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Council Member Seelbach Donates $7,500 In Extra Funds To Nonprofit Orgs

Chris Seelbach
City of Cincinnati
Council Member Chris Seelbach participating in a council meeting remotely on May 12, 2021.

Cincinnati Council Wednesday approved small donations to a few nonprofit organizations using extra funds from Council Member Chris Seelbach's office.

"My administrative director left several months ago, and given how late we are in the term we're not going to replace her," Seelbach said. "So I'm donating her salary to three organizations."

The appropriation gives $2,500 each to:

  • Lighthouse Youth Services' "Safe and Supported" program for homeless LGBTQ+ young people
  • Cincinnati Union Bethel's "Off the Streets" program for women dealing with addiction and human trafficking
  • Queen City Bulldog Rescue

Council approved the appropriations unanimously.

Becca Costello grew up in Williamsburg and Batavia (in Clermont County) listening to WVXU. Before joining the WVXU newsroom, she worked in public radio & TV journalism in Bloomington, Indiana and Lincoln, Nebraska. Becca has earned numerous awards for her reporting, including from local chapters of the Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists, and contributed to regional and national Murrow Award winners. Becca has a master's degree in journalism from Indiana University and a bachelor's degree from Cincinnati Christian University. Becca's dog Cincy (named for the city they once again call home) is even more anxious than she is.