Each year the Foundation’s Board of Directors awards $100,000 in grants from the Community Grants Fund to nonprofit organizations serving our community. Past grantees include Reach Out Lakota, Boys & Girls Club of WCL, Big Brother Big Sisters, City Gospel Mission, PAWS Adoption Center, and Cancer Family Care among many others
“As a grassroots community foundation, fundraisers like The Key Event helped build the organization from the ground up,” Gibbs said.
This year’s event will include a cocktail party featuring a basket raffle, silent auction, Wall of Wine & Whiskey, a Roll the Dice game and, in keeping with the “key” theme, a Key Raffle for a chance to open one of five doors to reveal a prize worth $200 or more.
Dinner will be prepared by a team of premier chefs from the Cincinnati area, led by Chef John Zenk of the American Culinary Federation. After dinner, a premier Live Auction will showcase a variety of travel packages, local experiences, jewelry and more.
The event after party – Key Event After Dark – will kick off with fireworks at 9:30 p.m., followed by live music from The Company, late-night snacks from White Castle and Skyline Chili, a cigar bar, vodka popsicles and more, all included with an event ticket. Key Event After Dark-Only tickets are available for $50 a person.
The foundation expects a sell-out crowd of 450, Gibbs said.