Cincinnati Museum Center 10th annual Difference Makers nominations extended

. September 22, 2017

CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) has extended the nomination deadline for the tenth annual Duke Energy Children’s Museum Difference Makers Awards. Nominations for those individuals, groups and organizations making a difference in the lives of children are due September 29.

For the past ten years, the Difference Makers program has recognized those people who work to make a difference in the lives of children and the communities in which they grow, learn and play. CMC wants to honor the unsung heroes – the teachers and youth leaders, the volunteers and community organizations, the teenagers and budding child advocates – along with the businesses and professionals who make the Greater Cincinnati region a better place for children.

CMC has already received several incredible nominations but we know there are so many more making an impact in the community and we want to make sure they have an opportunity to be recognized. So help spread the word of their good deeds and nominate them for a Difference Makers Award.

CMC is accepting nominees in the following categories:
Youth – under 18 years of age
Adult Volunteer – unpaid individuals
Adult Professional – paid professionals
Business – for-profit organisations
Non-Profit Organisation
Youth & School Group
Nominating someone is easy. Visit to find the nomination form and submit your nomination online. Help us share the deeds of these real life superheroes!

Past honorees were nominated for organizing a benefit concert to support Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s Surviving the Teens Program; helping pregnant and parenting teens to raise children while continuing to pursue their dreams; placing 3D printers in Boys and Girls Clubs across the country; and much more. Since the inaugural Difference Makers event in 2008, CMC has recognized more than 350 incredible nominees!

Nominees will be recognized for their hard work and dedication at the tenth annual Difference Makers Awards in February 2018. During the event, we’ll share the nominees’ inspiring stories and celebrate the strides they’ve taken to better the lives of the children in the Greater Cincinnati region. Nominees will be able to meet their fellow Difference Makers during the family-friendly event and encourage others to become further engaged in their community. For a list of all previous honorees, visit

“There are incredible individuals and organizations throughout our community who are taking it upon themselves to build a brighter future for children right here in the Greater Cincinnati region,” says Elizabeth Pierce, president and CEO of Cincinnati Museum Center. “Our Duke Energy Children’s Museum is proud to have an impact in the lives of children. We want to acknowledge and connect with others who are making a difference for children and families. We are humbled every year to meet and celebrate those in the community who share our passion for healthy childhood development.”

For more information or to nominate someone today visit or call (513) 287-7000. Nominations must be received by September 29.

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