On Sunday, November 13, 2005, at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) will proudly honor Richard K. Davis at its 23rd Annual Cincinnati Associates Tribute Dinner. HUC-JIR will recognize Mr. Davis for his civic and philanthropic leadership and achievements and for the enduring support he and U.S. Bank have provided the College-Institute and the Cincinnati community.
Proceeds raised at the Tribute Dinner will benefit the HUC-JIR Cincinnati Master Plan, the transformation and renovation of the Cincinnati campus. By creating an unparalleled center for research, training, and learning, the Cincinnati Master Plan will greatly enhance HUC-JIR's academic environment and support the significant work of the professional and public education initiatives that already draw tens of thousands to the campus. Through state-of-the-art electronic classrooms and new venues for distance education, the College-Institute will bring the treasures of its library and archives and the expertise of its faculty to communities worldwide.
HUC-JIR is proud to pay tribute to their friend, Richard K. Davis. He has proven himself as an accomplished leader in the corporate world and an outstanding and respected community advocate. Richard Davis is president and chief operating officer of U.S. Bancorp, a multi-state financial holding company with more than 2,383 full-service banking offices and 4,877 ATMs in twenty-four states. Mr. Davis is responsible for consumer banking, wholesale banking, corporate banking, private client, trust, asset management, risk management and corporate, retail and merchant payment services. He also is a member of the U.S. Bancorp Managing Committee.
In 1999, Mr. Davis served as a Corporate Council Co-Chair for the Cincinnati Associates Tribute Dinner honoring Richard (Dick) Weiland and continued as a member of the Corporate Council during his tenure in Cincinnati. He was instrumental in the solicitation of corporate support for the creation of Mapping Our Tears at HUC-JIR's Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education. In 2001, Richard Davis, introduced the concept, promoting and endorsing the idea of this interactive exhibit to his colleagues in the Cincinnati business community. With Richard's personal involvement, he was able to raise the necessary funds needed to begin the project, which now has close to 10,000 visitors annually.
Karen M. Hoguet and Jerome S. Teller serve as co-chairs for the Tribute Dinner. Honorary chairs are Manuel D. and Rhoda Mayerson. The Corporate Council chair for the event is Mike Michaels, Ohio Casuality Group. Serving on the Corporate Council (in formation) are: Leonard H. Berenfield, Berenfield Container, Inc., William P. Butler, Corporex Companies, Inc., Thomas G. Cody, Federated Department Stores, Inc., William A. Friedlander, Bartlett & Company, Reverend Michael J. Graham, Xavier University, Jerry A. Grundhofer, U.S. Bancorp, Robin E. Harvey, Baker & Hostetler LLP, John W. Hayden, The Midland Company, Paul W. Heldman, The Kroger Company, Daniel J. Hoffheimer, Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP, Robert J. Kohlhepp, Cintas, G. Thomas Landis, BKD LLP, David B. O'Maley, Ohio National Financial Services, Michael Price, National City, William Price, Empower MediaMarketing, Robert C. Reifsnyder, United Way, James E. Rogers, Cinergy Corporation, Mark Ruehlman, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP, James E. Schwab, U.S. Bank, Melvin Shotten, Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP, Robert A. Sullivan, Fifth Third Bank, Sister Francis Marie Thrailkill, College of Mount St. Joseph, Chad P. Wick, Knowledge Works Foundation, and Richard A. Weiland, Richard Consulting Corporation.
Founded in Cincinnati in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is the oldest institution of higher Jewish education in the western hemisphere and the academic and professional leadership development center of the Reform Movement. The College-Institute trains rabbis, cantors, religious school educators, Jewish communal workers, and graduate and postgraduate scholars at its four campuses in Cincinnati, New York, Los Angeles and Jerusalem. In addition to training professional leadership to serve the Jewish community, HUC-JIR's School of Graduate Studies awards Masters and Doctoral degrees to men and women of all faiths.
The Associates of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion are men and women whose commitment and annual support augment the College-Institute's educational and scholarly programs. For additional information about the Tribute Dinner or becoming an Associate of HUC-JIR, contact Cathy F. Weinberger, Director of Development and Public Affairs, at (513) 487-3222.