Volume 6, Issue 2 Summer 2010
CCSWO SEE UC BEARCATS FOOTBALL IN STYLE
Sponsors Catholic Charities of Southwestern on the field for the coin toss as well as a
Thanks to the following Ohio has teamed up with UC Bearcats parking pass to the game.
corporate sponsors for Football to offer an exciting fundraising
their continuing support of opportunity to football fans across the Third prize includes four (4) tickets to the
Catholic Charities region. game, a parking pass, and the opportunity
SouthWestern Ohio to participate in the Catholic Charities
in 2010. Catholic Charities is raffling off a Private Halftime Contest on the field, where the
Suite for the Saturday, November 20, lucky winner will have three chances to
2010 Big East Football Game between throw a football into a net to win a special
the University of Cincinnati at Rutgers prize. Fourth prize includes four (4)
University at Nippert Stadium. The Grand tickets to the game plus a $50 gift card to
Prize winner receives Montgomery Inn. Prizes
use of the suite, 10 five through 10 each are two
guest passes, two (2) tickets to the game plus
a $10 gift card to Skyline
prosource go straight to the source
parking passes, food
and beverages. Only
Chili for the winners.
1000 tickets will be sold
“With only 1000 tickets
for the raffle at a cost of
being sold and the Bearcats
$50 per ticket. primed for a great season,
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
we expect the tickets to sell
Message from the “We are grateful to fast.,” said Chris Gramke,
Executive Director . . . . . .2 the University of Director of Development
Su Casa fundraiser Cincinnati Bearcats and Marketing for
a big success . . . . . . . . . . .3 for the chance to help Catholic Charities. “This is
Golf Outing Registration raise money to support something we have wanted
information . . . . . . . . . . 4-5 the agency through to try as far as fundraising
Intern Spotlight . . . . . . . . .7 this endeavor,” said goes, and we are hoping
Kathleen Donnellan, that the community sees it
NBSC gets new van . . . . .9
Executive Director as a great way to support
Summer camp prepares of Catholic Charities the agency while having a
kids for school year . . . . . .9 of Southwestern chance to see a UC football
Special day to benefit Ohio. “This is something that Bearcat game in style.”
Refugee program. . . . . . .10 football fans can enjoy while supporting
Senior Volunteer the programs and services we provide The drawing for the raffle winners will be
Recognition Luncheon throughout the community.” held on Friday, November 12, 2010. Tickets
in September . . . . . . . . . .11 can be purchased on the CCSWO web site at
World Refugee Day A total of 10 Bearcat Football ticket prizes www.catholiccharitiesswo.org and clicking
Celebration . . . . . . . . . . .11 to the Rutgers game are up for grabs in the special UC Bearcats button or by
CCSWO staff the raffle. Second prize gives two lucky contacting Chris Gramke at (513) 241-7745
contact list . . . . . . . . . . . .12 fans a chance to watch the game from the extension 2527.
Bearcats sideline and join the captains
Page 2 Blessings
A Message From the Executive Director
Dear Friends, think of when they think of the Catholic Church in America”.
What wonderful and affirming words about our work, words that
This year we are in a celebrating mood. also compel us to continue the work and commitment that has
Our parent organization, Catholic been part of the national landscape these past 100 years.
Charities USA will be celebrating its
100th anniversary. On September 25, 2010 Catholic Charities USA, now one of the
largest associations of social service agencies in the county, will
On September 25, 1910 scores celebrate its centennial anniversary. Once again people
Kathleen Donnellan of people who served the from across the country will converge on the campus
Executive Director poor across the country of Catholic University of America to remember the
converged on the campus men and women who preceded us in working on
of Catholic University of America to convene behalf of the poor and vulnerable, to celebrate
the first official gathering of Catholic Charities our many accomplishments in providing help and
organizations. Spurred by decades of service to the creating hope, and to rededicate ourselves for the
most vulnerable, the gathering sought to serves as work the still remains.
a uniting force for people doing the church’s work
of charity and justice in the United States. One of the To support the centennial, the United States Bishops
results of that meeting was to create Catholic Charities have declared September 26, 2010 as National Catholic
USA. For the last 100 years, Catholic Charities USA has been Charities Sunday. I hope you will join us in celebrating this
consistent and forceful in demonstrating the very real presence of milestone in our history and that you take pride in the work of
Christ in communities all across the country. Catholic Charities in this Archdiocese and around the country.
