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Federal Budget Deal Takes Funds from Crime Victims


According to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, funding for victims of crime — which ProKids and CASA programs throughout the country rely upon — is under threat.  The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 deal signed this week took $1.5 billion out of the non-taxpayer-generated VOCA (Victim of Crime Act) funds, which are dedicated to direct

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Cheers! Wine Event Links to ProKids


The ProKids Young Professionals, a group which mobilizes the young professionals community in Cincinnati to act on behalf of ProKids children, is proud to partner with the Bacchanalian Society of Cincinnati to be the sole beneficiary of its fall event 7 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12, at The Phoenix, 812 Race St., downtown

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United Way Achieves Goal in Centennial Year


ProKids was honored to help tell the story of United Way of Greater Cincinnati’s impact at the kickoff event — and honored again today to be featured as United Way announced it had achieved its fundraising goal of $69 million. ProKids is a United Way agency. The photo featured at the concluding event includes CASA

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Past President Awarded City-Wide Honor


Kelly Wittich, the past president of the ProKids Board of Trustees, was honored at a black-tie gala as one of the 2015 Outstanding Directors by the Cincinnati Business Courier. Wittich, who is a partner/account vice-president for FTB Financial Services of UBS Financial Services, was a ProKids CASA Volunteer before becoming a member of the board.

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Sorority Dedicates Itself to ProKids


The Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority at the University of Cincinnati has been showing ProKids some love lately. The young women not only organized the supply room at the ProKids office, they also made treats for CASA Volunteers with handwritten notes of appreciation. The latest outreach was on the heels of its annual Mr. University Pageant,

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Two Volunteers Honored by State Organization


The Ohio CASA celebration culminated in two ProKids volunteers being honored: Board President Thomas Cuni as the Volunteer Attorney of the Year and CASA Volunteer Debbie Jacobs as the Rising Star Volunteer of the Year. The two were celebrated for their passion and commitment. Tom, whose practice is headquartered in Woodlawn, began volunteering in court

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First Endowment for ProKids


Thanks to the generosity of Elizabeth “Liz” Ricci, ProKids has established its first endowment. Liz created The Amy Merrell Steps to Success Endowment in loving memory of her sister, aiding ProKids long-term sustainability to achieve its vision of a safe, permanent and nurturing home for every child. “This is an important first step,”  ProKids Executive Director

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City-Wide Event Links to ProKids


The ProKids Young Professionals, a group which mobilizes the young professionals community in Cincinnati to act on behalf of ProKids children, is proud to partner with the Bacchanalian Society of Cincinnati to be the sole beneficiary of its fall event 7 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12, at The Phoenix, 812 Race St., downtown

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Homecoming Hoop-la Benefits ProKids


Thanks to the University of Cincinnati Alumni Association and its Greek Alumni, ProKids will be the beneficiary this year of an evening of hoops in connection with UC’s homecoming weekend. The seventh annual Hoop-La! is a collaboration with Shroeder High School, UC alumni and alumni Greek organization members including Kappa Alpha Psi, Alpha Phi Alpha,

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Fall Fling Honors CASA Volunteers


In an evening celebrating the heart of ProKids and its community volunteers, three CASA Volunteers were named Advocates of the Year for their service to Greater Cincinnati’s abused and neglected children. Sophia Gilligan Helms of Madisonville, Wendy McCracken of Indian Hill, and Emily von Allmen of Mount Lookout each received a Darlene Kamine Advocate of

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