7th Annual Red & Black Blast

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The 2024 Red & Black Blast Recap

The 7th Annual Red & Black Blast was a huge success with 400 guests in attendance and raising over $125,000! Guests enjoyed bidding on silent auction prizes, celebrated the life-changing IDD Education Center programs and honored some amazing individuals and teams.

Roger Grein, founder of Magnified Giving, received the Champion for Inclusion award for his dedication to empowering the next generation of philanthropists.

Drs. Christopher Atchison, Aaron Burdette, TJ Murphey and Sheryl Sorby Associate, received the Chuck Altenau Outstanding Service award for their innovative initiatives for people with disabilities to have access to STEM educational opportunities.

Siemens received the Employment Partner of the Year award for their dedication in creating meaningful employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

Guests also heard stories and celebrated the achievements in our programs CEES, IMPACT, and TAP.

Many thanks for the support from our generous sponsors!

If you weren’t able to join the festivities, we missed you and hope you will join us next year! Save the day - the 8th annual Red & Black Blast will be on 2/27/25!! In the meantime, please enjoy these videos from the event:

2024 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Alexander and Anna Polenok

RESLV

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Gold Sponsors

The Berninger Family

Elizabeth and Brian Burress

CECH

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Deloitte

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Terri and Bayley Hogan

Mastercard

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The Matta Foundation

The Oyler Family

P&G

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Silver Sponsors

AKM Cares

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Aramark

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Gries Financial Partners

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Valerie Laser and Robert Herman

Impact Autism

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Keepers Turf

Keepers

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Magnified Giving

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The McPherson Family

Diana and David O'Brien

Bronze Sponsors

Beechmont Racquet & Fitness

Big Blue Canopy

The Boat Family

Genesis at Work

Jen, Jeff and Nash Huffman

Hamilton County Sheriff Charmaine McGuffey

Cindy and Mark Molloy

Laura and Jason Stitt

Cindy and James Tinkham

University of Cincinnati College of Allied Health Sciences

University of Cincinnati Division of Equity, Inclusion & Community Impact

University of Cincinnati Department of Public Safety

University of Cincinnati School of Education

Winding Lane Interiors