The Cincinnatus Association

Committed to Citizenship and Cincinnati​

Spencer Award Nominations Open

The Cincinnatus Association is ready to accept nominations for the 2020 Spencer Awards. Use the forms below to nominate an organization or organizations that have:

1) Intentionally shown a commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, justice and basic human rights.

2) Delivered “conspicuous and enduring” contributions that have created greater inclusion and diversity in our community and/or impacted equity, justice and human rights issues.

The deadline for nominations is January 22, 2020.  

Become a Spencer Awards Sponsor

Support diversity and inclusion in Cincinnati by sponsoring the 2020 Spencer Awards dinner. 

For a downloadable information sheet about the 2020 Spencer Award Sponsor levels, click here.

To become a Spencer Awards sponsor, click here. 

Marian A. Spencer is the perfect person to break the barrier
to become Cincinnati’s first named woman statue

Woman’s City Club of Greater Cincinnati has commissioned the first statue of a named woman in Cincinnati for civil rights icon Marian A. Spencer. Marian was an extraordinary woman of grace and dignity who spent her life working for equality, justice, and her belief that each of us has the ability to make the world a better place. We are asking for your support in this effort. Marian A. Spencer is the perfect person to break the barrier to become Cincinnati’s first woman statue! 

READ MORE about Marian’s accomplishments.

Marian Spencer stood up fearlessly for what she believed was right and set the example to be smart, be polite, vote and keep on fighting.

Tom Tsuchiya and Gina Erardi are the sculptors. Tsuchiya is well known for his local sculptures, including the bronze statues of Cincinnati Reds players at Great American Ball Park. 

There will be a dedication of the statue on the 100th birth date of Marian Spencer, June 28, 2020.

Please make a contribution. CLICK HERE to donate

Committee Members: Dot Christenson, Jan M. Kearney, Arzell Nelson, Susan Noonan, Brewster Rhoads, Alice Schneider, Aurelia Simmons, Mary Wells

Education Panel Seeks Volunteers

The Cincinnatus Education Panel is looking for volunteers to help with its Leader-to-Leader program.

For the past 12 years, Cincinnatus has collaborated with Cincinnati Public Schools to recruit business leaders who mentor principals on leadership and management. The principals in turn help the business leaders understand urban public education.

The Education Panel is looking for 12 new volunteers for the coming year. Volunteers need not be Cincinnatus members.

Interested? Contact Kent Friel at kpfriel@cinci.rr.com

Upcoming Events

Hold The Date

The 2020 Spencer Awards
May 19, 2020
6:00 PM

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hall of Mirrors
35 W 5th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

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January 14, 2020

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February 11, 2020

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March 10, 2020

Member Meeting
5:30 to 8 PM
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May 19, 2020 

The 2020 Spencer Awards Dinner
6:00 PM
Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hall of Mirrors
35 W 5th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202