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2017 Lions Society Inductees

ULGSO Announces 2017 Legendary Lions Society Inductees
Outcomes from State of Black Cincinnati & 2020 Strategic Plan to be shared at Annual Meeting

Cincinnati – The Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio announces the honorees of the 2017 Legendary Lions Society. The inductees will be honored during the ULGSO’s 68th Annual Meeting Friday, January 10, 2017 at noon at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Cincinnati.

The four honorees are Gerhardstein & Branch Co. attorney Al Gerhardstein, retired banker and published author John W. Harshaw, retired Cincinnati Public Schools principal Gwendolyn Ivory Robinson and the Honorable Rhine Lana McLin.

“This year’s honorees were chosen for their dedication and commitment to helping others in the region through economic, social, and criminal justice as well as through service in education,” said ULGSO President and CEO Donna Jones Baker. “Their life work aligns with the League’s mission of helping transform generations by promoting personal empowerment and economic self-sufficiency. We’re excited to have this opportunity to recognize them for all they have done and given back to the community.”

Mrs. Baker will also serve as this year’s keynote speaker during the annual meeting with a report on the progress and future of the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio. Baker will discuss the agency’s 2020 strategic plan and several outcomes from the State of Black Cincinnati 2015: Two Cities report.

The event will begin with networking and registration from 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency, 151 West Fifth Street. The luncheon will start at 12 noon with the grand entrance of Lions alumni.
About the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio

The Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio is the parent corporation for the Greater Cincinnati Urban League and Miami Valley Urban League. Our mission is to transform generations by promoting empowerment and economic self-sufficiency.