SPENCER AWARDS

SPENCER AWARDS For 2020

The Cincinnatus Association is proud to present the Spencer Awards to  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, thus improving the quality of life for citizens.

Use the forms below to nominate an organization or organizations for 2020.

The deadline for nominations is January 22, 2020. 

In addition, please support diversity and inclusion in Cincinnati by sponsoring the 2020 Spencer Awards dinner. 

For information about 2020 sponsorship levels, click here. 

The Spencer Awards are named after Marian and Donald Spencer, Cincinnati’s “First Couple of Civil Rights,” to celebrate their achievements in civil rights. Though Mr. Spencer died in 2010 – before the inception of the awards. Mrs. Spencer died June 28 at the age of 99. 

Anyone interested in joining the committee is should contact Susan Noonan at snoonan@fuse.net

 

Hold The Date


The 2020 Spencer Awards

May 19, 2020 

6:00 PM

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

2019 SPENCER AWARD DINNER

AN AMAZING EVENT, THANKS TO EVERYONE INVOLVED

Here’s what some of the attendees had to say about this year’s event:

The Reds Community Fund- Charley Frank: Susan, what an absolutely lovely evening! Congratulations on the turnout and fabulous content. Thanks for investing so much in it and for including us in such a meaningful way.

Brewster Rhoads & Associates -Brewster Rhoads: Congratulations on a wonderful evening saluting amazing leaders and organizations carrying on Don and Marian Spencer’s commitment to social justice, inclusion and equity in our community!

Zade Ayman Mohamad Abdel Nabi: Thank you for allowing me to be at the event the other night. I enjoyed learning about the civil history of Cincinnati and meeting more people in your circle. I’ll let you know how my interview goes tomorrow. Let me know about any more events you want me at and I will gladly make an appearance.

P&G -Julie Desylva: I thought the event went beautiful and thank you again for the recognition.

Ohio Justice Policy Center -Sasha: Susan, this event is amazing. You did such an outstanding job. Thank you so so so much for everything you do in this community.

Connie Eby Roesch: Great job Rhonda, Susan Noonan, & your entire Cincinnatus subcommittee- it was another wonderful event!

The Cincinnatus Association offers a most grateful and sincere “Thank You!”  to all our sponsors for the 2019 Spencer Awards dinner. We can’t do what we do to honor Marian and Donald, and the company’s listed below, without them. For information about this year’s sponsors and how to become a sponsor for future events, click here.

The 2019 award winners are:

Non-profit

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Ohio Justice & Policy Center
Shelterhouse
The Reds Community Fund

Small For-Profit

The Model Group

Large For-Profit

P&G

For more information, read the 2019 Spencer Award News Release.
Spencer Award History
2018

Non-profit Job Training Organization

City Gospel Mission

Venice on Vine / Power Inspires Progress “PIP”

Non-profit Support Services Organization

Freestore Foodbank

Urban Minority Alcohol and Drug Abuse Outreach Programs

For-profit Organization

Nehemiah Manufacturing, Inc.

2017

Non-profit Job Training Organization

Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio

Non-profit Support Services Organization

Su Casa Hispanic Center of Cincinnati

For-profit Organization

Al. Neyer

For more information, read the 2017 Spencer Award News Release 

2016

Individual

Dr. Bleuzette Marshall

Non-Profit

Innocence Project

For-Profit

PNC

 2015

Individual

Willie Carden

Non-Profit

Goodwill Industries

For-Profit

Kroger