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The 2016 Art of Making Memories

Thursday, May 5

Horseshoe Cincinnati

Join us for the Greater Cincinnati Chapter's premier spring benefit inspired by the Chapter's award-winning Memories in the Making® art program. Guests will enjoy a tapas-style dinner, wine, beer and an optional cash bar, live entertainment, raffle, exciting auctions as well as the displayed artwork of individuals affected by Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. Bring a cell phone to the event for mobile bidding. No cell phone? No problem. Volunteers will be on hand to assist you with your personal shopping.

The benefit will be from 6-9:30 p.m. Horseshoe Cincinnati is located at 1000 Broadway, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

To order tickets online, visit:

For more information, please contact Sarah Rieger at or call (513) 721-4284 (ext. 118). 

Curator Sponsor

Gallery Sponsor


Media Sponsor

In-Kind Sponsor


Reserved Table Sponsors

Bayley Adult Day Care
Caring Place Healthcare Group
The Christ Hospital Health and Aging Center
Crossroads Hospice
Glendale Place Nursing & Rehab Center
Hillebrand Nursing Center
The Lodge Nursing & Rehab Center
The Lodge Retirement Community
Madonna Manor
Oak Creek Terrace Nursing & Rehab Center & Assisted Living
Process Construction
Queen City Homecare
Sanctuary Pointe Nursing & Rehab
Visiting Angels East
Visiting Angels North (Warren/Butler/Lebanon)
Visiting Angels West
Western Hills Nursing & Rehab Center

Auction Donors
(as of May 5)

A Taste of the Good Life Catering/Chef Michael & Tiffany Yerkes
Academy of Business Training
African Safari Wildlife Park
Aladdins Eatery
All Occasions Event Rental
Ann's Hallmark
Arthur Murray Dance Centers
Ashton Oaks Golf Club
Linda Baas
Diana Barhorst
Bob and Mary Ellen Barry
Dr. Nathan Baxter
The Barrington of Ft. Thomas
The Beach Waterpark
Tim Beckeheimer
Belly Dancing by Habeeba's
Deanna Birkenheuer
Bob Sumerel Tire & Service - Walton, Ky.
Body Alive
Bon Bonerie
Bob and Donna Bosse
Steve and Diana Bosse
The Bourbon Guys
Broadway in Cincinnati
Brownings of Wyoming
Bryan Equipment
Buffalo Bob's Family Restaurant
Butterbee's American Grille
Caesars Entertainment
The Carnegie
Candace Carson
Champions Grille
Cheddar's Casual Cafe
Cheesecake Factory
The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati
Cincinnati Art Museum
Cincinnati Ballet
Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Landmark Productions
Cincinnati Nature Center
Cincinnati Reds
Cincinnati Rollergirls
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Cleveland Browns
Cobblestone Café
Cocoa Bites
Columbus Crew SC
Cooks' Wares
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant
Corporate Resources / Tom and Karen Heeney
Dave & Buster's
Dayton Dragons
Denny McKeown's Landscape & Bloom in Garden Centre
Dewey's Pizza 
Mark and Sue Dickey
Dickman's Kentucky Sports Cafe
Downtown Cincinnati, Inc.
Dream Dinners
The Eagle OTR
Elk Creek Winery
Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
Expressions by Elizabeth
FC Cincinnati
Fairfield Golf Course
Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati
First Watch
Florence Freedom
Ft. Thomas Florist
Frame House Gallery
Carolyn Frank
Franklin Wealth Advisors
Geraci Fine Jewelry
Glamour Shots on Benson
Grand Antique Mall
Grand Finale
Great Parks of Hamilton County
HWY 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries
Hairitage Salon
Half Price Books
Hamilton County Sheriff's Office
Haney Custom Framing
Head Shed Salon & Spa
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Joan Hock
Home Video Studio
Hooter's Florence
Indiana Pacers
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
J. Alexander's Restaurant
J. Austin's American Eatery
Jaguar Land Rover Cincinnati
Jay's Florist
Jonle Heating & Cooling
Kayla's Posh Pets Grooming
Keepsake Framing
Kendrick O'Dell Landscape
Kennel Resorts
Marietta Kenneweg
Kentucky Horse Park
Kenwood, Esquire and Mariemont Theaters
Paula Kollstedt
Bethany Kramer
Krombholz Jewelers
Krueger's Tavern
La Petite Salon and Spa
Rodney Lear
Brandon LeBeau
Lighting (one) of Cincinnati
Diane Lipps
Bob Luckerman
macaron bar
Madtree Brewery
Maketewah Country Club
Marion's Piazza
Maximum Hair Design
Mayerson JCC
Medieval Times Tournament USA
Meritage Restaurant
Miami Valley Gaming
Karen Miller
Miller Coors
Morris Home Furnishing
Move Your Hyde Power Yoga
Mt. Washington Florist
Mt. Washington Jewelers
Murphin Ridge Inn
Kathy Myers
National Exempler
Ohio Valley Antique Mall
Steve Olding
P.F. Chang's
Paint & Bake Ceramics
Panera Bread
Paragon Salon & Day Spa
Pebble Creek Golf Course
Peek of Chic
Peter Gregory Florist
Lori Purtell
Queen City Clay / Ben Clark
RJE Business Interiors
Reca Roller Rink
Recreations Outlet
Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Restaurant Management / Arbys
Barb and Mike Ricke
Rick and Linda Rinear
Rising Star Casino Resort
Carol and Roger Rosenthal
Row House Gallery
Rusty Bucket
Salon Lofts at Dent Crossing
Scene 75
Judi Schoefield
Schoolhouse Restaurant
Julie Scott
Shooter's Sports Grill
Showcase Your Purse-onality
Heather Sims
Marlene Sims
Dwight Sizemore
Skatetown USA
Skidaddles Childcare
Slatt's Pub
Small Jobs Co., Inc.
Sotto & The Boca Restaurant Group
Sports Investments
Aaron Stapleton
Suders Art Store
Superior Acura
Symmes Tavern
Tano Bistro & Catering
Texas Roadhouse - Kenwood
Texas Roadhouse - Milford
Tom + Chee
Toot's Restaurant
Total Fitness Pros
Tousey House Tavern
Tri-State Warbird Museum
Peter Turer
Linda Turpin
Kitty Uetz
United Dairy Farmers
University of Cincinnati
Urbana Cafe
VIP Back Rubs in Hyde Park
Village Animal Hospital
Weisbrot Dentistry
Cindy Wells
Wertheim's Restaurant
Western & Southern Open
White Oak Gardens
Sue Wilke
Jim Witte
Bill and Sandy Wood
Kathy Wooten
Woodhouse Spa
World of Golf
Worthmore Food Products Co.
Xavier University
Jackie Zix 

