CET Wraps Up Annual Action Auction, Achieves Fundraising Goal

CINCINNATI – CET wrapped up its 44th annual Action Auction, which took place April 6 – 9, and was successful in meeting the $180,000 auction fundraising goal.


The Action Auction is CET’s largest fundraiser of the year, which provides critical funds to ensure CET can continue its mission to educate, entertain and enrich the lives of people in living rooms and classrooms in the Greater Cincinnati area through programming and educational services.


Dr. O’dell Owens, who chaired the 2010 and 2011 events is a proponent for quality children’s programming, and is particularly supportive of PBS programs like Sesame Street, which helps children develop critical thinking and literacy skills. Owens also asked volunteers and bidders to bring canned goods to benefit the Freestore Foodbank to feed the hungry in Cincinnati. Several full-size barrels were filled with canned goods and non-perishable food items.


“This year’s event wouldn’t be a success without our dedicated sponsors, volunteers, donors and buyers,” said Joycee Simendinger, CET Events Manager. “We are grateful for their continued support and look forward to our next fundraising event, “Live on CET!” on May 25.”


CET will hold another televised auction during the annual “Live on CET!” gala, which takes place at Music Hall on May 25. The live portion of the evening will air on CET from 7 – 9 p.m. More information on tickets to this event and auction items is available at www.cetconnect.org/events.

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, CETconnect.org, 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 CETconnect.org, the first public television station to offer a community-based public media on-demand service. For more information about CET, visit www.cetconnect.org.