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Carl Satterwhite Named One of United Way’s 100 Heroes

Date: April 24, 2015


United Way of Greater Cincinnati kicked off its year-long Centennial celebration Tuesday at a Gathering of Heroes reception and dinner. The recognition honored 100 Heroes who have helped shape and improve our community.

There were more than a thousand in attendance at Duke Energy Convention Center to celebrate 100 years of community impact and to honor the 100 Heroes. And, while the 100 Heroes honored have all provided tremendous volunteer leadership to United Way  of Greater Cincinnati over the years, it was made clear that they represent just a sampling of a much larger group who are working every day to improve our region.

"With all due respect to the 100 volunteers we honor tonight," stated Rob Reifsnyder, president of United Way of Greater Cincinnati, "they are not United Way's 100 best volunteers. They are not our 100 most important volunteers. They are 100 great volunteers who are representing the hundreds of volunteers in this room, the thousands of volunteers who make our United Way and our community better today, and the millions of volunteers who have dedicated themselves to improving lives and our community over the past 100 years."

The evening honored the history of United Way of Greater Cincinnati and the community itself with a video (above) that recapped how United Way formed and grew over the last 100 years. The event paid tribute to the thousands of community and agency partners, from the first dozen that formed the Council of Social Agencies in 1915, to the several hundred today, and to current and past United Way staff team members.

It also saluted the tens of millions of donors who have shown us that community is important.

The dinner is just one of the many events planned for United Way's Centennial year that will seek to re-engage those who have not been involved recently and attract new people who never have been.

Sara Ellerhorst, community leader, served as chair for the dinner and reception. Centennial co-chairs were Carrie and John Hayden. Carrie Hayden has volunteered for United Way for more than 20 years, has chaired United Way’s Board of Directors, and is one of United Way’s 100 Heroes. John led the Midland Company to be one of United Way’s Top 25 supporters.

Honorary emcee was Jim Scott, recently retired from WLW Radio. Emcee was Carol Williams from United Way’s Centennial media sponsor, Scripps, WCPO, 9 On Your Side and WCPO Insider. Sponsors of the year’s Centennial Celebration are P&G and Western & Southern Financial Group.


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