CELEBRATING OUR BELOVED COMMUNITY
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Music Hall Ballroom
1241 Elm Street
Every October, we gather with nearly 300 of our dearest friends, partners, and supporters at Celebrating Our Beloved Community, a fundraising and awards dinner honoring the many varied voices that make up our beloved community.
We’re excited to share our theme for 2018’s event: OTR’s Got Talent! We will showcase community arts organizations like MUSE, SCPA’s Meridian 8 a cappella ensemble, Elementz and local poet/spoken word artist/activist Siri Imani.
Come prepared to bid on unique items created by artistically-talented OTRCH residents! Proceeds from this silent auction will be split between OTRCH and the artist. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on gorgeous homemade jewelry, impressive paintings and more! More details to come.
We hope you will join us in celebrating the artistic talent that exists in our neighborhood and highlight how art has the ability to connect and strengthen our community in unique ways.
2018 Building Our Beloved Community award recipients are Cincinnati Development Fund and an individual TBA!
This work would not be possible without the support of our community partners! The funds we raise at this event are critical to keep our community diverse and inclusive. Interested in becoming a sponsor?
Click here to learn about 2018 Sponsorship Opportunities and Benefits.
Click here to download a 2018 Sponsorship Form and become a Sponsor.
We present the “Building Our Beloved Community Award” to an individual and an organization that have played a significant role in helping us achieve our vision of quality stable housing for all in a socially, racially, and economically inclusive community. Click here to see a list of past award recipients.
We are grateful to the following organizations that provided major support to OTRCH in 2017: Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing, First Financial Bank, PNC Bank, Fifth Third Bank, J-RAB, 3CDC, BB&T, Parking Lot Management of Cincinnati, Sisters of Charity, Clark Schaefer Hackett, Eli’s BBQ, Impact Services, Jack Casino, Marianist Province, glaserworks, Model Group, Bayer Becker, Huntington, John Hueber Homes, Patty Hord, VonLehman CPA & Advisory Firm, Franciscan Friars, Steve Schreiber, and MUCEE in OTR.
Each year at this event, we seek a different “lens” through which we can view Over-the-Rhine. We’ve explored the meaning of “community” from the perspective of experts, both local and national. We’ve turned to the voices of our neighborhood, presenting them with the unique weaving of a story teller. Last year, we heard testimonies from residents, neighbors, and staff about how their lives have been touched by Over-the-Rhine Community Housing and the significance of community. Check out these videos we shared in 2016: Todd’s Story and Angie’s Story.