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THE CROWN
DONORS

CROWN is supported by a combination of public funds and private donations. Many iconic Cincinnati companies, foundations, and individuals have stepped up to help pave the way for our city through their donations. While we’ve raised over $6 million in private funding, we still need your support to reach our goal and build Cincinnati’s first-ever urban trail loop.

THE CROWN
DONORS

CROWN is supported by a combination of public funds and private donations. Many iconic Cincinnati companies, foundations, and individuals have stepped up to help pave the way for our city through their donations. While we’ve raised over $6 million in private funding, we still need your support to reach our goal and build Cincinnati’s first-ever urban trail loop.

Kroger Health

CROWN JEWEL DONOR SAPPHIRE

Kroger Health, the healthcare arm of The Kroger Co., is one of America's leading retail healthcare organizations, with over 2,300 pharmacies and 11 specialty pharmacies nationwide, and 200 clinics. The Kroger Health team of 22,000 healthcare professionals - from pharmacists and nurse practitioners to dietitians and technicians - serves over 13 million customers.

Attired by royalty and beloved by healers, the deep blue sapphire has promised healing of body, calmness of mind, and protection of life for thousands of years. Kroger Health will build a sapphire-themed art installation along the CROWN trail at Smale Park.

Kroger Health

CROWN JEWEL DONOR SAPPHIRE

Kroger Health, the healthcare arm of The Kroger Co., is one of America's leading retail healthcare organizations, with over 2,300 pharmacies and 11 specialty pharmacies nationwide, and 200 clinics. The Kroger Health team of 22,000 healthcare professionals - from pharmacists and nurse practitioners to dietitians and technicians - serves over 13 million customers.

Attired by royalty and beloved by healers, the deep blue sapphire has promised healing of body, calmness of mind, and protection of life for thousands of years. Kroger Health will build a sapphire-themed art installation along the CROWN trail at Smale Park.

“Our vision is to help people live healthier lives, and we believe this project will do just that.”
COLLEEN LINDHOLZ
PRESIDENT, KROGER HEALTH
“Our vision is to help people live healthier lives, and we believe this project will do just that.”

United Dairy Farmers

CROWN JEWEL DONOR DIAMOND

United Dairy Farmers first opened its doors in Norwood, Ohio in 1940, serving fresh milk and ice cream of the highest quality. Within a decade, the family-run business had expanded to 9 locations, and it now operates in 3 states with nearly 200 store locations. UDF has been committed to serving Cincinnati since its earliest beginnings, and remains an important pillar of the community today.

The Diamond Jewel symbolizes the ultimate promise of commitment. UDF will build a diamond-themed art installation along the CROWN trail at the intersection of Wasson Way and Montgomery Road, just steps from where the original offices were constructed.

United Dairy Farmers

CROWN JEWEL DONOR DIAMOND

United Dairy Farmers first opened its doors in Norwood, Ohio in 1940, serving fresh milk and ice cream of the highest quality. Within a decade, the family-run business had expanded to 9 locations, and it now operates in 3 states with nearly 200 store locations. UDF has been committed to serving Cincinnati since its earliest beginnings, and remains an important pillar of the community today.

The Diamond Jewel symbolizes the ultimate promise of commitment. UDF will build a diamond-themed art installation along the CROWN trail at the intersection of Wasson Way and Montgomery Road, just steps from where the original offices were constructed.

“The CROWN is a critical step to making Cincinnati a leading destination for cycling and outdoor activity, on par with many of the large-scale biking and walking infrastructure projects we’ve seen in other parts of the country.”
“The CROWN is a critical step to making Cincinnati a leading destination for cycling and outdoor activity, on par with many of the large-scale biking and walking infrastructure projects we’ve seen in other parts of the country.”
BRAD LINDNER
CEO, UNITED DAIRY FARMERS

Proctor & Gamble

CROWN JEWEL DONOR EMERALD

P&G believes in finding small but meaningful ways to improve lives—now and for generations to come. Rooted in Cincinnati since 1837, Procter & Gamble’s portfolio of iconic brands are a mainstay in millions of Americans’ laundry rooms, living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, nurseries, and bathrooms.

Symbolic of themes in nature like renewal, healing, and hope, the Emerald Jewel represents foresight for the next generation. P&G’s Emerald Jewel on the CROWN is the go Vibrantscape at Smale Riverfront Park along the Ohio River Trail.

