Debbie has always had an incredible passion for and commitment to assisting children in need. She has worked with children in various capacities for decades, and it is not an exaggeration to say that without Debbie, there would be no Faces without Places. Over 15 years ago, Debbie co-founded FwP with our current Program and Outreach Manager, Shelley Werner, to ensure vital educational programming and services to children experiencing homelessness in Cincinnati. Debbie has been instrumental to Faces without Places since that time in too many ways to list here and has been one of the main reasons that FwP has been able to touch the lives of over 35,000 children.
Debbie remains one of our very best supporters to this day. In addition to being very generous and consistent donors, Debbie and her husband Ray take an active role in certain fundraisers (most notably, the annual March Madness brackets fundraiser with their close friend, Bob Dann) and continue to connect us with contacts throughout the community. On behalf of the whole organization, I want to personally thank Debbie for all she has done for FwP and the children we serve.
|Debbie (far right) along with (left to right) Tamara Ellis (former board President) and staff members Megan Rahill, Shelley Werner, and Beth Griffith-Niemann.|