2019 YWCA Greater Cincinnati Annual Report

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Molly Costello Art & Design


As I reflect on the past year, my thoughts are consumed with the crises our community is experiencing now. Most of us find safety and comfort in our homes from the pandemic. But for survivors of domestic violence, every day is a crisis and being at home never feels safe. While sheltering in our homes has increased our chances of surviving this health crisis, those experiencing abuse at home aren’t sure they will survive the day. It reminds me of courageous survivors like Eboni. Eboni lost her job due to the pandemic and was isolated with her abusive partner of five years. The abuse escalated to a point that it was having a significant emotional impact on her five children. She could see it on their faces and their behaviors began to change as they became more aware of what was happening.

“This is exactly where I want to be as an artist, teaming up with amazing organizations and talented artists to put messages of connection and transformation out in the world in big and loud ways.” —M OLLY COSTELLO ART & DESIGN on working with ArtWorks on the 2019 mural ‘Connected through the Generations’ commemorating YWCA Greater Cincinnati’s 150th Anniversary.

Eboni bravely reached out for help. She and her children left with merely one bag of belongings and were safely moved to our domestic violence shelter. Our dedicated team welcomed her family with all the care and support needed to create a safe and happy home.

Eboni, Domestic Violence Survivor

The shelter staff diligently helped her secure housing, a job, and childcare. We helped her navigate the court system to ensure she and her children stayed safe. Removing some of those barriers made it possible for her to focus on addressing the trauma from years of abuse. Eboni says leaving her abusive partner and starting over has been the greatest accomplishment of her life. Her children are happy, healthy, and everything is finally falling into place. She has found home again, where she feels safe.

Eboni is an inspiration, and one of over 700 survivors we help each year create a life free from abuse.

We’re so grateful for our community who understands the importance of our mission and who gives selflessly so we can invest in families like Eboni’s. We are on a mission and will continue to do this life-saving work until every woman, man, and child in our community is safe from abuse. —  B ARBARA C. PEREZ YWCA President/CEO

Barbara C. Perez



YWCA provides life-saving domestic violence shelter and housing to over 700 survivors that includes counseling, coordination of community resources and basic necessities such as food and transportation. 81% developed a safety plan to protect themselves and their children from future violence. Community-based intervention services include court advocacy, case management, and specialized services for child protective cases, immigrant survivors and those with disabilities. 450 adults who have harmed their intimate partners participated in our programs designed to help identify and change thoughts and beliefs, thus ending the cycle of domestic violence. Keeping survivors safe is just the beginning. Prevention services are provided to over 3,000 youth in schools and over 95% report improvements to decision-making, and ability to resist unhealthy behaviors.

IN 2019


Survivors found safety in our domestic violence shelters and housing


Adult men learned how to replace violent, aggressive and controlling behaviors with pro-social ones


Students received dating violence and bullying prevention services


Children are prepared for kindergarten through our child care center


Survivors received our Workforce Development services


Survivors were able to increase wages and obtain employment


Expanding economic opportunities and creating avenues to promote the empowerment of women and girls starts through our partnership with Learning Grove in our academically and socially-enriched, 5-star rated child care center. 100% of children graduating are ready for kindergarten, 93% are on track in cognitive and language development, and 95% progress in their social and emotional skills. Workforce Development services embedded in our domestic violence residential programs are offered to over 500 survivors. Their need to attain viable employment, increase financial stability and reach self-sufficiency is a life and death matter. Of those that participate, 57% are able to both increase their wages and obtain employment.



The YWCA has long been a leader in Cincinnati’s racial justice and inclusion efforts. From advocating for anti-lynching legislation in the 1930’s to leading the Cincinnati Regional Coalition Against Hate in 2020, we have been advocating for equal rights and working to raise awareness and transform our communities and systems. The YWCA’s racial justice and advocacy work is rooted in addressing systemic and structural barriers to equity, opportunity, and safety for women, girls, people of color, and other marginalized communities. We are currently focusing our racial justice work on three key initiatives: • Voting Rights and Getting Out the Vote • Restorative Justice Practices in Schools • Ending Racial and Religious Profiling YWCA’s racial justice and inclusion work impacts our community through our various initiatives, including: • Film screening education series • Community Conversations • Marian Spencer Town Hall Series on voting rights • Real Reads book discussions • Implicit bias and equity training workshops • Racial Justice Breakfast


OUR VOTE IS OUR VOICE • The campaign for women’s suffrage was a small but growing movement in the decades before the Civil War. Starting in the 1820s various reform groups proliferated across the U.S. including temperance leagues, the abolitionist movement and religious groups. Women played a prominent role in many of them. • In 1848 the movement for women’s rights launched on a national level with the Seneca Falls Convention organized by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott. • The 15th Amendment, passed in 1870, stated that voting rights could not be “denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” • The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted American women the right to vote and was ratified on August 18, 1920 ending almost a century of protest.

