Cincinnati Leaders Unite to Support Sisters at Partners in Action Luncheon

Cincinnati Leaders Unite to Support Sisters at Partners in Action Luncheon

(Left to Right): Master of Ceremonies, Greg Ionna; Partners in Action Steering Committee Chair, Maribeth S. Rahe; Development Advisory Board Chair, Michael J. Conaton; Guest Speaker and Corryville Catholic Alumna, Annie Timmons.

Cincinnati business and community leaders united for an uplifting, one-hour event to support an organization that is changing lives at the 15th Annual Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Partners in Action Luncheon.

More than 50 advocates of the Sisters invited friends, family and coworkers to meet the Sisters, and to learn about the work they are doing all over the world, going where they are needed most, and ministering where others may not choose to go.

Stories about the Sisters’ work in prisons, with refugees at the border of Brazil, and in Cincinnati to end human trafficking, were shared with over 500 attendees while helping to raise nearly $380,000 for Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur educational programs and ministries.

Special guests included Partners in Action Steering Committee Chair, Maribeth S. Rahe; Master of Ceremonies, Greg Ionna; Guest Speaker and Corryville Catholic Alumna, Annie Timmons; Development Advisory Board Chair, Michael J. Conaton; and The Corryville Catholic Elementary School Chorus. Additional Development Board and Partners in Action Steering Committee Members attending included: Phyllis Adams, Barbara F. Applegarth, Timothy E. Beischel, T. Brian Brockhoff, Porter Castleberry, Michael S. Caudill, Thomas G. Cody, Thomas J. Compton, III, Todd L. Cooper, E. Thomas Fernandez, Rose Ann Fleming, SNDdeN, Kathryn Harsh, Richard Joseph, Thomas Joseph, Robert Kissel, Bradley D. McPeek, Timothy A. Michel, Joseph T. Pichler, Kenneth J. Ryan, Gretchen J. Schmidt, Maria H. Topken, and Robert F. Uhrig. Mr. Thomas J. Klinedinst, Jr. (1942—2017) was also remembered for his long-standing support of the Sisters, including his effective leadership of the Partners in Action Steering Committee and substantial work as a member of the Development Advisory Board.

Next year’s Partners in Action Luncheon will take place on May 9, 2019. To learn more about the Partners in Action Luncheon or to view photos from the event, visit: http://www.sndohio.org/support-the-sisters/partners-in-action.

Sponsors of the 15th Annual Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Partners in Action Luncheon include: Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc., Presenting Sponsor; Elevar Design Group, Diamond Sponsor; Edward F. Castleberry & Family, Baker Concrete Construction, Inc., Kim & Scott David,Fifth Third Bank, Home City Ice Co., KDM P.O.P. Solutions Group, Maribeth & Martin Rahe, Technical Foods, Platinum Sponsors; BB&T, JC Foundation, Joseph Auto Group, Linda Caswell Berry and Sons Foundation, Inc., Mukesh Ram, Mr. & Mrs. James E. Stahl, Turner Construction, Gold Sponsors; Mike & Nancy Conaton, David & LeAnne Conway, Cors & Bassett LLC, John D. Dovich & Associates, LLC, Frost Brown Todd LLC, Graphic Village, Haverkamp, Riehl & Michel, Co., L.P.A., Greg & Gloria Ionna, Tom & Kathy Joseph, Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL, Klosterman Baking Company, Judge Ethna M. Cooper & Mr. Todd Cooper, Mullaney's Medical, Optasia Productions, LLC, Susan & Joseph Pichler, QHS Construction, RKCA Capital Advisors & Investment Bankers, The Evelo/Singer/Sullivan Group of Merrill Lynch, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, Summit Parents Association, Viox Services, William Price Family Foundation, Silver Sponsors; and Phyllis and Greg Adams, Aegis Protective Services, Bartlett & Co., Berry Insurance Group, Caliguri Heating & Cooling, Cincinnati Bell, Conners & Co., Jaguar Land Rover Cincinnati, Kissel Landscaping, MCF Advisors LLC, Midwest Hyperbaric Physicians, Inc., Nottinghill Investment Advisers, Ltd, R. J. Beischel Building Co., Rumpke, Schindler Elevator Corporation, Schmidt Dhonau Kucner Funeral Home, Siemers Insurance Agency, Wheatley Electric, Woeste Builders Inc., Bronze Sponsors.

St. Julie Billiart founded the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur (SNDdeN) to make known God’s goodness, especially among the most impoverished and abandoned people in the world. Recognized as outstanding educators, thousands of SNDdeN have taught children and adults on five continents. Although many Sisters continue to staff schools, others have chosen to work with refugees at the borders of Brazil, victims of human trafficking in the U.S. and worldwide, special needs children and families in Nicaragua, AIDS orphans in Zimbabwe, the homeless in Haiti... and always, with women and children, who are among the most vulnerable.