THANK YOU

A LOVE LETTER TO OUR ROOTS

A healthy system can't survive without roots. Roots keep us anchored. They support us and lift us up. And they break up what's around us — even when the environment is harsh and seemingly barren — to create new pathways for growth. 

DI wouldn't be who we are today if not for the roots that have sustained and supported us. Our roots are the thousands of individuals over the years who took a chance on us, learned with us, and grew with us. We are endlessly grateful for the time, energy, and faith you've invested in us. 

THANK YOU

100 Degrees Consulting • 1N5 • 3CDC • A Few Good Men Fellowship Group • Aakanksha Sinha • Aakash Sethi • Aaron Swick • Adam and Laurel Smart • Advocates Framingham  • Agenda 360 • Aimee Shinkle • Alan McDonald • Alejandra García-Cruz • Alexandra Dellis-Harcha • Alexis Grimes Trotter  • Alexis Kent • Ali Maiorano • Alistair Hamilton • All Children Thrive Learning Network • All-In Cincinnati Coalition  • Allen Woods • Allison Reynolds-Berry • AmazonSmile • Amber Brown • Americans for the Arts • Amy and Michael Howton • Amy Becker • Amy Dyer • Amy Hall • Amy Kim • Amy Untch • Amy Weber • Ana Luisa Alatorre Ibarra • Andrea Koverman • Andrés Contreras • Andrés Márquez-Lara • Andreya Carlson • Angela Hall • Angela Pancella • Angie Burr • Anil Kumar Gupta • Anisha Shankar • Anita Blake • Anjali Dutt, PhD • Ann Hyler • Anna Cross  • Annie E. Casey Foundation • Anuradha Pati • APD Urban Planning +  Management • Applied Sunshine • Armando Romero Navarro • ARTI • ArtPlace • ArtsWave • ArtWorks • Aryan Hope • Asa Featherstone • ASAP Norwood • Ascend Innovations • Ashland Decisions at Every Turn • Ashlee Young • Assabet Valley Collaborative   • Association for Community Design  • Association for Community Development   • Association of Public and Land-grant Universities  • Audrey Robinson  • Ayush Chauhan • Babitha George • Barbara and Ric Hine • Barbara Rugen • Barbara Smith • Barkha Patel • Barry Kolanowski • Becky Slogeris • Ben and Beth Hanisian • Ben Bush • Ben Ford • Ben Ko • Ben Nunery • Ben Weber • Benjamin and Stephanie Marston • Betty Hatchett Design • Bill Taylor • Biz G. Young • Bob Roth • Bobbie Butler  • Brandon Black • Brandon Dawson • Brazilian American Center (BRACE) • Brewery District CURC • Brian Bjelovek • Brian Gough • Brighton Center • Brittney Kreimer • Bruce and Lia Hager Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation • Bruce Ault • Bush Recreation Center • Caitlin Behle • Caitlin Mongillo • Cal Cullen • Calista Hargrove • Cameron Suter • CANE Accounting & Finance, LLC • Capital Area Food Bank  • Cara Spaccarelli • Carly Hagins • Carmen Chacon • Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr./ U.S. Bank Foundation • Carolya Clark • Carrie Whitaker • Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio • Center for Addiction Treatment • Center for Creative Leadership • Center for Creative Studies • Center for Independent Living Options • Center for Nonprofit Management • Central Clinic Behavioral Health • Central Texas Food Bank • Centric • Champlin Architecture • Chandler Clifton • Cheriese Lindsey • Child Care Aware of America • Children Inc. • Children's Defense Fund   • Chris Bennett • Chris Collins • Chris Hammond • Chris Macklin • Christa McAndrew • Christian Moerlein Brewing Company • Christina Billingsley • Christina Brown • Christine Kerrigan • Churches Active In Northside • Cincinnati Art Museum • Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center • Cincinnati Health Department / Health Impact Assessment Committee • Cincinnati Human Relations Commission • Cincinnati Interfaith Commmittee • Cincinnati Made • Cincinnati Public Schools • Cincinnati Recreation Commission • Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship • Cincinnati Urban Promise • Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber   • Cincinnati Works, Inc. • Cincinnati Youth Collaborative • Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency • Cincy Stories • Cindy Tripp • Cindy Tripp & Co LLC • City of Cincinnati Police Department • City of Cincinnati: Equity, Inclusion, Youth, & The Arts Committee • CityLink Center • Claire McKenna • Clarise Green • Clermont County Opiate Task Force • Cleveland Clinic • Clovernook Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired • Colerain Township • Collective Impact Forum • Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona • Community Health Council of Wyandotte County • Community Matters • Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund • Connie Redwine • Constantine Polychroniou • Corey Buchholz • Corporation for Supportive Housing   • Council Member Tamaya Dennard • Councilman Greg Landsman • Covington Partners • Cradle Cincinnati • Craig Jolly • Craig Vogel • CreativeMornings/Cincinnati • Cuyahoga County Office of Reentry • DAAP Cares • Dan Shannon • Dan Weber • Dani McClain • Daniel Stillman • Daniel Timothy Edmundson • Daniela Vollmer • Danielle Kokochak • Danny Alexander • Darrell Bell • David and Julianna Thompson • David Bellamy • David Corns • David Singleton and Verna Williams • Dawna Leggett • Dayton City Schools • Debbie Brawn • Deborah Stroud • Deep Griha Society • Definity Partners — Fearless Factory • Demetrius Romanos • Design Corps / Public Interest Design Institute • Design for America • Designed Learning • Desiré Bennett • Destinee Thomas • Dionna Rojas-Ortiz • Dolores Allen  • Dominique Brown • Dominique Love • Don Manning • Donald Simmons • Donovan Preddy • Dorothy Price • Doug Horner • Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati • Dpict LLC • Dr. and Mrs. Jagawat • Dr. Daniel Oerther • Dr. Neela Onawale • Dr. Priya Karve • Dr. Swati Samvatsar • Dr. Uday Salunkhe • Dr. Wasundhara Joshi • Drew Heidel • Eastern Indiana Area Health Education Center  • Easterseals Serving Greater Cincinnati • Economics for Compassion Initiative • Eddy Kwon and Lizzy Duquette • Edita Dolan-Mayo • Education Matters • Elaine Kaplan • Elango Jeyraj • Elizabeth and Sam Hatchett • Elli Matejka • Elliot Billingsley • Elveeda Dixon • Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy • Emily Barth • Emily Elliott • Emily Hager • Emily Kuchey • Emma Bellamy • Emma Chaney • Emma Drongowski • Enable Greatness • Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation  • Envision • Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio • ERA Design LLC • Eric Clark • Erinn Green • Eugenia Boggus • Eva Miller • Every Child Capital • Every Child Succeeds • FEAST • Feeding America National Organization • Fireflies Ashram • First Batch • First Ladies For Health • Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber • Flywheel • Folk School Coffee Parlor • Ford Motor Company Fund • Framingham Health Department • Framingham Public Schools • Frances Kroner • Freestore Foodbank • Frima Udelman • Gateway Community &Technical College • Gavin DeVore Leonard • GE Matching Fund • Geetha Balasubramanian • Geoff and Kirsten Zoeckler • Geoff Milz • Geraldine Thomas • Giueseppe Delena • Glenna Parks • Global Citizen Leaders • Global Health and Innovation • Global Language Project • Gloria Simmons • Golden Hour, LLC • Grace Swihart • Grantmakers for Effective Organizations • Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services • Greater Cincinnati Foundation  • Greater Cincinnati Homless Coalition • Greater Cincinnati Microenterprise Initiative (GCMI)  • Greater Cincinnati Redevelopment Authority   • Greater Cincinnati Service Learning Network • Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative • Greater Cincinnati Urban League • Greater Cleveland Reentry Leadership Coalition • Greater Dayton Area Hosptial Association • Greater Good Studio • Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank • Green Umbrella • GreenLight Fund • Gretchen Poulson • Group 4 Architecture, Research + Planning, Inc. • Habitat Learning Center • Hali Nacdimen • Hamilton County Commission on Women and Girls • Hamilton County Commissioners • HANDS — Green River District Health Department • Hari Natrajan • Harriet Englander • Harriet Matthey • Hayley Huge • Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City • Health Leads • HealthPath Foundation of Ohio • HealthSource of Ohio • Healthy Homes: Block by Block • Healthy Moms and Babes • Historic Northeast-Midtown Association • Historically Black Colleges and Universities • Hope Miller • Hopkinton Health Department • Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky   • Hudson Health Department • Hughes STEM High School • Human Services Chamber • i2i Partners, LLC • Ihsan Leggett • Ilavarasu Jeyaraj • In Solidarity We Rise • Independence Bank • Indianapolis Museum of Art • Ingrid Lange • Interact for Health • Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center   • Invest in Neighborhoods • J. Elango • Jack Ferrante • Jalisa Harris • James Zimmerman • Jan Graham • Jane Hanisian • Janet Berger • Janice Urbanik • Janis Ford • Jaskeerat Bedi • Jason Mills • Jason Snell • Jason Williams • Jaya (ODAM) • Jazmin Pleasant Carter • Jean Samuelson • Jed Farlow • Jeff Brown • Jen Lile • Jena Bradley  • Jenessa Calvo-Friedman • Jenna Effler • Jenna Hippensteel • Jennie Toner • Jennifer Chubinski • Jennifer Lamplough • Jenny Brady • Jerad Raines • Jeremy Smith  • Jeriesha Gordon • Jessica Chen • Jessica Sams • Jessie Boone • Jewish Community Relations Council of Cincinnati • Jewish Federation of Cincinnati • Jeyaraj Gna • Jince Kuruvilla • JL Zoeckler • JNB Brand Growth Consulting, LLC • Joan and Louis Lauch • Joan Dolansky • Joann Young • Joanne and Bruce Brauninger • Jodie Dickerson • Jody Wells • Joe Catino • Joe Hansbauer • Joe Styer • John Burke • John Ford • John Huber • John Kirsch • John Rogeux • John Thackara • Joiner Family Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation • Joining Forces for Children • Jon Hall • Josefina Luz Leyva • Joseph Dehner • Josephine and Andy McKenrick • Josh Hardin • Josh Treuhaft • Joshua Bray • Joyce Davis • Julia Petiprin  • Julia Weinstein • Julianna Boehm Photography • Julianna Boehm Thompson • Julianne Byrne • Julie Brook • Julius Jenkins • Junior League of Cincinnati • Justin Harrell • Justin Williams • Kaitlyn Johnson  • Kaleidoscope Innovations • Kansas Health Foundation • Karl Vanderbeek • Kate Botos • Kate Hanisian and Ramsey Ford • Kate Howton • Kate Kreimer • Katherine Creason • Kathie Maynard • Kathleen B. and Michael C. Krug Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation • Kathryn Glover • Kathy Hale • Kathy Kargl  • Katie Bachmeyer • Katie Buchmann • Katie Farnsworth • Katie Garry • Katie McCabe Buchmann • Katie McDonnell • Katrina D’Esopo • Keerthana Pareddy • Keith Martin • Keith Spiller • Kelley Dick • Kelly Bailey • Kendra Davis • Kevin Dohn • Kevin Frank • Khisha Williams • Kirsch CPA Group, LLC • KJV & Associates, PLLC • Knowledgeworks Foundation • Kory Gunnerson • Larry Barbera • LaunchWerks • Laura McNeel • Lauren Hanisian • Lauren Millhorn • Lauren Woodrick • Leadership Cincinnati • Lee Davis • Lee Peterson • LeEcole de Design • Len Lewis • Lena Gionnette • Leslie and Alex Kochanowski • Leslie Wilkens • Levi Tran • Lighthouse Youth Services • Lila Englander • Linda and Doug Ford • Linda Wells • Lindsay Nichols • Lisa Barlow • Lisa Butler • Lisa Chensvold • Lisa Soper • Living Arrangements for the Developmentally Disabled, Inc. • Living Cities • Local Initiatives Support Corporation • Local Initiatives Support Corporation Greater Cincinnati • Loose Parts Project • Lorena García-Cruz • Loveland Creative • LPK Brands Inc • Luke and Joanie Lauch • Lyden Foust • Lydia's House • Lyndon Rego • Lynsey Gaca • Macy's Corporation • Madisonville Business Chamber • Madisonville Community Council • Madisonville Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation • Madisonville Education and Assistance Center • MadTree Brewing • Maggie Pfeifer • Manav Sadhna • Mandy Lehman • Mani Soundrapani • Marché Denson • Marcie Hunnicutt • Margaret Lawson • Marge Skolos • Margy Waller • Maria and Jon Ingram • María Cabrera • María García-Cruz • Maria Luisa Rossi • Marie Knecht • Mario Garrido • Mario Varon • Mark Lutwak • Mark Mock • Mark Schutte • Markita Hill • Marli Morris • Marquavius "Marq" Casey • Mary Ann and Mark Michaels • Mary Ann Bressler • Mary Ann Morgan  • Maryland Institute College of Arts • Maslow's Army • Matt and Marcia Kornau • Matt Anthony • Matt Strauss • Matthew Hanisian • Matthew Traxler • Matthew Wagner • May We Help • Mayhew Creative LLC • Meena Kadri • Meera Curam • Melanie Booher • Melodic Connections • Melville Charitable Trust • Mental Health & Addiction Coalition • Mercy Neighborhood Ministries • MetroLabs • MetroWest Health Foundation • Miami University • Miami University Center for Community Engagement • Micaela Roberts • Michael Celender • Michael Conger • Michael Howard • Michael Pinkston • Michael Zaretsky • Michelle Sucher • Midwest UX Inc. • Mike Augustine • Mike Baker • Mike Fleisch • Mike Roller • Mike Schmidt • Mike Weikert • Miles Begin • Milestones Inc. • Mina Lee • Missouri University of Science and Technology • Molly O’Toole • Molly Russell • Monica Melendez • Montgomery County Board of Commissioners • Montgomery County Job and Family Services • MORTAR • Mount Mary University • Mount Saint Joseph University • Mt. Healthy Jr/Sr High School • Naashom Marx • Nagalakshmi Preeti • Nate Bullock • Natick Council on Aging  • Natick Public Schools • National Endowment For The Arts • National Fund for Workforce Solutions  • National Innovation Foundation-India • National Science Foundation • NBC Community Development Corporation • Neal Mabee • Neil Kelly • Nelson Pierce • Net Impact • Network for Good • Next Lives Here participants • Ngozi Ndulue • Nick Dolansky • Nick Dyko • Nicole Armstrong • Nicole Scott • NM Sadguru Foundation • Norah Miller • Northern Illinois Food Bank • Northern Kentucky Chamber Foundation • Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission Head Start • Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission/Family Services • Northern Kentucky University • Norwood City Schools • Norwood Drug and Alcohol Coalition (NDAC) • Norwood Police Department • ODAM • Ohio Association of Foodbanks • Ohio Hunger Dialogues • Ohio Justice & Policy Center • Ohio Voice • Ollie, Libby, and Quincy Kroner • One Ohio Now • Otterbein SeniorLife • Our Daily Bread • Our Harvest Research and Education Institute/Cultivate Ohio • Over-the-Rhine Community Council • Owen Richard Chandler  • Partners for a Competitive Workforce • Paul De Marco • Peaslee Neighborhood Center • Pelham Apartments Framingham • People's Liberty   • Per Rosenbaum • Pete Abner • Peter Block • Philomena Rego • PJ Douglass • POAH Communities   • PolicyLink • Pomona White • Pothu Raja • Powerhouse Factories • Preservation of Affordable Housing • Prevention Coalition • Primax Marketing Group • Prince of Peace • Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio • Procter & Gamble • Project Connect • Public Allies • Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County • Public Life Foundation of Owensboro • Quanita Roberson • Quest Alliance • Quicksand Design Studio • Rachel Griner • Rachel Smith • Rachel Wright • Rafia Usmani • Rainbow Edwards • Raj Mehta • Random Snacks of Kindness • Rashid Owoyele • Rashida Manuel • Rebecca Kahn • Redwood School & Rehabilitation Center, Inc. • RefugeeConnect • Regina Williams • Reginald Harris  • Reno O'Neal • Retina Carter  • Rhinegeist • Rian Austin • Riversky Films LLC • Riverview East Academy • Rob Cheezum • Robert DiPaolo • Robert Dodd • Robin Wright • Ron Jackson • Ronald Hummons • Russ Speiller • Ryan Mulligan • Saaleha Bamjee • Samantha Charek • Sandra Lin (Hui-Ting) • Sandra Plaza • Sanjay Das • Santa Maria Community Services • Sara Hine • Sara Ladd • Sara Meehan • Sarah and John Lainkin • Sarah Corlett • Sarah Robertson • Sarah Traxler • Sarah Williams • Sayler Park Village Council • School of Visual Arts • Scott Boylston • Scott Frondorf • Scott Holzman • Scott Tirey • Scott Vanderbeek • Secure Jobs Connecticut • SEEK, Inc. • Seemaisamy Kathanan • Senior Hunger Solutions Lab Participants • Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses • Sharmila Sitther • Sharon Hooper • Sharon King • Shelterhouse • Shepard Englander • Sheron Evans • Shift 2017 Team Members and Volunteers • Shift 2018 Concept Ideation Participants • Shiloh Turner • Shirish Dabbi • Shiva Goel • Simion Collins • Siqi Cheng • Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland • Skyward • SNEHA • Solar Tint • Soniqua Wamley • Southern Ohio Environmental Conservation Collaborative • Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education • Spencer Center for Gifted and Exceptional Students • St. Francis Seraph - Sarah Center • St. Francis Seraph Ministries • St. Joseph Home • Staci Marie Jenkins • Starfire Council of Greater Cincinnati • Stephen Richey • Stepping Stones, Inc. • Strategies to End Homelessness • StrivePartnership   • StriveTogether • Su Casa Hispanic Center • Success by Six • Sue DiTullio • Sue Schloemer • Sunshine Benbelkacem • Super Seeds • Surya Vanka • Susan Ingmire • Susan Kreuzmann • T Wells • Taft Law • Taj Smith • Tara Burke • Tara French • Tarsadia Family Foundation • Ted Fowler • Terri Henry • Terri Huddle  • The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation • The Center for Great Neighborhoods of Covington • The Community Builders • The Corporation for Findlay Market • The Health Collaborative • The Hive • The Kresge Foundation • The Littlefield (Lads Entertainment LLC) • The Point / Arc of Northern Kentucky, Inc. • The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County • The Salvation Army of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky • The Women's Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation • Theresa McSorley • Thomas Gardner • Thomas More University • Thrivera Consulting Group, LLC • Tim Vogt • Tobin Gardner • Tom Dierking • Tom Merrill • Tom Meyer • Tom Tom Founders Festival Hometown Summit  • Tonia Dowl • Tony Siebel • Trevor Timson • Troy Bronsink • True Body Project • Tulane University • Turner Winget Family Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation • Typeface LLC • UCREW • United Way of Central Ohio • United Way of Greater Cincinnati • University of Cincinnati • University of Cincinnati Center for Community Engagement • University of Cincinnati DAAP • University of Cincinnati Foundation • University of Cincinnati School of Social Work • University of Dayton • Urban League YP Group • Usha Suresh • Valerie Jacobs • Valerie Pérez Vasquez • Vera Soper • Visionaries+Voices • W. K. Kellogg Foundation   • Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation • Wanda Jones • We Have Become Vikings • WE School / iFEEL • Wendy Ellis Gardner • Whitewater Crossing • William and Debra Reeves • Winton Woods City School District • Women Helping Women • Women's Business Center - ECDI • Woodward High School • WordPlay Cincy • Woven Oak Initiatives • Wyandotte County Community Action Board (CAB)  • Xavier University • Xavier University Center for Diversity and Inclusion • YWCA of Greater Cincinnati • ZooMates

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