Volunteer of the Year: Presented to an individual or group 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 ~ Gerald H. Greene, Jr.
Nominated By ~ Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati, The Taft Museum of Art, Greater Cincinnati Foundation, ArtsWave
Gerry brings perspective from over five decades of business management and legal successes to his philanthropic endeavors. During His 33-year career at Procter and Gamble, he crisscrossed the globe managing engineering and construction projects. His military service, which included an assignment to participate in court-martial as an advocate, influenced his decision to go to law school at age sixty. After law school, he joined Legal Aid’s Family Law practice group as a volunteer attorney. Eighteen years later, his dedication to provide effective representation to his victims of domestic violence clients, many of whom have experienced significant physical and emotional abuse, continues. In addition to his pro bono legal work, Gerry gives back to the community by serving on the boards of Purcell-Marion High School, ArtsWave, and The Taft Museum of Art, where he has been the Board Chair for eight years.