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  • Phil Schworer of Frost Brown Todd Honored Among United Way’s 100 Community Heroes

Philip J. Schworer, member of Frost Brown Todd in Florence, KY, will be represented among United Way of Greater Cincinnati’s 100 Heroes as the organization kicks off a year-long celebration of its 100th anniversary with the “Gathering of Heroes Reception & Dinner” at Duke Energy Convention Center on April 21.

“We’re honoring these volunteers for helping to create the kind of community we all want, with the kind of opportunities we all need,” says Rob Reifsnyder, United Way president. “These current and former volunteers – along with the support of companies like Frost Brown Todd – have helped our community move toward achieving its goals in education, income and health, and building a stronger foundation for collective success. We are grateful for both this individual and corporate leadership gifts of time and talent.”

Schworer has been extensively involved in United Way for many years. He has served as chairman, vice-chairman and division leader for the annual Northern Kentucky United Way Campaigns, co-chair of the Greater Cincinnati Tocqueville Society Campaign, and member of the foundation board.  He has led the Frost Brown Todd employee campaign for the past eight years.  In 2014, Frost Brown Todd was recognized in the United Way’s ranking of the Top 25 largest campaigns. 

Schworer is an attorney in Frost Brown Todd’s Environmental practice group, where he represents business and industry in all aspects of environmental, health and safety, and toxic tort issues. He has a background in science, engineering, and environmental and occupational health, and is a certified Professional Environmental Auditor. He has been a member of the Cincinnati Bar Association’s Environmental Law Committee since 1985 and has served the bar association in various roles, including as president, vice-president and secretary.

The April 21 event will honor United Way of Greater Cincinnati’s past, while recognizing current accomplishments and increasing the support for the future by engaging people and organizations passionate about creating a better life for all. The 100 anniversary celebration continues throughout the year with activities such as the “Day of Action of the Purple People Bridge” on June 20, where families can attend a book swap, enjoy food and entertainment, volunteer for projects focused on reading and education, and more.