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Governor's Awards Spotlight: Procter & Gamble


LOCATION: Cincinnati | Hamilton County

BIO: Procter & Gamble believes it has an opportunity and responsibility to improve the lives of consumers and employees around the world, as well as serve the communities in which they live and work. P&G is a global business, and one way that it can fulfill this larger responsibility is through its support of the arts. P&G believes the arts bring people together and make neighborhoods more livable and attractive. The arts also play a key role in encouraging creativity and innovation – vitally important to the workforce of its business and businesses everywhere. P&G is proud of its local leadership for the arts in its headquarters city of Cincinnati, and proud of all the ways it integrates the arts into its national and worldwide corporate public involvement.

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Alecia Kintner | ArtsWave | President and CEO

“The company [P&G] was instrumental in beginning the ArtsWave Community Campaign (formerly known as the Fine Arts Fund) in 1949, believing that business support could be efficiently aggregated and invested to ensure the health of the arts assets in this community…In their volunteer leadership roles for ArtsWave or other arts organizations, P&G executives often speak and write in support of the arts to community groups and media outlets.”

Representatives from Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, and The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati

“At Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, P&G has supported a variety of Education and Outreach programs, most recently our groundbreaking educational and community initiative, PROJECT38…The [Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park] is grateful for P&G’s continued support of its in-school touring program, now serving approximately 50,000 students annually…P&G is the largest, annual corporate sponsor of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s MainStage Ticket Subsidy Program, a program which accomplishes two key objectives: 1) to secure funding for schools in need to attend a performance by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati; and 2) to keep admission prices as low as possible (between $5 and $7) for all other school to ensure that all schools have the ability to attend…P&G has been a longtime supporter of Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) and, for the past four years, has provided funding for its annual holiday production and accompanying outreach programs. Not only does this support impact the thousands of families and children who attend public performances every year, but it also creates memorable experiences for the 1,250 local, economically disadvantaged school children who attend the show for free through ETC’s Fairy Godmother Program.”

Representatives from Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati Art Museum, Taft Museum of Art, and National Underground Railroad Freedom Center 

“They [P&G] have generously supported numerous exhibitions, education programs, and capital improvements, including named galleries and other spaces in our buildings. P&G has also taken the lead in terms of encouraging community giving through local community campaigns like ArtsWave, which not only provided financial support for our institutions but also connects us with thousands of Cincinnatians each year, improving their sense of engagement with the city’s museums.”

Otto M. Budig, Jr. Music Hall Revitalization Company | Chairman 

“Through its early leadership and financial support, as well as its continued commitment to these projects and corporate volunteerism, P&G’s impact on our community’s artistic and cultural vibrancy is immeasurable.”

Jill P. Meyer 2016 ArtsWave Community Campaign Co-Chair, Gary Lindgren | Cincinnati Regional Business Committee 

“With its annual investment in 100 arts organizations through ArtsWave; its major sponsorship of cultural events that draw tourists and visitors such as the World Choir Games, Cincinnati Music Festival and LumenoCity; its investments in new cultural facilities; and more recently, its leadership support for the restoration of iconic Music Hall and Cincinnati Museum Center, P&G ensures that our arts and cultural offerings best meet the needs and interests of our community. This investment, in turn, helps Cincinnati’s businesses attract and retain the top talent they need to be globally competitive.”

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