Dream Makers Celebration

October 13, 2016 at Cincinnati Reds Stadium

Our biggest event of the year, dedicated to celebrating the many Dream Makers at CYC – students, mentors, staff, and patrons. Special events like this raise crucial funding to support CYC’s vital programs – programs that impacted the lives of over 4,000 students in the 2015-2016 school year. Cincinnati is facing a childhood poverty crisis, but CYC programs empower students so they may break the cycle of poverty and reach their full potential.

A heartfelt thank you goes out to all of our generous sponsors, donors, friends, and champions of CYC. Because of YOU, the 2016 Dream Makers Celebration was our most successful Dream Makers fundraiser EVER! We could not have done it without the support of our caring community. Thank you for making dreams come true! 

This year’s Celebration was held:
October 13, 2016
Cincinnati Reds Stadium, Fox Champions Club Room

2016 Dream Makers Celebration Giving Site 

2016 Dream Makers Facebook Photo Gallery










We welcomed the following special guests:

Master of Ceremonies: Clyde Gray, former news anchor at WCPO

Honorary Chair: The Honorable Nathaniel Jonesretired federal judge and civil rights leader

Keynote Speaker: Steve Pemberton. From a forgotten ward of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to a trailblazing Divisional Vice-President, Chief Diversity Officer at Walgreens for the 114 year old company, Pemberton shares his difficult path through foster care and his determined search for his family.


Clyde Gray, Master of Ceremonies

                             Judge Jones                              Steve Pemberton


Thank you to the support of our generous 2016 sponsors





Dean’s List





Deloitte Logo

Messer WeAreBuilding Logo Green Pantone


AK Steel

The Farmer Family Foundation


Honor Roll

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Print Knowledge Works

Crossroads Logo

UC Sisters of Charity Xavier

      Beth & Bob Grace


TQL Onyx Truepoint Kroger Graydon Head
Thompson Hine Empower Convergys


  Daniel & Laura              Keller




John & Francie           Pepper

Huntington Banks HPC