2020 Humanitarian Award Honoree
Founder and Non-Executive Chairperson of
Gries Financial Partners,
Board Chairperson of
the Cleveland Foundation
More information to come on our
67th Humanitarian Award Celebration
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Thank You for Being Part of our
Humanitarian Award Celebration!
Thank you for joining us tonight as we paid tribute to an extraordinary humanitarian, Sally Gries, at our 66th Annual Humanitarian Award Celebration. View our Tribute Book, which was created in Sally’s honor. We also were proud to present our 2020 Education Awards and the PwC Outstanding LeadDIVERSITY Alumni Award.
If you missed our virtual Pre-show and Celebration, watch them below.
Our goal is to make Northeast Ohio a just, diverse, and inclusive community, a place where ALL people are connected, respected, and valued. We hope our event inspired you and gave you hope that we can succeed.
The premiere of our powerful new #ReThinkInclusion video by Goldfarb Weber Creative Media was a highlight of the evening. We will be incorporating this dynamic program into our School & Youth curriculum. Watch it again here and please share it with others who may not know about our work.
We are deeply grateful for your generous financial support, especially for our Fund A Need drive that supports School & Youth programs. 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.
The need for our work has never been greater – and the moment to support us is NOW. Help us reach more children BEFORE they learn to hate – please consider a gift to Fund A Need for our vital School & Youth programs!
Special thanks to:
·Our event Board co-chairs: Tracie M. Longpre and Robert E. Soroka
Joanie and Tom Adler
Applied Industrial Technologies
Calfee, Halter & Griswold, LLP
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland State University
First Federal Lakewood
Charlotte A. and Charles D. Fowler
Frantz Ward LLP
Terri and Stuart Kline
McDonald Hopkins LLC
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation
Julia and Larry Pollock
Audrey G. and Albert B. Ratner
Enid and David Rosenberg, MD
Barbara and Alan Rosskamm for Breakthrough Schools
RPM International Inc.
Saint Ignatius High School
Pam and Bill Summers
Tucker Ellis LLP
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
The Wuliger Foundation