Meet The 2022 Black Family Reunion
Family of The Year
The Holloman Family
EACH YEAR, THE BLACK FAMILY REUNION BOARD IDENTIFIES AND SELECTS A FAMILY TO HONOR AS "FAMILY OF THE YEAR" BECAUSE OF THEIR RELENTLESS COMMITMENT TO STRENGTHENING OUR CITY THROUGH THEIR COMMUNITY SERVICE AND SUPPORT OF OUR CITIZENS. CINCINNATI IS RICHER IN CULTURE AND RESILIENCE BECAUSE OF THESE FAMILIES AND SO MANY OTHERS.
OVER THE COURSE OF THE BFR WEEKEND, THEY WILL BE HONORED
AT VARIOUS EVENTS TO INCLUDE:
THE CINCINNATI REDS BASEBALL GAME ON WEDNESDAY 8/17/22
BFR SPEAKER SERIES ON THURSDAY 8/18/22
THE BFR HERITAGE BREAKFAST ON FRIDAY 8/19/22
BFR PARADE SATURDAY 8/20/22
MAIN STAGE AT SAWYER POINT PARK ON SUNDAY 8/21/22
Phillip and Gail Holloman have been married for 42 years and have two children- Jamia (George) and Desmond (Sidonie). They also have six grandchildren- Trey, Avery, Parker, Jaiden, Leila and Zoe. The Holloman Family has been a vibrant pillar in Cincinnati’s Black community- supporting and contributing to many Black businesses, causes and advocating for social justice.
In 2019 Phillip and Gail established the 7 Principles Foundation, where their daughter Jamia is President and CEO and Gail is Board Chair. The Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations that specialize in childhood development, job readiness training for adults and social equity advocacy. Over the last three years, they have provided grants to 30 companies with a total gift of $358,000. The family currently also operates 7 Principles Investment Group, where their son Desmond Holloman is President and CEO and Phillip is Board Chair. The group is focused on sustainable lifestyle and generational wealth. They invest in residential & commercial real estate, the stock market, cryptocurrency and private equity funds.
About The Hollomans
The Holloman's have provided both time and financial support to: The Urban League of Greater Southwest Ohio, University of Cincinnati, Men of Honor Cincinnati, YWCA Greater Cincinnati, 3R Development, Black Leadership Forum, United Missionary Baptist Church, Lighthouse Youth and Family Services and the Minority Business Accelerator. The MBA established the J. Phillip Holloman Endowment Fund to provide financial assistance to minority-owned businesses.
With Gail’s and Phillip’s vision and a $1MM financial contribution, the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio established the Center for Social Justice, which focuses on bias-free police reform and stopping racially biased voter suppression/redistricting policies. In 2016 the Holloman's established the Holloman Family College Scholarship Fund, presented by United Missionary Baptist Church in Middletown, Ohio. The fund provides grants to African American college students from Middletown.
Phillip spent 18 years in various leadership and management positions with P&G and the engineering firms of BGP Services, PDX a Division of d.e. Foxx and Belcan. During his 22 year career with Cintas Corporation, he held the positions of Vice President and Sr Vice President before being promoted to President & COO in 2008. He also serves on three public company boards: Rockwell Automation, The Pulte Group and BlackRock Fixed Income as well as two nonprofit boards: University of Cincinnati and the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio.