Volunteer of the Year ~ Stacey Meyer
Nominated By ~ Bethesda Foundation, Fernside Center for Grieving Children,
Cincinnati International Wine Festival
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.
Stacey is the Fine Wine Manager for Heidelberg Distributing Company in Cincinnati. She has worked with Heidelberg since 2004 and just had her anniversary on July 22nd! She grew up in Sharonville and attended Princeton High School (Class of 1996). She graduated from University of Cincinnati in 1999 and then again with a master’s degree in 2004. In between studies, Stacey lived in Germany on two different Fulbright scholarships.
Stacey is passionate about Fernside. My family attended Fernside after my mom’s suicide in 1988. Once she turned 18, Stacey started volunteering as a group night facilitator and has continued this role to this day. She understands firsthand the importance of the work Fernside does, and she wants other children to experience the support she had in her grief journey. Grief is challenging journey, and no one should have to do it alone. She’s so grateful to have had Fernside and attributes much of her success to their support.
Stacey’s passion for wine & food (and Fernside, an affiliate of Hospice,) helped lead her to helping fundraise with Hospice of Cincinnati on a larger scale. A Gourmet Sensation was a food & wine event that she started to help about 13 years ago. They have evolved the event over the years, and it is now Gourmet Melodies, which recently took place on Saturday, August 13th!