2019 Laura and Richard Kretschmer Service Award Gala

The Laura and Richard Kretschmer
Service Award Gala

 Honoring the Shank Family

Thursday, May 16, 2019
The Bell Event Centre (444 Reading Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45202)
6:00 pm Cocktail Hour  –  7:00 pm Dinner, Awards + Auction

This special evening is an extraordinary opportunity to recognize our honorees – Robert, Lynn, Mady, Emma and Nick Shank – who exemplify the passion and commitment we strive to achieve every day. We could not think of a more deserving family to receive this special award.

The evening will also raise critical funds that allow the Hearing Speech & Deaf Center to continue offering its audiology, speech and occupational therapy, and deaf advocacy services. It is because of supporters like you that the organization is able to offer its services to anyone, regardless of their ability to pay.

Please join us in celebrating the Shank Family, and furthering the mission of the Hearing Speech & Deaf Center.

Sponsorship, Advertisements + Tickets

Download the Sponsorship, Advertisements + Tickets Form or select a purchase option below.


Become a sponsor of the event (see Form above for details).

Sponsorship Opportunities


Purchase your dinner ticket(s) to the event.

Patron Tickets

Individual Tickets


Place an advertisement or congratulatory message in our Gala Program.

Advertising Opportunities


Unable to attend? Please consider a donation.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Diamond Sponsors


The Kretschmers

Gold Sponsor

Steven C. Guggenheim

Silver Sponsor

Roy & Susan Kulick

Bronze Sponsors



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For more information, please contact Laura Kravitz, Director of Development & Marketing Department at lkravitz@hearingspeechdeaf.org or (513) 487-7716.

The Laura and Richard Kretschmer Service Award

Established in 2017, The Laura and Richard Kretschmer Service Award recognizes individuals demonstrating excellence in volunteerism.  Drs. Laura and Richard Kretschmer exemplify dedication and selflessness in their support of our mission of supporting individuals to overcome obstacles to communication.

Previous Honorees
2018 – Bob Dehner
2017 – David Haffner