• What is the 19th Amendment? “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.” • On November 2 of 1920 more than 8 million women across the United States voted in elections for the first time. • However, as history informs us, it took until the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to overcome the many legal barriers at the state and local levels that prevented African Americans from exercising their right to vote as guaranteed under the 15th amendment. • The Supreme Court in 2013 effectively struck down the heart of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by a 5–4 vote, freeing nine states, mostly in the south, to change their election laws without advance federal approval.

2019 DONORS YWCA Greater Cincinnati gratefully acknowledges our loyal donors who gave generously to help us sustain our mission, while preparing for a future that will ensure the protection, support and education of the thousands of women, men, children and families who benefit from our programs and services. ANGEL SL Gimbel Foundation LEGAC Y Harold C. Schott Foundation L&L Nippert Charitable Foundation, Inc. Francie & John Pepper* The Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Fund, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee The Procter & Gamble Company* HERITAGE Bank of America H.B., E.W. & F.R. Luther Charitable Foundation Jewish Federation of Cincinnati The Johnson Foundation VISIONARY Cincinnati Bengals, Inc. Frank J. Kloenne & Jacqueline D. Kloenne Foundation Lawrence Home Association The Andrew Jergens Foundation U.S. Bank ADVOC ATE Alison Goss Herschede Fifth Third Bank The Kroger Co.

Jill T. McGruder Barbara Perez & Steve Gillen Ruth J. & Robert A. Conway Foundation SC Ministry Foundation The Cotswold Foundation PACESET TER Big Lots Foundation Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Karen R. Bowman Crossroads Community Church Suzette & Michael Fisher Interact for Health Heidi B. Jark & Steve T. Kenat Linda Busken Jergens KeyBank John & Denise Kuprionis* Maxwell C. Weaver Foundation Jill T. McGruder, In Memory of Kathy Beechem Mary Lynn & Brian McHugh Marjorie M. Motch NFL Foundation NorthMarq Capital Joseph A. & Susan E. Pichler* Stephanie Robertson Rudolph L. & Victoria L. Memmel Fund Lynn & John Schiff, Jr. The Greater Cincinnati Foundation

Willard & Jean Mulford Charitable Fund Craig Young Family* SUSTAINER BakerHostetler Dr. Janet A. Borcherding & Chris Heck Karen L. Bowie Karen & Chris Bowman, In Memory of Kathy Beechem Amy Diamond Julie Eddleman, In Honor of Stephanie Robertson F.A. & J.S. Klaine Family Foundation Beth & Louis Guttman Clark & Joanne Handy, In Honor of Barbara Perez Amy L. Hanson Anne Megerle Mount St. Joseph University Anne E. Mulder & Rebecca M. Gibbs Marilyn J. & Jack D. Osborn* Stephen & Helen Rindsberg Brenda Rixey, In Memory of Jim Rixey Robert & Adele Schiff Family Foundation Digi F. Schueler Thomas W. Seith Carol B. & Dr. Theodore W. Striker

University of Cincinnati Various Donors, In Memory of Kathy Beechem Pamela & Warren Weber Jean Whitford Xavier University LE ADERSHIP African American Chamber of Commerce Susan & Mark Allen Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Rick Bachhuber, Jr. Sarah Allyn Bahlman Neil K. Bortz Karen L. Bowie, In Memory of Kathy Beechem Susan Branscome & Steve Snyder Brewster Pumping/Jostin Construction, Inc. Bridges of Faith Trialogue Sarah Broman Ami & Qunicy Brown Dale P. Brown Helen Buford Natasha M. Cavanaugh Dot Christenson Cincinnati Museum Center & National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Cincinnati Muslim Women Clermont County Township Association Jennifer M. Dauer Delta Gateway Foundation Dinsmore & Shohl LLP The E.W. Scripps Company Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati Hope Felton-Miller

Fight Against Domestic Violence Frost Brown Todd LLC Gateway Community & Technical College Susanne E. Geier, In Honor of Francie Pepper S. Kay Geiger Gerhardstein & Branch Co. LPA P. Jeane Goings Chandra Y. Gravely, MD Graydon Head Robert & Carole Moore Greene Family Elissa Habib, In Honor of Jennifer Dauer Katherine V. & Thomas A. Hayes Family* Melanie & Bruce Healey Helen K. Heekin Sophia Gilligan Helms Marilyn P. & Joseph W. Hirschhorn* James R. & Karen Huesing Family Debbie Huffman* Susan M. Ingmire Heidi Jark & Steve Kenat, In Memory of Kathy Beechem Toi Clarke Jones & Jay Wagstaff Noel Julnes-Dehner Sandy Kaltman Keating, Muething & Klekamp, PLL Kathleen Kelly Keystone Bar & Grill Ellen & Mark Knue Kohnen & Patton LLP Virginia Kuertz Elizabeth H. LaMacchia Dottie L. Lewis Macy’s Foundation Magnified Giving

