2023 Celebration of Partners Recap

Drees Pavilion was aglow with candlelight and philanthropy on October 19, 2023 for the annual Celebration of Partners event. 170 guests enjoyed conversation, photo fun, fun and games prior to a delicious dinner catered by Funky’s Catering (now DelightMore). Dinner was followed by the presentation of awards to four honorees: Justin Flamm (Founder’s Award), Morgan Whaley (Emerging Leader Award), EMCOR Facilities Services (Corporate Community Partner Award), and Life Learning Center (Nonprofit Community Partner Award). 

We are grateful for all the support of the annual sustaining corporate sponsors and event donors who helped us raise over $170,000!

Enjoy a recap of the event in photos:

2023 Celebration of Partners

Thursday, October 19, 2023
5:30 – 8:30 pm
Drees Pavilion at Devou Park
790 Park Lane, Covington, Kentucky 41011

Reservations now closed. Contact Patty Rosely with questions



* To see raffle basket names and contents, click DONATE AND TICKETS

Please join us for a festive fall evening featuring stunning views of the Cincinnati Skyline. Your night out includes a cocktail reception, gourmet dinner, entertainment, fun and games and a Celebration program honoring the 2023 Community Partner Award recipients. Best of all, your support makes it possible for OneSource Center for Nonprofit Excellence to continue serving our region’s robust nonprofit sector.

5:30 pm Celebration Reception
                 Fun and Games: Raffle, Silent Auction & More

6:45 pm Dinner

7:45 pm Celebration Program, hosted by Michelle Hopkins, WCPO 9
                Award Presentations
                     • Corporate Partner Award
                        EMCOR Facilities Service

                               • Nonprofit Partner Award
                                  Life Learning Center

                               • Emerging Leader Award
                                  Morgan Whaley

                               • Founder’s Award
                                  Justin D. Flamm

8:20 pm Fun and Games Wrap Up

8:25 pm Closing remarks

Complimentary On-Site Parking


2023 OneSource Emerging Leader Award

OneSource Center for Nonprofit Excellence provides services, products, and connections to help nonprofit organizations throughout the Greater Cincinnati Community to be more productive and effective. OneSource Center accomplishes its mission through training, coaching, consulting, and other projects and initiatives.

As a positive contributor to our multicultural community, OneSource Center embraces Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. It acknowledges the pain felt among people of color across the nation in response to historically-rooted social injustices. In addition, it reaffirms a desire for change that bolsters the dignity of each individual and the chance for a better tomorrow for all.

OneSource Center’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion objective is to create, nurture, and sustain an inclusive culture where differences leverage the talents of clients, staff, volunteers, and the nonprofit community by embedding multicultural awareness and advocacy in all services and opportunities that OneSource Center offers. Additionally, OneSource Center recognizes the under-representation of people of color among the leadership in the nonprofit sector. In response to our objective and recognition of the current state, OneSource Center has established the OneSource Center Emerging Leader Award, which will provide a full scholarship for the award honoree to participate in the EXCEL leadership development program, including 1 year of executive coaching.

EXCEL, which is offered by the Nonprofit Leadership Institute of Cincinnati (NLIGC) is a nine-month leadership development and skills training program for nonprofit executive directors and high-level managers. EXCEL is designed to enrich the management capabilities of those individuals leading or preparing to lead nonprofit organizations in the Greater Cincinnati region.

Eligibility Criteria for OneSource  Center’s Emerging Leader Award:

NOTE: Candidates should be nominated by a supervisor, mentor, peer or other individual close to the candidate being nominated. This is not an application process, but rather an opportunity for those who see leadership qualities in others to nominate them for this award and recognition.

Candidates must:

  • Be a management level employee who has the potential for advancing to more challenging leadership roles (e.g. with a larger agency).
  • Have obtained an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree or higher level of education.
  • Have demonstrated strong leadership skills.
  • Is perceived by the nominator as having emerging skills and talents to advance to a higher level of leadership.
  • Be a person in our multicultural community of a race that is under-represented in nonprofit leadership.

Selection Process:

  • Nomination deadline is July 30, 2023.
  • A selection panel consisting of 4-6 members will review nominations and select the recipient for the award. The honoree will be identified by August 4, 2023 and must complete the required EXCEL program application by August 11, 2023.
  • The selected recipient must meet EXCEL enrollment criteria including a commitment to attend each of the 10 full-day sessions (See complete enrollment criteria here.)

Nomination form

2022 Celebration of Partners Success

The 2022 Celebration of Partners at the First Financial Club at TQL Stadium was a rousing success! Guests enjoyed raffle, silent auction, and a delicious buffet while supporting OneSource Center. Award winners this year were:

Corporate Community Partner: FORVIS
Nonprofit Community Partner: The Jewish Federation of Cincinnati
Founder’s Award: Dr. Fred Joffe

With Bob Herzog as emcee and Francesca Phillis from Santa Maria Community Services sharing how OneSource Center’s voucher program helps their clients, the guests were able to learn more about our work and the impact we have in the community.
View the short video of our work that was shown at the event.

Thank you to the guests and donors who supported this event. Overall, we raised over $32,500, including $5000 of funding for product vouchers for the coming year! Together, we build a thriving community for all!

Check out photos from the event (click on any image to enlarge or to scroll through larger images):

Celebration of Partners 2022

OneSource Center for Nonprofit Excellence’s Board, Emeritus Board, and partners
invite you to join us for a colorful program to help kick off the spectacular BLINK weekend in Cincinnati!
Please join us for an evening of dinner, artistry, and entertainment, emceed by WKRC’s Bob Herzog,
to honor nonprofit and corporate partners and to celebrate the work of OneSource Center.

5:30 pm Celebration Reception
Raffle and Silent Auction Opens
Artistic Entertainment

6:30 pm Buffet Dinner in the Barrel Bar
Musical Entertainment

7:30 pm Celebration Program
WKRC’s Bob Herzog, Master of Ceremonies
Community Partner Award Presentations

Corporate Community Partner Award

Nonprofit Community Partner Award
Jewish Federation of Cincinnati

Founder’s Award
Fred Joffe

8:30 pm Celebration Closes
Raffle Drawings and Auction Closes
TQL Stadium Tours
Attend BLINK activations in OTR


Complimentary Garage Parking On-site
Cocktail or Business Attire

Ticket Sales Closed


*All tickets will be held at the door.