“An important part of P&G’s efforts to be a force for good and a force for growth is improving the quality of life where we live and work and doing so equitably. Improving physical connections in our neighborhoods is foundational to improving the health, wealth, and future success of our region.”
Damon Jones
Chief Communications Officer, P&G

Marge & Charles J. Schott Foundation

CROWN JEWEL DONOR RUBY

The Marge & Charles J. Schott Foundation is supportive of enhancing recreational opportunities in underserved communities. Their donation will support the effort to complete the CROWN 34-mile urban trail loop.

Representing good health and protection, the Ruby Jewel is a symbol of commitment to the future. The Marge & Charles J. Schott Foundation’s Ruby Jewel will be placed along a future phase of the CROWN loop.

MARGE & CHARLES J. SCHOTT FOUNDATION

Our generous donors are helping us build The CROWN, together. Without their support, we could not make this vision a reality for our city. Click the video icons to hear more from our supporters.

$500,000 +

  • James J. & Joan A. Gardner Family Foundation

$250,000 +

  • Bob & Jeanne Coughlin
  • Great American Insurance Group
  • Heidt Family Foundation
  • Klekamp Family
  • Mandare Foundation
  • Meshewa Farm Foundation
  • Wym & Jan Portman
  • Harold C. Schott Foundation
  • Robert & Adele Schiff Foundation
  • Peg Valentine

$100,000 +

  • Al. Neyer
  • Beth & Doug Brendamour + Brendamour Warehousing
  • Friedlander Family
  • Greater Cincinnati Foundation
  • Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation
  • Steve & Eleanor Haussler Fund
  • Joe & Jane Motz
  • School Outfitters
  • Larry & Rhonda Sheakley
  • Western & Southern Financial Fund

$50,000 +

  • Bill Butler
  • Cincinnati Regional Business Committee
  • CTI
  • Helen G., Henry F. & Louise Tuechter Dornette Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee
  • Robert Edmiston
  • Lauren Hannan Shafer
  • Susan C. & Jeffrey P. Harris Family & Saul Schottenstein Foundation B
  • HGC Construction
  • Interact for Health
  • Marnick Foundation
  • Dan & Kris Neyer Family
  • North American Properties
  • Greg & Cindy Olson Family & Urban Sites
  • Bruce & Mimi Petrie / Graydon
  • Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trust, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee
  • Joseph J. Schott Foundation
  • Jim & Kathleen Stengel
  • Sutphin Family Foundation
  • TQL Foundation & the Byrne Family
  • Union Savings Bank
  • Ginger Warner
  • Dr. John & Sally Wood Kitzmiller in memory of Dr. Michael Wood & Ms. Sara Kitzmiller

$25,000 +

  • Ackermann Family (T.J., Susie, Dobbs, Fleming)
  • Assured Partners
  • Dan & Fran Bailey
  • Rob & Kara Bult
  • Cincinnati Parks Foundation
  • Connie Bergstein Dow & Buzz Dow
  • Duke Energy
  • Dan & Jill Freshley
  • Richard F. Greiwe Family
  • Elaine & Rick Greiwe
  • Kim & Gary Heiman
  • Anne Ilyinsky
  • Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL
  • Keating Vollmer & Co LLC
  • Marcia Brady Tucker Foundation
  • Rick Michelman & Karen Meyer
  • Ohio to Erie Trail Fund
  • Prus Construction
  • Ann & Lee Robinson
  • Diane & David Rosenberg
  • Steve & Julie Shifman
  • Sunesis Holdings LLC
  • Dr. John & Mrs. Susan Tew
  • Uptown Rental Properties
  • Vista Foundation
  • WesBanco
  • Melissa & James Wilz

$10,000 +

  • Bikes Belong Coalition
  • J. Leland Brewster
  • Amy Bull
  • Jennifer & Robert S. Castellini
  • Jan Brown Checco
  • Brendon & Becky Cull
  • Arna & Bobby Fisher
  • Suzanne Fisher & Sergio Contreras
  • Simon & Patti Foster
  • Carol Hannah
  • Joy & Jeff Harris
  • Jeb & Nirvani Head
  • Inspiring Service
  • Ted & Anne Jaroszewicz
  • Cynthia & Gregory Kenny
  • MadTree Brewing
  • Sean & Amy McGrory
  • The Mueller Family Fund
  • Rob & Jane Portman
  • Scripps Howard Foundation
  • Sibcy Cline Realtors
  • Steven & Sarah Steinman
  • Nellie Leaman Taft Foundation
  • Tosolini Family
  • Harriet R. Williams Fund
  • Wyant Family Foundation

