Together We Rise Virtual Gala

Episcopal Retirement Services’
Good Samaritan Mission Fund
Annual Gala

2020 - Together We Rise Virtual Gala - Episcopal Retirement Services2020 live online event to support the Good Samaritan Mission Fund!

This year's ERS Annual Gala went Virtual! Far apart, but never closer, we came together for a memorable evening of celebration, inspiration, and entertainment - all in support of the ERS Good Samaritan Mission Fund

“The occasion is piled high with difficulty.
We must rise to the occasion together.”
—Abraham Lincoln


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!

The Pay It Forward AUCTION IS OPEN

The Pay It Forward Auction is a philanthropic twist on our traditional silent auction. Rather than bidding on an item for your own pleasure, you have the opportunity to “purchase” programs and services for the benefit of the older adults we serve through the Good Samaritan Mission (GSM).

The Pay It Forward Auction is STILL OPEN. To fund a ‘Pay It Forward’ need, visit the auction page and get registered. Scroll down to see the many ‘Pay It Forward’ ways to donate and fund the GSM programs. 

Click here to view the Pay It Forward Auction and bid today!


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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