In his commencement address at the university of Notre Dame, Sincerely,
Brian Williams, news anchor for NBC expressed his admiration
for our work in these words: “Wherever I come across people
who are suffering and dying I’ve also found Catholic Charities
right there alongside them, ministering and soothing, helping and Kathleen Donnellan
healing, without regard for self. Everyone one of them a towering Executive Director
example of sacrifice and selflessness. Let’s make that what people
Choir of Angels Network donations benefit CCSWO programs
Catholic Charities of Southwestern Choirs of Angels features a variety
Ohio is searching for special “angels” Choirs of Angels of donation ranges for individuals.
to support the programs offered by the Those making donations as part of the
agency. Giving Levels “Angels of Support” network will be
Angel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1 to $49 featured in the quarterly edition of the
The 2010 Choirs of Angels Network
Archangels . . . . . . . . . . $50-$99 CCSWO newsletter “Blessings” and
of Support is up and running with
also mentioned in the annual report and
a renewed emphasis on the gift of Principalities . . . . . . $100-$249 on the agency web site.
giving and sharing in a effort to bolster
the financial support for the many Powers . . . . . . . . . . . $250-$499 So far in 2010, the Choir of Angels has
wonderful and outstanding services Virtues . . . . . . . . . . . $500-$999 received over $10,000 from a total of 69
provided by CCSWO. Dominions . . . . . . . . . . . .$1000 individual donors.
“Choirs of Angels is our invitation Thrones . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2500 “The goal is to raise the level of
to those individuals who support the donations to CCSWO though a
Cherubim . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5000
many outreach programs offered by program designed to honor individuals
the agency” said Kathleen Donnellan, Seraphim . . $10,000 and above who donate with a different level of
Executive Director for Catholic recognition, like the nine different
Charities SouthWestern Ohio. “It CCSWO. Our programs could not be levels that exist with the actual Choirs
is designed to let our donors know as successful as they are without the of Angels,” said Chris Gramke, Director
how much we deeply appreciate support of our patrons and benefactors. of Marketing & Development for
their kindness and generosity toward God Bless you for your kindness.” Catholic Charities SouthWestern Ohio.
Volume 6, Issue 2 Page 3
Su Casa Awards Dinner a huge success
Over 350 people were on contribution to the Greater
hand for the 2010 Su Casa Cincinnati Hispanic and
Hispanic Center’s 10th Latino communities. Among
Annual Awards Dinner and the winners were Rev.
Silent Auction held April 20 William Jansen, director of
at the Cintas Center. Hispanic Ministries for the
Bishop Eduardo Ortega Archdiocese of Cincinnati,
from the Diocese of Puerto who received the prestigious
Escondido in Mexico served Cesar Chavez Award. Procter
as the keynote speaker this and Gamble was honored for
Pictured left to right are the 2010 Su Casa Award Winners:
year. The bishop shared with its support of Su Casa with the
Fr . Bill Jansen, V . Anthony Simms-Howell, Hope Kabel,
and P&G Representative Alita Vegas . Corporate Service Award.
the audience the challenge of
starting a new diocese and gave his speech entirely in The award winners for 2010 are:
Spanish, the first time that has ever happened at the
Cesar Chavez Award: Rev . William Jansen
Su Casa Volunteer Award: Hope Kabel
The event raised over $24,000 for Su Casa, the most
in the history of the award dinner. This event is the Su Casa Corporate Award: P&G
major fundraiser for Su Casa Hispanic Center, which Lifetime Service Award: V . Anthony Simms
is celebrating its 13th year of serving the Hispanic/
Latino population of this region. Gema Bahns of
Fifth Third Bank
“This banquet was a huge success for Su Casa,” said served as emcee of
Giovanna Alvarez, Program Director of Su Casa. “We the event for the
appreciate the generosity of the people who attended second consecutive
and the support of the corporations that help us year. Su Casa
provide our programs to the community.” is a program of
The highlight of the evening was the awards Catholic Charities
ceremony. Su Casa presented four awards to SouthWestern
individuals and agencies that have made a significant Ohio.
Thanks for supporting the Catholic Ministries Appeal
Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio would like to thank everyone who supported the 2010 Catholic
Over 20 percent of the agency’s budget comes from funding secured through the annual appeal, which is
run entirely through the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s Office of Stewardship. The agency incurs no cost for
the program and is one of six archdiocesan offices to benefit from the appeal.
CCSWO depends upon the funding it receives from the CMA to help it provide the many outstanding
programs it offers to the region.
Thank you again for your generosity in supporting the CMA and our agency!
Page 4 Blessings
September 20, 2010
Grand Oak Golf Club • West Harrison, Indiana
12:30 p.m. Shotgun Start
Registration: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Shotgun Start: 12:30 a.m. SCHedule Of
Cost: $120 per player eventS
$480 per team • 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Grand Oak Golf Club Registration
Format: 4 person scramble. • 12:30 p.m. Shotgun Start
Make your own team or be assigned. • Boxed lunches provided
Entry fee includes: Round of golf, cart, boxed lunch, bever- • Individual hole prizes
age ticket, Chicken dinner, prize pack, • Dinner following event
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place prizes.
Contests: • HOLE-IN-ONE GRAND PRIZE
• LONGEST DRIVE
• CLOSEST TO THE PIN
• SPLIT THE POT (optional)
Need a little help on the course?
You’ll be able to purchase a 911 mulligan package.
Bring your favorite foursome for a day of fun, food,
and golf to benefit a worthy cause.
Volume 6, Issue 2 Page 5
tournament sponsors needed.
Please call (513) 241-7745 extension 2527 for more
information on sponsorship opportunities.
Levels of sponsorship can include:
- Listing in all print materials ReGIStRatIOn fORM
- Hole sponsorship with signage
- Recognition during dinner
- Golfer package Player #1 ____________________________
dIReCtIOnS tO GRand Oak GOlf Club Email Address _______________________
370 Grand Oak Drive
West Harrison, Indiana 47060 Player #2 ____________________________
(812)637- 3943 Address _____________________________
www.grandoakgolfclub.net City/Zip ____________________________
Email Address _______________________
• Take I-74 West to the New Haven Rd. exit. Player #3 ____________________________
(exit #1). Address _____________________________
• Turn right off the exit. City/Zip ____________________________
• Go .5 mile to four way stop light. Email Address _______________________
• Turn left onto Carolina Trace Rd.
• Follow Carolina Trace for 3.9 miles. Player #4 ____________________________
• Turn left onto Grand Oak Drive Address _____________________________
(Two Brick Pillars Out Front). City/Zip ____________________________
Email Address _______________________
q 4 Person Golf Team - $480.00
q Individual Golf Player - $120.00
Make checks payable to Catholic Charities
All proceeds from the event Mail Completed form and payment to:
benefit the programs and services of Catholic Charities SouthWestern Ohio
Catholic Charities SouthWestern Ohio. Attn: Chris Gramke
100 East Eighth Street
For more information about CCSWO, Cincinnati, OH 45202
visit us on the web at
www.catholiccharitiesswo.org Contact Chris Gramke at (513) 241-7745 ext.
