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Schepers are Covington Education Foundation's Persons of the Year


Chuck and Julie Geisen Scheper have been selected as the Covington Education Foundation’s 2013  “Persons of the Year.’’  The Schepers will be honored with this award at the Drees Pavilion in Covington’s Devou Park from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 12, 2013.
Proceeds from the luncheon will support the foundation’s work of providing college scholarships for graduates of Holmes High School and program support for the Covington Independent Public Schools.         
The Schepers were selected for their leadership and service to others – to the City of Covington, to the Board of Education, and to the many in the community they impact with their philanthropic and volunteer work. They have served as mentors to Covington school children and have supported the work of Covington Partners for more than a decade.
"Chuck and Julie's leadership and dedication to the youth of Covington is a model for all who support public education,’’ said Butch Callery, president of the foundation and former mayor of Covington. 
“Julie is a board member for Covington Independent Schools.  She served as board chair and is on the executive committee of the board of Covington Partners. She is on the executive committee of the board of BRIDGES for a Just Community.  In 2009 she and her husband were chosen by the Cancer Support Community of Greater Cincinnati with the Celebration of Life Honorees Award for their work in reaching out and supporting cancer patients and their families.
Chuck, the former mayor of Covington, is Chairman of the Board of Bexion Pharmaceuticals LLC, an emerging bio-tech company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative cures for cancer.  Until his retirement on December 31, 2010, he served as the Chief Operating Officer at Great American Financial Resources, a $13 billion life and annuity service company based in Cincinnati, Ohio. 
The Covington Education Foundation is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization that was formed in 1997. Since 2009, the foundation has awarded $31,625 in college scholarships and fees; granted $4,550 to youth leadership development; and provided funds to support 50 mentor pairs.
Cost for the luncheon is $55 per person. For more information or to make reservations, please call Trisha Brundage, 859-292-3960.
From Covington Independent Public Schools
Photo: Chuck & Julie Geisen Scheper/provided
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