Celebrating 50 Years

In 1971, the founders of the Lower Price Hill Community School began our community-centered work. From their original intentions, Community Matters and Education Matters have remained committed to growing trusted relationships, seeing the strengths in the people and places that surround us, and partnering with our neighbors to build a more thriving community.

Over the past year, this work has seen tremendous progress. Proceeds from last year’s Un-Gala ensured that our organizations could adapt to the changing landscape of the ongoing pandemic and to the changing needs of our community. This included maintaining continuous laundry access, connecting neighbors to family sustaining resources, launching an on-site GED test center for adult learners, and breaking ground on 47 units of affordable housing.

Join us in support of this year’s An Evening in Lower Price Hill: 50th Anniversary Un-Gala, which will run from November 8th through December 31st.

We are excited to have the Un-Gala return for 2021 as a COVID-19 safe alternative to our annual, in-person fundraising event. This special hybrid campaign will include a range of opportunities for sponsors, donors, and other supporters to learn more, give back, and help us celebrate a 50-year commitment to our community. Our goal is to raise a total of $95,000 to benefit the ongoing work of both Community Matters and Education Matters.

By supporting this campaign, you help ensure that we can continue to partner with our neighbors for years to come.

Schedule of Events

An Evening of Storytelling
Saturday, November 13th at 7pm
Missed the premiere? You can still watch this 30-minute storytelling event and hear from the three special guests who so graciously shared their stories.

Thankful for LPH Dinner*
Thursday, November 18th at 5pm
The Sanctuary, 2118 Saint Michael Street, Lower Price Hill

Holiday Food Baskets Distribution*
Saturday, December 11th at 11am
Various, Lower Price Hill

Holiday Toy Sale*
Thursday, December 16th at 12pm
The Sanctuary, 2118 Saint Michael Street, Lower Price Hill

Lower Price Hill Thrives Project Tours
Email us to set-up a tour!

*Volunteer engagement opportunities.

Virtual Balloon Auction

If you’ve attended our annual, in-person Winter Gala before, you might recall seeing The Sanctuary filled with colorful balloons at the end of the Balloon Auction, each representing the financial commitment of generous donors like you.

While we cannot entirely replicate the incredible energy of that room, your support is still critical to ensuring that we can continue to partner with neighbors over the next year.

Split-the-Pot Raffle

Enter today for a chance to win!

Each Split-the-Pot raffle ticket is $25, and with the more raffle tickets that we sell, the bigger the pot will be. All raffle ticket sales will close at midnight on Friday, December 17th. We will announce the prize winner, selected at random through computer software, at 10am on Monday, December 20th.

Our Sponsors

We are grateful for our generous sponsors who help to make this special celebration and hybrid campaign possible. Thank you to each of the following businesses, organizations, and individuals for their support of An Evening in Lower Price Hill: 50th Anniversary Un-Gala!

Presenting Sponsors

Matching Sponsors

Event Sponsors
Barnes Dennig | Bill Spade Electric, Heating & Cooling | Brian Borcherding & Amy Bernard | Cincinnati Development Fund | Matt & Lisa Good | Hart Pharmacy | HGC Construction | Messer Construction | Matt & Ginny Strange | Strauss Troy | The Stettler Family | TQL Foundation

Community Sponsors
Barron & Newburger, PC | Beresford Plumbing-Heating-Cooling | Cincinnati Alarm Systems, Inc. | The Eigel Center for Community-Engaged Learning at Xavier University | Justin & Patricia Lee | Miami University College of Education, Health and Society – Urban Cohort | Michelman | Dr. Christopher & Melissa Young

Additional sponsorship opportunities are still available. By supporting this unique campaign, you help ensure that we can continue to build a more thriving community.