or contact us at (513) 241-7745. 2527 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Page 6 Blessings
14th Annual Caring Matters Conference returns September 15
The Caregiver Assistance professionals on how
Network is sponsoring its to keep hope alive in
14th Annual Caring Matters sharing care. Additional
Regional Health Conference program sessions offer
on Wednesday, September 15, insight from brain fitness
2010 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 practices and techniques
p.m. at the Crown Plaza Hotel to demonstrations on
at I-71 & Pfeiffer Road in Blue several holistic healing
Ash. modalities. There is also a virtual dementia room that
allows participants to experience what it is like to suffer
The program is designed to provide information and health
from Alzheimer’s and dementia. Martha “Marty” Richards,
care tips for nurses, social workers, counselors, activity
a professor at the University of Wisconsin and a clinical
professionals, clergy, and family/volunteer caregivers.
social worker and author of two highly respected books on
Exhibitors include nursing homes, hospice centers,
eldercare and caregiving, is the keynote speaker.
hospitals, and various other social service agencies with a
focus on health care for older adults. “Marty Richards is on of the most respected speakers in this
field, and we are thrilled to be able to have her at this year’s
This promises to be a top-notch event for professionals
event,” said Margaret Iannaci, Coordinator of the Caregiver
and family caregivers alike,” said Rod Huber, Director of
Family Services. “We also have CEU credits available for
social workers and counselors and have applied for CEU The program is presented by the Caregiver Assistance
status for other professionals in the health care fields.” Network and Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio.
The cost is $90 for professionals and just $30 for caregivers.
The theme for this year’s conference is “The Caregiving
Continental breakfast and lunch included. Please contact
Experience: Creating Tools for Hope”. The program
Margaret Iannaci at 241-7745 extension 2539 to register.
will provide a full day of practical help to caregivers and
Please support Parenting & Enrichment Programs
the 2010 United available at Catholic Charities of
Way Campaign! Southwestern Ohio
Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio has a
United Way multitude of Parenting and Enrichment programs
of Greater Cincinnati Catholic Charities
of Southwestern and topics available to people in parishes and the
Ohio would like to remind its patrons to please community.
support the 2010 Greater Cincinnati United Way Topics include parenting, personal growth, coping with
Campaign that begins August 30th and runs the recession, grief, how to deal with stress, holiday
through the month of October 2010. stress and many others.
If you know of any parish
CCSWO receives funding from the United group or organization,
Way to support many of the programs we offer, church, school, or workplace
including Mental Health Counseling and our that may be interested in a
Home Health Care programs. presentation or program,
please contact Sandy
You can designate your donations to the agency Keiser at (513) 241-7745 at
on your United Way form. CCSWO thanks each extension 2538.
and every one of you for your generosity and
support of the agency and the United Way.
Volume 6, Issue 2 Page 7
Interns gain valuable experience working at Catholic Charities
Over the years, Catholic Charities the Caregiver Assistance
of Southwestern Ohio has partnered Network (CAN). Sarah
with colleges from all across the Hettesheimer is working
region to provide summer internship as a pre-school aide at Su
opportunities for interested college Casa Hispanic Center.
“I’m working mainly
This summer, CCSWO has three with the CAN program
interns from the College of Mount assisting Margaret,” said
St. Joseph’s Summer Employment Megan, who is a junior
Initiative working for the agency: psychology major. “ I’m
Megan Baldwin, Mary Frede and Sarah learning to use computer
Hettesheimer. All three students have programs I’ve not used
been a wonderful edition to CCSWO before and helping
while gaining valuable professional with whatever tasks
working experience at a non-profit and projects need to be
agency. done. Our current main College of Mount St . Joseph students Megan Baldwin, on the left,
project is getting things and Mary Frede are part of the summer work program
“I absolutely love this program,” said for college students at Catholic Charities .
together for the annual
Penelope Orr, Director of Human
fall conference which various programs I don’t really just
Resources for Catholic Charities. “All
includes getting mailing lists together help one, I do a little busy work for
three students have been able to help
and sending out information on the anyone who needs/has busy work for
the agency by completing work that
had been relegated to the ‘to do’ list.
