65th Annual Humanitarian Award Dinner

2019 Humanitarian Award Honorees 

Akram Boutros, MD, FACHE
President and Chief Executive Officer
The MetroHealth System

Alex Johnson, Ph.D.
Cuyahoga Community College



65th Annual Humanitarian Award Dinner

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Renaissance Cleveland Hotel 

5:30 p.m. Reception | 6:30 p.m. Dinner & Program

Since 1927, The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio has worked to eliminate bias, bigotry and racism. Our programs promote understanding, respect, and equity. These programs empower thousands of Northeast Ohioans to create communities where all people are connected, respected, and valued. Proceeds from the Annual Humanitarian Award Dinner help sustain our school and youth programs that serve over 12,000 youth and youth-serving professionals in 11 counties.

Beginning in 1949, The Diversity Center has honored individuals of outstanding dedication and community service in our region at the Annual Humanitarian Award Dinner. Honorees exhibit an extensive record of involvement in civic, charitable, volunteer, and professional organizations. Each honoree has greatly contributed to the improvement of human relations among diverse groups in Northeast Ohio.

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Inclusion Champion

Diversity Champion

Community Builder



Equality Advocates






Unity Partners

Applied Industrial Technologies


Bank of America

Cerity Partners 

Cleveland Foundation

Cleveland Indians 

Cleveland Metroparks


Dominion Energy


First Federal Lakewood

Frantz Ward LLP


HKM Direct Market Communications

Susan and Robert Hurwitz

Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation

Stuart and Terri Kline

Lincoln Electric

McDonald Hopkins LLC

North Olmsted Auto Collection

Albert B. and Audrey G. Ratner Family Foundation

Rethink Advisors

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Barbara and Alan Rosskamm for Breakthrough Schools

Saint Ignatius High School

Team NEO

Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging