Friday, July 27, 2001

N.Ky. United Way chief: Giving should be a joy




By Ray Schaefer
Enquirer Contributor

        CRESCENT SPRINGS — When it comes to charitable giving, Philip Schworer thinks sterile environments belong only in hospital operating rooms.

        Mr. Schworer, 46, is the chairman of the 2001 Northern Kentucky United Way campaign that runs Aug. 29 to Oct. 26. His first goal: Make giving a joy for contributors and not a chore.

        “In the business world, (giving) gets too sterile,” said Mr. Schworer, an attorney from Crescent Springs. “I want to instill some passion.”

        Mr. Schworer, last year's vice chairman, has passion to spare. He volunteers as chairman of the Development Council for Redwood Rehabilitation in Fort Mitchell; member of the St. Elizabeth Medical Center Foundation; and member of the board of trustees of the Cincinnati Bar Association.

        “He'd be driving down the road, he would see a business on his list, and (he would) stop in and convince them to run a campaign,” said Dennis Cuneo, a senior vice president at Toyota Motor Manufacturing in Erlanger and the 2000 campaign chairman.

        Of the approximately $60 million received by the United Way of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky last year, Northern Kentuckians gave about $3.9 million. Forty-three Northern Kentucky agencies received a total of about $6 million.

       



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