Donald and Marian Spencer Spirit of America Awards

We are proud to have this unique opportunity to honor Donald and Marian Spencer, often called the "First Couple of Civil Rights in Cincinnati," by giving awards for those exhibiting conspicuous and enduring contributions that create a greater inclusion and promote diversity in our community.

Donald and Marian Spencer Spirit of America Awards will be presented at the celebration and banquet on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at 6:00 pm at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza's Hall of Mirrors.

Cincinnatus members are encouraged to attend. CLICK HERE for more details.


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Upcoming Events

Donald & Marian Spencer "Spirit of America" Awards

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
35 W. 5th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Monthly Member Meeting

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Lincoln-Grant Scholar House
824 Greenup Street Covington, KY 41011

Presentation by
NKU historian, Dr. Paul Tenkotte

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The Cincinnatus Association is a membership organization dedicated to understanding the issues facing our community and encouraging progress. The lifeblood of The Cincinnatus Association lies in its ability to focus the efforts, energies and talents of its members on issues chosen by the Association. Our panels reflect categories of particular interest to us: Excellence in Education, Excellence in Government, Community Inclusion and Arts & Culture.

The Cincinnatus Association believes that the quality of life in the City of Cincinnati and in the Greater Cincinnati metropolitan area is among the highest in the United States and can be further improved.

The Association has focused historically on the structure of local government, the quality of public education and economic development. These issues continue to be the primary priorities of the Cincinnatus Association. However, other issues in which the Association has a major or unique ability to increase the quality of life can be pursued at the direction of the membership.

The Cincinnatus Association depends on its members to provide civic leadership in its efforts to improve the long-term vitality of the region.

Executive Administrator

Jill Claire


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Melissa Currence


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Mailing address:

Cincinnatus Association

PO Box 31206

Cincinnati, OH 45231

It is the mission of the Cincinnatus Association and its members to initiate, recognize, participate in and promote projects that improve the quality of life for all citizens in the Greater Cincinnati region through, among other things, the study of critical issues confronting the region, the engagement of community leaders and the nonpartisan shaping of public policy.