Montgomery Chamber of Commerce

Business Spotlight December 2017

Posted on: November 30, 2017 9:00 am



Operation Give Back is a nonprofit organization providing after school and summer programs focused on academic enrichment and life skills for at risk, underserved children, grades 1-8. OGB provides student with a positive, nurturing environment, dedicated tutors and mentors and family assistance in meeting practical needs to enable self-sufficiency, productivity and school success.

Executive Director: Elaine Hipps

Address: 10891 Millington Ct, Blue Ash, OH 45242

Phone: 513-489-2023



Get to know the the Executive Director, Elaine Hipps

Where did you grow up?

In Anderson, IN and Montgomery, AL

Best advice anyone has given you?

My professional mentor, Jackie Davis-Fowler:  To be patient, listen more than you talk and remember everyone is doing the best they can at this very moment.

What is one of your favorite quotes?

“Service is the rent you pay for your room here on earth”  Muhammad Ali

What is your key to success?

Treating people the same way I would treat my parents—with dignity and respect and allowing those around me to do what they do best and get out of their way!

What is your favorite part or your job?

Serving others, watching lives changes and improve because of the wonderful support from the Montgomery community.

What is Operation Give Back’s Mission Statement?

To engage, equip, and empower at risk, underserved students and their families with the skills needed to learn and grow, while inspiring them to realize their full potential and give back positively to our society.

What/Who motivates you in life and at Operation Give Back?

My personal motivation and my professional motivation is the same—Serving others.  I have worked in nonprofits for over 30 years and can’t see myself doing anything else.  I love seeing lives changed, a mother helped in a difficult situation or seeing a student “get it” when they realize they can read!—Or sometimes, it just giving a simple smile when someone is having a bad day.

How can Montgomery Business Owners help Operation Give Back?

OGB is always looking for tutors, business partners and financial assistance.

How can individuals help Operation Give Back?

Stop by to see what we do, tutor, become a Financial Friend of OGB!

If you could change one thing about the world what would it be?

That no child would go to bed hungry.  We live in a country that grows, prepares and cooks enough food that we could feed those who are hungry in our country and abroad.