2022 Clara Barton Award for Humanitarian Service Program

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Honoring Dr. O’dell Owens

APRIL 20, 2022 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST

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Welcome to the Greater Cincinnati Tri-State Chapter’s Inaugural Clara Barton Award for Humanitarian Service honoring Dr. O’dell Owens. This award is named after the remarkable founder and first leader of the American Red Cross, Clara Barton, and is being presented to Dr. Owens for his life-long commitment to our community through his groundbreaking work in medicine; advocacy for education; and his activism for the underserved. It’s appropriate that we hold this celebration during Volunteer Appreciation Week. Like Dr. Owens, and the namesake of the award he receives today, devoted Red Cross volunteers provide service to humanity as reflected in the assistance they provide on a daily basis to victims of disaster. Whether it’s a hurricane on the coast, or a wildfire out west, our volunteers from the Central & Southern Ohio are there. But we are also HERE, keeping Cincinnati Covered in Hope with our disaster response and preparedness programs for our neighbors in the Tri-State. This Award for Humanitarian Service will be given out each year in Cincinnati to a community leader who demonstrates great concern for the Tri-State and has made it a better place to live and work. This special event gives the Red Cross an opportunity to recognize community leaders for their service, as well as highlight the work of the Greater Cincinnati Tri-State Chapter. The funds generated serve as an important source of revenue in supporting the life-saving Red Cross programs in Hamilton, Butler, Warren, Brown, Clermont, Dearborn, Ohio, Boone, Kenton, Campbell, and Grant counties. I offer my congratulations to Dr. Owens for being the first-ever recipient of the Clara Barton Award for Humanitarian Service and sincerely thank him for his remarkable contributions to our community. Stephanie W. Byrd Regional Chief Executive Officer American Red Cross, Central and Southern Ohio Region

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AMERICAN RED CROSS ALTAFIBER present

CLARA BARTON AWARD FOR HUMANITARIAN SERVICE PROGRAM WELCOME Megan Mitchell, WLWT News 5 Anchor

HISTORY OF CLARA BARTON 2022 CLARA BARTON AWARD HONOREE Dr. O’dell Owens

AMERICAN RED CROSS MISSION Kim Kraus, Cincinnati Tri-State Chapter, Board Chair Stephanie Byrd, Chief Executive Officer, Central and Southern Ohio Region

SOUND THE ALARM Rob Griggs and Tricia Costanzo, American Red Cross Volunteers

A MAN OF MANY FIRSTS Special Remarks

Jeanette Altenau, Director of Community Relations, TriHealth Deanna Hillard, Previous O’dell’s Fellows Member Chara Fisher Jackson, Executive Director & CEO, Cincinnati Preschool Promise Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney, Vice Mayor, City of Cincinnati Mary MacDowell, Community Events Manager, CET Monica Posey, President Cincinnati State Technical & Community College Michael A. Thomas MD, Department Chair, Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine & UC Health

AWARD ACCEPTANCE CLOSING REMARKS

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N EUTRALITY S PONSORS CVG Airport Patricia and Walter Smitson Thompson Hine US Bank

V OLUNTARY S ERVICE S PONSORS Federal Home Loan Bank Fund Evaluation Group Triversity Construction Group

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS KIM KRAUS, BOARD CHAIR Marc Arnold Marty Betagole Brian Cobb Deborah Davis Karan Dyson Leigh Fox James Hagen Cynthia Henderson Stephen Hightower II Toi Clarke Jones Kush Kotecha William (Bill) Kozlowski, LCDR Max Langenkamp Brian Lapthorn Nazly Mamedova Annah Castellini McDowell Suzanne McNabb David Meyer Steve Mullinger Eric O’Driscoll Lanell Ohlinger Deborah Robb Sean Rugless Nancy DeCastro Sparks Bryan Strader, MD Kristi Clement Williams Mark Wilson Rebecca Wood Shelby Wood Marijke Woodruff Craig Young

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SPECIAL THANK YOU WLWT NEWS 5 BRANDEN FRANTZ, DAVID SEALS, PETE SALKOWSKI MEGAN MITCHELL WLWT NEWS 5 ANCHOR

MICHELLE D. DONALDSON EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATOR TO THE PRESIDENT, INTERACT FOR HEALTH

KACEY KLINE AMERICAN RED CROSS EVENT VOLUNTEER

REIMAGINED FUNDRAISING EXPERIENCES TRACE KINGHAM, CINDY GROENIGER, MARK SCHMITTER, BARBIE TOOTLE

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