Friday, May 30, 2003

Kindervelt gives $500K to hospital



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Kindervelt, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center's largest auxiliary, donated half a million dollars to the center from its year-round fund-raising campaign.

The money goes to the center's Division of Adolescent Medicine.

"This is the fourth year of a five-year commitment to the Division of Adolescent Medicine," said Jayne Bonzella, publicity chairman.

In 32 years, Kindervelt has donated $11 million Children's Hospital.

The agency has also donated funds to the Radiology and Oncology Departments, Trauma Center and Critical Care Programs.

Kindervelt ,which is German for Children's World, has 52 common interest groups. . "Each group has fund-raising events throughout the year, including fashion shows, luncheons, wine tastings, dances, Santa brunches, Easter Bunny breakfasts, auctions, and ballet tickets sales," Bonzella said.

She said all groups joined forces each year in November for the annual Market Craft Show. which includes more that 7,000 hand-crafted items for saleThe Market Craft Show will be Nov 8.

Anyone interested in joining may visit the group's Web site: www.kindervelt.org.

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The University of Cincinnati's Circle K Club, the college equivalent of Kiwanis clubs, celebrates its 30th anniversary, 7 p.m., Saturday at Dave & Buster's, Interstate 275 and Ohio 747.

"Our focus is on children and children's issues," said Matthew Bennett, past president.

The group is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Cincinnati, and is chartered by Kiwanis International.

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Sons and daughters of General Electric Aircraft Engines employees were awarded a total of $123,500 in scholarships and grants Wednesday.

Recipients were:

Karthik Balasubramanian, James Beard, Lauren Buckakjian, Laura Domas, Zachary Fox and David Pan, Sycamore High School; Kristyn Childs, Michelle Morris, and Megan Shuba, St Ursuline Academy; Christina Gebel, St. Ursula Academy.

Ingrid Chou, Christopher Dyer and Arun Nagaraj, Lakota West; Catherine Vermeersch, Lakota East; Anthony Hill, Jeffrey Hyland, Steven Mollmann, Vivek Ramaswamy, Alfred Shikany and Jesse Batsche, St Xavier; Ashley Angelini and Anna Wines, Mount Notre Dame; Michael Long and Jamie Witte, Roger Bacon.

Andrea Freeman and Ryanne Fortney, Muhlenberg North; Mohit Gupta and Joseph Johnson, Princeton; John Anneken, Covington Latin; Mark Birdwell, Lemon-Monroe; Russell Haney, Finneytown; Kevin Malone, Fairfield; Jennifer Menzies, Seven Hills; Amanda Miller, Minford; James Muetzel, Mason; Leah Sabato, Ross; Mathew Takanen, Moeller; Nicole Williams, North Adams; Jennifer Womble, Miami Valley Career Technology Center and Rachel Zimmerman, Mount Healthy.

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