Karen F. Maier* Marcia Brady Tucker Foundation Anitra Marsh Candace S. McGraw Midland Atlantic Development Co., LLC Sharon & Graham Mitchell Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church Mt. Zion Baptist Church De Asa Nichols Molly North Northern Kentucky University Peter & Amy Okin Richard & Debra Oliver Ellen H. Paulsen Penny & Dr. Myles Pensak PNC Foundation Julia W. Poston Leigh G. Prop Maribeth S. Rahe Nicole Rasmussen Jackie Reau Reuben B. Robertson Foundation Ellen Rieveschl Cindy Shetterly Liza & Albert Smitherman Saema Somalya & Nabeel Kaukab George & Linda Strietmann Thompson Hine LLP Barbara A. Turner U.S. Bank, In Memory of Kathy Beechem UC Health Ulmer & Berne LLP United Way of Greater Cincinnati Ellen & Ray van der Horst Various Donors, In Honor of Barbara Perez

Warren & Bernice Hensel Foundation Tracy A. Wells Western & Southern Financial Group Angie Wirick YMCA of Greater Cincinnati Drs Nora Zorich & Thomas Filardo* CHAMPION FotoFocus Lisa Heard-Goines Lynn A. Heinzelman Kathleen V. O’Connell & H. Kenneth Peterson soHza.com Dr. Peter & Sandra Stern Family* Elizabeth D. Stoehr Charlene Ventura Sallie E. Westheimer & Gregory L. Rhodes* H. James J. Williams, PhD SUPPORTER Reverand Marjorie & James Anderson Helen T. Andrews Rebeca Arbona Alicia A. Bond-Lewis Debbie Brooks & Richard Whitley Joanne Brown Phoebe Brown Brueggeman Center for Dialogue at Xavier University Trish & Rick Bryan Helen A. Buford, In Memory of Kathy Beechem Mary Cassinelli Chemed Corp. Karen Cooper

Adele & Terry Craft Dr. Marilyn A. Fingerhut Vanessa A. Freytag, In Honor of Barbara Perez Julie Grady Heard Judith B. Green Karen L. Hendricks Barbara & Richard Homlar Diane Jordan Wijdan Jreisat & Patrick Points*, In Honor of Barbara Perez Arlene R. Koth Christie Kuhns M. Aurora Lambert Buddy LaRosa Nancy A. Lawson Lynn Lofgren Luxe Cincinnati Jacqueline Mervis Mack* Macy’s Carolyn F. McCoy Patricia L. Mirabelli Frederic & Elinor Mosher Billy & Pamela Boykins Jr Penny & Dr. Myles Pensak, In Memory of Kathy Beechem Francie & John Pepper, In Memory of Pauline Strayhorne Darrin Redus Rhinegeist Brewery Jennie Rosenthal* Terri L. Roth Matthew Schottelkotte Zeinab S. Schwen John M. Shepherd Dennis & Barbara Smith Teresa J. Tanner, In Memory of Kathy Beechem Various Donors, In Memory of Pauline Strayhorne Jamila Watson

Kathy & George Whitley, III April Zaghw Susan & Don Zaunbrecher, In Honor of Barbara Perez Alison & James Zimmerman Dr. Nancy L. Zimpher Drs Nora Zorich & Thomas Filardo, In Memory of Kathy Beechem FRIEND Eliza Allison Dr. Norita D. Aplin & Stanley H. Ragle Joan P. Baily Judith A. Barrick Sarah R. Berger Susan Branscome & Steve Snyder, In Memory of Kathy Beechem Heather Britt, In Memory of Kathy Beechem Kate Brown Saba Chughtai, MD, In Memory of Kathy Beechem Norma Clark Lois & Philip Cohen* Pamela Coleman-Brailsford Sean & Deedy Conlon Mary Corley Myrita P. Craig, In Honor of Barbara Perez Myrita P. Craig, In Memory of Kathy Beechem Kathleen C. Daly Ronda O. Deel Anne & Ron DeLyons* Joyce B. Devoge Sophie Duvall Austin Michelle Eggers Dr. William & Carol Faulkner John & Barbara Fillion Rick Flynn

