Jeff Ruby to host fundraiser for fallen officers


Jeff Ruby has planned fundraising dinners across 3 states to benefit the families of fallen Westerville, OH Police Officers Anthony Morelli and Eric Joering.

On Sunday, March 4, 2018 Ruby ( will open each of his Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouses in Columbus, OH, Cincinnati, OH, Louisville, KY, and Nashville, TN for special evenings where fully 100% of the night’s purchases will go directly to a fund set up in the names of the brave officers’ families.

“Along with the rest of the nation, we were heartbroken to learn of this tragedy,” said Ruby. “These heroes made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our community, basically responding to what they thought was a call for help.”

Ruby and his family have frequently reached out to help the families of fallen law enforcement officers and others. In 2015 over a 2-month period, the Ruby’s leveraged the popularity of their Cincinnati restaurants to collect donations for the young family of slain CPD Officer Sonny Kim. They capped the effort with a special prix fixe dinner held in the Kim’s honor where all proceeds went directly to them.

“We’re fortunate to have businesses in communities like Columbus where people like these gentlemen serve with such selflessness,” Ruby said. “We know that our guests and friends in Nashville, Louisville, and Cincinnati will be honored to step up and help support these two great families in Columbus.”

Reservations for the special Sunday Dinners are expected to fill quickly and are available by visiting or by calling the following numbers:

  • Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse, Columbus - 614.686.7800
  • Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse, Cincinnati - 513.784.1200
  • Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse, Louisville - 502.584.0102
  • Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse, Nashville - 615.434.4300