Cincinnati business and community leaders united for an uplifting, one-hour event to support an organization that is changing lives at the 16th 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 at a bakery in Haiti, with migrant farmers in central Florida, and at a job readiness program in Cincinnati, were shared with over 500 attendees while helping to raise over $320,000 for Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur ministries.
Special guests included Partners in Action Steering Committee Chair, Bradley D. McPeek; Master of Ceremonies, Phyllis M. Adams; Guest Speaker and Corryville Catholic Alumna, Sawanna Lucus; 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, Greg Ionna, Richard S. Joseph, Thomas A. Joseph, Robert Kissel, Timothy A. Michel, Joseph T. Pichler, James W. Price, Maribeth S. Rahe, Kenneth J. Ryan, Matthew R. Sathe, Gretchen J. Schmidt, Maria H. Topken, Robert F. Uhrig and Nadine Whitsett.
Next year’s Partners in Action Luncheon will take place on May 14, 2020. 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 16th Annual Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Partners in Action Luncheon include: Presenting Sponsor: Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc.; Diamond Sponsor: Elevar Design Group; Platinum Sponsors: Baker Concrete Construction, Kim & Scott David, John E. Doherty, II, Home City Ice, KDM P.O.P. Solutions Group, Mullaney’s Medical, Maribeth & Martin Rahe, Technical Food Sales Inc., Turner Construction; Gold Sponsors: Linda Caswell Berry & Sons Foundation, Inc., JC Foundation, Joseph Auto Group, The Evelo/Singer/Sullivan Group of Merrill Lynch, Optasia Productions, LLC, Jim & Patricia Stahl; Silver Sponsors: Berry Insurance Group, C.M. Paula Family of Companies, Mike & Nancy Conaton, David & LeAnne Conway, Judge Ethna M. Cooper & Mr. Todd Cooper, Cors & Bassett LLC, Dwyer Company, Frost Brown Todd LLC, Graphic Village, Haverkamp, Riehl & Michel, Co., L.P.A., Greg & Gloria Ionna, Tom & Kathy Joseph, Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL, Brad & Monica McPeek, Network X, Susan & Joseph Pichler, William Price Foundation, RKCA Capital Advisors & Investment Bankers, Spring Grove Funeral Homes, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, Summit Parents Association, Viox Services; Bronze Sponsors: Aegis Protective Services, Bushelman Supply Company, Cincinnati Bell, Conners & Co., Jaguar Land Rover Cincinnati, Kissel Landscaping, London Computer Systems, MCF Advisors LLC, Midwest Hyperbaric Physicians, Inc., Nottinghill Investment Advisors, Ltd, Peck Hannaford + Briggs, R. J. Beischel Building Co., Schindler Elevator, Siemer’s Insurance Agency—Barry & Gretchen Schmidt and Skyline Chili.
St. Julie Billiart founded the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur to make known God’s goodness, especially among the most impoverished and abandoned people in the world. Recognized as outstanding educators, Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur teach 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.