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Generous and humble; Sansalone a quiet giver

Imagine a beautiful church overlooking Lake Michigan with areas for contemplation and organic gardens to help the less fortunate. 

Keke Sansalone not only imagined it but helped this vision become a reality. 

Keke SansaloneImagine a beautiful church overlooking Lake Michigan with areas for contemplation and organic gardens to help the less fortunate.

Keke Sansalone not only imagined it but helped this vision become a reality.

She worked with The Greater Cincinnati Foundation to make a gift to the Archangel Gabriel Greek Orthodox Church in Grand Traverse County, Michigan. 

Father Ciprian Streza of Michigan, has known Keke since he served at Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, a Cincinnati parish.

“She’s as generous as she is humble,” he said. “Keke is all about making a change or impact be it here or in Chicago or Michigan. She’s not the loud supporter, she’s in the background, quiet and humble and encouraging.”

Keke’s connection to the church is her dedication to her Greek Orthodox background and a love for Michigan.

She also gives of her time to numerous organizations in Greater Cincinnati, including The Cincinnati Ballet, The Cincinnati Parks Foundation, Junior League of Cincinnati, The Cincinnati Woman’s Club, University of Cincinnati Breast Cancer Advisory Board, Holy Trinity-Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and the Summit Country Day School. She is past Board Member of The National Hemophilia Foundation, Junior League, Fernside: Center for Grieving Children, Beech Acres Parenting Center and Past Chair of the American Heart Association Heart Ball. 

Nationally, she is working on philanthropic projects in Montana and internationally in Greece, her parents’ country of origin.

According to Keke’s attorney Gail Glassmeyer Pryse, she has a 20 year history with GCF and “loves the staff, the organization, the purpose, the service.”

Her love of giving back extends to leading by example for daughter Anna Catherine. Several times a year, the eleven-year-old violinist and dancer, visits nursing homes and shares her love of the arts.

“The beauty of Keke is she wants to connect with the person,” said Father Streza. “She’s spiritually healthy all around.”

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