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Celebration of Service

Honoring Rob and Julia Heidt

May 18, 2023


Anderson Pavilion – 8 E. Mehring Way

Rob and Julia Heidt are longtime advocates and friends of St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP). Their involvement in our community and advocacy for our neighbors in need helps improve Cincinnati and the lives of those who live here.

We would like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who attended this sold-out event, as well as our sponsors, and for all those who made a donation in honor of Rob and Julia Heidt. If you missed this year’s event but would like to support our neighbors in need with a donation, please click here.

Click here to view photos from this event.

The generosity of Rob and Julia Heidt has been instrumental to the success of St. Vincent de Paul for over a decade. Their support of SVDP’s Upward Spiral Comprehensive Campaign helped to drastically expand access to programs and services through the construction of the Don and Phyllis Neyer Outreach Center.  Thanks to the Heidt Family Foundation Health Services wing, neighbors have access to primary care services with a nurse practitioner, health insurance navigation services, vision screenings through the Cincinnati Eye Institute Foundation, and heart clinics through Christ Hospital.

Additionally, the Heidts have graciously supported our Liz Carter Homelessness Prevention Program, summer fan distribution, and numerous other programs. In honor of the Heidts’ service to and advocacy for our neighbors in need, proceeds raised from this event will directly benefit the SVDP Charitable Pharmacy.

St. Vincent de Paul is grateful for Rob and Julia Heidt’s commitment to our neighbors in need. Please join us in celebrating them at Anderson Pavilion on May 18!

Rob Heidt Jr. is a renowned orthopedic surgeon who has provided care to patients in the Cincinnati area for over 30 years. Rob practiced at Wellington Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine and served as the team physician for the Cincinnati Bengals for nearly three decades. He graduated from Saint Louis University before earning his medical degree and residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Since then, Rob has been honored as Ohio Physician of the Year, NFL Team Physician of the Year, and received inclusion in the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society. Rob has held numerous leadership positions throughout his career including CEO of Wellington Orthopaedics and director of CBank (a company that meets the commercial and private banking needs of clients in the Cincinnati business community). Rob is a leader to both our community and the academic world as a board member for Xavier University, St. Xavier College Prep School, and Summit Country Day School. His nonprofit work includes serving on the board of trustees for both the Cincinnati Children’s Home and Bethany House and supporting numerous programs for St. Vincent de Paul.

A native Cincinnatian, Julia Heidt is a passionate and motivating leader to the Greater Cincinnati community. Upon graduating from the University of Redlands in California with a B.S. in Business Management and minors in Economics and Biology, Julia returned to Cincinnati to work as a stockbroker at Hill & Co/Legg Mason. Since then, she has been on several nonprofit and firm boards including one of the largest family offices in the United States, Miramar Services, INC. Other board service includes: St. John Community Center, Summit Country Day’s Fundraising Committee, St. Xavier High School Fundraising Committee, the Scripps Howard Foundation, USO Metro, and the Lindner Center of Hope, where she served on the Development, Marketing and Strategic Planning Committees. Julia continues to be an active volunteer in the community and gives her time through service at various organizations including: Bethany House Services, USO Care Package, Boys Hope Girls Hope, the Pink Ribbon Luncheon fundraiser, Kenzi’s Closet, the Cincinnati Antiques Festival supporting Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, and landscaping for Cincinnati Parks.


Rob and Julia are both directors of the Heidt Family Foundation, which focuses on medical needs, poverty needs, services for the homeless, education causes and veterans issues.



Farmer Family Foundation

Joyce Farmer • Brynne & Bob Coletti
Scott & Mary Farmer • Amy & George Joseph

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The Klekamp Family


Sherie Marek & Family     

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Michele and Joe Evelo


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Rhonda and Larry Sheakley


Christy and Terry Horan

Marianne and Donald Klekamp


Nearly 300 guests gathered on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at the Anderson Pavilion and Carol Ann’s Carousel to celebrate Sherie Marek and Linda Mueller’s service and commitment to our community at St. Vincent de Paul’s annual Celebration of Service.
Thank you to all who helped make last year’s event a huge success, raising $576,000 to support our neighbors in need.

Click here to view photos from the event.