August Affair 2014: Jeans & Gems

20 years of August Affairs

Friday, August 22nd

ONLINE TICKET SALES ARE NOW CLOSED.  Please purchase your tickets at registration at the Cincinnati Airport Marriott.  Doors open at 7:00 pm.

That's right. We are celebrating our 20th August Affair (formerly known as the Art Affair) and it is going to be bigger and better than ever. Please join us for a night of one of the region's best and largest silent auctions, and a limited live auction.  Through the years we have raised more than a half a million dollars for child abuse treatment, prevention and education programs and services.  Unfortunately, there are still children and families in need.

We keep growing so this year's August Affair takes place at the Cincinnati Airport Marriott on Friday, August 22nd from 7:00 - 11:00 pm. In case you want to keep the party going all night long, discount hotel packages are currently available.

Continuing with our always fun party environment, this year's theme is Jeans & Gems.  Be comfortable and show your bedazzled best while you are dancing to the great sounds of Swampthang.  The first 2-hours are open bar and we will be pouring our signature themed drink courtesy of Chas. Seligman Distributing.

Our volunteer planning committee has been busy gathering some great auction items.  Check out these cool items for our LIVE AUCTION:


  • RED ROYALTY: Ten (10) tickets and two parking passes to Toyota Corporate Suite at Great American Ball Park on Thursday, September 25, to see the Cincinnati Reds play the Milwaukee Brewers.  Includes standard food and drinks.

  • NEMACOLIN WOODLAND RESORT: Luxurious Accommodations for 2 nights in the Chateau at Nemacolin including breakfast for 2 each morning, one round of golf for 2, dinner for 2 in the Tavern and VIP Welcome Amenity

  • THE BOSS: Electric Guitar signed by Bruce Springsteen

  • DISNEY MAGIC: One week stay in a private 5 bedroom home in Orlando (No holiday or Spring Break weeks) 4 Disney Park Hopper passes, passes for 8 to ECO Safari Swamp Tour, and passes for 8 to The Showcase of Citrus.

  • STAR WARS: Star Wars movie poster signed by Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, George Lucas and John Williams.  Letter of authenticity included.

  • ANNA MARIA ISLAND: One week stay in a 3-bedroom private home on beautiful Anna Maria Island in Florida with swimming pool. Blue Water's Edge is located on the prestigious northern tip of the island just a half mile from the City Pier and Pine Avenue. Float away on a Good Life Design custom raft. Date restrictions.

  • REDS ON RADIO:  4 Field Box Seats to a Cincinnati Reds game with exclusive access to the Reds on Radio booth with 700 WLW and Hall of Fame broadcaster Marty Brennaman (September 2014 only)

  • BENGALS BABY: 4 tickets to the Cincinnati Bengals vs. Tennessee Titans on Sun. Sept. 21 (sect 106, row 5) donated by, Coach Marvin Lewis autographed football jersey, autographed football, tailgate refreshments, Bengals Looney Tunes poster signed by the coach all in a Budweiser cart filled with beer.

  • 52 WEEKS OF TREATS: Enjoy a year's worth of your favorite treats including LaRosa's pizza, Graeter's ice cream, McDonald's hamburgers, Gold Star Chili and mini drinks.

  • PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES: Enjoy a 30 minute helicopter ride of the downtown areas, a train ride and dinner for two on the Cincinnati Dinner Train, and 3 laps on a high-speed ride along Nascar Experience with photo plaque at the Kentucky Speedway.


Love your jeans?  Wear them.  Love to sparkle? Bedazzle it.  Love that little black dress? Do it.  Love to wear ties?  DON'T.

Due to popular demand, we are also bringing back Susan Johnson as our auctioneer. She did a fantastic job last year with our live auction and benefit paddle raise.


Champions for Change

In celebration of our 20th year, we will be honoring 20 Champions for Change. Champions are individuals, organizations or corporations who have demonstrated a commitment to creating a culture of change for how society views and responds to child abuse. In order to change the outcomes, change the statistics, change the attitudes, and change the conversation, we must work as a community to prevent and confront all forms of child abuse. It's an incredible list of honorees and we know you will be proud to join with us as we recognize their efforts.

  • Gary Hudson, Founder Darkness to Light, Cincinnati
  • Dr. Robert Shapiro and the Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children
  • The Bank of Kentucky
  • Scripps Howard Foundation and The E.W. Scripps Co.
  • Kathy Collins, Family Nurturing Center board member emeritus
  • Karen Tackett, volunteer
  • Council on Child Abuse of Southern Ohio, Inc.
  • Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center
  • Kentucky State Representative Addia Wuchner
  • Larry and Jan Gildea, community activists
  • Kathy Weyer, Greater Cincinnati Voice of the Faithful
  • Chris Bochenek and The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation
  • Dr. Barbara Boat and Dr. Erna Olafson, The Childhood Trust
  • Karla Hurley, Family Resource Center, Mason/Corinth Elementary
  • Stephanie Watson, Kenton County Victims Advocate
  • Detectives Melody Kennedy and Tracy Watson, Boone County Sheriff Department
  • Kristin Shrimplin, Family Violence Prevention Project
  • Tom Gill, Tom Gill Chevrolet
  • Paul Gelter, The Christ Hospital and Social Venture Partners

Corporate sponsorship opportunities are still available but you must hurry to meet print deadlines if want full benefits.  To discuss the many benefits of sponsorship, contact either Kathy DeLaura or Tracy Fuchs.

Have an item that you would like to donate to our auction?  Maybe an autographed collectable, tickets to a concert or sporting event, great weekend getaway package?  We would love to include your donation in our auction.  Here is an auction donation form, or you can contact Tricia Schneider with your questions and suggestions.