The students’ consistency is especially Megan, who hails from Springboro, A Fine Arts major who has five
appreciated in a time when we have Ohio, likes the fact that she is interning brothers and sisters at home in
needs that cannot be met by occasional at a non-profit agency this summer. Norwood, Mary likes the fact that
volunteers.” the she is helping people through her
“I enjoy interning here because it gives
Each of the students was assigned me a sense of worthiness,” Megan said. experience.
different programs to work in for the “My supervisors trust me to get the “I like the welcoming environment and
summer. Mary Frede is serving as a work done correctly and on time. I’m how friendly everyone is. I also enjoy
general office assistant to all programs helping people get tasks accomplished being able to help almost everyone out
while Megan Baldwin is assigned to while learning many new things that and not just one person,” said Mary.
will help me when I’m out in
the real world myself. I also Sarah Hettesheimer hails from
really like that I’m treated Bright, Indiana and is grateful for the
pretty much like any other opportunity to work with children
employee and as an adult while learning about their culture.
instead of a college student.” “This has been a very rewarding
Mary Frede was the first to experience,” said Sarah. “I hope to
come aboard as an intern. As take away a better understanding and
a general office aide, she gets appreciation for the Hispanic culture,
to perform a variety of jobs also how to interact and get along with
as part of her experience. all different types of people. Before
working at Su Casa I knew no Spanish
“The internship involves at all and now I am able to recognize
some file work, making some words and phrases. I am even
copies, doing mailings, considering picking up a minor in
and many other things,” Spanish.”
Sarah Hettesheimer works with the preschool students
at Su Casa Hispanic Center . said Mary. “I help out with
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CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF
UC BEARCATS FOOTBALL RAFFLE
Use of a Private Suite with ten (10) tickets
to the UC Bearcats vs. Rutgers
Big East Football Game
on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010
Includes two parking passes, food and beverages
Second Major Prize
2 Sideline Passes to Rutgers game, Parking Pass
Watch the pre-game warm-ups and the Field Coin Toss
Third Major Prize
4 Tickets to Rutgers Game, Parking Pass
and participation in Halftime Contest on the field
4th Place Prize
4 Tickets to UC/Rutgers Game and $50 gift card to Montgomery Inn
5th-10th Place Prizes
2 Tickets to UC/Rutgers Game and a $10 gift card to Skyline Chili
Tickets are $50 each
ONLY 1000 TICKETS WILL BE SOLD!
Drawing held on Friday, November 12, 2010
To purchase your ticket, visit our web site at www.catholiccharitiesswo.org
or contact Chris Gramke at (513) 241-7745 ext. 2527
All proceeds benefit the programs and services
of Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio
Volume 6, Issue 2 Page 9
Su Casa Summer Camp having positive impact on children
Su Casa Hispanic Center’s Parks Board, Cincinnati Public
summer camp program Library, Hamilton County Soil &
Vacaciones Utiles (A Productive Water Conservation District and
Vacation), in its third year of Children’s Hospital.
existence, is designed to prepare
“This program offers these
Hispanic/Latino children for the
students a chance to get a head
upcoming school year. So far the
start on the upcoming school
camp has been a huge success
year,” said Katie Fowler-Cordova,
Educational Coordinator for Su
There are currently a total of 56 Casa. “The students area truly
students between the ages of 3 to benefitting from the wonderful
8 years old enrolled at the camp. support we have received from
The pre-school, kindergarten, first the community members and
and second grade classes model organizations in the Cincinnati
the curriculum of a standard area. Our program would not be
school year. A typical day possible without their help.”
