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Donor Spotlights

There are a number of ways organizations and/or individuals can give to Talbert House including volunteering, in-kind donations, and attending agency events.

Alan Piker

Alan, a devoted Talbert House board member for 15 years, actively serves on the Executive Committee, Board of Trustees, Development Committee, and Make Camp Possible Subcommittee. He is passionate about supporting individuals dealing with alcohol, drug, and mental health issues.

Alan, along with his family (Robert & Barbara Stern- both deceased), has been supporters of Talbert House's mission for over three decades. Additionally, Alan's company, Cresa Cincinnati, where he is the Managing Principal, consistently sponsors Talbert House initiatives.


Emily Peterson

Vice President of Aon Risk Services, Emily Peterson, serves as a Development Committee member and 2023 Make Camp Possible Co-Chair. Emily's passion for Talbert House's mission is evident through her procurement of donations and sponsors for various Talbert House events. This includes personal support from Emily and her husband for Make Camp Possible, Summer Smash, and COCA.

Aon generously supports Emily and her commitment to helping the community by serving as the Mission Moment sponsor for this year's Annual Luncheon and sponsoring Make Camp Possible. 

Angie Perdue-Kemper

Angie Perdue-Kemper is an employee at TriHealth and the Founder of Empowerment Tribe, a lifestyle blog aiming to help people thrive in all aspects of their lives. In December 2018, Angie held a coat drive with Empowerment Tribe to keep Talbert House clients warm over the holiday season. Her efforts provided 200 coats for homeless veterans and men living at Parkway Center.

This winter, Angie included her co-workers at Tri-Health in her mission to bring joy to Talbert House clients over the holiday season. The group provided gifts for veteran residents living at Grand Development and their families, including toys and clothing. The gift recipients ranged from a 3 month-old boy to a 70 year-old Vietnam veteran and his wife.

Talbert House is incredibly grateful for Angie and her commitment to making the holiday season special for the men, women and children in the agency's care.

Fred and Barb Norton

Fred and Barb Norton have been loyal supporters of Talbert House for over a decade. Regular donors to the Talbert House Annual Fund, the Norton's have also designated Talbert House as a beneficiary when they have lost love ones.

Every December, in honor of their family member and longtime agency Director, Tim Alley, the couple purchases and delivers presents for clients as part of the agency's holiday giving. The gifts have included household items, clothing, art supplies, puzzles. toys and more. Talbert House is incredibly thankful for the Norton's continued generosity and compassion for those in the agency's care.

Karen Meyer

Karen Meyer and her husband have been loyal supporters of Talbert House for over 25 years. A regular donor to the Talbert House Annual Fund, Karen's commitment to the mission extends well beyond financial. Most recently, she offered her talent, time and treasure to bring Freeda Kay III to fruition.

The purchase and renovation of the permanent supportive housing apartments for women who have been impacted by trauma, was made possible with the contributions of Karen's extended family. And taking it a step farther, she organized the Women's Philanthropy group of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati to collect, donate and arrange furnishings, and put the finishing touches on the units for the families who call Freeda Kay III home.

Ohio National Financial Services

Ohio National Financial Services has generously supported Talbert House and Council on Child Abuse (COCA) since 2016. Ohio National has become a regular supporter of the Talbert House and COCA Annual Funds and contributed to the Homeless to Homes initiative benefitting Parkway Center and 4 other Greater Cincinnati homeless shelters. They have demonstrated their dedication to the agency's mission and vision by sponsoring the Fatherhood Luncheon and COCA's Reach for the Stars events.

Ohio National's commitment goes beyond financial. Executive Richard Bodner has participated on the Talbert House Board for 4 years. He serves on the agency's executive committee and is now retired from Ohio National. It is through community partners and donors like Ohio National Financial Services we are able to build a stronger community... One life at a time.

The Harold C. Schott Foundation

The Harold C. Schott Foundation has a longstanding reputation for supporting health and educational organizations in Ohio. Talbert House has been the beneficiary of their generosity for over four years. As presenting sponsor of Make Camp Possible, the Harold C. Schott Foundation has ensured that 100% of the proceeds from the event benefit the agency's therapeutic-based summer program for children ages 6-13 who struggle with behavioral health issues. This year's Make Camp Possible is on November 22 from 7-10pm in the Phoenix Grand Ballroom. For more information on Make Camp Possible, visit


Bob and Alex Meacham

Bob and Alex Meacham are active community members and longtime supporters of Talbert House. Bob, retired Associate Athletic Director at the University of Cincinnati, has served on the Talbert House Board of Trustees since 1993. He served as Board Chair from 2001-2003 and stepped up to be the first chair of the Fatherhood Luncheon.

Alex, a former University of Cincinnati basketball player and President at Shining Star Sports, began volunteering at Talbert House as a member of the Fatherhood Committee as a way to support his dad and the agency.   This loving father son team set the bar high for family and community commitment.

