From Frances Sack
MIDDLETOWN, OHIO -----The Pendelton Arts Center in Middletown held the 4th biennial Butler County National Philanthropy Day event with over 210 people in attendance last month. This event sponsored by the Butler County Development Roundtable and the six Community Foundations of Butler County National Philanthropy Day is the day that organizations throughout the United States honor, congratulate and thank their donors for the outstanding support and commitment they have shown toward improving the quality of life in their local communities through philanthropy. Mr. James Wainscott, President/CEO AK Steel Corporation was the keynote speaker and John Lomax; WKRC-TV Good Morning Cincinnati was the event’s emcee. Gold Sponsors for the event were AK Steel Corporation; Silver Sponsors, American Savings Bank, Fifth Third Bank, Atrium Medical Center/Premier Health Partners, and Mercy Health – Fairfield Hospital.
Committee members gathered for a photo following the event with the keynote speaker and emcee. Pictured left to right are: T. Duane Gordon, Executive Director, Middletown Community Foundation and NPD Chair; Ginger Bruggeman, Senior Associate, Development, United Way of Greater Cincinnati- Middletown Area; Ann Munafo, Executive Director, Middletown Area Senior Citizens, Inc.; John Lomax, emcee; Frances Sack, Charitable Gift Planner, Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices and BCDR Chair; Kimberly Munafo, VP of Development Great Miami Valley YMCA; James Wainscott, keynote speaker; Catherine Hollins, Executive Director, Oxford Community Foundation; Patt Belisle, Executive Director, Middletown Arts Center; Mitchell Willis, Director of Resource Development, Butler County United Way. Other committee members not pictured: Kelly Kurtz, Betsy Hope, Noel Balster, Katie Braswell, Casondra Cooper, and Melissa Benedict.