Volunteer of the Year: Presented to an individual, corporation, or foundation with a record of exceptional generosity who: through a devotion of time has demonstrated outstanding support to a specific organization(s) or cause(s); encourages others to support an organization(s) or cause(s); is a role model for other community volunteers. The total hours contributed and the breadth of organizations supported with time will be considered.
Winner ~ John A Mongelluzzo
Nominated By ~ Stepping Stones
John joined the law firm of Calfee, Halter & Griswold in 2012. He was named Partner-in-Charge of the Cincinnati office and has served as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and Diversity and Inclusion Committee since 2013. John was elected to the firm’s Management Committee in 2015.
Before joining Calfee, John spent five years as Executive Vice President, Business Administration, Legal Affairs and Secretary for MSC Software, and before that, he was Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel at SDRC for more than 15 years.
John is the President of Stepping Stones’ Board of Trustees and chairs its Executive Committee. John has served as Chair of the Stepping Stones’ Development Committee and a member of its Personnel Committee. John also serves on the Board of Directors of the Greater Cincinnati American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, is a member and past-Chair of its Heart Ball Events Leadership Team, and is the organization’s incoming Board Chairman. In 2016, John and his wife, Kerry, co-chaired the American Heart Association’s Cincinnati Heart Ball. John is currently a member of the American Cancer Society’s Cincinnati Golf Classic Executive Committee.
For many years John served on the Board of the Dan Beard Council Boy Scouts of America, was Vice Chair of its GSAL Committee, and participated in the Boy Scouts Mentoring Program. John was a member of the United Way Tocqueville Society and has served on the ArtsWave Cincinnati’s Community Campaign Cabinet as well as the boards and various committees of the Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Opera and the Cincinnati Nature Center. John served as the President of the Board of StarShine Hospice and Palliative Care, and as Vice-Chair of the Flying Pig Marathon.
John was named one of Cincinnati’s “Top Forty Business Leaders Under 40” by Cincinnati Business Courier and is a graduate of Leadership Cincinnati.