Women’s Committee

Hats Off Luncheon in 2019

Hats Off Luncheon Returns In-Person on October 7th

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / June 21, 2022 / Comments Off on Hats Off Luncheon Returns In-Person on October 7th

Hold on to your hats because the 16th annual Hats Off Luncheon is set to be an unforgettable afternoon of festivities, fun — and fundraising — all set to make an impact on the grounds that make Cincinnati’s communities great: Cincinnati Parks. Presented by The Women’s Committee of Cincinnati Parks, the Hats Off Luncheon is…

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Members in The Women's Committee of Cincinnati Parks at a Krohn Conservatory butterfly event.

Women’s Committee Event Brings Out Social Butterflies

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / June 7, 2022 / Comments Off on Women’s Committee Event Brings Out Social Butterflies

The Women’s Committee of Cincinnati Parks is a dedicated group of nearly 900 park advocates. Their membership in the Women’s Committee supports Cincinnati Parks through advocacy and fundraising. On June 2, 2022, members were invited to attend a members-only “Butterflies After Dark” viewing of the Krohn Conservatory’s “Butterflies of the Nile” show. Over the course…

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Cathy Caldemeyer and her family at the Smale Anniversary garden

Women’s Committee Members Plant Hundreds of Pollinators

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / May 6, 2022 / Comments Off on Women’s Committee Members Plant Hundreds of Pollinators

This week, Cincinnati Parks Foundation Women’s Committee members volunteered with Cincinnati Parks’ Greenspace team at the Smale Anniversary Garden located at Butler and 5th Street. This is urban garden is at the epicenter of the highway exchange and is a gift to the City of Cincinnati from Phyllis and John Smale on the occasion of…

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Jennifer with City Council and Park Board members in City Hall

City Council Recognizes Jennifer Spieser for Women’s History Month

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / March 31, 2022 / Comments Off on City Council Recognizes Jennifer Spieser for Women’s History Month

On Wednesday, March 30, 2022, Cincinnati Parks Foundation Executive Director Jennifer Hafner Spieser received recognition from Mayor Aftab Pureval and Cincinnati City Council. Recommended through the office of Councilmember Mark Jeffreys, Jennifer received an official recognition resolution “for Women’s History Month 2022, when the City celebrates women who are making history while bringing national attention…

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Women's Committee of Cincinnati Parks members at the Hats Off Luncheon

Utilizing the Power of Women for YOUR Cincinnati Parks

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / March 8, 2022 / Comments Off on Utilizing the Power of Women for YOUR Cincinnati Parks

Some of Cincinnati Parks most beautiful spaces have been impacted by the power of women banding together to make a difference. The Women’s Committee of Cincinnati Parks has rallied for 15 years to enhance and improve the city’s parks and greenspace. The Women’s Committee of Cincinnati Parks The Women’s Committee of Cincinnati Parks is a…

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A family of women in the Smale Riverfront Park Women's Committee Garden

Women’s Committee of Cincinnati Parks Membership Reopens

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / November 18, 2021 / Comments Off on Women’s Committee of Cincinnati Parks Membership Reopens

The Cincinnati Parks Foundation is absolutely delighted to reopen the opportunity to join The Women’s Committee of Cincinnati Parks! The Women’s Committee of Cincinnati Parks is a fierce group of civic-minded leaders who started a movement to transform Cincinnati’s riverfront. The Founding Women’s Committee members spearheaded private fundraising to support the development of Smale Riverfront…

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A group of women at the 15th Annual Hats Off Luncheon

Hats Off Raises Over $488,000

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / October 5, 2021 / Comments Off on Hats Off Raises Over $488,000

The Hats Off Luncheon presented by the Women’s Committee of Cincinnati Parks, is the Cincinnati Parks Foundation’s largest fundraising event of the year. The Luncheon fundraising ensures the Foundation can continue to fulfill its mission of improving Cincinnati’s neighborhood parks. The fundraiser supports the main initiatives of the Foundation, including conservation, activation, and advocacy. Proceeds…

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The new sculpture in Ault Park with Artist Marjorie Pease Applegate and Ellen Sole

New Artwork Added to Ault Park Gardens

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / October 5, 2021 / Comments Off on New Artwork Added to Ault Park Gardens

A new piece of stone sculpture artwork by Marjorie Pease Applegate has been added to the Ault Park Gardens. This piece is part of a series of works by Applegate within Eden Park, Cincinnati Art Museum, and others at Northern Kentucky University, The Village of Indian Hill, the Cincinnati Nature Center, Spring Grove Cemetery, Seven…

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Mary Jo Bazeley

Honoring Mary Jo Bazeley with the Phyllis W. Smale Award

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / September 30, 2021 / Comments Off on Honoring Mary Jo Bazeley with the Phyllis W. Smale Award

Each year, the Cincinnati Parks Foundation presents the Phyllis W. Smale Award at the Hats Off Luncheon to recognize outstanding achievement, inspiring leadership, exemplary service, and creative vision in many areas related to horticulture and city beautification. In recognition of her many years of passionate volunteerism for Cincinnati Parks, this year’s award is given to…

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Hats Off Luncheon Chairs in Eden Park

Get Your Tickets for the Hats Off Luncheon

By Cincinnati Parks Foundation / August 25, 2021 / Comments Off on Get Your Tickets for the Hats Off Luncheon

Step back in time to the rise of Art Deco — famous for roaring 20’s parties, bootleggers, wildly popular jazz music, and much more. Many of Cincinnati’s most iconic buildings and parks were designed and constructed in this time including Carew Tower, Union Terminal, and Eden Park’s Krohn Conservatory. The sleek, geometric lines that are…

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