2018 Award Recipients

Cleveland has a big heart. From change for charity at a cash register to a commitment of thousands of dollars, philanthropy builds the regions’ dreams with multiple acts of selfless kindness. It feels so good to give!

While no one expects recognition or an award for their efforts, some of the region’s leading supporters of non-profits are getting one. The Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Cleveland Chapter celebrates the Giving Hearts of Northeast Ohio with honors in six categories for National Philanthropy Day®, November 2, 2018.

Dr. Alfred F. Connors, Jr. & Dr. Mildred Lam – Outstanding Philanthropist Leadership Award
Nominated by: The MetroHealth System
Co-Nominated by: Laura Frye, Hospice of the Western Reserve

ArcelorMittal Cleveland – Corporate Leadership Award
Nominated by: Lauren Mastracco, College Now of Greater Cleveland
Co-Nominated by Kaitlin Armocida, University Settlement

The Abington Foundation – Foundation Leadership Award
Nominated by: Joan Palumbo, Eliza Bryant Village

James H. Cahoon – Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer Award
Nominated by: The MetroHealth Foundation

Padua Franciscan High School Key Club – Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award
Nominated by: Arlene Gagliardo, Padua Franciscan High School

Bruce A. Loessin – Outstanding Fundraising Professional Award
Nominated by: Eric Dicken, Case Western Reserve University

So many people give generously of their time, talent and treasure, and the chapter received many outstanding nominees who are all moving the needle to improve the city, the region and the nation. We applaud them all.

Honor Roll of Philanthropy 2018

Case Western Reserve University congratulates Bruce Loessin and shares appreciation for our generous supporters and friends
Case Western Reserve University, Case School of Engineering honors our generous supporters and friends
Case Western Reserve University, Foundation Relations honors Bruce Loessin
Catholic Community Foundation honors Kathie Petrulis, Board Chair, Catholic Charities Corporation
CCS Fundraising
The Cleveland Foundation congratulates all 2018 award recipients
Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center honors Stu and Dee Otts
Cleveland Metroparks honors Brown and Kunze Foundation
Cleveland State University honors CSU Legal Society
Cleveland Zoological Society honors Liz Fowler
Eliza Bryant Village honors Bill Beargie and his son, Andy Beargie
Grants Plus
Hospice of the Western Reserve honors Dr. Alfred Connors and Dr. Mildred Lam
Judson Foundation honors Kevin Shaw
Key Private Bank honors all Nonprofit Organizations
Lake View Cemetery Foundation honors Gordon ZickeFoose
The Lakeland Foundation honors the Lakeland Community College AFP Collegiate Chapter
The Lubrizol Corporation
Mandel Jewish Community Center of Cleveland honors Deborah Bobrow
The Menorah Park Foundation honors Harriet and Mel Morris and Ellen Victor Cohn
The MetroHealth System honors Jim Cahoon; Alfred F. Connors, MD; Mildred Lam, MD
Montessori Development Partnerships honors the generous supporters and friends of Stonebrook Montessori
OhioGuidestone honors Margaret Bosela-Klinzing 
Padua Franciscan High School congratulates the individuals and organizations who have come together today with “Giving Hearts” to make a difference in the Cleveland community
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honors Key Bank & PNC
Sisters of Charity Health System honors Dr. Elizabeth P. Macintyre and Dr. Joseph A. Spoko
United Way of Greater Cleveland honors our Corporate Partners and Community Donors 
University Hospitals
University Settlement honors Patty Gullian
Urban Community School honors The Abington Foundation