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Easterseals Brighter Futures Celebration 2020

Brighter Futures Celebration

Celebrating #BreakthroughMoments on the Journey to Employment

Join us as we honor Easterseals clients 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 televised on Wednesday, October 28 at 7:30 pm on WCPO 9.

For 2020 sponsorship opportunities, contact Jackie Sulfridge at or 513-386-6819.

Our 2019 Brighter Futures Honorees

Outstanding Community Partner

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

Independence Award


Spirit of Easterseals


Upward Mobility Award

Juan Pacheco


Yalonda Render


Nathan Tishiboyi

Juan Pacheco

United Way of Greater Cincinnati


Yalonda Render

Cincinnati Children's Hospital


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


BKD CPAs & Advisors

BRG Realty Group

Clark Schaeffer Hackett


Devine Talent Management, LLC


Eukles Wealth Management

Focused Capitol Solutions

HBH Holdings / Enerfab

Hixson Architecture, Engineering, and Interiors


Tennant Packaging Corporation

Thyssenkrupp Bilstein of America

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