Bertsche Named Recipient Of Charles W. Vaughan Award

CINCINNATI – CET will honor Dawn Bertsche for her volunteer work for the organization with the Charles W. Vaughan Award during the “Live on CET!” gala on May 7 at Music Hall.


Bertsche, a resident of Kenwood, is the CFO and Senior Vice President and Secretary at Multi-Color Corporation and is actively involved with CET and other Greater Cincinnati organizations.


Bertsche brings an exceptional amount of leadership and experience to CET, where she currently serves as the secretary on the Board of Trustees. She also brings her financial experience to CET and assists with that aspect of the organization. She also helps CET obtain sponsorship for the annual “Live on CET!” fund-raising gala. Dawn and her husband, Ken, are also members of CET’s Premier Circle.


“We are very proud to name Dawn as this year’s recipient of the Charles W. Vaughan award,” said Jack Dominic, CET Executive Vice President and COO. “Dawn is involved with this organization as a board member, but also continually contributes to our fundraising events and efforts. Her dedication to public television is outstanding, and we are truly thankful for all her hard work over the years.”


The Vaughan Award was named in honor of Charles W. Vaughan, a past President and General Manager of CET, who was a true force in the Greater Cincinnati community and in the public television industry.


The award is given annually to an individual who demonstrates outstanding commitment to CET, longtime volunteer leadership, generosity of time and spirit and a history of community service.


In addition to being recognized during “Live on CET!” Bertsche will receive recognition at CET’s annual Board of Trustees reception on May 19.


Past recipients of CET’s Charles W. Vaughan Award are: William Victor, Barbara & Larry Kellar, Dr. Stanley & Mickey Kaplan, Al Vontz, Jr., Dianne Dunkelman, Alice Sparks, Buddy LaRosa, Joni Herschede, Jim Kiggen, Dee Shaffer, Robert Schiff, Sr., Joyce Salinger, Jerome Kathman and Marty Humes.

CET is Greater Cincinnati's leading provider of education and enrichment in both living rooms and classrooms, reaching more than 2 million residents, 470,000 students and 37,000 teachers. Through PBS and local programming,, innovative multimedia curriculum projects, parent workshops and professional development for teachers, CET positively impacts our community with rich and diverse resources. CET was the first licensed educational television station in the nation, the first high-definition public station in Ohio, and, through, the first public television station to offer a community-based public media on-demand service. Visit the CETconnect website for more information about CET.