Blue Ribbon Bash 2019

Blue Ribbon Bash 2019 2019-07-15T08:50:16+00:00

It’s BIG. It’s BLUE, and it will be a BASH!  

Mark your calendar now to join with Family Nurturing Center for our annual Blue Ribbon Bash on Friday, August 23rd.  This is our 25th year to host the gala and it will take place at the St. Elizabeth Training and Education Center (SETEC) located in Erlanger, KY.

Last year we saw a record number of guests, sponsors, auction items and donors who all made it possible for us to raise $83,000 for Family Nurturing Center and the child abuse treatment, prevention and education services that we provide to thousands of Greater Cincinnati children and families impacted by abuse and neglect.

Family Nurturing Center is excited to welcome Kick Lee as our featured speaker.

Kick Lee

Kick Lee, founder of Cincinnati Music Accelerator, wasn’t always as connected as he is now. He went through the foster care system as a child and is a survivor of child abuse, but he felt alienated from his family, other kids and his culture.  He used his musical talent to draw in friends and ultimately created a community around his art. Kick is a music producer, motivational speaker, Cincinnati native and advocate of the arts. He is also a grantee of People’s Liberty.

Ellen M. Katz

During the evening event, we will be honoring Ellen M. Katz, President and CEO of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation for her years of leadership supporting causes that impact children and families.  As the head of GCF, Ellen joined the foundation in May of 2015, and previously had been President & CEO of The Children’s Home of Cincinnati.

We are so grateful to have the volunteer leadership team of Beth Welter and Dave Peterson, both with the Scripps Co., to sere as this year’s Blue Ribbon Bash Co-Chairs

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the Bash doesn’t end until 11p.m. The first two-hours are host bar and we will have heavy food stations all night long along with a special late night snack. The Blue Ribbon Bash also will include one of the region’s biggest and best silent auctions with bidding done through mobile bidding.  We’re also pleased to welcome back the incredible ‘roots rock’ sounds from the band Swampthang.

Tickets are $100 per person and $175 for a couple. Visit to order your tickets.

YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS!  We have secured an Avengers – End Game a movie poster, matted and framed and signed by every member of the superhero cast!

Corporate sponsorship opportunities are now available.  Please contact Tracy Klink at 859-538-1630 to learn more about the benefits of sponsorship.


Many thanks to our corporate sponsors for their belief in our mission to end the cycle of child abuse.

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