Seventh Annual "Live On Cet!" Fundraising Gala Returns To Music Hall On May 25

CET, Public Media Connect Board Chairman Bryan Dunn to be Honored

CINCINNATI – CET will host its seventh annual fundraising gala, “Live on CET!” in the ballroom at Historic Music Hall on Wednesday, May 25 from 5:30 – 9 p.m.


Bryan Dunn, CET/Public Media Connect Board Chairman and President of Western & Southern Financial Group will be honored at this year’s gala. Dunn has been a member of the board since 2002 and was elected as the chairman in 2005.


Marty Humes, who also serves on the Board of Trustees for CET/Public Media Connect is chairing this year’s event, which includes a cocktail hour, a silent auction, formal dinner and a live, televised auction.

This year’s televised auction, which begins at 7 p.m., will be hosted by Dr. O’dell Owens. At-home viewers will have the opportunity to call in and bid on a selection of items, creating a “bidding war” with gala attendees.


Live auction items range from vacations to sports memorabilia and jewelry. Some of the highlights for this year’s auction include:

-A one-week stay in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico -An overnight sailing vacation on Lake Erie -An autographed basketball, personalized by Oscar Robertson -Premium seats to the 2011 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade -A weekend trip to Chicago -A one-week stay in a Lake Tahoe vacation home -A private tour of a glass blowing studio with glassblower Darren Goodman, as well as the opportunity to create a glass piece for your personal collection.


During the silent auction, gala attendees will have the opportunity to bid on “mystery boxes,” which are new for 2011. Other silent auction items include gift certificates, artwork, wine, collectibles, jewelry and more.

Sponsorship opportunities and individual tickets are still available for this event. For more information, contact Joycee Simendinger, CET Events Manager at 513-345-6530.


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. For more information about CET, visit