Once again, you have blown our team away with your support of the Ken Anderson Alliance. Thanks to you, we met and exceeded our overall fundraising goal for 2021. Even with challenges presented by the pandemic, the entire community rallied together to support adults with disabilities. Here’s a look at what’s to come for the Ken Anderson Alliance in 2022.
Plans for the Ken Anderson Alliance in 2022
We have several exciting updates and events planned for 2022. The first event of the year is Autism Rocks, our annual event featuring local bands spanning music genres, yummy food and a great time. In its thirteenth year, the show promises to be even bigger and better than before! This year, it will be in a brand new venue, Lori’s Roadhouse in West Chester. There will be virtual viewing options as well, including watch parties at bars throughout the city. Be sure to get your tickets to Autism Rocks 13, held on February 20, 2022.
We are incredibly grateful for how many of you visited the Just Brew Coffee House, a Cincinnati coffee shop that is part of our WORK initiative. Just Brew opened in July 2021 with a grand-opening party featuring a ribbon cutting by Ken Anderson. We’re excited to announce that we will be opening new locations this year in order to provide more job training opportunities for adults with disabilities. Follow our accounts on social media so you don’t miss any updates.
Is golf more your thing? We’re looking forward to the 5th annual Dave Lapham and Ken Anderson Charitable Golf Event in partnership with the Down Syndrome Association. Last year’s event was a huge success and we can’t wait to welcome everyone back on June 20, 2022 at the Maketewah Country Club. There will be golf plus a raffle with awesome prizes! Save the date for this fun event that allows two dedicated organizations to come together and support individuals with developmental disabilities.
The 9th annual Ridin’ and Rockin’ for Autism is August 21, 2022. Motorcycle enthusiasts will ride in support of the Ken Anderson Alliance and our efforts to provide LIVE, WORK and ENGAGE opportunities. Check back on our website this summer to register; we welcome everyone to come ride.
Last but not least, we are excited to announce that we will be kicking off the LIVE community for adults with disabilities in 2022. All of our supporters look forward to seeing the Commons at Springfield come to fruition. This community will provide opportunities for engagement and independence for our loved ones who can benefit from it most. There will be a variety of living setups, a work training center and plenty of outdoor spaces.In order to prepare for all of these upcoming projects, we are excited to expand our team with new hires and new board members. Our newest board members are Karri K. Haffner, Matt Swendiman and Carole Workman. They join a team of 10 advisors and 16 directors. If you are looking for Cincinnati nonprofit jobs, be sure to check out our LinkedIn page.
We couldn’t make any of these awesome events and expansions happen without your support of the Ken Anderson Alliance in 2022. Thank you for your commitment to furthering our mission.