Top 5 Accomplishments
*RBC Served 471 families
*Non-profit of the Year: Best Parenting/Childbirth Resource
*Pillar Award: Non-profit Director of the Year by Smart Biz Magazine
*Hosted the Former Ladies of the Supremes for our 4th Annual Legends Showcase
*Served 1,400 families via Everybody Eats distributing 40,000 lbs of produce w/Cincinnati Bengals
BUILDING OUR Four-tress!
Thank you for supporting Rosemary’s Babies Company as we, in year four, work to build our fortress. In 2020, the pandemic forced Rosemary’s Babies Co. to expand our scope of services, commit to more direct needs of adolescent families, as well as ensure families felt safe and supported from afar. Our year at times was trying but RBC remained resilient and so did our families; completing schoolwork, spending quality time with their babies, and obtaining jobs. With the support of our community partners, volunteers, and many contributors we successfully served 471 families, distributed more than $50,000 in funds and resources, distributed 1,400 pounds of food to families, and provided 56 Christmases.
Pre-pandemic our organization provided virtual services 24/7 through social media; fortunately, this was an advantage and reduced the severity of interference when responding to families in crisis. The additional funds we received for the COVID response allowed our organization to hire and maintain staff, distribute PPE, as well as provide resources to families; our program participation doubled during the crisis. We would like to thank the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Hamilton County Cares, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Rockefeller Foundation, and Delta Foundation for their support.
Rosemary’s Babies would like to acknowledge Spark Philanthropy, who supported our organization during this crisis. Karen Harshaw, the CEO, helped RBC to develop a fundraising, marketing, and communication plan that aligned with our new 3-year strategic plan. With her support, we were able to leverage our funding, diversify our donors, and focus on intentional partnerships that would contribute to increasing organizational capacity. As an organization, we increased our funding by more than 200%.
Special thank you to the hundreds of donors who supported our mission. You truly made the difference and because of you our babies flourished and never felt alone.
To our donors and sponsors thank you Finally, thank you to the media who shared our story: Cincinnati Business Courier, Movers & Makers, The Cincinnati Herald, WCPO, Cincy LifeStyle, Wright Communications, and many others. We would like to thank our awesome team, board members, and more than 60 volunteers who contributed over 1,500 hours in service.
2020 Board of Leaders
Officers & Trustees
Board Chair Aswad Mack, PMP, Toyota Corp.
Chair-Elect Laurie Stevens, CCHMC
Secretary Rodsha Belser, Kroger Company
Treasurer Cheryl Lackey, City of Cincinnati
YL Chair Jaliah Oglesby
Summer Lattimore, Executive Assistant
Patricia McCollum, LSW, Trauma Trainer
Angel Wright, Promotions Director, Radio
Rosemary Oglesby, CEO
Dorothy Haynes, Director, DJ Haynes & Assoc.
Jaila Nored, Quality Analyst, Council on Aging
Jorge Perez, CEO, YMCA
Kat Steiner, Chief Giving Officer, Meals on Wheels
Tony Aloise, Founder, Life Solutions Network
Mark Osborne, Officer, Summit Country Day
Karen Williams, President, Spark Philanthropy
471 Families Served in 2020
RBC served 471 families in 2020. Of these families, 34 enrolled and completed our Leadership & Legacy Program
RBC provided 56 Christmases to families
RBC provided $50K dollars in resources, gift cards, and COVID assistance
OUR IMPACT & The Pandemic
What We Measure
• 100% of parents/caregivers increased their ability to support their child’s development
• 100% of parents had healthy births, with 0 infant mortalities
• 100% enrolled in a school attended regularly, graduated, or received GED pregnancies and childbirths
• 99.97% reported no intended repeat pregnancies
• 87% of parents reported being in good health
• 50% of program participants had access to mental healthcare
City of Cincinnati
c/o Greg Landsman City Councilman & DSD Advisors
91% of teens contacting our office were girls
56% were parenting / 23% were pregnant
39% of applicants parents were not aware of their request for support
The pandemic posed challenges for our babies and our organization. Our program participation doubled. 30% of the year our organization provided limited in-person support. 30% of families requesting services were homeless. Learn more
RBC was awarded
Rosemary’s Babies Co. would like to thank Spark Philanthropy for their support in helping us build our fortress by diversifying our funding; as well as creating our strategic, marketing, and fundraising plan.
"To support Black-led nonprofits like Rosemary's Babies Co. (RBC) means supporting capacity building and infrastructure. The organization's ability, innovation, and commitment paired with Rosemary's vision, authenticity, compassion, and grace have evolved into some of the most impactful programmings I have seen over the last year. SPARK Philanthropy has truly been honored to work alongside Rosemary in tackling fundraising and her dynamic board of diverse community leaders to implement their multi-year strategic plan.”
~ Karen Harshaw, Founder & CEO, SPARK Philanthropy
Rosemary's Babies Co.
Founded in 2013
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