Former Honorees

1949 Paul Hoffman
1951 Louis B. Seltzer
1956 John A. Greene
1957 A.M. Luntz
1958 George M. Humphrey
1959 Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver                 
1960 Bob Hope
1961 Dr. John S. Millis
Dr. T. Keith Glennan
1962 Judge Anthony J. Celebrezze 
1963 Hon. Lester B. Pearson
1964 Thomas F. Patton
1966 Maurice Saltzman
1967 Ralph M. Besse
1968 John Cardinal Krol
1969 Francis A. Coy
1970 Thomas Vail
1971 Rev. Billy Graham
1972 Mr. & Mrs. William C. Treuhaft
1973 E. Mandell de Windt
1974 Dr. Paul W. Briggs
1975 Frederick C. Crawford
1976 Hon. Frances P. Bolton
1977 Charles E. Spahr
1978 Herbert E. Strawbridge
1979 Dr. Ruben F. Mettler
1980 Archbishop James A. Hickey
1981 Arthur B. Modell
1982 Alton W. Whitehouse 
1983 Rabbi Armond E. Cohen
1984 Stanley Pace
1985 Robert Ginn
Sam Miller
Dr. Nolen Ellison
1986 Mayor George Voinovich
1987 Allen C. Holmes
1988 Gordon E. Heffern
1989 James H. Ross
BP America
1990 Edward B. Brandon
Sister Mary Marthe Reinhard
1991 Dolly & Steven Minter
1992 Richard W. Pogue
1993 Robert W. Gillespie
1994 Mayor Michael R. White
1995 John Lewis
Congressman Louis Stokes
1996 Dr. Neal Malicky
Jacqueline Woods                         
1997 Dr. Richard A. Boyd
  Robert S. Reitman
1998 David A. & Deborah L. Daberko
David G. Hill
1999 Judge George W. White
David H. Hoag
2000 William B. Summers, Jr.
Jeanette Grasselli Brown
2001 Robert D. Gries
Bishop Anthony M. Pilla
2002 Alexander M. Cutler
2003 Henry L. Meyer III
Jerry Sue Thornton, Ph.D
2004 Carole F. Hoover
Alan D. Rosskamm
2005 A. Malachi Mixon, III
Terri Hamilton Brown
2006 Morry Weiss
Art J. Falco
2007 Christopher M. Connor
Eugene T.W. Sanders, Ph.D.
2008 Governer Ted Strickland
First Lady Frances Strickland
Delos M. Cosgrove, M.D.
Cleveland Clinic
2009 Paul Clark & PNC
Reverend Dr. Otis Moss, Jr.
Edwina Moss
2010 Milton and Tamar Maltz
Barbara R. Snyder
2011 Mayor Frank G. Jackson
Thomas F. Zenty III
2012 Sr. Judith Ann Karam, CSA
William Conway
Charles D. Fowler
2013 Larry Pollock
Thomas W. Adler
Beth E. Mooney
2014 Rick Chiricosta
Jose C. Feliciano


Humanitarian Award Dinner

Since 1949, The Diversity Center has honored men and women of outstanding dedication and community service in our region at the annual Humanitarian Award Dinner. Nominees exhibit an extensive record of involvement in civic, charitable, volunteer, and professional organizations. Each nominee has contributed to the improvement of human relations among diverse groups in Northeast Ohio.

The LeadDIVERSITY Outstanding Alumni Award is also presented to the alumnus who embodies the mission of The Diversity Center. LeadDIVERSITY is a program in which a select group of professionals engage with regional leaders and the greater community to raise their awareness of diversity issues, build their leadership skills, and enhance their networks.


The 61st Annual Humanitarian Award Dinner

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Renaissance Cleveland Hotel
Reception: 5:30pm | Dinner: 6:45pm


Geri M. Presti
General Counsel, Exec. Vice President & Secretary
Forest City Enterprises

Ronald B. Richard
President & CEO
The Cleveland Foundation

Daniel P. Walsh
Citymark Capital


Additional Information

Dinner 2015 Sponsorship Form

Tribute Book 2015 Ad Form

2015 Dinner Supporters

Leadership Champion

     Key Bank  

Diversity Champion

Med Mut 

Community Builder

        csu            consolidated

Forest City    Goldfarb Weber

Minute Men

  Equality Advocates

    American Greetings    Baker 2016    Cargill


DDR2016       Fifth Third 2016  MetroHealth    Nordson 2016        Parker 2016          PNC
  Porter Wright 2016     Sherwin Williams
    Smucker    Squire      Taft



LeadDIVERSITY Alumni Award Partner


   Unity Partners

Joanie & Tom Adler
Fran & Jules Belkin
Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff
Bernie Moreno Companies
Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
Cargill Deicing Technologies
Chase Properties
Citizens Bank
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland Foundation
Cleveland Indians Baseball Co.
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Cuyahoga Community College
Eaton Corporation
Ernst & Young
First Federal of Lakewood
First National Bank
Frantz Ward LLP
Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP
Huntington National Bank
JP Morgan Chase
Lincoln Electric
Littler Mendelson LLC
Lubrizol Corporation
Mandel Foundation
Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
John Nestor
Oswald Companies
Richard & Pat Pogue
Julia & Larry Pollock
Laura & Fareed Siddiq
Sisters of Charity
Spero Smith Investment Advisors
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Ulmer & Berne
United Way of Greater Cleveland
University Hospitals
Vorys Sater, Seymore & Pease LLP

Presti Headshot
Geri M. Presti - 2015 Honoree

Richard headshot
Ronald B. Richard - 2015 Honoree

Walsh Headshot

Daniel P. Walsh - 2015 Honoree





























































































































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