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 


More information to come on our
67th Humanitarian Award Celebration

November, 2021

You can make your 2021 gift commitment now by clicking the link below. 


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.

Click here to watch the Pre-Show

Click here to watch the Celebration 

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 curriculumWatch 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 generous sponsors!
·Our honorary event co-chairs: Dee and Jimmy Haslam and Molly and Dan Walsh.

·Our event Board co-chairs: Tracie M. Longpre and Robert E. Soroka

Leadership Champion

Inclusion Champion 

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Unity Partners

Joanie and Tom Adler  

Applied Industrial Technologies

Calfee, Halter & Griswold, LLP

Case Western Reserve University

Cerity Partners

Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.

Cleveland State University

Connor Foundation

Dominion Energy 


Falls Communication

First Federal Lakewood

Charlotte A. and Charles D. Fowler

Frantz Ward LLP

Hawken School 

JumpStart Inc.

Terri and Stuart Kline

Lincoln Electric

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 

Team NEO

Tucker Ellis LLP 


Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP


The Wuliger Foundation