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.”

Roderick Hinton
Chief Administrative Officer

Rod provides strategic and operational oversight for non-programmatic functions within the agency including fundraising, community relations, marketing and communications, business development, human resources, training, volunteerism, advertising, special events, and agency awareness initiatives. He works closely with the president and CEO, Board of Trustees and executive leadership team on several high-level and strategic initiatives including The Children’s Home Foundation, acquisition/merger prospects, enlarged partnerships within the business community, and other ongoing strategic community engagement efforts. An impassioned leader who remains steadfastly dedicated and connected to the community he serves, Rod serves on several boards for local charities and fellow non-profits including Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA); Christ Hospital College of Nursing & Health Sciences; Inclusion and Advisory Board, Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce; and The Metropolitan Board of Governors.


Caren Hoelker
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.

Best Together

St. Aloysius and The Children’s Home have integrated into a new organization to become Cincinnati’s premier agency for early childhood services, education, and behavioral health under the name Best Point.

Best Point

For the best experience, you can visit the Best Point website to learn about our current services as well as additional services we now offer.