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Hall of Fame 2017 – HUGE success!!

The 12th Annual Hall of Fame Celebration was a HUGE success! Congratulations to our honorees: Michael Fisher, CEO, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Patricia Garry, Retired, CDC Association of Greater Cincinnati, and Greg Hyland, President, Cooper Electric. We still have contributions coming in, but so far, we have raised over $175,000 in support of Home Ownership, Economic Learning, and Community Building!

A special THANK YOU to our EMCEE OF THE YEAR, Bob Herzog, from LOCAL 12, WKRC-TV, and to our loyal and long-term partners and sponsors: Fifth Third Bank, First Financial Bank, Cooper Electric, PNC Bank, Norton Outdoor Advertising, SC Ministry Foundation, Airport Fast Park, Integra Group, Ocwen Financial Corporation, Ohio Capital Corp for Housing, Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Flagel Huber Flagel, Messer Construction Co., Neyer Properties, American Homeland Title Agency, Inc., ASM Custom Framing, Blue & Co., LLC, Cincinnati Bengals, Cincinnati Development Fund, Episcopal Retirement Services, Frankenberg Group, Huntington National Bank, Interact for Health, KMK Law, Locey, Mitchell & Associates, MainSource Bank, The Model Group, Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA), Robbins Kelly Patterson & Tucker LPA, Steve & Linda Grieser, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, Third Federal, Union Savings Bank & Guardian Savings Bank, FSB, and Woodforest National Bank.

We also want to thank the countless auction donors for their contributions and the MANY volunteers that helped to organize this celebration!

Thanks for your support throughout the year!

Hall of Fame Honorees

Hall of Fame Honorees

For many years, Working In Neighborhoods has recognized individuals within the community who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to improving life for families
across the Greater Cincinnati area.


Rob Bilott of Taft, Stettinius & Hollister
Laura Brunner of Port Authority
Michael Cappel of CHCURC


Kathy Schwab of LISC

Carolyn Rolfes of Potterhill Homes

Ron Christian of Taft, Stettinius, & Hollister

Edward Wells, Retired (P&G)


Brewster Rhoads of Green Umbrella
Chip and Jan Malley, Formerly of Little Red School House
Steve Melink of Melink Corporation
Dr. Yousuf Ahmad of Mercy Health


35th Anniversary Celebration
Honoring 35 Years and 35 Partners


Dr. O’Dell Owens of Cincinnati State
Jeanne Gohiller of Cincinnati Development Fund
Bootsy Collins of the Bootsy Collins Foundation


Steve Smith of Model Properties
Judge Nathaniel R. Jones of the U.S. Sixth Circuit
Court of Appeals (Retired)


Mario San Marco of Eagle Realty Group
Jill Meyer of Frost Brown Todd
Robert A. Alexander Formerly of National City Bank


Edward D. Diller of Taft, Stettinius & Hollister
Willie F. Carden of Cincinnati Park Board


30th Anniversary Celebration
Peter S. Strange of Messer Construction (Retired)
Neil Bortz of Towne Properties


Jim Turner Formerly of Duke Energy
Dan Neyer of Neyer Properties
Sister Judith Martinez of the Sisters of Charity

Hall of Fame 2014

A BIG Thank You to All of Who Attended
Our 2014 Hall of Fame event!

On November 11th, 2014, Working In Neighborhoods celebrated our 9th Annual “Hall of Fame” event at Paul Brown Stadium. This year’s theme was the “Walk of Fame”, where guests were cheered on by the Junior Ben-Gals as they walked the red carpet, and WIN inducted five individuals into our Hall of Fame.

2014 Hall of Fame Honorees

  • Yousuf Ahamd, President & CEO of Mercy Health, for Leadership in Implementing Diversity in Healthcare Access
  • Brewster Rhodes, Executive Director for Green Umbrella, for Leadership in Growing a Green Future Together
  • Mr. and Mrs. Chip & Jan Malley, Humanitarian League & Founders of the Little Red School House for Leadership in Inspiring and Motivating Children Through Education
  • Steve Melink, Founder and President, Melink Corporation for Corporate Leadership in Innovative Green Technology

We would also like to recognize and thank our
2014 Hall of Fame Event Sponsors:

Super Bowl Title Sponsors
SC Ministry Foundation
Sisters of Charity

Division Champion Sponsors
Norton Outdoor Advertising
Ocwen Group

Touchdown Sponsors
Fifth Third Bank
PNC Bank

Two Point Conversion Sponsors
Integra Group
Huntington Bank
Mercy Health
The Frankenberg Group
Neyer Properties
Cheviot Savings Bank
First Financial Bank
Third Federal Savings & Loan
Messer Construction

First Down Sponsors
Cincinnati Bengals
Taft, Stettinius & Hollister
Locey, Cecil & Associates
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Airport FastPark
Cincinnati State Technical
& Community College
Flagel, Huber, Flagel
Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
Model Group