Ohio Valley Voices
news & updates
Winter 2023
Silence to Speech Update
The OVV staff took their
very first construction tour!
To kick off 2023, the OVV staff took a tour of the
construction site. With Executive Director Maria Sentelik as their guide, they got a sneak peak of the new wing. What an inspiring way to start the new year!
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15th Annual OVV Gala
You're Invited to the
15th Annual OVV Gala!
Join us for silent and live auctions, raffles, casino games and more! Sponsors, Table Host/Hostesses and VIP's will enjoy an open bar and an exclusive experience with mixologist Molly Wellmann.

15th Annual OVV Gala
Saturday, March 4th, 2023
Cincinnati Hilton Netherland Plaza
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

VIP Tickets - $250
General Admission - $150

Registration is open!
Supporter Spotlight - Molly Bradfish-Pinson
Despite living just three miles down the road from OVV, Molly Bradfish-Pinson never knew what the early intervention program was. “I thought it was a church!” she jokes.

This changed when Molly’s twin sons, SJ and Quinn, were born prematurely at twenty-nine weeks old. After spending their first few months in the hospital with health complications, the boys were able to go home. Another complication soon became apparent: SJ had hearing loss.... (read more)
Thank you, Sandra Mills for your Contribution to OVV
Sandra Mills served on our Board of Trustees since February of 2020 first as the Board Secretary and then as Board Treasurer. She was introduced to Executive Director, Maria Sentelik, in 2019 and joined the Board to assist with our Silence to Speech campaign.
The most rewarding part of serving on the Board was “attending the November 2022 in person Board meeting at OVV and being able to see the expansion construction project after years of planning and fundraising,” she states. Sandra, thank you, for your hard work and dedication to Ohio Valley Voices and our mission of teaching children that are deaf and hard of hearing to listen and speak!
Program Update
The children of OVV started 2023 with fun activities!
The toddlers are happy to be back! They are enjoying making bird feeders, shoveling snow and more!
The EC has started their snow and winter theme! They are learning about the fun things they can do in the snow.
The DC is doing a 'Welcome Winter Unit.” They are excited to do ice experiments, build snowmen and learn about winter clothes.
This week in the LC, students are using hands-on tools like cotton balls, cubes, and whiteboard markers to learn subtraction!
Ways to Support:
Special Thanks to These Partners:
Charles Scott Riley III

J. Frederick &
Helen B. Vogel Trust

Marcia J. Dowden

Helen E. Allen
Charitable Foundation

Meredith Dewitt
and Sarah Robben

McNerney & Associates, LLC

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey and Lois Gushin

Tony, Karen, and Quinn Schweier

Turner Construction Company

Everything But The House (EBTH)

Mr. and Mrs. Irwin
and Barbara Weinberg
Fort Washington
Investment Advisors, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. John Hamilton

Mr. and Mrs. Michael
and Merrie Jackson

L&L Nippert Charitable Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Jody
and Megan Johnson

Dr. and Mrs. Thomas
and Kathleen Fischer

V. Ruth Klette

Walter Schum

Mr. and Mrs. Jim
and Kristin Schum

The Erma A. Bantz Foundation

Lydia Ritze