OFFICE OF ADVANCEMENT & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
We strongly value our connections in the community.
The Office of Advancement & Community Engagement is comprised of an energetic and dedicated group of professionals committed “to advancing the mission of The Children’s Home of Cincinnati by serving the needs and goals of the agency – and its partners – through a strategic focus on marketing, communications, business development, community engagement and fundraising.”
Chief Administrative Officer
Steven Wilson, Ed.D.
Dr. Steven Wilson leads all strategic communications on behalf of The Children’s Home including marketing, advertising, public relations, and media relations. He oversees the communication aspects of agency events, advancement of The Children’s Home programs in support of early childhood, behavioral health, and education as well as manages the agency website, crisis communications, social media and printed materials. He is a combat veteran and retired from the United States Air Force.
Advancement and Community Engagement Executive Assistant
Caren Hoelker is the Advancement & Community Engagement Executive Assistant at The Children’s Home. She helps define and achieve the agency’s strategic philanthropy, awareness, and engagement goals. Caren works directly with the chief administrative officer and collaborates with the President & CEO, the agency executive team, and the Board of Trustees. Caren collaborates with the Director of Leadership Giving, facilitates the administration of the grant process including the collection of agency documentation, input and loading of grant submissions, maintaining online and hardcopy grant records, and managing fiscal year spreadsheets of grant activity. Caren also assists the Advancement Team in executing donor recognition strategies including yearlong and highly individualized initiatives including, but not limited to personalized mailings, phone calls, and donor receptions. Caren comes to The Children’s Home by way of St. Xavier High School, where she served as the admissions coordinator.