Karen Harshaw joins WordPlay team as Chief Development Officer

WordPlay Cincy is proud to announce that Karen Harshaw has joined the development team as the Northside-based nonprofit’s Chief Development Officer. Harshaw brings nearly 20 years of development experience to her role, most recently working as the founder and principal consultant of SPARK Philanthropy. The former WordPlay Board Chair joins the staff as the organization begins its seventh year and launches a two-year, $1 million capital campaign, which Harshaw will oversee. “I am thrilled to re-join the WordPlay Cincy family during this transformative and exciting time,” Harshaw said. “I believe WordPlay Cincy has a great reputation in the community and an extremely talented team that truly c

WordPlay's fundraising dinner at Nicola’s raises over $100,000 for Cincinnati youth

More than 120 local professionals, philanthropists and community members gathered at Nicola’s restaurant in Over-The-Rhine on Sept. 12 for the fourth annual Legendary Dinner for WordPlay. Attendees raised over $100,000 for WordPlay’s capital campaign, “Unleash Curiosity; Ignite Community.” Guests enjoyed an authentic five-course Italian dinner with wine pairings for each course. The evening’s presentation included a testimony from a young WordPlay student and a keynote speech by Aaron Parker, a teacher at Aiken High School and longtime WordPlay partner. Kathy DeLaura of Partners In Change led the live auction, which offered guests the chance to bid on items such as a restored vintage typewri

WordPlay's mission is to create spaces for young people to fulfill their potential by discovering, honoring and sharing their voices


4234 Hamilton Avenue

Cincinnati, OH 45223

p: 513-996-0010

WordPlay Cincy is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Funding for WordPlay provided in part by:

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