Monday, June 23, 2003

Howard: Some Good News

Givers are given gifts of thanks

Their giving will go on even after they're gone. Twenty one philanthropists were honored at the recent Leave a Legacy's Annual Voices of Giving Awards ceremony.

The program honors people who have left a legacy to their favorite charities through their will or estate plan.

Sponsors are the Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council and Union Central Life Insurance Co.

Honorees include: the late Margaret Schneider Austin, nominated by Friends of Drake Foundation; the late William Rowell Chase, Oxbow Nature Preserve; Virgil M. and Eunice R. Murphy, Silverton, nominated by Cincinnati Bible College and Seminary (Virgil Murphy is deceased); and Eugene and Roberta Stoeckly, Glendale, nominated by Maple Knoll Village (Eugene Stoeckly is deceased); the late William J. Reilly, Indian Hill, The Grail and Grailville Center, and the late Harry Haverkos, Maineville, St. Rita School for the Deaf.

Gay Seybolt Bain, Eden Park, nominated by Seven Hills School; Myra and Lou Chabut, Indian Hill, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; James Burke, Mount Healthy, Episcopal Retirement Homes; William A. Friedlander, East Walnut Hills, Greater Cincinnati Foundation and Mary O'Brien Gibson, Aurora, Ind., Hillforest Historical Foundation.

Robert Griffin, North College Hill, Sycamore Senior Center; Dave L. Hyde and Candy J. Hart, Sharonville, Good Samaritan Hospital; Dr. Robert and Suzanne Hasl, Westwood, Cincinnati Opera; Susan Jane Kellogg, Walnut Hills, Hyde Park Center for Older Adults; James A. Markley, Montgomery, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; Marianne Rowe, Indian Hill, YWCA of Greater Cincinnati; Thomas H. Siemers, Anderson Township, Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur; Linda J. Smith, Cherry Grove, Beech Acres, Howard Wacksman, Blue Ash, Footlighters Inc. Community Theater, and Harry T. Wilks, Hamilton, Hamilton Community Foundation.

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The YMCA Cincinnati Rope Twisters Double Dutch League made history at the recent World Double Dutch Championship Tournament.

The teams from the West End, Gamble Nippert, Lincoln Heights and Skyline YMCAs won 23 world championship titles, the most ever in the history of the program.

The Beanie Babies singles and doubles teams from the West End won first place in the World Championship Sixth Grade competition. Both teams received the Ceil Gardner Award for scoring the highest speed score of all competing third- through eighth-grade divisions.

Gayle Brock, director of character development and black achievers at the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati, received an award of distinction for 10 years of service as a world freestyle judge.


Allen Howard's "Some Good News" column runs Sunday-Friday. If you have suggestions about outstanding achievements, or people who are uplifting to the Tristate, let him know at 768-8362, at or by fax at 768-8340.

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