Employment is so much more than a job. Work gives us PURPOSE. Purpose gives us POWER.

Power of Work. Power of Purpose.

Easterseals Redwood's innovative spirit and collaborative model ensure all our programs bring value not only to the people we serve, but to our business partners and our community at large. When you support the Power of Work. Power of Purpose Campaign, you become part of a network of local leaders driving change throughout the region!

We invite you to listen to this message produced in 2021 by
Rodney McMullen, Chairman and CEO, The Kroger Co,
Easterseals Power of Work. Power of Purpose, Executive Chair.


* The 2023 goal has increased to $26 million due to inflation and supply chain pressure.


Inspiration - $1,000,000+


Farmer Family Foundation

Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation

Paul Heldman and Deborah Kirshner

Peter and Laura Klekamp

Mackenzie Scott

Leadership - $250,000-$999,999


Dougherty Family

James A. and Joan Gardner Family Foundation

Greenacres Foundation


The Guttman Family

John and Laurie Acklen
Guttman Enterprises Fund (Murray and Florence)
Harold and Cynthia Guttman
Ian and Aimee Guttman
Louis and Beth Guttman
Stephen and Joan Guttman


Hixson Architecture Engineering Interiors

JVS Foundation

Kroger Co. Foundation

Rodney & Kathy McMullen

Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trust, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee

State of Ohio


Dignity - $50,000-$249,999


Joel and Debbie Brant

Janel E. Carroll Family

Jan Armstrong Cobb and Barry E. Cobb

Kathy Daly

Dee and Dave Dillon

Karen L. Hendricks

Koetters Family Fund

John and Denise Kuprionis

Nina and Edward Paul and Family

David and Jennifer Powell Family


Dov and Amanda Rosenberg

Jim and Jody Salters

Mike and Teri Schlotman

Shadley Family

Alex and Kendall Shadley
Frederic X. and Annie Shadley
Fritz C. and Kayt Shadley

Bernie and Kathy Suer

Gary D. Thompson

Craig and Diane Todd and Family

Pam and Warren Weber and Family

Ability - $10,000-$49,999


Betagole Family

Randal and Peter Bloch

John T. and Karen Brownlee

Gary and Carman Dent Family

Lisa and David FitzGibbon

Dave Giles and Ellen Katz

Pam Green and Landen Summay Family

Greg and Rebecca Hammond and Family

Bruce and Beth Hellman

Austin E. Knowlton Foundation

Eric and Colleen Lindholz


Robert and Jennifer Oestreicher

Brandon and Jessica Painter

Earnie and Chrissy Parten

Charlie and Nancy Postow

Nick and Kerry Rosian

Barbara Scull

Dr. Ron and Barbara Solomon

Pete and Ginger Strange

Adam and Sherri Symson

The Terhar Family

Stanford and Kristi Williams

Kathryne Gardette,

Easterseals is a great representative of the Walnut Hills community. Its diversity across all layers of the organization, from top to bottom and side to side, characterizes the spirit and life of Walnut Hills. As a longtime board member and resident of Walnut Hills, I couldn’t be more proud of the mission, values, and work of Easterseals, and I AM excited for its future.

-Kathryne Gardette, Prestige AV and Creative Services, 2020 President of Walnut Hills Area Council, and former board member

Aaron Steele

My grandfather was one of our millions of American heroes who honorably served in our military. Let’s rally to support each one of them and their amazing families.

- Aaron Steele, Senior Director,
Procter & Gamble

Kevin Dougherty

This is really a case where you’re not donating money, you’re investing money into the community — investing into people and into their futures. There clearly is a return on this. People emerge out of this experience with Easterseals renewed, rejuvenated, and with a path in front of them toward independence and success.

- Kevin Dougherty, Retired Group VP,
The Kroger Co.

Pam Web

Our entire family has been involved with Easterseals for several years but only recently experienced first-hand the true power of work that its people and programs provide. It’s an amazing organization that instills pride in the people it serves, gives purpose to those in need, and creates brighter futures for everyone it touches.

