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Raffle winners from the 2022 Lunch at the Links.

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It’s All For the Kids

Kindervelt #19’s annual Lunch at the Links supports Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital is known countrywide as one of the leaders in child health services. Beyond a fantastic medical staff, many other ingredients contribute to its success. One such ingredient is Mason’s Kindervelt #19, an all-volunteer auxiliary that raises funds for Children’s Hospital.

“We are so lucky to have the third best Children's Hospital in the nation right here in Cincinnati,” Kindervelt #19 President Jeanne Reisinger shares. “Many of us have seen firsthand the lifesaving work they provide.” 

Started in 1971, Kindervelt is now composed of 21 neighborhood volunteer groups across Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Kindervelt #19 is the Heritage Club branch.

Kindervelt is currently in the midst of a four-year campaign that benefits the construction of the Critical Care Building and funds an endowed chair position for the Division of Critical Care Medicine.

A major portion of Kindervelt #19’s contributions to this campaign come from their annual Lunch at the Links, a ladies' luncheon, held each April at Heritage Club in Mason. 

“Most of the early Kindervelt members lived in the Heritage Club neighborhood or were members, so it made sense to leverage the beauty and proximity of the club to host a ladies' luncheon to raise funds in the spring,” Jeanne explains. 

This year’s fifteenth annual event will take place on Saturday, April 29, beginning at 11 a.m. The theme is “Run for the Roses.” Guests will enjoy Derby-inspired décor and cocktails. The silent auction will feature more than 100 experiences and merchandise worth over $15,000. 

“There are a variety of silent auction gift baskets with goodies and gift cards from local businesses, and raffles including a stocked party cart with alcohol and munchies, highly sought-after bourbons and a luxury item from James Free Jewelers that is always a crowd favorite,” Kindervelt member and Sponsorship Chair, Suzy McBrayer tells us. 

In addition to the donated items for the silent auction, companies can make charitable donations as sponsors of the event. Sponsorship giving ranges from $100 as a “Friend of Kindervelt” to Platinum Sponsorship at the $3,000 giving level. 

“Attending Lunch at the Links is something I look forward to,” shares Suzy. “The food is wonderful and the atmosphere is fun, as guests dress to the theme of the event.”

Kindervelt #19 is also always welcoming new members. “We try to role model the Kindervelt motto - ‘Together, We Can Make a Difference.’ At the end of the day, it's all for the kids,” Jeanne enthuses. 

To purchase tickets for the luncheon or raffles, and to enter the silent auction starting on April 22, please visit or contact To learn more about Kindervelt, including membership visit

“We try to role model the Kindervelt motto - ‘Together, We Can Make a Difference.’ At the end of the day, it's all for the kids."

  • Raffle winners from the 2022 Lunch at the Links.