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Brighter Futures Celebration

Celebrating 100 Years of Breakthrough Moments

Join us as we honor three people who successfully navigated life's barriers to achieve employment and one outstanding community partner committed to creating economic opportunities for those served by Easterseals.

This year's celebration will be held on Saturday, November 16 at JACK Casino. We will also celebrate Easterseals centennial anniversary and 100 Years of #BreakthroughMoments.

5:30 pm  |  Registration and Cocktail Hour

6:30 pm  |  Dinner and Program

Complimentary Parking | 21+ Event | Cocktail Chic Attire | Cash Bar

2019 Brigther Futures Honorees

Outstanding Community Partner

Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. US Bank Foundation Logo

Independence Award

Juan Pacheco

Juan Pacheco

United Way of Greater Cincinnati

Spirit of Easterseals

Yalonda Render

Yalonda Render

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Upward Mobility Award

Nathan Tishiboyi

Nathan Tshiboyi

Tennant Packaging Corporation

2019 Honorary Chairs

Craig and Diane Todd

Craig and Diane Todd


Our Host

Nic NovickiNic Novicki

Actor, Comedian, and Founder of the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge

While 57 million Americans have disabilities, they are the most under-represented population in entertainment and media.  As someone with a disability himself, Nic launched the Film Challenge in 2013 in response to the under-representation of talent with disabilities both in front of and behind the camera to give aspiring filmmakers the opportunity to showcase their work and provide them with meaningful exposure. In 2017, Novicki joined forces with Easterseals –  the nation’s leading nonprofit supporting people and families with disabilities – to expand the event, now known as the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge.

Nic attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, the school of Film and Television, UCB Theatre, and Temple University’s Fox School of Business. He resides in Hollywood, Calif.  

Thank you to our 2019 Brighter Futures Celebration sponsors!

Possibility Sponsors

AK Steel logo

Be Somebody LLC logo

Katz Teller logo

KMK Law logo

Kroger logo

NextStep Networking Logo

Procter and Gamble Logo


Inclusion Sponsors

Barnes Denning logo

CEO Accelerators

Gallagher Insurance | Risk Management | Consulting

HGC Construction

Johnson Investment Council logo

Messer We Are Building

Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America logo

Paycor Logo

PNC logo

Quanta Payroll & HCM

Truepoint Wealth Counsel logo

Wells Fargo logo

Advocacy Sponsors

AMEND Consulting

BakerHostetler

BKD CPAs & Advisors

BRG Realty Group

Clark Schaeffer Hackett

Deloitte

Devine Talent Management, LLC

Dinsmore

Eukles Wealth Management

Focused Capitol Solutions

HBH Holdings / Enerfab

Hixson Architecture, Engineering, and Interiors

Taft/

Tennant Packaging Corporation

Thyssenkrupp Bilstein of America

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