2012 Hall of Fame Inducts Three
The glitter of celebration and fellowship replaced the rough and tumble of football at Paul Brown Stadium on November 13 as Working In Neighborhoods gathered over 250 people to honor three Cincinnatians. Jeanne Golliher, O’dell Owens and Bootsy Collins were inducted into the WIN Community Hall of Fame to recognize their contributions that have strengthened our greater Cincinnati community.
After mingling to the music of the Walnut Hills Jazz Combo, guests were energized by a performance by the Cincinnati State Chorale. Rob Williams of FOX 19 moved the program along smoothly as the three honorees were recognized.
Jeanne Golliher, President and CEO of the Cincinnati Development Fund was recognized for being an important force in community lending for affordable housing in Cincinnati for many years. Through her leadership CDF has become a certified Community Development Financial Institution, eligible for low-interest loans from the U.S. Treasury. In her remarks, Ms. Golliher traced her career path and stressed the importance of service and advocacy in strengthening urban communities.
|Dr. O’dell Owens, President of Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, was honored for his dedication to providing education for all people as a way to a better life. In his remarks, Dr. Owens noted that as a practicing physician and as Hamilton County Coroner, he was a strong advocate for education and its importance. He sees his present position at Cincinnati State as a culmination of his work and desire to provide education for all.|
|Bootsy Collins, an internationally known Funk and R&B musician, was commended for his many charitable works, especially for the Bootsy Collins Foundation dedicated to the musical education of youth. In his remarks, Mr. Collins stressed the role of music in giving young people confidence and motivation. He characterized Funk as “making something out of nothing”, carrying the challenge that youth do the same with their lives.|
|The Community Hall of Fame also included several raffles and a Silent Auction to help Working In Neighborhoods make the dream of homeownership come true.|
|The WIN Hall of Fame Induction and Celebration is only
possible through the generosity of our many sponsors.
Special Thanks to all, and especially to PNC Bank (Title Sponsor; Super Bowl Level), US Bank (Refreshment Sponsor, Division Champion Level), Norton Outdoor Advertising and the SC Ministry Foundation (Division Champion Level), Ocwen Financial Corporation and the Sisters of Charity (Touchdown Level), Fifth Third Bank, Huntington National Bank and Messer Construction (Field Goal Level).