SPENCER AWARDS

2022 Spencer Awards Celebration

Thanks to our community and supports for making 2022 the best attended Spencer Awards Celebration!

The Spencer Awards

The Cincinnatus Association presents 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.

The Spencer Awards are named after Marian and Donald Spencer, Cincinnati’s “First Couple of Civil Rights,” to celebrate their achievements in civil rights. Mr. Spencer died in 2010 – before the inception of the awards. Mrs. Spencer died June 28, 2019 at the age of 99. 

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


Spencer Award History
2022
Non-profitFor-Profit
Activities Beyond the Classroom 
Avondale Development Corporation
Clifton Cultural Art Center
Lighthouse Youth & Family Services
Santa Maria Community Services
TriVersity Construction
2021
Non-profitFor-Profit
American Jewish Committee Cincinnati
Franciscan Ministries
Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati

Fifth Third Bank
JANCOA Janitorial Service

2020

Event cancelled due to COVID-19 Pandemic

2019

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

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

2016

Individual

Dr. Bleuzette Marshall

Non-Profit

Innocence Project

For-Profit

PNC

 2015

Individual

Willie Carden

Non-Profit

Goodwill Industries

For-Profit

Kroger