Friday, September 08, 2017 6PM

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Pavillion Ballroom 35 West 5th Street | Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Cocktail or Elegant African Attire


  • Valet parking is available at the Hilton at a discounted rate of $15
  • Mabley Place Garage (410 Race St) rate is $6
  • Fourth and Race Street parking garage (42 W. Fourth St)

For more information or to purchase tickets via phone, call 513.585.8662

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General Admission $125
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About Village Life Outreach Project

Since 2004, Village Life Outreach Project has united communities across cultures to build strategic partnerships that work to improve the quality of life, education, and health. Our collaborations with communities throughout Cincinnati and the Shirati Region of Tanzania, East Africa have created sustainable solutions to the pressing needs of Tanzanians and unique, invaluable learning opportunities to hundreds of Cincinnatians each year.


  • 2004

    1st Brigade

    First October Brigade travels to Tanzania.
  • 2008

    Nutrition Project

    Initiation of Nutrition Project that feeds 1,200 Tanzanian schoolchildren daily and teaches Cincinnati students about nutrition.
  • 2011

    Roche Health Center

    Roche Health Center opens, providing the first-ever access to permanent health care for over 20,000 residents.
  • 2013

    Construction of Primary School

    In partnership with Engineers Without Borders—UC Chapter, Kingigoro Primary School opens in Burere Village.
  • 2014

    Initiation of Mama Maisha

    Our safe motherhood intervention program.
  • 2015

    Phase 2 of Well Project Complete

    In partnership with Engineers Without Borders—UC Chapter, we completed phase 2 of the well project in Nyambogo.
  • 2017

    Expansion of Nutrition Project

    The Uji Nutrition Project has expanded to all primary schools in Roche, Nyambogo, and Burere- feeding over 2,500 Tanzanian school children each school day.

Hosts & Hostesses

  • Susan Casey-Leininger
    Village Life Outreach Project, Executive Director
  • Chris Lewis, MD
    Village Life Outreach Project, Founder & Board Chair
  • Neville G. Pinto
    Honorary Co-Chairperson, University of Cincinnati President
  • Dr. Debbie Gerdes
  • Mrs. & Mr. Lucille & Thom Gerdes
  • Dr. & Mrs. Clyde & Janis Henderson
  • Drs. Hope & Tom O'Brien
  • Mr. Kent Wellington
  • Ms. Shelia Nolan


General Admission tickets are $125.

Purchase Tickets

Tickets are also available by becoming a sponsor of the event.

    Friday, September 08, 2017
  • 6:00 PM
    Reception & Silent Auction
  • 7:00 PM
    Dinner & Program