Formed in 1964 to provide "tender loving care" to children at the Convalescent Hospital, the Association of Volunteers remain steadfast in their mission to provide funds for innovative programs, research and equipment to improve the quality of care given to patients.  The members of this fundraising auxiliary group work year-round to plan for Art & Antiques Festival, and now Design Cincinnati, and ensure that each year is even better than the last.


To date, the group's events have raised nearly $4 million to help kids receive the care they need to live healthier, happier lives. Here are just a few examples of programs supported by the festival over the years:


  • Comprehensive rehabilitation therapy
  • Division of Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and the aquatic therapy program
  • Comprehensive Epilepsy Program
  • Pediatric rheumatology research
  • Research for traumatic brain injury
  • Funding a full-time chaplain for the cancer and blood disorders program
  • Project SEARCH, a vocational training and employment program for persons with disabilities
  • Funding for a Lokmat high-tech therapy device
  • Funding a dedicated chaplain for the College Hill Campus