Family Nurturing Center will host the 24th annual Blue Ribbon Bash on Friday, Aug. 24, at the Cincinnati Airport Marriott.
All proceeds from the Bash benefit 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. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the Bash doesn’t end until 11 p.m. The first two hours are open bar, and we will serve heavy hors d’oeuvres all night long with a special sweet treat late-night dessert.
During the Blue Ribbon Bash, Family Nurturing Center will honor Lisa Knutson, executive vice president and chief financial officer for the E.W. Scripps Company. Lisa has a long history of generosity, civic engagement and volunteer leadership at Family Nurturing Center and numerous other organizations, working to make Greater Cincinnati a great place for children and families to thrive.
Family Nurturing Center welcomes new board member Beth Welter with the E.W. Scripps Company to serve as Chair of our Volunteer Planning Committee.
“Here in Greater Cincinnati, our children deserve a life full of love and safety, not one filled with neglect and violence. Family Nurturing Center’s sole mission is to end this cycle of abuse and provide resources and tools to allow our kids to be kids.” – Beth Welter, Chair, Volunteer Planning Committee
This year we are excited to have motivational speaker Derek Clark, otherwise known by millions of followers on his YouTube channel as, “The Rapping Dad”. Derek Clark knows first-hand the power of attitude in coping with adversity and overcoming hardship. At five years of age, Derek’s mother and stepfather (his biological father was in prison) abandoned him at a psychiatric hospital. He was turned over to the California foster care system, where he would spend the next 13 years of his life contending with rejection, humiliation, emotional distress and overwhelming anxiety. Yet through it all, Derek never gave up. He went from victim to victor by defying the artificial limitations imposed on him. He literally took a disadvantage in life and turned it into an advantage. Derek’s remarkable story is one of resilience and redemption, from his personal to professional life.
The Blue Ribbon Bash also will include one of the region’s biggest and best silent auctions with bidding done through our mobile bidding app. We’re also pleased to welcome back the incredible ‘roots rock’ sounds from the band Swampthang.
The blue ribbon is the international symbol for child abuse prevention. It serves as a call to action for the role that we all must play to protect children from all forms of abuse and neglect. Guests are asked to wear BLUE to the Blue Ribbon Bash to show off your support for child abuse prevention. Blue jeans are always welcome!
Want to keep the night going? Turn the evening into a Staycation and stay the night at the Cincinnati Airport Marriott. Sleep in Saturday morning, take a dip in the swimming pool or enjoy a delicious breakfast.
Interested in donating an item to our incredible silent auction? Great! And Thanks!
Please direct your questions about the Blue Ribbon Bash to [email protected] or call 859-538-1630.
Many thanks to our corporate sponsors for their belief in our mission to end the cycle of child abuse.
Clark Schaefer Consulting