PreventionFIRST! will host our only fundraising event –
the Annual Community Awards Luncheon.
This year our theme is the "Power of Prevention – Media as Partners,” and we are excited to be recognizing the role regional media has played in substance use/misuse prevention. Our media partners are invaluable in helping us educate parents and communities about substance use/misuse and sharing the value and success of prevention efforts.
This year, we will be honoring Rick Oliver, former operations manager at Fox19 NOW, for his many years of leadership in generating public awareness about substance use prevention.
Please join us for lunch as we honor our award winners, celebrate our accomplishments, and our partnership with regional media.
Annual Community Award Winners
Rob Portman Leadership Award
Mr. Rick Oliver
Rachel Hutzel Prevention Partner Award
Dr. Kathy Wedig-Stevie, MD
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Carolyn Ford-Griffith Youth of the Year Award
Youth Honorable Mention
Deer Park C. A.T. S.
Madison Bennington (Dearborn County CASA Youth Ambassadors)
Warren County Teen Alliance Council (Violence Free Coalition)
Featuring Keynote Speaker
Fred Muench, Ph.D.
President, Center on Addiction/Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
PreventionFIRST!, formerly known as
Coalition for a Drug-Free Greater Cincinnati,
is celebrating 23 years of prevention work!
This important fundraiser supports PF!'s efforts
to engage more communities, families, and individuals
in mental health promotion and substance abuse prevention.
Thank you to our Host Commitee:
Hamilton County Sheriff's Department
Derek & Meris Longmeier
Honorable Kenneth Parker
Bob & Hope Taft
Thank you to our Sponsors:
St. Elizabeth Hospital (Partner Sponsor)
Gearhart and Associates of Raymond James (Table Sponsor)
Marcia Spaeth & James Kennedy (Table Sponsor)
Senator Rob Portman (Table Sponsor)
Cincinnati Police Department (Table Sponsor)
Pride Surveys (Table Sponsor)
Barnes Dennig (Friend Sponsor)
Robert & Brynne Coletti (Friend Sponsor)
WKRC-TV 12 (Friend Sponsor)
PreventionFIRST! Board of Trustees (Friend Sponsor)