From left, Charles Wallner, an organizational development consultant and first vice president of the Faith & Community Alliance of Greater Cincinnati; Cheryl Meadows, vice president of the College Hill Forum and member of the Faith & Community Alliance; Deborah Allsop, FamiliesFORWARD executive director/CEO; and Ennis Tait, pastor of the Church of the Living God and president of the Faith and Community Alliance.

FamiliesFORWARD receives award

The Faith & Community Alliance of Greater Cincinnati named FamiliesFORWARD its Organization of the Year during its annual meeting and luncheon May 21, 2019.

Deborah Allsop, executive director/CEO of FamiliesFORWARD, was presented the award. Other awardees were Pastor Peter Mingo of Christ Temple Full Baptist Church and the Rev. KZ Smith, senior pastor of Corinthian Baptist Church of Cincinnati (Pastor Rousseau O’Neal Outstanding Faith Leader Awards), and Bonnie Neumeier, co-founder of Peaslee Neighborhood Center, and Patricia Milton, president of the Avondale Community Council (Duane Holm Community Service Awards).

Melba Moore, Cincinnati health commissioner, spoke at the event. 

The Faith & Community Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, a nonprofit organization formed in 2000, serves as a forum for open discussion on critical community issues. The alliance is composed of members from faith and social-service organizations, including clergy, community leaders and elected officials.