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December 14th, 2023- 59TH Annual CAA Luncheon

CAA 59th Annual Luncheon: Our Thank You
Thanking Sponsors & Attendees

CINCINNATI, OH (December 14, 2023) – The Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency (CAA) celebrated 59 years of service at its Annual Luncheon on Friday, Nov. 3, 2023, at The Cintas Center. 
The keynote speaker for this year’s event was Sergent Deon Mack of The Cincinnati Police Department, who captured the essence of The CAA mission.
For CAA, the Annual Luncheon is a time to reflect over its past year of service to celebrate successes, better understand challenges that lie ahead, and reaffirm its commitment to serving low-income families in our area. This year’s theme, “Advancing Equity & Sustaining Innovation,” speaks to CAA’s continued dedication to build strong communities one person at a time. 
The Annual Luncheon is also a time to honor a few of CAA’s many partners who are working diligently to provide support and education to those struggling to achieve self-sufficiency.  This year, CAA presented Awards to:
The David Crowley Board Award: Courthney Calvin- Public Health Educator for The City of Cincinnati. 
The Theodore M. Berry Award: Lincoln Ware- 50 Years of Service as a Voice of Cincinnati 1230 The Buzz/ Urban One. 
Bridge Builder Award Recipients:
•    Mindy Corcoran- Cincinnati Childrens Hospital 
•    Roy Gerber- Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana 
•    Faith Hayden- DMD Montgomery Family & Cosmetic Dentistry 
•    Joe Renois- 160 Driving Academy

This year’s presenting sponsor was Fifth Third Bank and the emcee was WLWT news anchor/reporter Courtis Fuller. 
ABOUT COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY- CAA is a private, nonprofit organization that provides employment assistance, supportive services, home utility bill assistance, early childhood education, housing, and youth programs. Through our network of donors, employees and volunteers, YOUR Hamilton County Community Action Agency (CAA) provides low and moderate-income individuals the opportunity to improve the quality of life for themselves, their families and their communities.  CAA offers job training, housing assistance, heating assistance, entrepreneurial coaching, Head Start and Early Head Start. Established in 1964 by Theodore Berry Sr. as part of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s historic “War on Poverty” initiative, the goal of CAA is to inspire dreams and improve lives.