Monday, April 08, 2002

Good News: Lunch honors volunteers

        Volunteers will be on the receiving end at the United Way Leaders and Legends Luncheon, 11:45 a.m. today at the Albert B. Sabin Convention Center.

        “This will be a wonderful recognition for volunteers, past and present,” said Patti Cruse, associate manager of communication, United Way.

        She said 602 people had signed up to come to the luncheon as of Thursday.

        The awards and recipients are:

        Leadership Awards:

        • Geier Family Award: John D. Luken, Anderson Township, a partner with Dinsmore & Shohl.

        • Ruth W. and Robert I. Westheimer Award: J. Gibbs MacVeigh, Williamsburg, a community volunteer.

        • Neil H. McElroy Award: James E. Schwab, Indian Hill, chairman of XTek Inc.

        • Joseph A. Hall Award: Thomas G. Cody, Hyde Park, executive vice president, Federated Department Stores, Inc., and L. Ross Love, Clifton, president & CEO Blue Chip Enterprises and chairman of Cincinnati Action Now.

        • William A. Mitchell Award: Mary Gray, Florence, board chair, Welcome House of Northern Kentucky, Inc.

        • Pearl S. Gantz Award: Edward B. Silberstein, M.D., Amberley Village, board member Talbert House.

        Youth Leadership Awards:

        • Jennifer K. Campbell, West Chester, a junior at Lakota West High School.

        • Andrew P. Davis, Hyde Park, a senior at Summit Country Day Upper School.

        Community Service Awards:

        • Improving Our Community Award: Thomas A. Brennan, Hyde Park, a partner with Graydon Head & Ritchey; Renee Mahaffey, Avondale, program director Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Local Initiative Support Corporation and Moss White Jr., Evanston, retired from Cincinnati Public Schools.

        • Developing Resources Award: Norbert C. Grothaus, Milford, retired Ferromatic North America/Milacron Inc.; Sandra F. Lewis, Middletown, community affairs manager, Miller Brewing Co.; and Sean Clark, Mount Lookout, brand manager, Procter & Gamble.

        Strengthening Region Award: James F. McDonough, Batavia, president University of Cincinnati-Clermont College and Meghan Kaskoun, Northside, volunteer program manager, Cincinnati Arts Association.

        • Communicating Message Award: The Advertising Club of Cincinnati.

        • Improving Accountability and Effectiveness Award: Harold A Klink, Cleves, senior vice president/trust officer, Firstar Bank; and John J. Kron, Colerain Township, partner, Deloitte & Touche.

        Allen Howard's “Some Good News” column runs Sunday-Friday. If you have suggestions about outstanding achievements, or people who are uplifting to the Tristate, let him know at 768-8362, at or by fax at 768-8340.


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