Together We Rise Virtual Gala

On October 9th, the ERS 2020 Live Virtual Gala raised over $300,000 in support of ERS’ annual fund, the Good Samaritan Mission Fund!

Far apart but never closer, we came together for a memorable evening of celebration, inspiration, and entertainment.  Highlights included:

  • A Celebration of COVID Heroism
  • Letters for Gratitude from those we serve
  • State of ERS by President & CEO Laura Lamb
  • Reflections on the Growth and Success of Affordable Living with VP of Affordable Living and In-Home Services Kathy Ison-Lind
  • Sneak Peek at the historic Manse Apartments project.
  • Live Jazz performance by the Mandy Gaines Quartet.


Missed the Gala? Watch the Live Stream Here




WLWT's Courtis Fuller

Thank you to our Master of Ceremonies, WLWT's Courtis Fuller

And THANK YOU to this year’s generous gala sponsors!

See a Sneak Peek of the Manse Affordable Living Project

At this year's Gala, we revealed a teaser for our latest Affordable Living project, the Manse. Watch the short video below to learn about this historic landmark. For more details about our exciting project at the former Manse Hotel, click here.

 Introducing our new Pay It Forward Auction!


A philanthropic twist on our traditional silent auction, the Pay It Forward Auction is an opportunity to “purchase” programs and services for the benefit of the older adults we serve through the GSM by making a 100% tax-deductible donation.

Click here to Pay It Forward today!

Special thanks to our Master of Ceremonies, WLWT's Courtis Fuller, and to all of our donors, sponsors and in-kind contributors.

Our 2020 Silent Auction is now open to benefit the ERS Good Samaritan Mission Fund


We are grateful to our generous donors for contributing socially distance- minded items to our silent auction for the enjoyment of the friends of ERS. The majority can be enjoyed now or, hopefully, in the not too distant future.

Bidding for the silent auction is now CLOSED. Thank you to everyone who participated! 

Live Jazz Entertainment

This year's entertainment featured renowned Cincinnati jazz performer Mandy Gaines. Thank you to the Mandy Gaines Quartet for the incredible performance! 

Click on the play button below to get a glimpse of Mandy's extraordinary talent.


Our Presenting Sponsors

Give Today!

The ERS Annual Gala is a significant fundraiser in support of all of ERS’ Good Samaritan Mission Fund programs. Even if you weren't able to watch the event, we invite you to consider a donation.

What’s a party without a libation?  Receive a complimentary Party Pack for Two by making a donation below.  Furthermore, what’s a party without a few friends?  Multiply your gift and they’ll receive a Party Pack, too!


Corporate Sponsorships Available:

For sponsorship opportunities, contact please contact Joy Blang at 513.979.2313 or by email at

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