Chicagoans for Cincy!

Each year, Chicagoland Bearcats gather together to recognize and celebrate the many contributions and overall excellence of UC alumni.

The annual gala is typically in February. Stay tuned for the 2020 date announcement!

Thank you to all of the 2019 Chicagoans for Cincy! Bicentennial Gala attendees and supporters. We've raised more than $100,000 to benefit the Chicagoans for Cincy! Alumni Scholarship for students attending UC.

Photos: 2019 Chicagoans for Cincy! Bicentennial Gala


Alumni Awards

Chicagoans for Cincy! and the Chicago Alumni Network annually recognize UC alumni for their professional achievements and service to the university.

Nominations are now open for the Chicagoans for Cincy! 2020 Alumni Awards.

Meet last year's award recipients.



Interested in sponsoring 2020 Chicagoans for Cincy!, or donating items for the silent auction? Contact Chicago Alumni Network Leader, Dave Watkins.

Want to directly support Chicagoans for Cincy!? Donate to the Chicagoans for Cincy! Alumni Scholarship Fund.



Chicagoans for Cincy! is a group of dedicated UC alumni living in the Chicago area. We encourage local students to attend UC, we promote Chicago as an extraordinary job destination for all UC graduates, and we hold the premier UC alumni event outside of Cincinnati each year.

Along with the UC Foundation and UC Alumni Association, Chicagoans for Cincy! supports scholarships that help Chicago’s best and brightest students receive a world-class education at our alma mater, one of the nation’s top urban research universities.


Russell Best, DAAP '09, '15
Senior Director, Alumni Relations, Constituent Engagement

Email Russell
or call 513-556-4013


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