Special Events

Special Events

Whether you want to help plan, volunteer, be a sponsor or simply attend, we look forward to working with you.


The Beacon of Light Humanitarian Awards Gala

Each year Lighthouse honors exemplary leaders who are having an undeniable and positive impact on our community with its prestigious Beacon of Light Humanitarian Award. Honorees are recognized for leadership and service, community impact, and involvement with children, youth, and families. We celebrate the accomplishments of our community’s outstanding individuals at a gala each spring. Proceeds from the gala support Lighthouse services.

2021 Update

It’s time to celebrate the good things happening in our community!

Lighthouse will air a special program, Empowering Potential, featuring the life-changing stories of young people and families you’ve helped through Lighthouse.  The half-hour special will also pay tribute to our Beacon of Light Humanitarians Eileen Chalfie and Dr. Monica Newby as well as our President’s Award honorees: Steve Campbell, Ken Feldmann, Robert E. Rich, and Robert C. Zepf.

Join us for
Empowering Potential
7:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 27
Channel 9/WCPO and wcpo.com

Click here to learn about sponsorship opportunities or to make a donation.

Fall Event

This annual event in a private home includes lunch by the bite, wine by the glass, fashion and accessory boutiques, and a raffle. All the food is generously donated by some of Cincinnati’s finest restaurants and caterers. Participating boutiques graciously gift 20% of the day’s sales to Lighthouse. Proceeds from the Fall Event support Lighthouse services.

Happy Holidays Gift Drive

Looking for a special way to make a difference for Lighthouse youth and families during the holiday season? Consider fulfilling a wish list for a child or family, hosting a giving tree at your school or office, or buying gifts from our most needed items wish list!


This annual bar crawl in Over-the-Rhine is hosted by the Lighthouse Young Professionals Committee. Funds raised from this event support services provided to young people and families by Lighthouse. Thank you to our 2020 sponsors: Sibcy Cline, Paycor, River Cities Capital, Wow Windowboxes, and Cincinnati Bartending School.

For more information about how you can make a difference through our special events or become an Annual Events Sponsor, please contact:
Development Coordinator Jennifer Miller at 513-487-7154jemiller@lys.org