Medical Mutual 2014 Pillar Awards For Community Service, Cincinnati

Larry A. Sheakley

Thanks from the heart

Employees at Sheakley celebrated 50 years by helping others

As Sheakley embarked on the celebration of its 50th anniversary, CEO Larry A. Sheakley felt it was critical that everyone understand how many people, both past and present, played a part in helping the company achieve success. This included employees, partners, clients, vendors, family and friends.
The decision was made that one of the best ways for team members at Sheakley to express their appreciation for 50 great years was to give back to the community. Each employee who agreed to take part in an act of volunteerism received a special commemorative 50th anniversary T-shirt.
Sheakley employees have volunteered services for nearly 70 organizations in Greater Cincinnati, including St. Joseph’s Orphanage. Donations helped this organization provide wonderful gifts for 44 children as well as hats, gloves, scarves and socks for those in need. The funds also provided food for 150 people at their Christmas party, a new big-screen TV and a $550 donation to cover holiday expenses.
Sheakley is also a big supporter of the Hoxworth Blood Drive, the Free Store Foodbank, Lighthouse Youth Organization and Habitat for Humanity. Larry has personally invested a lot of time and effort in his support of the University of Cincinnati by challenging local businesses to raise funds for the new Sheakley Athletic Center.
He also serves as co-chairman of the Cincinnati Opera Capital Campaign, which is dedicated to creating innovative programs and advancing opera as an art form. ●