Chase grants $50,000 to Cincinnati Museum Center

Funds are for Museum Center’s Youth Program

CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Museum Center has received a $50,000 grant from Chase to support its Youth Program, which serves 152 youth ages 13-18 in the Greater Cincinnati area.

In the photo L-R: Virginia B. Kuertz, managing director of private wealth management, JPMorgan Chase; Kevin Ward, Chase West Ohio president and Cincinnati Museum Center trustee; Tonya Matthews, Ph.D., vice president of museums, Cincinnati Museum Center; Cinnamon Pelly, vice president of corporate responsibility, Ohio & West Virginia, JPMorgan Chase; Douglass W. McDonald, president and CEO of Cincinnati Museum Center; Kristen Kloth, director of youth programs, Cincinnati Museum Center

Kevin Ward, Chase West Ohio president and Cincinnati Museum Center trustee, presented the grant from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation to Douglass McDonald, president and CEO of Cincinnati Museum Center.

“We’re proud to be part of the outstanding Youth Program at Cincinnati Museum Center,” said Ward. “The positive influence the program has on youth in our community is second to none, and we are happy to support it.”

Cincinnati Museum Center’s Youth Program serves as a model throughout the national museum community. The Youth Program is a tuition-free diversity development initiative focusing on high school retention, science education, arts and cultural education and preparing its participants for college. As the students volunteer in the museums, they learn valuable life and work skills. The ultimate goal of the program is high school graduation with a plan for the future. Since 1998, 99 percent of all Youth Program graduates continue on to a 4-year college.

About Chase:

In Ohio, Chase operates more than 280 bank branches and 877 ATMs, serves 143,000 businesses and employs 19,900. Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), which operates more than 5,100 branches and 15,600 ATMs nationally. More information about Chase is available at

About Cincinnati Museum Center
Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal is a nationally recognized institution as well as national historic landmark. Dedicated to sparking community dialogue, insight and inspiration, Museum Center was awarded the 2009 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Our Union Terminal has been voted the nation’s 45th most important building by the American Institute of Architects. Organizations within Cincinnati Museum Center include the Cincinnati History Museum, Duke Energy Children’s Museum, the Museum of Natural History & Science, the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater and the Cincinnati Historical Society Library. Recognized by Forbes Traveler Magazine as the 17th most visited museum in the country, Cincinnati Museum Center welcomes one million plus visitors annually. Cincinnati Museum Center gratefully acknowledges operating and capital support from the taxpayers of Hamilton County and the State of Ohio. For more information, visit

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