Fundraiser 2017-10-13T17:17:53+00:00

Restavek Freedom’s 10th Anniversary

Fundraising Dinner

You may not be able to join us for our event, but you can still be a part of celebrating our 10 year anniversary!
Every dollar given toward our 10 year celebration will be matched by a generous donor. That means your gift has double the impact!

Event Details

Celebrate 10 years of accomplishments in freeing children and transforming hearts.
Hear our vision to give freedom to every child in Haiti.

Friday, October 20, 2017
The Freedom Center, Cincinnati, OH

6pm: Pre-Event Reception   |   7pm: Sit-Down Dinner and Celebration

Attire: Business Casual

Tickets will not be mailed. Your receipt will serve as your confirmation. Restavek Freedom is a 501(c)3 non-profit. The non-taxdeductible portion of each table is $500. Tickets are non-refundable. If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected] or call 513.475.3710. 

Presented by

with support from


john richmond


Founding Director of the Human Trafficking Institute

John Richmond is an award-winning prosecutor specializing in human trafficking. For over a dozen years, he has investigated and prosecuted forced labor and sex trafficking cases in numerous jurisdictions through the Department of Justice. He has served as an expert on human trafficking for the United Nations, judges, prosecutors, law enforcement, and other organizations. He has taught at Vanderbilt School of Law and was the director of IJM’s work in India.

joan conn


Executive Director of Restavek Freedom

Joan leads all of the operations and programming and splits her time between the US and Haiti. She was a co-founding family of Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy. She also led Go Cincinnati for several years, coordinating 2500 volunteers and 100 service projects citywide. Joan received her undergraduate degree in Education from Lee University and a graduate degree from University of Cincinnati.

Travel Information

Where to Stay

Rooms are reserved for guests of Restavek Freedom at the AC Hotel Cincinnati at The Banks, a Marriott Hotel, starting at $140 per Night. Reserve by September 30th to receive our discounted room rate and special valet parking rate of $25 per night. The AC Hotel is a brand new property on the riverfront of Cincinnati, located adjacent to the Freedom Center, The Banks entertainment district and Great American Ballpark. Call 1-800-MARRIOTT or Reserve Online.

(*Valet discount is applied at check-in and will not be reflected on your confirmation email)

The Freedom Center

Opened on the banks of the Ohio River in Cincinnati in 2004, the mission of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is to reveal stories of freedom’s heroes, from the era of the Underground Railroad to contemporary times, challenging and inspiring everyone to take courageous steps of freedom today. A history museum with more than 100,000 visitors annually, it serves to inspire modern abolition through connecting the lessons of the Underground Railroad with today’s freedom fighters.  The center is also a convener of dialogue on freedom and human rights. Learn more about the Freedom Center.

Cincinnati Attractions

Cincinnati has been listed as one of the top 10 cities to watch in 2017! It is undergoing an exciting downtown revitalization complete with a brand new streetcar, a complete river-side face-lift, and a burgeoning food scene. Make your visit complete by enjoying all that this great city has to offer.


Cincinnati is a foodie’s dream! From Cincinnati Chili to a gourmet meal at The Precinct, you won’t be disappointed. Here is a list of just a few of our favorite local places:

Skyline Chili vs. Gold Star Chili: Locals are very passionate about which of these two rival Cincinnati chili places is best. Decide for yourself which is best!

Graeter’s: Started over 145 years ago, Graeter’s is known for their handcrafted ice cream.

Moerlein Lager House: Overlooking the Ohio River, the Moerlein Lager House offers a a working microbrewery and foods reminiscent of those served in the city’s celebrated 19th century beer gardens.

Taste of Belgium: Known for their unique (and delicious) waffles, Taste of Belgium draws on its Belgian heritage to create a one-of-a-kind, Belgian-inspired, locally infused culinary experience.

The Precinct: Recently named one of America’s Top 10 Steakhouses by USA Today and, The Precinct is frequently recognized as having Cincinnati’s best steaks, seafood and service.


Broadway shows, football games and art museums will be sure to keep you busy while visiting Cincinnati.

Cincinnati Museum Center

The Aronoff Center for the Performing Arts

Cincinnati Art Museum

Contemporary Arts Center

Krohn Conservatory

Paul Brown Stadium


Cincinnati is full of fun and unique places to explore. Here are just a few:

Findlay Market: Findlay Market is Ohio’s oldest continuously operated public market and one of Cincinnati’s most cherished institutions, welcoming more than a million visitors a year.

Local Craft Breweries: If you love craft beer, Cincinnati is for you. Rheingeist, MadTree and Braxton are just a few of our favorites.

Smale Riverfront Park

Washington Park

The Cincinnati Streetcar