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:  

“A Circus with a Purpose” Nonprofit Thank You Event: Highlights and Photos

Nonprofit staffs and their families turned out in force to celebrate their front-line impact on our region on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at OneSource Center’s Drive-Through “A  Circus with a Purpose.”  Lots of smiles as audiences experienced featured acts from the Cincinnati Circus, the Syrian Shrine Clowns, the “Polished Brass” QuintetCincinnati Reds’ Rosie Red, the Cincinnati Fire Museum, and additional circus treats.  Goodie bags, popcorn, United Dairy Farmers ice cream and laughter were also shared by all.   Special thanks to all OneSource Center sponsors, donors and volunteers who made the event possible and support our belief that nonprofits are vital to a thriving community!  

Did you get your photo taken by one of our event photographers?  Check out your smiling face at our “A Circus with a Purpose” Smiling Face Club page!  

Our “A Circus with a Purpose” Event Video features highlights of the day’s events.  We also have a recap of the Awards presentations!  You can find both here.  

Thank you to our sponsors, donors and friends who made this event possible.  

Enjoy memories of the fun Drive-Through Circus experience below!  

A Circus with a Purpose

We are joining the circus!

Our annual fall fundraiser is a gift to our nonprofit community.
We are hosting a drive-through circus extravaganza that treats the staff of area nonprofits to
an afternoon of circus treats and excitement with their families.
Event sponsors and supporters are also invited to join the fun!

We will follow with a virtual “Grand Finale” in the evening to
recap the circus festivities and recognize sponsors and award honorees.

Drive-Through Circus Experience  4-6 pm

Complete with aerial acrobatic acts, jugglers and other special attractions 
Featuring the Cincinnati Circus
Syrian Shrine Clowns, “Polished Brass” Quintet,
Cincinnati Reds’ Rosie Red, Cincinnati Fire Museum feature,
treats and additional attractions!
Circus goodie bags for registered attendees!

Grand Finale Virtual Gathering 7 pm

Honorary Chair: Moira Weir, CEO, United Way of Greater Cincinnati

Celebrating 2020 Honorees:
Corporate Community Partner Award:  Photonics Graphics
Nonprofit Community Partner Award:  The HealthCare Connection
Founders Award:  Dick Fencl

Location of circus will be sent with registration