An Afternoon with Matthew Whitaker

Matthew Whitaker Event ImageClovernook Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired presented An Afternoon with Matthew Whitaker, 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, November 13, 2021, at The Metropolitan Club, 50 E Rivercenter Blvd #1900, Covington, KY 41011. The 90-minute performance by Matthew included hors d’oeuvres and refreshments.

All proceeds will benefit Clovernook Center’s pre-eminent Arts & Accessibility Initiative, which works with museums, performing arts organizations and other cultural institutions to provide accessible materials and experiences. Often these materials are cost-prohibitive for the arts organization, which is why the program offers them at low- or no cost.

Blind since birth, Matthew began playing the keyboard at the age of three and taught himself to play the organ at the age of nine. A child prodigy and jazz pianist, Matthew Whitaker gave his first paid performance in Capri, Italy with other seasoned Jazz musicians when he was just 11 years old. Since then, he’s played in over 200 clubs and concert halls across the world and has opened for Stevie Wonder at the Apollo and performed with Christian McBride, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Rhoda Scott, James Carter, John Batiste and more.

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Thank you to our generous event sponsors:

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Listen to Matthew’s full interview with 90.9 WGUC.

Five Courses for Clovernook

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Thank you to those that attended our sixth Annual “Five Courses for Clovernook” fundraiser at Nicola’s restaurant on Thursday, August 26, 2021. We were so happy to celebrate with you. Please stay tuned for 2022 event information.

Award-winning restauranteur Nicola Pietoso and his culinary team will create one of his signature five-course meals for a truly spectacular evening. Each course is paired with world-class wines from Nicola’s own private collection. Guests will also be able to partake in a special live auction that features items like a week in Villa del Palmar at Cabo San Lucas, a barrel of bourbon, theater tickets, tickets to an upcoming FC Cincinnati game and much more!

The evening also showcases the exceptional Youth Services that Clovernook Center provides, which includes the Pediatric Low Vision Clinic, Adaptive Sports and the Ohio Regional Braille Challenge.

For information about the event – please contact Kim Crail at or 513.728.6238. All proceeds from the event will benefit Clovernook Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired.

Thank you to our generous 2021 event sponsors!


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Discover Clovernook

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A piece of history since 1903 and serving the Blind & Visually Impaired for over 100 years

Clovernook Center has been working for the past century to empower individuals who are visually impaired to be self-sufficient members of their community. The organization’s founders, sisters Florence and Georgia Trader, began this work in 1903 when they took up the cause to provide for the blind in an era of sparse social services.

Clovernook has proudly served women, men, and children for over 100 years. Our rich history provides the backdrop for today’s progressive and caring campus-like environment, where we remain dedicated to adults and children who are blind or visually impaired.

The largest braille print house in the world

Clovernook’s Braille Printing House has been in operation since 1914 and was the first braille producer to be led and operated by individuals who were blind and visually impaired. Clovernook Center has grown to become one of the largest global producers of braille—nearly 30 million pages are shipped from our doors to individuals, libraries, and global consumers annually.

Come and Discover Clovernook – a piece of history that began in 1832 and is still thriving today as the largest Braille Print house by volume across the globe.

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