September 14, 2016
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
35 West 5th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Rhonda and Larry Sheakley
Featuring Guest Speaker
Pulitzer Prize Winner and Deputy Editorial Page Editor, The Wall Street Journal
6:00 pm Cocktails
7:00 pm Dinner
RSVP by September 9 online or to 513.794.1300.
Special Event Chairs: Nina and Eddie Paul
Sponsorship opportunities available
Dietary laws observed
For more information, contact Eric Goldstein, Director, Southern Ohio and Kentucky, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513.794.1300.
Larry and Rhonda Sheakley have devoted their time and resources to the needs of the Cincinnati community for many years. They have been honored for this commitment with the Philanthropist of the Year Award and The Heart of the City Award. They both believe that to those who are given, much is expected. Larry, CEO and owner of Sheakley, has built his company on the principles of passion, tenacity and engaging the right team. Rhonda, a full time volunteer, shares the same philosophy. Together, they identify a challenge, roll up their sleeves, and make a difference.
They are most committed to Lighthouse Youth Services, serving on the board and advisory board, and chairing The Ending Youth Homeless Campaign. The Sheakley Youth Center provides emergency shelter, case management, day services, and street outreach, changing the outlook and future for our homeless youth. In collaboration with Major League Baseball and the community, they built the Rhonda and Larry Sheakley Boys and Girls Club offering kids after school educational, enriching, fun and life changing opportunities, in addition to a hot meal every day and a huge hug.
The Sheakleys have served on boards, standing committees, as gala chairs and as advisors to many Cincinnati institutions, including The Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati Ballet, The Contemporary Art Museum, The Taft Museum, The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, The University of Cincinnati Athletic Program, and The United Way.
Rhonda and Larry spend time at their home in California, but their hearts are in Cincinnati. They are the proud parents of eight children and are expecting their twelfth grandchild. They are most honored to be the recipients of Jewish National Fund’s Tree of Life™ Award.
Bret Stephens writes “Global View,” the foreign affairs column of The Wall Street Journal, for which he was awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary. He is the Journal’s deputy editorial page editor, responsible for the opinion pages of the paper’s sister editions in Europe and Asia, as well as a member of the Journal’s editorial board. He is also a regular panelist on the Journal Editorial Report, a political talk show carried nationally by the Fox News Channel.