Bengals president Mike Brown and his family received the Pillar Award for Community Service's Kent Clapp CEO Leadership Award. The award recognizes a top executive for his or her passion toward philanthropy and honors the late Kent Clapp, CEO of Medical Mutual, who died in a 2008 plane crash.
The Bengals have a strong commitment to making a difference in the community, generating more than $1 million each year for community groups. This includes direct Bengals corporate contributions, NFL Charities, and other efforts with business partners.
"We love being a part of the Greater Cincinnati community and want to do our part to help make the community better," said Bengals executive vice president Katie Blackburn. "We have a big platform that gives us the opportunity to reach a lot of people that others can't reach. Our goal is to amplify the already great work so many organizations, foundations and charities are doing in the Greater Cincinnati area."
With more than 100 organizations supported each year, it would be hard for fans to not have their lives touched by an organization supported by the Bengals. Every level of the organization — from players to owners to coaches to staff — is involved in the effort.