SPENCER AWARDS

SPENCER AWARDS

The Cincinnatus Association is proud to present the Spencer Awards to  organizations that have:

1) intentionally shown a commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, justice and basic human rights;

2) delivered “conspicuous and enduring” contributions that have created greater inclusion and diversity in our community and/or impacted equity, justice and human rights issues, thus improving the quality of life for citizens.

 
The Spencer Awards are named after Marian and Donald Spencer, Cincinnati’s “First Couple of Civil Rights,” to celebrate their achievements in civil rights. Though Mr. Spencer died in 2010 – before the inception of the awards – Mrs. Spencer, who is in her late 90s, has participated in the dinner each year – either in person or on the phone.
 
 

 

Hold The Date


The 2020 Spencer Awards

May 19, 2020 

6:00 PM

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

Spencer Awards for 2019

The Cincinnatus Association offers a most grateful and sincere “Thank You!”  to all our sponsors for the 2019 Spencer Awards dinner. We can’t do what we do to honor Marian and Donald, and the company’s listed below, without them. For information about this year’s sponsors and how to become a sponsor for future events, click here. 

Non-profit

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Ohio Justice & Policy Center
Shelterhouse
The Reds Community Fund

Small For-Profit

The Model Group

Large For-Profit

P&G

For more information, read the 2019 Spencer Award News Release.
Spencer Award History
2018

Non-profit Job Training Organization

City Gospel Mission

Venice on Vine / Power Inspires Progress “PIP”

Non-profit Support Services Organization

Freestore Foodbank

Urban Minority Alcohol and Drug Abuse Outreach Programs

For-profit Organization

Nehemiah Manufacturing, Inc.

2017

Non-profit Job Training Organization

Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio

Non-profit Support Services Organization

Su Casa Hispanic Center of Cincinnati

For-profit Organization

Al. Neyer

For more information, read the 2017 Spencer Award News Release 

2016

Individual

Dr. Bleuzette Marshall

Non-Profit

Innocence Project

For-Profit

PNC

 2015

Individual

Willie Carden

Non-Profit

Goodwill Industries

For-Profit

Kroger