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Cincinnatian of the Year Gala

The Cincinnatian of the Year Gala is held each year in May and attracts 650-950 attendees. Business Courier’s Book of Lists has ranked the Cincinnatian of the Year Gala #1 among non-profit galas in 2011,  2012 and 2013. The Gala raises an average of one million dollars each year for JDRF. 

The 30th Anniversary of the Cincinnatians of the Year Gala

JDRF Southwest Ohio Chapter is honoring Kim and George Vincent at the 30th Annual Cincinnatians of the Year Gala on Saturday, May 10 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati. Mara and Larry Wolf are chairing this special year and the theme is Mission:Possible, where every guest is invited to be an agent working towards finding a cure for type 1 diabetes. The silent auction and cocktails will start at 6:00pm with the dinner, program, live auction and fund a cure to follow at 7:00pm. Tickets are $250 per person. The After Party kicks off at 10:00 PM next to the grand ball room at Duke and Young Professionals are welcomed to join the fun for $45 per person. 

May 10, 2014
Duke Energy Convention Center
Honoring the Kim and George Vincent
Chairs are Mara and Larry Wolf

Purchase tickets here

Gala Dress Code - Black Tie
Cocktails and Silent Auction – 6:00 PM
Dinner, Program, Live Auction, Fund a Cure – 7:00 PM
After Party – 10:00 PM

The JDRF Cincinnatian of the Year Gala After Party

May 10, 2014
10:00 pm - 1:00 am
Duke Energy Convention Center, Third Floor
Open Bar | Valet Included | Live Music by Swampthang | DJ
Late nite bites, signature cocktails, Gigi Cupcakes, photobooth and more!
Advance tickets $45 or $50 at the door.
Purchase tickets for the after party here.

2014 Sponsors

Platinum ($25,000)
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP


John and Susie Lame & Lenox Wealth Management

University of Cincinnati/ UC Health

Zaring Family Foundation

Gold ($15,000)


Silver ($10,000)
CM Personnel Services, Inc

Enquirer Media

Great American Insurance Group


Thompson MacConnell Cadillac

Uptown Rental Properties

Bronze ($5,000)

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Cintas Corporation

Fifth Third Bank


Dick & Mona Kerstine Family

Jeff Wyler Family

Phillips Edison & Company

RCF Group

Trish & Rick Bryan

Table ($3,000)

Cincinnati Museum Center & National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Clark Schaefer Hackett


The E.W. Scripps Co.

Grant Thornton

Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati

Melanie & Doug Hynden

Jack’s J-Walkers

Jill Endicott, Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP, Louisville, KY

Ron & Kathleen Johnson Family

Mike & Jane Keating Family

Kristen & Carl Kalnow

Messer Construction

Mark Kacher & Jim Imholte

Nancy & Bill Ward Family

Ohio National Financial Services


Pure Romance

Scinet Development

The Armor Group

The Bank of Kentucky

The Castellini Foundation

The Portman Family

UC - Department of Surgery

Western & Southern Financial Group

After Party Sponsor ($10,000)
Innovation Leadership and the Jensen Family Foundation

Bidpal Sponsor ($2,500)
Keating Muething & Klekamp

Kim & Gary Heiman Foundation

Ron & Kathleen Johnson Family

Cheers Sponsor
Heidelburg Distributing

Mercedes Benz Ft. Mitchell

Cincinnatian of the Year Gala Past Honorees

West and Judy Shell
Paul and Sally Christensen
Charles and Marilyn Mechem
Oliver and Virgilee Waddell
George Rieveschl
Joan Rieveschl
Dwight and Gerry Hibbard
William and Helen Williams
Charles and Jean Puchta
Clement and Ann Buenger
Nelson and Sylvia Schwab
William and Nancy Keating
David and Liane Phillips
Dick and Mona Kerstine
Allen and Anne Zaring
John and Ruth Sawyer
Lee and Shannon Carter
Wayne and Fran Carlisle
Sandra W. Heimann
Charlotte Otto
John Davies
Mike Martin
Ed and Carole Rigaud
Tom and Mary Ellen Cody
Bob and Susie Castellini
Peggy and Marvin Lewis
Cincinnati Bell, Jack Cassidy and Project H.O.P.E.
Linda and Harry Fath
Fernando and Citlali Aguirre
Cindy W. MacConnell
Cynthia Marver Marmer
The Nan and Keith Jensen Family

Donations Needed!

Volunteers Needed!