consists of a healthy breakfast A Su Casa camp counselor helps students with an art The students participate in a wide
and lunch, provided by Whole project at the Caldwell Nature Preserve . range of activities in addition to
Again International, engaging in
their classroom experience. The
several classroom activities and participation in a physical
students spent a week at the Caldwell Preserve, where they
activity such as soccer or dance. Other activities throughout
went on nature hikes and learned about conservation. They
the week enhance the students’ learning experience. For
have also enjoyed a day at Parky’s Farm, where they went
instance, a volunteer artist provides art lessons to the students
fishing, enjoyed a wagon ride and learned about farm animals.
on Mondays and medical volunteers from the University
The first and second grades are participating in a tennis camp,
of Cincinnati give nutrition classes on Wednesdays. The
provided by the Inner City Tennis Project.
Cincinnati Police Department offers “Children’s Police
Academy” on Thursdays, focusing on topics such as bullying The program, funded largely in part by a grant from P&G,
and “stranger danger”. culminates in a graduation ceremony on Friday, August 13,
where the students will receive a diploma and school supplies
Fridays are the día sorpresa (Surprise Day). Different
provided by P&G. Su Casa hopes this successful program
organizations are invited to share their knowledge with the
will continue to have a positive impact on the lives of young
children. Some of these organizations include the Japan
children for years to come.
America Society of Greater Cincinnati, Red Cross, Cincinnati
Northern Brown Senior Center has a new van
The Northern Brown Senior Center (NBSC) is pleased to announce
that they have received a new 2010 handicap accessible Dodge
The new van replaces the old 1989 Chevy van fondly referred to as
‘Old Blue’ or ‘The Blue Goose.’ Old Blue was the first and only van
that NBSC began their senior transportation program with in March of
1989, so the new van is a very welcome addition to the center.
The van was acquired through a grant from the Ohio Department
of Transportation (ODOT). The grant proposal was a collaborative
effort between the NBSC, Sue Brooks, the Executive Director of
the Brown County Senior Citizens Council and the Brown County
Commissioners. Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio paid
20 percent of the van cost and the ODOT grant covered the other
NBSC’s new handicap accessible 2010 Dodge Caravan
replaces “The Blue Goose .”
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Saturday November 6, 2010
10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Ten Thousand Villages at 2011 Madison Rd. in O’Bryonville
will donate 15% of each sale if the shopper mentions
Catholic Charities Refugee and Immigration Services Program
at the time of their purchase.
Ten Thousand Villages is a not-for-profit organization
that provides vital fair income to Third World people by
marketing their handicrafts and telling their stories.
Their merchandise ranges from home accessories to
jewelry to tableware, toys and gifts, all of the highest quality.
This is a win-win-win situation: the artisan benefits from your purchase,
you get great stuff and Catholic Charities gets to profit from it!
Check it out on www.tenthousandvillages.com.
Great for Christmas Shopping!
Volume 6, Issue2 Page 11
World Refugee Day Celebration held on June 19
Approximately 250 refugees 131 refugees in the Greater
turned out earlier this summer for Cincinnati area in 2009.
Catholic Charities Southwestern
Ohio’s Seventh Annual World The event emphasized the
Refugee Day Celebration held various cultural aspects and
on Saturday, June 19 at Christ lifestyles of different refugee
Lutheran Church in White Oak. countries. A proclamation from
Mayor Mark Mallory’s office
“We always try to hold the event was read in recognition of the
as close to the actual designated event.
day as possible, so it worked out
well this year,” said Rod Huber, “The purpose of the event being
Director of Family Services held by Catholic Charities is to
Bhutanese refugees sit and watch the dance performance at the
and the Refugee Resettlement honor the journey of refugees
2010 World Refugee Day Celebration . Over 250 refugees attended
Program for Catholic Charities. the celebration, which featured music, food, and dance .
