Challenge Accepted!


Congratulations to our winner, Margee Garbsch!

Margee’s charity of choice, DePaul Cristo Rey High School, received a $1,000 donation in her honor.


Challenge Accepted! winner Margee Garbsch with Sister Jeanne Bessette, OSF, Ed.D., President and CEO of DePaul Cristo Rey High School. DePaul Criso Rey received a $1,000 donation in Margee’s honor.

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About the event

Challenge Accepted! is a NEW event that lets local communicators share their unique solution to a communication problem they’ve faced in the workplace. Each 5–7 minute presentation is an opportunity for a communicator to showcase his or her best work.

The audience – including fellow communicators and leaders at area businesses and nonprofits – vote on the best solution. The winning communicator had the thrill of choosing a favorite local nonprofit to receive a financial donation, compliments of IABC Greater Cincinnati and our event sponsors.

Join us to celebrate excellence in communication and our 40th anniversary as we mark this milestone with a gift to the community.



mary_boganBankable Idea Delivers Long- and Short-term ROI

Mary Bogan, Consultant, Kroger Company







margee-garbschCreating a Local Identity and Support Base for an Innovative National Education Model

Margee Garbsch, Director of Communications & Marketing, DePaul Cristo Rey High School





kristaStuck With a Name

Krista Kuhlman, Experiential Marketing Manager, Giveback Sports






arlaMaximizing the Impact of Corporate Giving (Without Annoying Your Audience)

Carla Landon, Senior Communications Consultant, TriHealth






Emcee: Olympic Gold Medalist Mary Wineberg