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UWGC’s MAKE WORK PAY

Lenox employees took time to “Give Back” by getting certified to complete tax returns for the United Way of Cincinnati’s  “Make Work Pay” initiative.

This spring, thanks to the work of more than 726 volunteers, more than 21,040 tax returns were prepared returning about $23.4 million in tax refunds to local families – many of whom cannot afford professional tax preparation services or may not have the skills to complete tax forms.

DANCING WITH THE STARS

Jay Lame did his part in “Giving Back” by participating in the Cincinnati Arts Association’s 10th Annual “Dancing with the Stars” to benefit the CAA Overture Awards. He secured the top spot after a “Dance Off”, breaking a tie for first place.

The Cincinnati Arts Association's Overture Awards recognizes, encourages, and rewards excellence in the arts among Tri-state students in grades 9-12.  Its mission is to encourage arts education as an integral part of a student's academic experience and to create an environment that encourages training in, and appreciation of, the arts.  The Overture Awards Competition is the area's largest solo arts competition and offers awards in six artistic disciplines: creative writing, dance, instrumental music, theater, visual art, and vocal music.

The scholarships portion of the Overture Awards are funded by the annual fundraising gala - Dancing for the Stars.  2016 celebrated the tenth anniversary of Dancing for the Stars and over the past ten years this event has raised over $707,693 (gross).