cindy McCourt and Theresa Brockert



L-R: Dan Connors, Jim Huizenga and Michael Rench





Saint Ursula Academy

L-R: Jill Cahill, Meridith Spille, Jodi Clever, Alyssa Kleespies, Mary Kay Hauser, Glenn Hauser, Tori Volgesang and Lelia Kramer



United Way of Greater Cincinnati
L-R: Bernie Calonge, Mary Kay Calonge and Raye Allen



L-R:Raye Allen, Bernie Calonge, Mary Kay Calonge and Rob Reifsnyder




Past Recipients of the Voices of Giving Award:

2014 Voices of Giving Honorees 

Scott Boster - American Cancer Society
Terry Bruck - Cancer Support Community Greater Cincinnati - Northern Kentucky
William & Sue Friedlander - Cincinnati Ballet
Rosemary & Frank Bloom - Cincinnati Museum Center
Marvin Kolodzik - Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra & The University of Cincinnati Foundation
T. Brian Brockhoff - CISE Foundation
Dan Meyer - Episcopal Retirement Homes
Robert Brant - Jewish Federation of Cincinnati
Jan Frankel - Jewish Federation of Cincinnati
Susan Mustian - Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Herb Reller & Bessie Wessel - Life Enriching Communities Foundation
Jack Wild - Life Enriching Communities Foundation
Roger F. Grein - Magnified Giving
Dr. Gary & Joyce Sallquist - Miami Valley Christian Academy
Dr. James M. Garvey, Jr. - People Working Cooperatively
Gary & Joan Thompson - Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati
Robert & Rhea Glassmeyer - Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur
James J. & Anne McGraw, Jr. - The Athenaeum of Ohio
Dorothy Meader Martin Kersten – CET, The Greater Cincinnati Television Educational Foundation
Fred Grove & Nancy Neff - Xavier University

2013 Voices of Giving Honorees 

Carole Blackschleger - American Cancer Society
Susan & Tom Young - Cancer Support Community Greater Cincinnati - Northern Kentucky
Bob Friedman & Lynne Downs - CET, The Greater Cincinnati Television Educational Foundation
Betsy K. Jameson - Cincinnati Bar Foundation
Thomas G. Cody - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
James A. Miller - Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
Bill Prosser - Cincinnati Public Radio, Inc. WGUC 90.9
Vincent H. Beckman - College of Mount St. Joseph
Barbara & Ted High - Episcopal Retirement Homes, Inc.
Carl Bergman - Habitat for Humanity Greater Cincinnati
Wilbur Cohen -                 Jewish Federation of Cincinnati
Anne Zaring - Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Louise Morrison - Life Enriching Communities Foundation
Shirley Davies - Life Enriching Communities Foundation
Snowden & Marianne Rowe - People Working Cooperatively
Emilie Dressler - Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati
Lawrence A. Leser - St. Xavier High School
Deacon Thomas E. & Dottie Westerfield - The Athenaeum of Ohio
Ruth F. Rosevear - The Cincinnati Symphony & Pops Orchestra
Mr. & Mrs. Albert Heekin III, Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Heekin - United Way of Greater Cincinnati
Patrick J. Cleary - Xavier University

2012 Voices of Giving Honorees

Mary Ann Jacobs, Esq. - American Cancer Society
Marion Fanning  - Bayley
Dianne Bohmer McGoron - Cancer Support Community of Greater Cincinnati - Northern Kentucky
Brian Brinkmoeller - Children, Inc.
Patty Wagner & Nancy Wagner - Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra & CET
Barry Cors & Ken Kinder - Episcopal Retirement Homes
Jim & Dorothy Gorman - Gorman Heritage Farm Foundation
Trudy Bernet - Life Enriching Communities
Dr. Frank & Mrs. Virginia Stallings - Northern Kentucky University
Joe & Kathy Zielinski - People Working Cooperatively
Barbara & Stona Fitch - Ronald McDonald House Charities - Greater Cincinnati
Anthony & Regina Reis - Santa Maria Community Services & Catholic Inner-city Schools Education Fund
Patricia Duwel Nobis - Sisters of Notre Dame De Namur
John F. Wolber - Spina Bifida Association of Cincinnati
Mike & Joan Dempsey - The Athenaeum of Ohio & Mount St. Mary's Seminary of the West
Randolph & Elizabeth S. Wilkinson III, and their daughter, Sarah E. Wilkinson - United Way of Greater Cincinnati
Charles Ellman - WGUC -Cincinnati Public Radio, Inc. 

2011 Voices of Giving Honorees 

Robert Brant –Advisor
Timothy E. Johnson, Ph.D. – Advisor
Heidi Jark & Steve Kenat - American Cancer Society
Pauline Strayhorne – CET
Chuck Goering - Children, Inc.
The Honorable Julie A. Stautberg - Cincinnati Bar Foundation
Andrew MacAoidh Jergens - Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
Dan & Irene Randolph - Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Jack & Peggy Bunker – CISE
Harry Kangis & Julia Hawgood - Episcopal Retirement Homes
Anne Heldman -Jewish Federation of Cincinnati
Eva & Oakley Farris - Northern Kentucky University
William & Phyllis Augspurger - People Working Cooperatively
Barbara (Barbie) M. Stern - Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati
John D. & Ruth Erhardt - The Wellness Community of Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky
John F. & Susan C. Hoerner - United Way of Greater Cincinnati

2010 Voices of Giving Honorees

Sparky & Linda Claypoole - American Cancer Society
Kinnaird & Kathleen McQuade – Bayley
Eric Bruestle, Esq.  - Beech Acres Parenting Center
Christine Buttress, Esq. - CET
Gary & DeeDee West – CET
Gertz Law Firm-Anthony J. Gertz II & Susan Marie Gertz - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
David & Valerie Reed - Cincinnati Christian University
Barry H. Steinberg - Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
Harold Klink - Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
Harry & Ann Santen – CISE
Cece & Tom Mooney - Episcopal Retirement Homes/Deupree House
Richard Weiland - Jewish Federation of Cincinnati
Charles Michael (Mike) Teal - Northern Kentucky University
Robert & Dell Ann Sathe - Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati
Mary Ann Stansfield - St. Rita School for the Deaf
Fred & Ruth Joffe - Talbert House
James W. and Anne H. S. Nethercott - The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Lucy Ward - The Wellness Community of Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky  

2009 Voices of Giving Honorees

George H. Musekamp  - American Cancer Society
Dr. & Mrs. Ira Abahamson - Cincinnati Art Museum
Paul Keidel - Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Wilma K. McGrath - CISE
Mary Beth & Jim Foxworthy - Deupree House
Alice Sparks - Greater Cincinnati Television Educational Foundation, CET
Robert Kanter - Jewish Federation of Cincinnati
Dr. Corning & Carol Benton - Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community
Henry Pogue JV & Betty Maupin Pogue - Northern Kentucky University
Ronald C. Christian - Professional Advisor - Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Marge Gallagher - Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati
William & La Verne Stautberg -                Santa Maria Community Services
Margaret Berning Wais - St. Rita School for the Deaf
Rev. Thomas S. Bokenkotter - The Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary's Seminary
Ruth Upson - The Children's Home of Cincinnati
Shirley Carr Snow - The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Eva Jane Rmaine Coombe - The Seven Hills School
Judy & Roger Short - The Wellness Community of Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky
Susanne Ernst Geier & Philip O. Geier, Jr. - United Way of Greater Cincinnati
Nancy A. Creaghead, Ph.D. - University of Cincinnati Foundation
Dorothy Whitley Lang - Wyoming School Foundation