Board Members of Queen City Foundation met June 9, 2010 with more than 200 supporters and friends, at the Montgomery Inn Boathouse to celebrate Queen City Foundation’s 40th Anniversary and to present its highest honor, The Robert L. Black, Jr. Award for Excellence and Diversity in Education.
The 40th Anniversary Celebration was chaired by Mrs. Miriam West. The Honorary Co-Chairs were Mrs. Helen C. Black (Widow of Robert L. Black, Jr.); Mr. Willie F. Carden, Director, Cincinnati Parks and Michael J. Graham, S.J., President, Xavier University. Special Comments were given by Dr. Gregory H. Williams, President, University of Cincinnati. The Celebration was emceed by WCPOTV News Anchor, Clyde Gray. The evening’s festivities included a lavish buffet by the Montgomery Inn Boathouse, open bar and exciting raffle. The 40th Anniversary Celebration raised more than $20,000 for Queen City Foundation’s Programs. Queen City Foundation has benefited more than 2,000 minority students since its inception.
The late Robert L. Black Jr., co-founder of Queen City Foundation, established this award in 2000. The Robert L. Black, Jr. Award of Excellence and Diversity in Education” is awarded to the persons who stand out because of their leadership, vision, creativity, generosity or accomplishments in pursuit of excellence an diversity in college preparatory education. Queen City Foundation’s President, Mr. Ronald E. Felder, received the Robert L. Black, Jr. Award of Excellence and Diversity in Education for his 20 years of distinguished service.