67th Annual Humanitarian Award Virtual Celebration

2021 Humanitarian Award Honorees

Craig Arnold
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Eaton Corporation

Andrew Berry 
Executive Vice President of
Football Operations and
General Manager, Cleveland Browns

And the Cleveland Browns Organization



Humanitarian Award Celebration 2020
Honoring: Sally Gries 

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If you missed our virtual Pre-show and Celebration, watch them below.

Click here to watch the Pre-Show
Click here to watch the Celebration 


67th Annual Humanitarian Award Virtual Celebration 

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 | Pre-Show 6:45 p.m. | Celebration 7:00 p.m.

At a later date, we will send sponsors and donors a sign-in link to our virtual Award Celebration. 

The Diversity Center is the leading advocate for justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in Northeast Ohio. Diversity has been our mission – and our challenge – since 1927.

We believe diversity makes us all stronger – in our classrooms, our workplaces, and across our community.

But achieving diversity is harder than ever. In today’s polarized environment, racism and bigotry continue to thrive. Our work has never been more important.

You can help us create a more diverse, inclusive community by participating in our 67th Annual Humanitarian Award Virtual Celebration.

Join honorary co-chairs Christopher M. Connor, Retired Chairman & CEO, The Sherwin-Williams Company, William Lacey, President & CEO, GE Lighting, a Savant Company, Dee and Jimmy Haslam, Haslam Sports, Owners, Cleveland Browns, and Master of Ceremonies Russ Mitchell, Channel 3 News Anchor, WKYC-TV-3, and other special guests as we:

  • Congratulate the 2021 Humanitarian Award Honorees:
    • Craig Arnold, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Eaton Corporation.
    • Andrew Berry, Executive Vice President of Football Operations and General Manager, the Cleveland Browns, and the Cleveland Browns Organization.
  • Hear from students, teachers, and business leaders about the real-world impact of our programs and tools.
  • Raise critically important funds for Diversity Center School & Youth Programs that:
    • Help thousands of children, teens, and young adults embrace their differences and become change agents in their schools and communities.
    • Enable educators to create inclusive learning environments.
  • Support diversity initiatives across an entire school or a single classroom through our Fund A Need program.

Now more than ever, the Diversity Center’s work is vital – and we need your support! You can help us make Northeast Ohio a welcoming place where all people are connected, respected, and valued.

Please join us for the very special event! 

For sponsorship information, please contact Pat Lyden, Director of Development at 216-752-3000 ext. 230 or plyden@diversitycenterneo.org

All E-Tribute Book ads are due by October 15, 2021. For more information contact Cierra Hilson at 216-752-3000 ext. 222 or chilson@diversitycenterneo.org


Leadership Champion

Inclusion Champions

Diversity Champion

Community Builders

Cleveland Browns

LeadDIVERSITY Outstanding Alumni Award

Equality Advocates



Unity Partners

Applied Industrial Technologies

Baker Hosteler

Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP

Cerity Partners


Cleveland State University

Connor Foundation

Dominion Energy


Ernst & Young

Fifth Third Bank

First Federal Lakewood


Terri and Stuart Kline

Lincoln Electric


Larry and Julia Pollock

Audrey G. and Albert B. Ratner

Enid and Dr. David Rosenberg

Alan and Barbara Rosskamm

RPM International Inc.

Saint Ignatius High School

Tucker Ellis LLP

United Way of Greater Cleveland

The Wuliger Family