Preschool Promise Board of Trustees  

The United Way of Greater Cincinnati’s Executive Committee has  appointed a 15-person Board of Directors to lead the preschool expansion effort in Cincinnati. The Board will implement the preschool expansion plan, passed by voters in November 2016 as part of the 5-year Cincinnati Public Schools levy.  The United Way of Greater Cincinnati was selected by Cincinnati Public Schools as the trusted entity to oversee preschool expansion in Cincinnati. A breakdown of how CPS and Preschool Promise will work together can be found here.  The Board consists of parents, educators, preschool providers, business leaders and community leaders. Board members were nominated by the United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Cincinnati Public Schools and Cincinnati Preschool Promise. The Board will oversee day-to-day operations to ensure families are prepared to take advantage of preschool Tuition Assistance beginning in fall 2017 and will increase the number of quality rated preschool providers with Quality Improvement supports expected to be available in June 2017.

The press release includes a list of Board Members.

Board members are pictured above at the first meeting, with Rob Reifsnyder, President and CEO of the United Way of Greater Cincinnati and Stephanie Byrd, Senior Vice President, Early Learning Strategies at the United Way of Greater Cincinnati and Interim Executive Director, Cincinnati Preschool Promise. Left to right: Terri England, Jasmine Jones, Steve Shifman, Cheryl Rose, Gary Lingren, Deborah Allsop, Father Michael Graham, Kimya Moyo, Dr. O’dell Owens, Rob Reifsnyder, Sallie Westheimer, John Pepper, Laura Sanregret, Stephanie Byrd, Micah Kamrass, Pastor Ennis Tait.

Board Meetings and Board Meeting Minutes

Board meetings and Board committee meetings are open to the public. All Board meetings and committee meetings are also posted in the Events calendar. Board Minutes can be found below.

Board Meetings Schedule 

June 13, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

June 22, 7:30 am – Special Meeting on Year 1 Budget

July 18, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

August 14, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

All meetings are held at the United Way, 2400 Reading Rd., Cincinnati 45202

Board Meeting Minutes

April 12, 2017  –Board Minutes

March 30, 2017 – Board Minutes 3.30.17

March 2, 2017 – Board Minutes 3.2.17

May 3, 2017 – Board Minutes 5.3.17


Board Committee Meetings 

The CPP Board is organizing committee schedules. Please find the 2017 scheduled meetings below. All meetings are held at the United Way unless noted otherwise. This page will be updated as committees set meetings:

Executive Committee

June 8 – 9 to 10:30

July 11 – 2:30 to 4

August 10 – 3 to 4:30

Finance and Audit Committee

May 10 – 2 to 3:30

May 23 – 2 to 3:30 Special Public Meeting

June 6 – 3:30 to 5:00 Special Meeting – Budget Planning

June 27 – 1 to 2:30

July 25 – 1 to 2:30

August 22 – 1 to 2:30

September 26 – 1 to 2:30

October 24 – 1 to 2:30

November 28 – 1 to 2:30

December 21 – 1 to 2:30

Preschool Promise Budget

Preschool Promise Board member and Treasurer Pastor Ennis Tait led a public forum on June 8th to present and take questions and comments on the proposed budget for the first full year of Cincinnati Preschool Promise which will be July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018. Here are links to the proposed budget presentation and detailed budget numbers. A facebook live video recording of the presentation can be viewed on our facebook page.