Sunday, August 1, 2004

Greater Cincinnati's benefits and bashes


Hair Affair: Caracole

Cincinnati Magazine and Caracole teamed to host the second annual Hair Affair at the 20th Century Theatre in Oakley. This year's event, chaired by Chris Ohmer, drew 450 guests to the show featuring the creativity of hair stylists and make-up artists. Sheila Gray of Fox 19 and Storm Bennett from KISS (107 FM) emceed the show. Sponsors included Redken and Skeffington's. The event raised approximately $6,000 to support the efforts of Caracole Inc., a nonprofit agency devoted to helping those with AIDS/HIV and their families.


Silent auction: Starfire Council

The Starfire Council of Greater Cincinnati had the privilege of being the first nonprofit to host a benefit at Cincinnati's new National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, downtown. The 16th annual silent auction drew a record crowd of 220. Silent auction items included vacation packages, fine wines and jewelry.

The event, chaired by Mary Corressell and Burke Neville, raised $25,000 to continue Starfire's mission of providing opportunities for people with disabilities. Sponsors included At Ease Inc., the Kirley family, the Forte family and Charlie Murdock.


Taste of Simone's: Services United for Mothers and Adolescents

Services United for Mothers and Adolescents (SUMA) hosted Taste of Simone's at Simone's restaurant at DeSales Corner in East Walnut Hills.

The event, coordinated by SUMA director of fund development Denise Deitemeyer, drew nearly 100 guests who purchased $25 tickets to enjoy cocktails and a buffet dinner, created by Simone's chef Rob Graham and owner Atif Randolf.

Musical entertainment was provided by pianist Brian Caswell.

SUMA is a community leader in educating adolescents on the prevention of untimely pregnancy, making healthy decisions and providing parenting skills for young mothers and fathers.




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BENEFITS & BASHES
Greater Cincinnati's benefits and bashes
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