66th Annual Humanitarian Award Virtual Celebration

2020 Humanitarian Award Honoree

Sally Gries 
Founder and Non-Executive Chairperson of
Gries Financial Partners,
Board Chairperson of
The Cleveland Foundation 


66th Annual Humanitarian Award Virtual Celebration
Wednesday, November 11, 2020| 7:00 p.m.

The 66th Annual Humanitarian Award Virtual Celebration will honor Sally Gries, who has delivered exemplary leadership in civic, charitable, and professional organizations throughout her career. Sally has profoundly advanced Northeast Ohio as a diverse and inclusive community. Dee and Jimmy Haslam and Molly and Dan Walsh will serve as Honorary Co-Chairs of this year’s Annual Humanitarian Award Celebration.

In addition to honoring outstanding humanitarians, the Humanitarian Award Celebration is a major source of financial support for The Diversity Center’s School & Youth programming. Each year the Center empowers more than 14,000 students and educators in 11 counties. We have developed an additional program delivery model, Distance Learning, to enable us to virtually build inclusive communities and address bias, bigotry, racism and Antisemitism.

As our country is reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic and racial injustice, your support is needed now, more than ever!

We invite you to join in our celebration. For tickets, sponsorships and Tribute Book ads, click the links below, or contact Pat Lyden at 216-752-3000 ext. 230 or plyden@diversitycenterneo.org

Inclusion Champion 

Community Builders

Equality Advocates



Unity Partners

Joanie and Tom Adler  

Applied Industrial Technologies  

Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland Foundation

Connor Foundation

Dominion Energy 


First Federal Lakewood

Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation

Lincoln Electric


Enid and David Rosenberg

RPM International Inc.

St. Ignatius High School

The Wuliger Foundation