Dee Thomas

Dee Thomas is a retired teacher with a deep passion for helping others. She reached out to Talbert House to support the mission and clients by donating new bedding sets to our sober living residents. Her gift included sheets, comforters and pillow cases. In honor of Mother's Day, she also gave gift baskets to the women and children at Freeda Kay II. Dee is very interested in continuing her support of Freeda Kay II in the future. Members of our community, like Dee, are invaluable as we work towards our vision of building a caring community that believes in recovery, second chances and personal growth.

Cintech Construction

Cintech Construction has been a valued community partner and vendor of Talbert House for years. They have worked with the agency on projects like the renovations at the 1617 Reading Road facility, building the Community Correctional Center, and the renovation at Grand Development, and many more. Through their work with Talbert House they have become committed to the agency’s mission and vision through sponsorships. Cintech has generously supported our work since 1997 and for the past two years have sponsored all of the agency’s major events. It is due to community partners and donors like Cintech that we are able to literally, build a stronger community… one life at a time.



Graydon has become a valuable partner to Talbert House over the years through event sponsorships and volunteerism. In addition to supporting agency events, Graydon has graciously hosted multiple agency functions at their offices in Over-the-Rhine and Downtown, including the YP Network & Learn held each spring. Managing Partner Jack Greiner serves on the Fatherhood Committee while Stacy Cole, Sam Rossell, and Jay Kasting all serve on the committee for Make Camp Possible. Cole also sits on the Foundation for Talbert House board and formerly served as the Ambassador Board Chair. Rossell is the current Vice Chair on the Ambassador Board. Talbert House is thankful for community partners like Graydon and their continued support of Talbert House and our clients.

Mark Addy, John Silverman, Savon Gibson (Not pictured: Andrew Limke)

Fatherhood Event Co-Chairs

Mark Addy, John Silverman, Savon Gibson, and Andrew Limke have something in common. They are terrific dads who want to be the best for their children. They have found a way to channel their energy to help other dads on their parenting journey by sharing their time, talent and energy with Talbert House’s Fatherhood Project. John has been involved with the Fatherhood Project since 2008 and is now the Fatherhood Project Chair. He is a past chair of the Fatherhood Celebration Luncheon and was one of the founders of the Fatherhood Community Celebration. Mark is serving as chair of the Luncheon for the fourth time this year and has volunteered on the Fatherhood Committee for nearly 8 years. Savon, a graduate of the Fatherhood Project, has been a tireless volunteer and advocate for three years and serves as co-chair for the Community Celebration. Andrew also serves as co-chair for the Community Celebration and has filled the role for over five years. These men, and their commitment to the Fatherhood Project, is why Talbert House is one of the leading advocates for fatherhood programming in southwest Ohio.   



PsychPros is a locally owned and operated staffing and executive search firm, dedicated to the behavioral healthcare field. Their relationship with Talbert House goes back more than 20 years. They consistently support major fundraising events and have coordinated the donation of coats, books, and personal care items in support of our clients. In addition to their treasure, the staff at PsychPros gives of their talent as well - volunteering at the Fatherhood Community Celebration, organizing landscaping projects, and supporting local levies that impact Talbert House clients and families. Managing Partner Kristin O'Brien serves as a member of the Foundation for Talbert House board and Make Camp Possible event committee. In 2016, PsychPros was given the Community Service Award at our Annual Luncheon. Talbert House is grateful for organizations like PsychPros that share our vision of a caring community that believes in recovery, second chances, and personal growth.

Bernie & Mary Kay Calonge

Bernie and Mary Kay Calonge have made supporting Talbert House a family affair. Mary Kay currently serves as Board President for the Council on Child Abuse (COCA), a Talbert House affiliate. Bernie has been a member of the Talbert House Fatherhood Committee since 2017, contributing to the planning and execution of the annual Fatherhood Celebration Luncheon. This year he has gone the extra mile and recruited three new members to serve on the committee. The Calonges regularly attend Talbert House and COCA events and fundraisers, often with their children and friends, introducing them to the agency’s programs and mission. It is because of dedicated and passionate community members like the Calonges that Talbert House is able to continue empowering adults, children, and families in our community.



Prolocity has been an active donor to Talbert House for three years. The company embraces the Salesforce 1-1-1 Philanthropic Model, dedicating 1% of equity, 1% of product, and 1% of employees’ time back to the community. Talbert House has benefitted from the giving spirit of the Prolocity team. In addition to supporting the agency’s annual Fatherhood Luncheon and Community Celebration, Prolocity employees made a big impact at this year’s Camp Possible. Volunteers participated in Field Day, organizing and playing games with the camp kids which resulted in laughter, smiles, and fun for all. We appreciate the generosity of Prolocity and its employees, and their continued support of our mission.


Phillips Edison & Company

Phillips Edison has been and continues to be a generous corporate donor of Talbert House and its programs. Beyond their sponsorship of events like the Fatherhood Celebration Luncheon, the employees at Phillips Edison have developed new and creative ways to give back. This holiday season, through their "Holiday Building Competition", they collected 24,000 diapers and 2,000 baby wipes for our clients and their families. This is the third year they have held a diaper drive in support of Talbert House. Employees also held a holiday raffle and from the proceeds made a donation of more than $1,000. Talbert House is grateful for the support of Phillips Edison and their commitment to our mission.

Bowling for the Brave

Bowling for the Brave

The fourth annual fundraising event, Bowling for the Brave, raised $18,000 for Parkway Center which provides housing and case management to homeless veterans in the community. The annual event includes bowling, raffles, food, and honoring one local veteran as a 'Hometown Hero'. Through the generosity of sponsors, volunteers, and participants, Bowling for the Brave has donated a 4-year total of $53,000 to help local veterans served by Talbert House. Their fifth annual event will take place August 17, 2019.


Jim Chalfie & Ted Silberstein

Jim and Ted have been members of the Talbert House board for 50 years… each! They have both served as Board Chair during their tenure. Jim has helped Talbert House in his role on the Finance Committee, creating solutions that enhance individual programs’ financial stability. While Ted has been an active member of the Planning and Program Committee, responsible for the Agency’s strategic planning and monitoring of program performance.

In addition to their incredible volunteer service on the Talbert House Board of Trustees, Jim and Ted are both members of the 21st Century Society. They have named Talbert House in their wills and/or designated the Agency as a beneficiary on their life insurance policies. These legacy gifts ensure that services will be available for those who need them in the future.

Hatton Foundation

The Hatton Foundation's relationship with Talbert House began with a generous courtyard renovation for Youth Residential. Upon hearing about the success of the Agency’s Fatherhood Project, they became the presenting sponsor of the annual Fatherhood Celebration Luncheon in 2016 and 2017. This year, they generously extended that same offer for another two years. Thanks to the dedication of the Hatton Foundation, all funds raised from the Fatherhood Luncheon from 2016 through 2019 directly support local fathers and families through services provided by the Fatherhood Project.

Karla Wilson

Karla has been a Talbert House employee for nearly 20 years and she demonstrates her commitment to the mission in many ways, including being a donor. As a sales representative for Thirty-One Gifts, Karla donated a portion of her sales in support of the annual fund campaign. She recently made the decision to designate Talbert House as a beneficiary on her life insurance policy. This makes Karla a member of the 21st Century Society, and ensures that Talbert House services will be available for those who need them in the future. We’re pleased to recognize Karla for all she does to give back to our clients and the Agency.


First Unitarian Church

First Unitarian Church

For the third year in a row, the generous members of the First Unitarian Church collected more than 6,000 diapers on Mother's Day for clients at Community Link. This year the effort was aided by the members of St. John's Unitarian Universalist Church. Special thanks to Ms. Lee Meyer of Blue Ash for her leadership in making a tremendous difference in the lives of many moms.

Pam McClain & Family

Pam McClain & Family

The McClain Family established a scholarship fund to continue the legacy of sister, aunt, and dear friend, Pamela S. McClain.

Pam devoted her life’s work to Talbert House, and after nearly 40 years (1975-2015), remained a champion for the clients and families in the agency’s care. Pam began her career working with youth and was ultimately promoted to Vice-President in 1994. She furthered her education to develop her skills and to better serve the organization. The McClain Scholars will carry on this philosophy and be Pam’s lasting legacy.

Please consider making a gift to the McClain Scholars program to train the next generation of employees entrusted with caring for the most vulnerable and in need of our community. Click Here to donate.

Evan Michelman

Evan Michelman

As part of his becoming a bar mitzvah, Hyde Park resident Evan Michelman raised funds to help support the creation of a play room at the Freeda Kay II House in Mt Auburn. Freeda Kay (partially named for his great-grandmother) is a project that provides permanent supportive housing to domestic violence victims.

John Silverman at National Philanthropy Day 2016

John Silverman

Managing Principal of Midland Atlantic and past Talbert House Board Chair, John Silverman's energy is fueled by improving the lives of children and families across our community. He is passionate about being a father and has worked tirelessly to raise over $1M for the Fatherhood Project and Camp Possible. John was recognized as 2016 Volunteer of the Year by AFP for National Philanthropy Day.

Click Here to watch John's recognition video.

Caroline Bishop Big Talent 2016 winner

Caroline Bishop

Caroline, a 7th grade student at Mason City Schools, won BIG Talent 2016 at Crossroads. Knowing someone who received addiction treatment services provided by Talbert House, she decided to donate half of her cash prize to the organization as an expression of support and appreciation.

Click Here to watch Caroline's award winning performance.

University of Cincinnati College of Law volunteers

UC College of Law

Students in the University of Cincinnati College of Law once again included Talbert House in their annual Day of Service across the Cincinnati area. Students gathered at a newly acquired building in Walnut Hills to help do some much needed demolition and clear out to prepare for renovations.

Standard Textile

Standard Textile

Standard Textile of Reading has been a steadfast supporter of our mission and our clients for many years. We appreciate their sense of generosity and community for once again making a significant contribution of their products - including linens, towels, bedding, and blankets - to be used by the men residing at Spring Grove Center.

Mueller donation

Mueller Roofing Distributors

One good deed generates another. The employees of Mueller Roofing Distributors in Lockland designated some of their philanthropic dollars to support our mission. Inspired by the work of his team, this gift was matched dollar for dollar by the company's owner, Herb Mueller. Let's "raise the roof" for the generous employees of Mueller!