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“When contributing to OVV, you are contributing to the future. Our children have immense potential, and all that is required for them to fulfill their potential is the gift of spoken language. Every kid deserves the right to communicate and give back to their community in a way that matches their innate strengths and interests.” - Molly Weber, Associate Director

WHY GIVE?

Ohio Valley Voices is one of only a handful of institutions in the world that does what we do, and our impressive outcomes are unmatched. Although the individualized, focused attention our children receive would be cost-prohibitive for most families, we have never turned a child away for financial reasons.

How do we accommodate all children who are deaf and hard of hearing who come through our doors? Through your support.

Financial contributions from our community ensure that OVV provides the best services in a loving and comfortable setting. With your loyal generosity, we can provide children with a language-enriched environment and the tools to talk, helping children reach their fullest potential.

WAYS TO GIVE

Check out the list below to see how you can financially support OVV’s mission!

Annual Fund

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Ohio Valley Voices relies on donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations every year. By contributing to our Annual Fund, you ensure the future of OVV’s services for children who are deaf and hard of hearing.

You can donate here or mail a check to:

Attn: Development
6642 Branch Hill-Guinnea Pike
Loveland, OH 45140

Monthly Giving

You can make a tremendous impact every month! Set up a recurring payment here to make a gift that lasts. Your support is what keeps OVV’s doors open.

Workplace Giving

Workplace Giving is an efficient way to make tax-deductible donations to Ohio Valley Voices through payroll contributions. Consult with your employer to see how you can work together to support OVV.

Stock Transfer Giving

You can transfer stock directly to Ohio Valley Voices. Benefits include income tax deduction and avoidance of capital gains tax. Download the transfer stock form here.

Legacy Giving

Create a legacy! Designating a planned gift can give you a membership to the Ohio Valley Voices Legacy Society. Legacy Society members receive immediate recognition on our website, in publications, and receive invitations to special events. Planned gifts have immediate and/or long-term tax benefits as well. Consult with your financial advisor or estate planner to find the type of gift that is right for you. Here are the options available:

  • Retirement Plan Gift: You can use income from your retirement accounts to fund your gift. This option is available to donors of 70.5 years and older and can have significant tax benefits.
  • Retained Life Estate: You can transfer the deed of your qualifying home to Ohio Valley Voices while retaining occupancy. Benefits of this include charitable income tax deduction and the lifetime use of the home.
  • Life Insurance Gift: You can name Ohio Valley Voices as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy. Benefits include current income tax deduction and possible future deductions. This is convenient if you have a paid-up policy that is no longer needed to protect your family.
  • Retirement Plan Gift: You can name Ohio Valley Voices as a beneficiary of the remainder of the retirement assets after your lifetime. This method avoids heavily taxed gifts to heirs and allows less costly gifts.
  • Charitable Remainder Trust: You can create a trust that pays you a fixed or variable percentage of the trust’s assets while the remainder of the corpus passes to Ohio Valley Voices. Benefits include immediate income tax deduction and annual income for life that has the potential to increase.
  • Charitable Lead Trust: You can create a trust that pays Ohio Valley Voices a fixed or variable income for a set term while the remainder passes to your heirs. Benefits include a reduced size of taxable estate while keeping the asset in your family with reduced tax ramifications.

For questions or to get your legacy giving plan started today, contact Director of Marketing and Development Casondra Cooper at (513) 791-1458 or ccooper@ohiovalleyvoices.org.

Events

Annual Gala

Ohio Valley Voices hosts a yearly gala to celebrate our accomplishments and raise funds for the children in our program. It is an evening of fun and entertainment featuring food and drinks, games and prizes. We give the “Raise Your Voice” Award to a member of our community who has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to OVV and the “Distinguished Alumni” award to an alumni who has gone on to achieve great things since graduating from OVV. All funds raised during the event go directly toward supporting the children of OVV on their speaking journey.

For more information about the annual gala and to volunteer for the event, contact Development Coordinator Anne Neuville at aneuville@ohiovalleyvoices.org.

