Event Pics: JDRF Cincinnatians of the Year Gala

The 32nd annual Cincinnatians of the Year Gala was held on May 6 at the Duke Energy Center. This event is held in conjunction with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Southwest Ohio Chapter. The Gala is held each year in May and attracts nearly 900 attendees. The Cincinnatian of the Year Gala #1 among nonprofit fundraising galas in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. The Gala consistently raises an average of $1,000,000 for JDRF. The 2016 Gala honored Cincinnatians of the Year, Kim and Dave Dougherty. Dave is a Proctor & Gamble alumni and CEO of Education at Work. He serves on the board of JDRF. Kim worked as an exercise specialist at Jewish Hospital.

The theme of this year’s gala was “Happily Ever After...The Story of a Cure.” Many of the female attendees were adorned with diamond tiaras and sequined gowns, enjoying an evening of feeling like a princess. Even Frozen’s Kristoff and Elsa were found walking through the lovely Grand Ballroom. Large towers of hand-made oversized fairytale books and statues of knights in armor added to the magic of the event. The evening began with cocktails and a silent auction. Guests then entered the truly breathtaking decor of the ballroom to enjoy a three-course gourmet dinner, program and live auction. Event chairs were Susan Mustian and Lara Cramer. It was a night of enchantment as donations to this very important event were generously given.

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is the leading charitable funder and advocate of type 1 (juvenile) diabetes research worldwide. The JDRF Mission Statement is simply this: To find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. 

Nominate An Honoree Today
2017 Awards

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Featured Articles

Playful Nostalgia: The Spring 2016 Fashion Shoot by Venue Magazine

The spring fashion shoot was inspired by dynamic looks from the 1960s and 1970s.

The Power of X

The Xavier University student pledge reads, in part, “We will succeed in changing the world together. We act with integrity, justice and generosity. All for One and One for All.”

FASHION: Venue Magazine Presents 'From Miss to Mrs.'

Nicole Chinuntdet, Wings Model Management, rocked the latest looks from Amanda's Hyde Park Bridal and Carrie Karibo Bridal Boutique for the winter issue of Venue.

Home for the Holidays

“Home for the Holidays” is more than just a phrase at the Cincinnati Ronald McDonald House. Families from throughout Ohio, across the United States, and from around the world come to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center seeking life-saving treatment for their critically ill children.

The Long Drive Home

On January 10, 1962, Ed Neyra didn’t much like Cincinnati. He had just gotten off a plane on a cold, snowy day under a trademark leaden, gray Ohio Valley winter sky.

Building the Perfect Exhibition

“The Art of the Brick” is an exhibit that appeals to every demographic because it focuses on a childhood toy everyone of certain generations has played with: LEGO bricks.

Celebrating 40 Years and Beyond

West Chester and Liberty Townships are two unique communities ideally positioned between Cincinnati and Dayton, offering a different side of the Queen City experience – a side of which many residents might not be aware.

Not Just a Job

Dan Connors has worked for St. Joseph Home as vice president of operations for 3 years, and knows well the demand the job he’s stepping into brings. But, for him, St. Joseph Home isn’t just a job – the residents and staff at St. Joseph Home have become an extension of his family.