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Candace McGraw, left, and Metropolitan Club Board of Governors chair Nancy Grayson.

The 23rd Metropolitan Award took place on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. Our honoree was Candace McGraw, CEO of the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), in recognition of her unwavering dedication and countless contributions in bringing together diverse groups of talented individuals and exemplary organizations for the benefit of our community and businesses. Her leadership has created an enduring impact on our region.

Over 250 Members and Guests attended to celebrate Candace. Thanks to all of our sponsors and individuals who attended and supported the program.

The Metropolitan Award is presented to a citizen of the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Community who has exhibited exponential effort toward improving the lives of our citizens, and who has made significant contributions toward the unification of our community. These efforts take place within both the business and social worlds and are indicative of the devotion and dedication that the award recipient holds towards others.

Since our founding in 1991, the Metropolitan Club proudly supports local organizations sharing our philanthropic efforts to give back to our community and has provided over $1.6 million to several local charitable organizations. Current beneficiaries are the Life Learning Center, Be Concerned, and UpSpring.

Previous Metropolitan Award Recipients:
1995 - Oliver Waddell
1996 - Joseph Hayden
1997 - Joseph Head
1998 - Bill Butler
1999 - Ed & Carole Rigaud
2000 - Otto Budig, Jr
2001 - Patricia Corbett
2002 - William Keating
2003 - Wayne Carlisle
2004 - A. G. Lafley
2005 - Judge Nathanial Jones
2006 - William Burleigh
2007 - Robert Castellini
2008 - Robert Sathe
2009 - Dr. James & Rachel Votruba
2010 - William T. Robinson III
2011 - Victoria Buyniski Gluckman
2013 - Chuck & Julie Geisen Scheper
2015 - Kathryn Merchant
2017 - Kay Geiger
2018 - George Vincent
2019 - Delores Hargrove-Young
2022 - Candace McGraw