For the 2021 annual gala, we hosted a one-of-a-kind virtual experience—Ohio Valley Voices’ Got Talent! OVV’s Got Talent was a month-long talent competition for Cincinnati-area kids culminating in an evening of fun and performance. Hundreds watched from home and chose the winner during the final live event on March 6th. Through viewers’ generous donations, we far exceeded our fundraising goal, ensuring that the children of OVV will continue to have the resources they need to listen, speak, and succeed. Thanks to everyone who tuned in and participated!

Visit the event website to watch Ohio Valley Voices’ Got Talent.

L(OVV)E Amplified Fashion Show

For five consecutive years, Ohio Valley Voices has partnered with the University of Cincinnati’s prestigious DAAP Fashion Design program to present the annual L(OOV)E Amplified Fashion Show. This unique event features haute couture designed and made by DAAP fashion students and worn on the runway by OVV students, staff, and community members. Every dollar raised goes toward providing the children of OVV with the critical resources they need to learn to listen and speak.

The 6th Annual L(OOV)E Amplified Fashion Show will be held in October 2021 at The Manor House in Mason, Ohio. Stay tuned for details! For more information about our upcoming 2021 fashion show and to volunteer for the event, contact Development Coordinator Anne Neuville at aneuville@ohiovalleyvoices.org.

Visit the event website to watch last year’s L(OOV)E Amplified Fashion Show.

JOIN A GROUP

Emerging Leaders

The Emerging Leaders group welcomes young professionals who are inspired by Ohio Valley Voices’ mission and eager to volunteer their time, talents, and energy toward making that mission a reality. Members will inspire others to get involved and raise OVV’s visibility through events, social media, and corporate partnerships. They will benefit from networking and mentorship opportunities while also helping the children of OVV.

For more information and to become a member of OVV’s Emerging Leaders Group, contact Development Director Casondra Cooper at (513) 791-1458 or ccooper@ohiovalleyvoices.org.

Ambassador's Club

The Ambassador’s Club welcomes loyal donors who give $300 or more per year (or $25 or more per month) with a passion for advancing OVV’s mission and programs. Members meet quarterly over lunch to hear updates from the executive leadership team about the current state of OVV and to offer their insight and expertise to make OVV even better. Luncheons will be held via zoom throughout 2021, but we look forward to hosting them on OVV’s campus when doing so meets our health and safety standards.

For more information and to sign up to attend the next OVV Ambassador’s Club meeting, email development@ohiovalleyvoices.org.

“At Ohio Valley Voices, we believe strongly in the rights of children who are deaf and hearing impaired, and we are committed to providing the highest standard of intervention.” - Maria Sentelik, Executive Director

VOLUNTEER

Volunteers are the backbone of Ohio Valley Voices. We are so grateful for the hard work, dedication, and sacrifice of our current volunteers and enthusiastically welcome new volunteers! Here are the opportunities available:

  • On-Site Volunteers help with nap time, arts and crafts, and recess. We are not currently accepting on-site volunteers due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we look forward to doing so once it is safe for them to enter our school building. Stay tuned for on-site volunteering opportunities!
  • Garden Volunteers help keep OVV beautiful by assisting with the planning, planting, and maintenance of our campus garden. They also help prepare hands-on learning opportunities for our children.
  • Administrative Volunteers help with the many filing, mailing, and general office tasks necessary to running our organization.
  • Maintenance Volunteers help with assorted tasks in and around our school building that match their skill set and level of expertise. These include, but are not limited to, painting, assembling furniture, and making simple repairs.
  • Event Volunteers help plan and execute our Annual Gala and L(OOV)E Amplified Fashion Show.

Are you interested in becoming an OVV volunteer? For more information and to sign up, contact Assistant Director of Marketing and Development John Leo Muething at jmuething@ohiovalleyvoices.org.

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Charles Scott Riley III Foundation
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Christ Church Cathedral
Cincinnati Bell
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Cochlear Americas, Inc.
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Maxwell C. Weaver Foundation
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Neediest Kids of All
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Oberkotter Foundation
Ohio Attorney General
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Peak Performance for Men
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Rotary Foundation of Cincinnati
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