$5,000 +

  • William P. Anderson Foundation
  • Jack & Joanne Brown
  • Faith & Rick Bryan
  • Michael Burke
  • Anne & Bill Burleigh
  • Michael & Tucker Coombe
  • Brian Dietz
  • Dye Family Charitable Fund
  • Becky & Tim Foster
  • Naomi T. Gerwin
  • Dave & Wendy Herche
  • Bill & Patricia Krul
  • Fran & Dale Tesmond

$1,000 +

  • American Endowment Foundation
  • Janet Andress
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • David Ariosa
  • Glen & Kris Attema Giving Fund
  • Matthew & Paula Ayer
  • The Bachman Group
  • The Bartell Family
  • Rob & Linda Bartlett
  • Kevin Beckman
  • Benevity Community Impact Fund
  • David & Maryanne Birdsall
  • Bill & Gail Birmingham
  • Elaine & Bob Blatt
  • The Richard M. Block Family Foundation
  • BOG
  • Neil Bortz
  • Thomas Brennan
  • Brodhag Family
  • William & Deborah Brown
  • Chris & Stacey Browning
  • Jim & Iris Bush
  • The Bushman Family Charitable Foundation
  • The Camden Foundation
  • Shannon & Lee Carter
  • Cassady Schiller & Associates, Inc.
  • Cincinnati Town & Country Garden Club
  • Collins Ink Corporation
  • Danis Construction
  • Marge Davis
  • Carol & Troy DeBord
  • Dee Sign
  • Danielle Discepoli
  • Karl Dollard
  • Sandy & Terry Donovan
  • Greg & Reed Ebel
  • William Essenbacher
  • Lindsey & Kevin Felder
  • Amanda Foster Paulik
  • The Fregolles
  • Jordan & Maria Gaietto
  • Julie & Rafael Garcia
  • Jane Garvey & John Lanier
  • GE Foundation
  • Andrew & Ellen Georgilis
  • Gibbs Insurance Associates
  • Marguerite Gieseke
  • Lucy Goeke
  • Goetz/Budke Family Foundation
  • Mark Green
  • Julia & Russell Hairston
  • David & Catherine Hapner
  • Hatton Foundation
  • Joe Head
  • Alan & Jo Henning
  • The Herkamp Family
  • Michael Hinckley
  • Karen & David Hoguet
  • Kent F. Holwadel
  • Mary & Bill Hopple
  • Hyde Park Neighborhood Council
  • Roger & Nancy Johannigman
  • Bob & Kathy Johnson
  • Judith Kagrise
  • Harry Kangis & Julia Hawgood
  • Dean Kotchka
  • Bruce & Libby Krone
  • Allison & J.B. Kropp
  • John & Mary Kucia
  • John C. Lame
  • John Lang & Cate O'Brien
  • Julie Langtim & Louis Proietti
  • Tami S. & Phillip P. Lanham
  • Marian & Jack Leibold
  • Kok Lew
  • Norman Lewis
  • Stephen J. Lewis, MD
  • Larry A. & Mary Geren Lutz
  • The Mariemont Preservation Foundation
  • William Martin
  • Mathews Family
  • Kathleen & Thane Maynard
  • Michael Meredith
  • Juris & Pat Mezinskis
  • John S. & Roberta F. Michelman
  • David W. Middleton
  • Milhaus Development LLC
  • Don & Judy Mills
  • Paul Minnillo
  • Valerie Newell
  • Doug & Mary Anne Newman
  • James Neyer
  • Dave Neyer
  • Betsy & Peter Niehoff Fund
  • Anne Doyle Oudersluys
  • Donald E. Peairs
  • Pedaling for Patty
  • Karl M. Preissner & Erin M. Heidrich
  • William Price Family Foundation
  • Andy & Michele Reardon
  • Patrick Reardon
  • Shelley Miller Reed
  • Renaissance Charitable Foundation
  • Brewster Rhoads & Ann Lugbill
  • Laurie & Dan Roche Family Fund
  • Ramon & Christina Rodriguez
  • David Rueve
  • Len & Jen Sauers
  • Marcia A. Banker & Jeffrey S. Schloemer
  • Chuck Schmalz
  • John E. Schmidt
  • Melissa Shih
  • Skyline Chili, LLC
  • Lisa Smale
  • The Stelzer Family
  • Dana Stevenson
  • Mrs. Stoehr
  • Nancy & Larry Suer
  • Joan & David Szkutak
  • Jennifer & Woody Taft
  • Terrex Development & Construction
  • Brady Tucker Foundation
  • Turner Construction Company Foundation
  • Brent Van Lieu
  • Petra & Russ Vester
  • Dennis & Cynthia Wolter
  • Suzanne Wood
  • Wyoming Ohio Cycling Foundation

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