Western & Southern associates are passionate volunteers for nonprofit organizations across Greater Cincinnati.
Whether it's walking to support the fight against Multiple Sclerosis (our Willie's Walkers team is the nation's largest), biking to support breast cancer research at the University of Cincinnati Barrett Cancer Center or running in the Heart Mini Marathon, a team of Western & Southern associates is likely to be at the forefront of every charitable fundraising event.
Our associates also work behind the scenes, serving as volunteer mentors in our Cincinnati Public Schools partner schools, serving on nonprofit boards and contributing their business expertise and contacts to further important community initiatives, especially United Way and ArtsWave (Cincinnati's fine arts campaign).
Over the past four years, Western & Southern Financial Group and its corporate foundation, the Western & Southern Financial Fund, have contributed more than $38 million in corporate sponsorships and philanthropic gifts to more than 125 charitable organizations throughout Greater Cincinnati.
The foundation emphasizes institutions and programs that promote financial stability, quality healthcare, educational achievement and community partnerships.
Since 2002, we have been the title sponsor of the Western & Southern Open. With our support, in 2014, this US Open Series tennis tournament drew record attendance of nearly 192,000, attracted more than 67 million television viewers worldwide and generated an estimated $48.7 million in regional economic impact.
We support several charitable fundraisers, including the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's Walk MS; Ride Cincinnati a bike ride fundraiser for breast cancer research; and the Thanksgiving Day Race. We also donated $1 million to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden's Africa exhibit in 2014.