– their struggles, successes, and
“The UN designates June 20 as hopes – and to acknowledge
World Refugee Day, and we are the work of Catholic Charities,”
grateful for the turnout that we had this year.” said Rod Huber, Director of Family Services and Refugee
Resettlement for CCSWO. “We also want to honor the diversity
World Refugee Day is a day of expression of solidarity with and community that refugees bring to Cincinnati.”
countries from across the world that host refugees and was
created by a special United Nations General Assembly Resolution All proceeds from the donations will be used for the CCSWO
unanimously adopted in 2000 designating June 20 every year as Refugee Resettlement Program that provides a variety of
World Refugee Day. The event features ethnic foods, traditional assistance to refugees to help them adjust to a new way of life
games, dance, music, and information tables featuring countries right here in the Greater Cincinnati area. Any donation made
from across the world that have refugees here in the Greater at the event will go directly to assist local refugees here in
Cincinnati region. CCSWO placed 51 families for a total of southwestern Ohio.
Senior Volunteer Recognition event takes place September 22
The Senior Corps Programs of Catholic • RSVP offers “one stop
Charities SouthWestern Ohio are shopping” for volunteers who
finalizing plans for its annual Volunteer want to find challenging,
Recognition Luncheon to be held in rewarding, and significant
the undercroft at St. Peter-In-Chains service opportunities in their
Cathedral on September 22, 2010. The local communities.
gala event celebrates the dedication of
volunteers 55 and older who serve the The benefits of Senior Corps programs are two-fold. First, the
needs of our local community. volunteers enjoy an active lifestyle with high-quality experiences
that enrich their lives. Second, service organizations expand or
Local celebrities, a keynote speaker, great food, door prizes and a enhance services offered by utilizing volunteers’ expertise and
“Cincinnati Trivia” game are highlights of the annual affair. Each time. Last year 598 Senior Corps members served in excess
of the more than 650 volunteers actively participates in one of the of 191,000 volunteer hours at schools, senior centers, nursing
three programs that make up Senior Corps: homes, hospitals, private homes, local businesses and other
organizations. This volunteer service translates to a savings of
• Foster Grandparents connects volunteers with children and over $3,878,280 for these organizations and ultimately you
young people with exceptional needs. and me.
• The Senior Companion Program brings together volunteers For more information about the Recognition Luncheon,
with adults in their community who have difficulty with the or to join Senior Corps as a volunteer, contact the Senior
simple tasks of day-to-day living. Corps office. Phone (513)241-7745 or email seniorcorps@
Catholic Non-Profit Org.
Permit No. 4180
100 E. 8th Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Serving people of all Faiths.
Visit us on our
Catholic Charities SouthWestern Ohio
Board Members and Staff
Archbishop of Cincinnati
Most Reverend Dennis Schnurr
CCSWO Staff Contacts CCSWO Board of Trustees
Kathleen Donnellan, Executive Director Archbishop Dennis Schnurr, Chairman
Gene Johnson, Cincinnati Regional Director
Donald Kalb, CFO Mark Stepaniak, President
Chris Gramke, Director of Marketing & Development Barbara Carr
Penelope Orr, Director of Human Resources Margaret Conditt
Leslie New, Administrative Assistant Eric Knapp, S.J.
Rod Huber, Director of Family Services Stephanie McCuistion
Dr. Sharon Sowders, Director of Mental Health Services Janet Neumann
Sandy Keiser, Parenting & Enrichment Programs Kathleen Lundrigan, Past President
Margaret Iannaci, Coordinator, Caregiver Assistance Network (CAN) Ken McFarland
Laura Varin, Adoption & Post Adoption Services Pat Navin
Dave Mikkelsen, Senior Companions/Foster Grandparents Robert Rees
Mike Dutle, Retired Senior Volunteer Program Darlene Robinson
Judy Sims, Older Adults/Homemaker & Personal Care Gloria Rodriguez-Milord
Karen Gramke, Postponing Sexual Involvement Ed Smith
Stephanie Slack, Office Manager Colleen Walters
Giovanna Alvarez, Program Manager, Su Casa Dr. Steve Wyatt