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: Marcia Meermans Aghajanian, The MetroHealth System
Co-Nominated by: Laura Frye, Hospice of the Western Reserve

ArcelorMittal – 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 Cahoon – Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer Award
Nominated by: Beth Darmstadter, The MetroHealth Foundation

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

Bruce 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.