CNO Recognized as “Outstanding Organization” on National Philanthropy Day
National Philanthropy Day was November 15, 2018. On this day, the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Dayton Region held a luncheon event at Sinclair Community College’s Ponitz Center to recognize Dayton Area Philanthropist individuals and organizations.
The Centerville Noon Optimist Club (CNO) received the “Outstanding Organization” Award. We were nominated by Dayton’s Children’s Hospital. CNO donates significant money every year to Dayton’s Children’s hospital. Each year CNO sponsors three Build-A-Bear activities for pediatric patients and their families. CNO provides the funding and the volunteers to give a little joy to the lives affected by childhood cancer and Sickle Cell disease.
Donna Huss, the CNO president accepted the award, a beautiful plaque, on behalf of our club.
CNO helped sponsor the event by purchasing a table of eight. Eight members of our club attended the event. The event was well done and the facility was top notch. Each recipient took a few moments to speak to the people attending the event.
Everyone who is a member of the Centerville Noon Optimist should be very proud of receiving this award. Recognition like this will help us do even more good for our community.