Susan Abernethy Frank, In Honor of Vivian & Jim Schwab GE Foundation Jodi M. Geiser, In Memory of Kathy Beechem General Electric Credit Union Naomi & Robert Gerwin Nadine Gibson Julie Grady Heard, In Memory of Kathy Beechem Green Dot Corporation Joann & Gary Hagopian Kimberly Halbauer Catherine & Otto Hausknecht Heritage Bank Michelle Hershey Mary R. Hilvert Joyce & Roger Howe Doris S. Jackson Reverand Andrew M. & Linda B. Jergens Jeannette & Gregory Jones The Honorable Nathaniel R. Jones Toi Clarke Jones & Jay Wagstaff, In Memory of Kathy Beechem Danya & Michael Karram Ashley Keating Suzanne Knecht Doloris F. Learmonth Carol Livingston, In Honor of Mitchel D. Livingston, PhD John MacLeod Mary McCullough-Hudson Anne Megerle, In Memory of Kathy Beechem Julia B. Meister Janet & Carl Melcher Messer Construction Company Terisa J. Milholland & Brian D. Dailey

Sue Millard James & Lauren Miller Modern Abolitionist Movement, Walnut Hills High School William Morgan Mt. Carmel Social Club Virginia A. Myer Beth Naylor Larry & Leslie Newman De Asa Nichols, In Memory of Sam Drake Mary Nicolay Lynn R. Olman Colleen K. O’Toole Paaras Parker George & Jean Perbix* Gus G. Perdikakis Kyle Pohlman Race Home Inspections LLC Michael & Katherine Rademacher RDI Milford Terry L. Rye, In Memory of Kate Greene Terry L. Rye, In Memory of Kathy Beechem Kim Sandman Margie Schneider The Honorable Jack Sherman, Jr. Brian Shiff, In Honor of Rebeca Arbona John & Nancy Silverman Barbara J. Smitherman Tom & Dee Stegman Family* Paul Strasinger Hannah & Mark Taphorn, In Memory of Kathy Beechem The First Church of Jesus Christ Alicia Townsend Judge Ann Marie Tracey Steve G. Trimble Trinity Lutheran Church

UBS Financial Services Inc. Janice Urbanik Various Donors, In Memory of Kate Greene Julie Vorholt Martha E. Weber Meg Whelan CORNERSTONE SOCIET Y Kathy Beechem Emalee F. Schavel Pauline A. Strayhorne Virginia Willoughby * Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation

Design of this report was donated by Madison Design. We are proud to support the YWCA, its mission and the important services it provides our community.

2019 CAREER WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT SPONSORS YWCA Greater Cincinnati would like to express our deepest gratitude and recognize the following sponsors for supporting the 2019 Career Women of Achievement Luncheon while helping us celebrate and honor eight exceptional women in our community. PRESENTING SPONSOR The Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Fund, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee GOLD SPONSORS Cincinnati Bell Macy’s PNC Bank Western & Southern Financial Group SILVER SPONSORS Cintas Corporation Local 12 UC Health LE ADERSHIP SPONSORS Cincinnati Business Courier Duke Energy Convention Center Huntington National Bank Interact for Health KeyBank Madison Design Paycor BENEFAC TOR SPONSORS The Carol Ann & Ralph V Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation The Christ Hospital Health Network Cincinnati Children’s Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport d.e. Foxx & Associates, Inc.

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP/Ernst & Young LLP EY Great American Insurance Company Keating, Muething & Klekamp, PLL The Kroger Co. Messer Construction Company Nehemiah Manufacturing Company Ohio National Financial Services, Inc Francie & John Pepper Pure Romance Queen Bee Half Marathon The Scripps Howard Foundation Rob & Bitsy Smyjunas Stickyeyes Worldpay, Inc. Worldpay, Inc. Women’s Business Network PATRON SPONSORS 3CDC 84.51° Al. Neyer American Modern Insurance Group bi3 Cincinnati Bengals Clever Crazes for Kids Duke Energy Fifth Third Bank Frost, Brown, Todd, LLC

GBBN Architects, Inc. Gilson’s Engraving & Elegant Gifts Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment Jostin Construction/Brewster Pumping Katz, Teller, Brant & Hild Linnell R. Sullivan, Managing Director-Evelo/Singer/Sullivan Group of Merrill Lynch Michael Schuster Associates, Inc. NorthMarq Capital PLK Communities The Procter & Gamble Company Squire Patton Boggs LLP Xavier University CONTRIBUTOR SPONSORS Al. Neyer AK Steel BakerHostetler Barnes, Dennig & Company Bartlett & Co. BB&T Blue & Co, LLC Cardtronics, Inc. Cassady Schiller CPAs & Advisors Cincinnati Hamilton County Community Action Agency Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Clark, Schaefer, Hackett & Co. COBCO Enterprises Cors & Bassett Crossroads Community Church Deloitte & Touche LLP