- Pam Weber, Senior VP, PNC Bank and Easterseals Board Member

Kathy C. Daly

For over 15 years, Easterseals has been an invaluable partner with Messer in furthering the goal of increasing diversity in the ranks of construction workers. The combination of Messer’s ability to teach the technical skills required and Easterseals’ ability to support new workers with work hardening and the soft skills needed has opened real career opportunities to the clients of Easterseals.

- Kathy C. Daly, Retired SVP and CFO, Messer Construction

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Power of Work. Power of Purpose Campaign

Inspired by the generosity of the community, Easterseals Redwood is committed to reaching $26 million in philanthropic and public support by April 2024.

Our community has already invested $24.7 million of the $26 million goal. Your commitment today will help transform Easterseals Redwood, the lives of the people we serve, and our community as a whole.


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At Easterseals Redwood, we work every day to create a community where everyone has a place and everyone is welcome. Through our partnerships, our continual innovation, and our person-centered service delivery model, we’ve developed programs that, quite simply, work.
You’ve been a part of this legacy, and I hope you’re as proud of that fact as I am.
At the same time, however, I know ... together, we can do more! We can reach more people with disabilities, more people with economic disadvantages, and more veterans. We can partner with more businesses to prioritize diversity in our workplaces and foster inclusion within our community. And we can do more to help both employers and employees create breakthrough moments that change the course of their future.
Right now, Easterseals Redwood is on the precipice of our own breakthrough moment. I invite you to be part of it. The Power of Work. Power of Purpose Campaign is the most ambitious philanthropic effort in our history - a $26 million plan to transform not only Easterseals Redwood but the Greater Cincinnati region as well.
Please be part of this bold vision.
Building a brighter future, together!
Pam Green, President & CEO


Rodney McMullen, Chairman and CEO, The Kroger Co.
Paul Heldman, The Kroger Co., Retired
Jim Salters, Chair, Quanta HCM
Pam Weber, Senior Vice President, PNC Bank

Jody Brant, Katz Teller
Debbie Brant, community volunteer
Jan Armstrong Cobb, Neyer Management, Retired
Kathy Daly, Messer Construction, Retired
Kevin Dougherty, The Kroger Co., Retired
Gary Dent, Devine Talent Management,  US Army Veteran
Peter Klekamp, PLK Communities
Colleen Lindholz, Kroger Health
Bobby Oestreicher, Tire Discounters
Jon Sanchez, Team Performance Institute and Navy SEAL Veteran
Fritz Shadley - Ulmer & Berne LLC
Lou Terhar, Ohio State Senator, Retired and US Navy Veteran
Warren Weber, PNC Bank


Jim Salters – Chair, Quanta HCM
Keith Limbach – Vice Chair, 84.51, Retired
Patricia Smitson – Secretary, American Red Cross, Retired
Barbara Scull – Treasurer, The Alleen Company, Retired

Donna Bloemer, Attorney at Large
Joel Brant, Katz Teller
Christopher Bochenek, Hand Rehabilitation & Orthotic Specialists
John Brownlee, Procter & Gamble
Janel Carroll, Truepoint Wealth Counsel

Paige Ellerman, Mount St. Joseph University
Gary Dent, Devine Talent Management
Ross Eubanks, Federal Equipment Company
Greg Hammond, Hixson Architecture Engineering Interiors
Jeff Hassan, The E.W. Scripps Company
Paul Heldman, The Kroger Co., Retired
Bruce Hellman, BRG Realty
Stephen Herdina, Campeon Roofing, Retired
Victor Hernandez
Jackie Hirt
Brad Howard, LPL Financial
Kris Jones
Laurence Jones, RiskVersity

Colleen Lindholz, Kroger Health
Paula McIntosh, American Red Cross, Retired
John Middleton, Kenton Circuit Clerks Office
David Muggli, Select Medical
Brandon Painter, The Peck Hannaford + Briggs Company
Earnie Parten, Gorilla Glue
Nina Paul, Maximum Homecare
Steve Sahlfeld, ADP, Retired
Andy Schultz, Messer Construction
Aaron Steele, Procter & Gamble
Alicia Tidwell, St. Ursula Academy
Craig Todd, AMEND Consulting
Pam Weber, PNC Bank

To learn more, please contact Danielle Gentry-Barth, VP, Agency Advancement and Veteran Services at dbarth@eastersealsredwood.org or  513-386-6825