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Giving Luncheon April 24,2014

HADASSAH ANNUAL GIVING LUNCHEON
Thursday, April 24, 2014
11:00 a.m. Registration & Hadassah Boutique
12:00 p.m. Luncheon & Program
At the Kenwood Country Club

6501 Kenwood Road in Madeira, Ohio

Hadassah Annual Giving Luncheon will be held on Thursday, April 24th, at Kenwood Country Club in Madeira. This is Hadassah's major fundraising campaign to contribute to the growth of our hospitals in Israel and other vital projects that benefit people around the globe.  Registration will open at 11 am, during which a variety of boutique items and Hadassah cards may be purchased. The luncheon and program will begin at 12 noon. Our honoree this year will be Allison Frankel, our chapter treasurer for the past 18 years. Mezzo soprano LeeAnne Galioto, accompanied by pianist Claire Lee, will provide "Musical Moments".  Ghita Sarembock is Hadassah Giving Chair. 

Allison Frankel, Cincinnati Chapter TreasurerAllison Frankel has been a member of Hadassah for over thirty years, joining when Lauren Scharf encouraged her to get involved in Ya’al group. Shortly thereafter, she was fortunate to be made a Life Member, along with her sister-in-law, Rebbie Frankel, by their Life Member mother-in-law, Erna Frankel. Allison became treasurer of the Cincinnati Chapter in 1997 and has served continuously in that capacity since that time. She previously served in a similar capacity for the Yavneh Day School (now Rockwern Academy) PTA, the Yavneh Gift Shop, and her Kindervelt Group, which raises funds to support Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, now a partner of Hadassah Hospitals. Allison also serves on the Board of the Central States Region of Hadassah as the Major Gifts Chair and on its Fundraising Committee.

Allison is proud to be a part of Hadassah and its ability to bring healing that benefits Israel and, through its cutting edge research, the practice of medicine around the world. Allison has been married to Ed, a Hadassah Associate for thirty-four years and they have two children, Melissa and Joel who are both Young Judaea Alumni and are a Life Member and Associate, respectively.

Performing at the luncheon will be Hadassah Fellow and professional singer LeeAnne Galioto. Hadassah is proud to announce the creation of the Hadassah Leadership Fellows program (HLF), a two-year leadership engagement program designed to inspire, cultivate, impact and outreach to broaden Hadassah in our community as a whole. Twenty-five women from around the country were accepted into the inaugural class. Of those twenty-five, two are members of the Cincinnati community, Beth Kotzin and LeeAnne Galioto.

Active in her local Jewish community, Ms. Galioto sings at Cedar Village Retirement Community as the Cantorial Soloist for the High Holidays. She volunteers with her synagogue, Congregation Adath Israel, where she helps lead services in the main sanctuary and helps lead in special family services. She participates in the yearly Mitzvah Day, and served on a task force for her synagogue’s religious school. She’s a sisterhood member and her family participates in the youth and family activities. Ms. Galioto volunteers with Cincinnati’s PJ Library program. She also participates in the PTO at her daughters’ Jewish day school.

Formerly an Assistant Editor at the American Israelite, Ms. Galioto received her Master of Music degree in vocal performance from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and her Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from Miami University of Ohio. She has performed in a wide variety of genres including opera, musical theatre, recitals, concert series, and education outreach programs. She has sung with Cincinnati Opera, Knoxville Opera, Sorg/Whitewater Opera, Cincinnati Ballet and others. Presently, she teaches private and group lessons through her own studio and performs regularly for religious services including weddings and funerals. Professionally, Ms. Galioto is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA). She is also a member of the Human Rights Campaign.

Claire Lee is a graduate of UC’s College-Conservatory of Music with a Master of Music degree in Piano Accompanying. She is an organist and free-lance accompanist, directs the choir at Northern Hills Synagogue, and accompanies the Broadway series of student concerts at Hebrew Union College. For fun, she plays flute in the New Horizons Band and keyboards for the New Horizons Dixieland group. She is also a Life Member of Hadassah.

Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, is the largest women’s volunteer organization in America, whose members are motivated and inspired to strengthen their partnership with Israel, ensure Jewish continuity, and realize their potential as a dynamic force in American society. Donor funds support projects like healthcare and medical research (Hadassah Medical Organization), education (Hadassah College Jerusalem), youth programs (Young Judaea and Youth Aliyah/Children at Risk), and environmental resource development (Jewish National Fund).

The Kenwood Country Club is located at 6501 Kenwood Road in Madeira, Ohio. Complimentary valet parking will be available. A minimum donation of $75 to Hadassah Giving Campaign plus $36 lunch couvert per person is required to attend. Please send two separate checks, one for the Gift amount and one for the luncheon couvert, to Cincinnati Chapter of Hadassah, P.O. Box 42396, Cincinnati, OH 45242-0396. Reservations are required. For more information, please call (513) 821-6157, email cincinnati@hadassah.org.

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