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. Professional advisors are also recognized for their efforts in educating their clients about the benefits of leaving bequests to charity.
Thank you to the
2021 Voices of Giving Committee for their commitment to excellence: Felicia Zakem (co-chair), Michelle Zeis (co-chair), Lauren Copeland, Lillian Derkson, Melissa Gayer, David Harris, Michelle Mancini, Carol Serrone, Sue Ellen Stuebing, Lisa Roberts-Rosser, and Dan Virzi.
2021 Voices of Giving Honorees
Honoree Bruce Berno, recognized by Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Honoree Steve Black, recognized by CET
Honoree Joyce Newman Ferrell, recognized by The Christ Hospital Foundation
Honoree Linda Greenberg, recognized by Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
Honoree David Hoguet, recognized by Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati
Honoree Edmund W. Jones, MD, recognized by Bethesda Foundation
Honoree Gary and Janice* Lubin, recognized by Cincinnati Public Radio
Honoree Carol A. Bowers Morton, recognized by CET
Honoree Niehaus Law Office, LLC, recognized by Society of St. Vincent de Paul - Cincinnati
Honorees Bob and Connie Reed, recognized by Freestore Foodbank
Honoree Carol J. Schroeder, recognized by Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garde
Honoree Sherry Sheffield, recognized by Miami University
Honorees Mary Pat and Scott Simmers, recognized by Mount St. Joseph University
Honorees Stuart and Terry Susskind, recognized by Jewish Federation of Cincinnati
2021 Nominations Are Closed.
We would like to open to floor and invite the members of the Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council (GCPGC) to nominate one, or more, individuals who fulfill the following requirements:
benefactor who has included their organization in their estate plan, A
financial advisor who has played a significant role in their organizations planned giving efforts; or A
professional advisor who educates their clients on the benefits of leaving bequests to charity. 2021 Sponsorship
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2020 Voices of Giving Honorees
Honoree Donna Bloemer, recognized by Redwood.
Honoree Thomas Breed, recognized by Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.
Honoree Reverend Kimberly Buechner Fouse, recognized by CET (Cincinnati Public Television) and CPR (Cincinnati Public Radio).
Honoree Christine Buttress, recognized by the Greater Cincinnati Foundation.
Honorees Fran and Craig Coleman, recognized by Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati. Accepting on behalf of Fran & Craig Coleman and Malcom & Adell Coleman.
Honoree Donald Crain, recognized by Miami University.
Honorees Lou and Dean Gaudin, recognized by Maple Knoll Communities, Inc.
Honorees Kay and Jack Geiger, recognized by the United Way of Greater Cincinnati.
Honoree Harold 'Hal' Klink, recognized by the United Way of Greater Cincinnati
Honoree Joyce Kupfer-Mulderig, recognized by Magnified Giving.
Honoree Mary Maurer, recognized by Ohio Living Foundation and Ohio Living Mount Pleasant.
Honoree Jacqueline C. Neumann, recognized by St. Vincent de Paul -- Cincinnati.
Honorees Karen and Kurt Reiber, recognized by the Freestore Foodbank.
Honoree Martha Schueler, recognized by Xavier University.
Honoree Margaret Swinford, recognized by the Bethesda Foundation.
Honorees G. Richard and Jane S. Thomas, recognized posthumously by Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Accepting the award is Sally Hayes and family.
Honoree Connie Widmer, recognized by Northern Kentucky University.
Honoree Virginia Willoughby recognized posthumously by Clovernook Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired. Award accepted by Pon Insyxiengmay and Rob.
Sue Ellen Stuebing, Dan Virzi, Josephine Keenan, Frank Keenan, David Fogarty and Lillian Derkson - CET (Greater Cincinnati Television Educational Foundation)
Mind Hammer, Anne Lilly Cone, Elizabeth Lilly, Maureen Gregory and Kurt Reiber - Freestore Foodbank
Michelle Zeis and John Anderson - Maple Knoll Communities, Inc.
Lori Asmus, Barbara “Bobbie” Ford and Gayle Mattson - Hospice of Cincinnati
Kelly Keene, Nancy Bratton Perry and Ray Rolwing - Northern Kentucky University
Catie Turner, Rick Charlton, Emmy Lou Charlton, Lori Zombek, David Zombek, Elizabeth Fricke and Jordan Huizenga - Children, Inc.
Alan Brown, Carol Neuman and Larry Neuman - Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati
Joyce Kachelries, Ray Bowman, Donna Bowman and Denise Brodsky - LifeSpan, Inc.
