On Friday, February 7, 2020, The Crossroads Center supported the 71st Annual Urban League of Greater Southwest Ohio Glorifying the Lions Luncheon. We had the chance to hear a message of vision from the new President and CEO, Eddie L. Koen, receive greetings from Cincinnati Mayor, John Cranley, and others, as well as celebrated the induction of four new "Lions" into the Legendary Lions Society.
The Lions Award is based on an African proverb that says, "Until the lions have their own historian, tales of hunting will always glorify the hunter." The Lions Award recognized often unsung heroes in our community who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to serving the citizens of the Greater Southwestern Ohio community. This year's Lions are:
- Jim Anderson - former Cincinnati Bengals coach for 29 years now Chairman of the Donald Spencer Reading Academy.
- Rev. Dr. Donald E. Jones, Sr. - Pastor of The Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Church.
- Susan Noonan - full-time volunteer with the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission and co-chair of the Mayor's Gender Equality Task Force.
- Kathy Wade - singer and entertainer who co-founded Learning Through Art.
It was a blessing for The Crossroads Center to connect, network and celebrate with so many of our region's leaders. "It is our shared vision for healthy, vibrant and successful communities that drives our collaborative missions." - Jamahal C. Boyd, Sr., CEO