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.

2021 “Celebration of Partners” Recognizes Collaboration & Support for Region’s Nonprofits

Friends, sponsors, supporters and volunteers joyfully gathered on Thursday, September 2 for OneSource Center’s “A Celebration of Partners” event – recognizing the collaborative partnerships instrumental in supporting our community’s nonprofits. Held at the newly opened The Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center, guests experienced tours, cocktails and delectable bites and experienced programming that highlighted the work of Collaborating Nonprofit Partner Award honorees. The program, guided by Emcee Kathy Wade, CEO of Learning Through Art, recognized these award winners:

Nonprofit Partner Award: Champions of Local Arts
Cincinnati Music Accelerator, PAR-Projects, Revolution Dance Theatre
Corporate Partner Award: Deloitte
Founder’s Awards: Mark Luegering and David Wallace

The program for the evening highlighted three nonprofit partners that embrace and encourage performing artists calling Cincinnati home. Their combined story is yet one more example showing how the ripple effect of collaboration and connections between funders, corporations and nonprofits work together for community good. Through word of mouth referrals, all three organizations worked with OneSource Center, ArtsWave and IDEA Schools to obtain $60,000 in stage and production equipment through the decommissioning of a local college. Because of OneSource Center’s relationships, items destined for the landfill found a new home and are now benefiting the community.

Evening highlights included performances through the Cincinnati Music Accelerator, artistic displays by PAR-Projects and an engaging dance production by Revolution Dance Theatre.

Thank you to OneSource Center sponsors, donors and friends who made this magical event possible.

2021 Celebration of Partners

Thursday, September 2, 2021  

The Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center 
25 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45203

6:00 pm Celebration Reception 
Tours of the ICON, beautiful views from the terrace,
open bar, hors d’oeuvres and touch-less food stations

7:30 pm Celebration Program and Special Artistic Collaboration 
Bar and dessert available during program.  

Kathy Wade, Master of Ceremonies

Award Presentations
Nonprofit Partner Award: Champions of Local Arts
Cincinnati Music Accelerator, PAR-Projects, Revolution Dance Theatre
Corporate Partner Award:  Deloitte
Founder’s Awards:  Mark Luegering and David Wallace


Other event details:
Raffle and silent auction opportunities!
Multiple parking options, including on-site public parking.  Details here 
Business and Cocktail Casual*
*Note:  Dress comfortably for outdoor views and for indoor venue tours. 


Questions?  Contact us at




Guest comfort and safety during the event is paramount. We have extensive indoor and outdoor space available to us for comfortable distancing and taking in the sights. Our group will be a small fraction of the 4500 guest capacity of the indoor concert venue at the ICON.  

Note: Our gala will follow the relevant COVID-19 public health orders in place at the time of the event.  The venue has state of the art air circulation (air is circulated every 30 minutes), with touchless restrooms, and all servers will be masked.  



“Unplug and Play” Regional Toy Distribution

Kids just need to have fun!
Community organizations and nonprofits are partnering to offer this free opportunity
for kids in our region to step away from technology and share in the joy of playing.  
Thousands of toys to give away! Toys will be distributed so each child shares in the fun. 

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Region-wide toy distributions (Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky)

June 3, 4 – 6 p.m.
Brighton Center, 799 Ann Street, Newport, KY, 41017

June 4, 5 – 8 p.m.
MidPoint Office Tower, 7162 Reading Road, 45237 Hosted by Catholic Charities of SW Ohio

June 5, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Elder High School parking lot; 3900 Vincent Ave., 45205 Hosted by Brighter Day for Kids Fund

June 15, 3:30 – 6 p.m.
TQL Stadium, 1501 Central Parkway, 45214 Hosted by FC Cincinnati Foundation and Activities Beyond the Classroom

June 30, 12 – 2 p.m.
Mt. Carmel Christian Church, 4110 Bach Buxton Road, Batavia, 45103 Hosted by Inter Parish Ministry

July 29, 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
South Avondale Elementary, 636 Prospect Pl, Cincinnati, OH 45229

Hosted by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, the Reds Community Fund and the partners of the 2021 Avondale Community Makeover


All welcome! First-come; first-served.
Toys are appropriate for children age 10 and under.
Events held “rain or shine”!
Follow event signage for logistics and social distancing guidelines.

Overall event flyer
July 29 Avondale event flyer

Visit WWW.ONESOURCECENTER.ORG/TOYS  for more information.    


Nonprofit Partners and Program Sponsors: