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$120,000 Raised for Covington Organizations at Metropolitan Club Dinner

Be Concerned and Life Learning Center will each benefit from $120,000 raised at the Metropolitan Club's annual dinner.

Kay Geiger was awarded the 20th Metropolitan Award at the event on October 24.

She joins previous recipients of the Metropolitan Award including Kathryn Merchant, Chuck and Julie Geisen Scheper, Victoria Buyniski Gluckman, William T. Robinson III, Dr. James and Rachel Votruba, Robert Sathe, Robert Castellini, William Burleigh, Judge Nathanial Jones, A.G. Lafley, Wayne Carlisle, William Keating, Patricia Corbett, Otto Budig, Jr., Ed and Carole Rigaud, William P. Butler, Joseph Head, Joseph Hayden, and Oliver Waddell.

With the generous support of Event Sponsor Western & Southern Financial and Presenting Sponsors Miami University, North American Properties and Standard Textile, along with contributions from numerous patron sponsors, the event raised a total of $120,000 which will be distributed equally to the event’s charitable partners – Be Concerned and Life Learning Center.

In his introduction, Bill Butler, Chairman and CEO of Corporex, said, “Kay Geiger advances a challenge about who we, as a community and region, ought to be in our future. Her thought process is always deeply rooted in a core caring for no other reason than making a difference for the good of the whole. This is what distinguishes her.”

Upon receiving the award, Geiger said, “I want to challenge each of us to continue in our everyday actions to really work to be focused on uniting together so that others want to call us home”. She also shared “Fredrik Nael said it takes both sides to build a bridge...so I’m going to ask, how many bridges have you built? We will do more than talk, we will act because we are stronger together than divided. It is our time”.  

-Staff report

Photo: Kay Geiger and Bill Butler (provided)