Cincinnati Museum Center is now accepting nominations for Duke Energy Children’s Museum Difference Maker Awards

Submit your nomination by July 28; Save the date for awards dinner Oct. 25.

CINCINNATI – Do you know someone who works tirelessly to make a difference in the lives of children? Cincinnati Museum Center wants to honor them at our Fifth Annual Duke Energy Children’s Museum Difference Maker Awards dinner on Oct. 25. But, you have to nominate them first! The Difference Maker program strives to recognize our community’s unsung heroes–the grandmothers and foster parents, the volunteers and the small community organizations, the teenagers and budding child advocates–along with the powerhouse agencies and individuals who make the Greater Cincinnati region a better place for children.

2011 Difference Maker Honorees L-R: Joy Blang, executive director, Josh Cares; Julie Caddel on behalf of Etta Hoeh; Mike Holmes; Aaron Davis with his son Aaron Davis, II; Beckett Schiaparelli; Marquicia Jones; Photo Credit: Taren Frazier)

We are now accepting nominations in the following categories: adults; youth 18 and younger; business or agencies. We’re looking for widespread community help in identifying and nominating those unsung heroes who share Duke Energy Children’s Museum focus to better the lives of children in our community. Since the original Difference Maker Awards in 2008, we’ve recognized more than 100 fantastic nominees.

Please push out this link,, and help encourage nominations by July 28. You can also help spread the word by sharing this link on social media outlets!

Nominating someone is easy… and don’t they deserve some recognition? Visit our website at to find the nomination form. Once you’ve completed the form, there are three ways you can submit it:

1. Online through our website:

2. Email it to: [email protected]

3. Mail it to: Duke Energy Children’s Museum Difference Makers. 1301 Western Ave, Cincinnati, OH, 45203

Nominees will be recognized for their hard work and dedication at the Fifth Annual Difference Maker Awards dinner on Thursday, Oct. 25. At the dinner, we’ll announce the honorees and present them with this year’s Difference Maker award. For a list of all previous honorees, visit

For more information, or to nominate someone today visit or call (513) 287-7000. Nominations must be received by July 28, 2012.

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