70th Annual Humanitarian Award Celebration

2023 Humanitarian Award Honorees

Robyn Minter Smyers
Thompson Hine 


Christopher Gorman
Chairman, CEO & President

70th Annual Humanitarian Award Celebration
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2024
Location: Renaissance Cleveland Hotel

The Diversity Center’s mission is to eliminate bias, bigotry, and racism. We believe we can achieve this through teaching acceptance and building community. We hope our event has inspired you and given you hope that we can succeed!

When you support our work, you are helping a new generation of students and future leaders embrace their differences and become change agents for inclusion and diversity in our region. For the 2022-2023 fiscal year, our generous donor's support has empowered over 2,000 students and educators to engage in 191 diversity and inclusion centered workshops, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to become leaders and change agents in their schools.


Questions about Sponsorships: Contact Brenda Saridakis at 216-752-3000 ext. 230, bsaridakis@diversitycenterneo.org

The premiere of our powerful new video by Goldfarb Weber Creative Media was a highlight of our previous Humanitarian Award Celebration. Watch it again here, and please share it with others who may not know about our work.

Click Here for photos, videos, and more from previous Humanitarian Award Celebrations!

Leadership Champions

Diversity Champion

Community Builder

Equality Advocates

Unity Partners

Joanie and Tom Adler

Applied Industrial Technologies

Cynthia Bassett


Cerity Partners

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland State University

Dominion Energy 

Dominion Energy Ohio Diversity Council


First Federal Lakewood 

Frantz Ward LLP 


John Carroll University

Stuart and Terri Kline 

Kohrman Jackson & Krantz 

Lincoln Electric

Littler Mendelson P.C.

Margaret W. Wong & Associates

Mario and Dana Morino

Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District

The NRP Group

Julia and Larry Pollock 


Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Mark D. Ross

Alan and Barbara Rosskamm

RPM International Inc.

United Way of Greater Cleveland


Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging 

The Wuliger Foundation