As The Women’s Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation celebrates 20 years, we thank and celebrate the people who have ensured that our arrival to this point was successful. 

Purple has been our signature color since our inception. Purple combines the stability of blue and the energy of red. It is the color used to identify royalty and leadership. It is the color of ambition, but also the color of waiting and patience. 

Our work is not made for those who need instant gratification. Our supporters know that because our work is important, it cannot be rushed – there is an inborn sense, and acceptance, of steady and sure progress. 

We know the importance of women’s self-sufficiency is not a red issue or a blue issue; it’s a purple issue—one that should be a community imperative. Purple reminds us that only through true collaboration can we affect meaningful change. 

To honor and thank those who have influenced The Women’s Fund, we are presenting them with their own piece of purple – either a pashmina (or, more appropriately, a “passion”mina) or a pocket square. At our events, it identifies them; it calls them out as someone who has supported our work for five consecutive years or more, and as someone who will have our back in the years to come. These donors are our royalty. 

The first person to receive a pashmina was Les McNeill. Les is the mother of The Women’s Fund. It was her vision, in 1995, to create The Women’s Fund as part of her Leadership Cincinnati class. When the pashmina was presented to her, she reminded us that purple is also the color of St. Lydia – a seller of purple cloth – who gave shelter to strangers. 

We are pleased to share our royalty with you:


Rosemary Bloom  
Rosemary Bloom
Chris Bradburn  
Chris Bradburn
Tanya Cornejo  
Tanya Cornejo
Kathy DeLaura  
Kathy DeLaura 
Judy Harmony  
Judy Harmony
Wijdan Jreisat  
Wijdan Jreisat
Robert Killins Jr  
Robert Killins Jr.
Bruce Kintner  
Bruce Kintner
Suzanne Lorch  
Suzanne Lorch
Jenna McHugh  
Jenna McHugh
Les McNeill  
Les McNeil
  
Emily Meyer
Peggy Murriner  
Peggy Murriner
Janet Neidhard  
Janet Neidhard
Sally Neidhard  
Sally Neidhard
Beth Rader  
Beth Rader
Suzanne Rohfls  
Suzanne Rohlfs
Mary Stagaman  
Mary Stagaman
Zeinab Schwen and Liz Carter  
Zeinab Schwen and Liz Carter
John Silvestro  
John Silvestro
Marcia Togneri  
Marcia Togneri
Janice Urbanik  
Janice Urbanik
Julie Witten  
Julie Witten
 Dwinelva Zachary  
Dwinelva Zackery

Want to join our purple presence? Give today or make a pledge to support our work. Contact Felicia Zakem (513-768-6158 or by email) for details. 

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