A special thanks to:

Med Mart


Live Auction Items

Sapphire & Diamond Earrings

Sparkle and shine with these 14K yellow gold sapphire and diamond cluster earrings.
Retail value: $2,882
Starting bid: $1,400
Thanks to
Diana and Steve Bosse

Memories in the Making Artwork

A one-of-a-kind piece and the inspiration for this year's benefit invitation, by Rose Monin, this beautifully framed artwork is ready for hanging in your home or office.
Retail value: Priceless
Starting bid: $200

Thanks to Rose Monin and framing by Art Design Consultants

Private Zoo Tour

Marvel at the mammals during this two-hour behind-the-scenes tour of the award-winning Cincinnati Zoo. Mike Dulaney, Curator of Mammals, will lead this special tour.
Retail value: Priceless
Starting bid: $300 
Thanks to Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden


















Jaguar Lane Rover "RoadQuest"

This new and unique package is for the winner and 11 guests on a fun-filled off-road track. You will learn to push through side-tilts, water obstacles, hills and balance beams during this exciting driving adventure.
Retail value: $1,500
Starting bid: $750
Thanks to Jaguar Land Rover


Catskill Mountains
Vacation for Week

Enjoy a week-long vacation in a spacious and comfortable 3-bedroom, 2-bath townhouse in the Catskill Mountains of New York. This wonderful home is an hour from Cooperstown and many other NY attractions. This trip includes two round-trip tickets aboard Ultimate Air Express.
Retail value: $2,500
Starting bid: $1,000
Thanks to Jackie Zix and Lori Purtell



Wisconsin Lake House Vacation

Spend a week in this beautiful 3-bedroom, 2-bath lake home in the Northwoods of Northern Wisconsin. Enjoy water sports, fishing or just relaxing in the nationally renowned Cisco Chain of 15 lakes. Mutually-agreed upon dates.
Retail value: $1,600
Starting bid: $1,000

Thanks to Barb and Mike Ricke














Thank You for Making 2015 Benefit A Record Success!

We wish to thank all of our generous guests, donors and corporate sponsors for making the 2015 Art of Making Memories a record-breaking success. More than 650 people attended the benefit at Horseshoe Cincinnati, raising $200,000 for the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati.

2014 Benefit Raises $180,000

We wish to thank all of our guests, donors, corporate sponsors and volunteers for making the 2014 Art of Making Memories such a success. Nearly 600 guests helped to raise more than $180,000 (a record total for the event). A special thanks to Kevin Kline and his staff at the Horseshoe Casino for all their support.

2013 Benefit Raises $138,000

Thanks to generous patrons, corporate sponsors and guests, the 2013 Art of Making Memories was a huge success. The benefit, held at The Center in downtown Cincinnati on Thursday, May 2, raised $138,000. More than 400 guests enjoyed dinner by the bite, wine, beer and optional cash bar, live entertainment and silent and live auctions.

Guests from Crossroads
Gates and Kathy Smith
Nancy Graeter and
Development Director Krista Powers

Honorary Chairs

Carol and Roger Rosenthal

A special thanks to Bob Herzog of WKRC-TV for serving as celebrity auctioneer.

Special Exhibit

Flutterby was an exhibit of 17 pieces of original artwork and narrative by award-winning artist and writer Andrea Kay (pictured, right, with Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati Executive Director Paula Kollstedt. Ms. Kay's artwork is of her father during the time he had Alzheimer's disease. Her work reflects the power of art to communicate when words fail. The artwork and a stage performance premiered at the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center in 2010.




Thank You!

The 2012 Art of Making Memories

Thanks in large part to the outstanding work of the event planning committee, the support of numerous volunteers and the generosity of our guests and sponsors, the 2012 Art of Making Memories benefit at the Taft Museum of Art on May 3 raised nearly $125,000! The David Kohnen family (pictured below) served as honorary chairs for the event.

Board member Amy Kahn
and her husband, Dave





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