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August 23, 2016

Museum Center accepting Difference Maker nominations

Do you know someone who spends their weekends planting neighborhood gardens? Or a child who collects books for classmates who may not have any? Maybe you know a business that provides resume workshops for high school students. Cincinnati Museum Center wants to honor them at our ninth annual Duke Energy Children’s Museum Difference Maker Awards. But you have to nominate them first!

The Difference Makers Awards recognize those people who work to make a difference in the lives of children and the communities in which they grow, learn and play. The Cincinnati Museum Center wants to honor the unsung heroes – the grandmothers and foster parents, the volunteers and community organizations, the teenagers and budding child advocates – along with the businesses and professionals who make the Greater Cincinnati region a better place for children.

They are now accepting nominations in the following categories:

  • Difference MakersYouth – under 18 years of age
  • Adult Volunteer – unpaid individuals
  • Adult Professional – paid professional
  • Business – for-profit organization
  • Non-profit Organization
  • Youth & School Group

Nominate someone today or phone 513.287.7000.
Nominations must be received by October 9.

“There are incredible individuals and organizations throughout our community who are taking it upon themselves to build a brighter future for children right here in the Greater Cincinnati region,” says Elizabeth Pierce, president and CEO of Cincinnati Museum Center. “Our Duke Energy Children’s Museum is proud to have an impact on the lives of children but we can’t do it alone and we are humbled every year to meet and celebrate those in the community who share our passion for healthy childhood development.”

“This is an exciting opportunity to honor the people who humbly make a difference for children every day,” says Donna Zaring, marketing consultant and co-chair of the 2017 Difference Maker Awards. “Our mission is to honor those often unsung heroes and inspire the next generation of difference makers growing up within our communities.”

Past honorees were nominated for organizing a benefit concert to support Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s Surviving the Teens Program; helping pregnant and parenting teens to raise children while continuing to pursue their dreams; placing 3D printers in Boys and Girls Clubs across the country; and much more.

Please share this story, and help encourage nominations by October 9. 

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