Empower Environmental and Safety Solutions Inc. epay Family & Friends of Marianne Flanders James Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati Felton Willis, LLC Fifth Third Bancorp First Financial Bank Fiserv/CheckFreePay Game Day Communications Government Strategies Group, LLC Beverly A. Grant HGC Construction Co. Hills Properties JACK CINCINNATI Casino JANCOA Janitorial Services, Inc. KnowledgeWorks Foundation Merrill Lynch, J Mark Holcomb Midland Atlantic Development Co., LLC Miller-Valentine Group Mount St. Joseph University Newby Orthodontics Neyer Properties Northern Kentucky University Outerwall Patheon Pharmaceuticals Promark CPI Maribeth Rahe RDI Corporation RiskSOURCE Clark-Theders RR Donnelley SunTrust Bank Taft, Stettinius & Hollister Thompson Hine LLP TriVersity Construction Turner Construction Company U.S. Bank University of Cincinnati University of Cincinnati Centers University of Cincinnati College of Law

WBEC ORV WesBanco Bank, Inc. Western Union Wood, Herron & Evans, L.L.P. FRIEND SPONSORS ArtsWave Cincinnati Chapter, The Links, Incorporated Cincinnati Development Fund Cincinnati Museum Center & National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Cincinnati Opera Cincinnati Public Schools Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Cincinnati Alumnae Chapter Family & Friends of Stephanie Ferris Family & Friends of Jodi Geiser Family & Friends of Sheila Mixon Family & Friends of Stefanie Newman Family & Friends of Molly North Family & Friends of Marilyn Zayas Great Oaks Career Campuses HCDC, Inc. Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Jennifer Prospero The Health Collaborative TriHealth Urban League of Greater Cincinnati The Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation YMCA of Greater Cincinnatii CELEBR ATION SPONSORS Kathy Davis Stephanie Ferris Toi Clarke Jones Lenox Wealth Management Laura T. Milburn

Robin Shabazz Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati soHza.com SALUTE SPONSORS Alpha Kappa Alpha SororitySigma Omega Chapter Helen Buford Alfonso Cornejo Rick Flynn Glitzbynl Debbie Hayes Heinrich Marketing Margaret Hostetter, MD Jennifer Howard Andy Kaiser Danya Karram Virginia Kuertz Lisa Robbin Jewelry Candace S. McGraw Anne Mulder & Rebecca Gibbs Betsy Neyer Colleen O’Toole, PhD Heather Pfaltzgraff Jenni L. Roudebush Kathy Selker Jonathan Theders Shantel Thomas, PhD

2019 HONOREES Stephanie L. Ferris Jodi M. Geiser Marianne Flanders James Sheila A. Mixon Stefanie Newman Molly North Nita M. Walker, MD Judge Marilyn Zayas



Jill T. McGruder

Rebeca Arbona Alicia Bond-Lewis Helen Buford Christi Cornette Jennifer Dauer Nadine Gibson Chandra Y. Gravely, MD Sandy Kaltman Kathy Kelly Steve Kenat Christie Kuhns Anitra Marsh Paaras Parker Nicole Rasmussen Darrin Redus Stephanie Robertson Zeinab Schwen Liza Smitherman Saema Somalya The Honorable Stephanie Wyler Craig Young

EXECUTIVE COMMIT TEE Vice Chair & Secretary Diane Jordan Chair – Advocacy Anne E. Mulder Chair – Communications Jackie Reau Chair – Finance & Treasurer Anne Megerle Chair – Financial Development Pamela Weber Chair – Human Resources Sarah Broman Chair – Governance De Asa Nichols Chair – Program Evaluation Jamila Watson Chair – Racial Justice Alicia Townsend Immediate Past Chair Hope Felton-Miller

OUTGOING BOARD OF DIRECTORS Hope Felton-Miller Nadine Gibson Chandra Y. Gravely, MD Kathy Kelly The Honorable Stephanie Wyler INCOMING BOARD OF DIRECTORS Virginia Kuertz Carolyn Micheli Board Member Emeriti, in recognition of distinguished and meritorious service, extraordinary contributions and commitment to the mission of the YWCA BOARD EMERITI Cynthia O. Booth P. Jeane Goings Mary Denise Kuprionis Nancy A. Lawson Penny Pensak Francie Garber Pepper Digi F. Schueler Trish Mann Smitson



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