Carl Huether, Carol Huether and Conrad Thiede - Cincinnati Public Radio
Front: Judy Gelwicks, Beth Schumacher, Dave Gelwicks, Pat French, Lew French, Vicki Hickman and Dan McManus; Back: Jim Mayer, Jim Bowersox, Diana Grover, Matthew Hilderbran - Life Enriching Communities Foundation
Front: Terry Lemmerman; Back: Woody Taft, Rachel Kirley and Helene Herbert - Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
Roger Grein, Dianne Robinson and Tom Robinson - Magnified Giving
Joe Brinkmeyer and Mary Brinkmeyer - Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Elizabeth Cochran, Elizabeth Younger, Bradley Younger and Jacob Brooks - YMCA Camp Ernst
Danielle Minson, Shep Englander, Beth Guttman, Louis Guttman, Debra Steinbuch and Jim Friedman - Jewish Federation of Greater Cincinnati
Mary Pitcairn, Jan Ring, Laura Menge, Donna Harrison Marks, Donald Harrison, Phillip Lanham and Lisa Davis Roberts - Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Jennifer Leonard and John Francis - Redwood
James Zenk, Elaine Rairden, Claire Luby and Daniel Flynn - St. Vincent de Paul - Cincinnati
David M. Fogarty, President & CEO of CET and ThinkTV
John Lomax - 2019 Voices of Giving Emcee
GCPGC 2019 President, Whitney O'Neal
Mark Jordan & Melissa Gayer - Bethesda Foundation
Rachel Kirley, Ed Herzig, Andrea Herzig, Buzz Ward, Helene Herbert - Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
Mindy Hammer, Tom Kahle, Kathy Kahle, Trisha Rayner - Freestore Foodbank
Adrienne Roach & Timothy A. Gary Jr. - Cincinnati Bar Foundation
Elaine Pietch, Chuck Schroeder, Ryan Pasco, Michelle Zeis - Maple Knoll Communities
David Harris, Alan Brown, Miriam Cohen, Wilbur Cohen, Carol Neuman, Larry Neuman - Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati
Glenda Schorr, Roger Schorr, Mary Ann Remke - United Way of Greater Cincinnati
Judy Voelker, Diana McGill, Carol Swarts, Kathy Stewart, Kelle Keene, Mark Niekirk, Francois LeRoy - Northern Kentucky University
Mike Camery, Jackie Dieckman, Sally Alspaugh - Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Raye Allen, Don Yelton, Ann Saluke, Frances Hornikel, Joe Cornely, Michelle Olmsted, H. James Williams - Mount St. Joseph University
Anne Stepaniak, Joe Martin, Kathleen Laurin, Mark Stepaniak - Cincinnati Public Radio
Jim Friedman, Deb Steinbuch, Bill Freedman, Danielle Minson, Reagan Kuhn - Jewish Federation of Cincinnati
Roger Grein & Patrick Clark - Magnified Giving
Dan Virzi, Sue Ellen Stuebing, Ron Elkins, Sondra Elkins, Lillian Derkson, David Fogarty - CET
Jon Barfield, Harlan Plummer, Stephanie Vorhees, Judie List Sweeney - Disabled American Veterans (DAV) National Headquarters
H.A. Musser, Joe Rumpler, Joann Rumpler, Paul Friedmann, Rose Wesseiman - Santa Maria Community Services
Ida Combs, Richard Combs, John Francis - Redwood School & Rehabilitation Center
Carrie Shoemaker, Lucienne Driehaus, Rick Theders, Ann Theders, Dan Connors, Eunice Timothy Ravenna - St. Joseph Home
Dan McManus, Scott McQuin, Bob Bernet, Pasna Bernet, Jim Lay, Matt Hilderbran - Life Enriching Communities Foundation, Twin Towers
Dan McManus, Scott McQuin, Sonja Stratman, David Stratman, Gretchen Ramstetter, Jim Mayer - Life Enriching Communities, Twin Lakes
Crystal Justice, Jerry Lawson, Andrew Howe, Beth Duffey, Alan Chambers, Howard Constable - Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region
Norah Mock, Mary Pitcairn, Ellen Katz, Wilbert Ziegler, Mary Ellen Ziegler, Laura Menge, Phillip Lanham - Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Mark McLaughlin, Stephen Peterson, Christopher Bolling - Xavier University
Eugene Snyder, Christine Snyder, Monica Ginney - Wilmington College
Becky Timberlake, Misty Griesinger, Melissa Gayer, Lori Asmus, Kathann Koehler, Carol Serrone, Bill Hitch, Michelle Mancini, Dan Virzi, Lillian Derkson, Sue Ellen Stuebing- 2018 Voices of Giving Committee