Former Honorees

2015 Geri Presti
Ronald Richard
Dan Walsh
2014 Rick Chiricosta
Jose C. Feliciano
2013 Thomas W. Adler
Larry Pollock
Beth E. Mooney
2012 William Conway
Sr. Judith Ann Karam, CSA
Charles D. Fowler
2011 Thomas F. Zenty III
Mayor Frank G. Jackson
2010 Barbara R. Snyder
Milton and Tamar Maltz
2009 Reverend Dr. Otis Moss, Jr.
Paul Clark & PNC
Edwina Moss
2008 Governer Ted Strickland
First Lady Frances Strickland
Delos M. Cosgrove, M.D.
2007 Eugene T.W. Sanders, Ph.D.
Christopher M. Connor
2006 Morry Weiss
Art J. Falco
2005 Terri Hamilton Brown
A. Malachi Mixon, III
2004 Carole F. Hoover
Alan D. Rosskamm
2003 Jerry Sue Thornton, Ph.D
Henry L. Meyer III
2002 Alexander M. Cutler
2001 Robert D. Gries
Bishop Anthony M. Pilla
2000 William B. Summers, Jr.
Jeanette Grasselli Brown
1999 Judge George W. White
David H. Hoag
1998 David G. Hill
David A. & Deborah L. Daberko
1997 Robert S. Reitman
Dr. Richard A. Boyd
1996 Jacqueline Woods
Dr. Neal Malicky
1995 John Lewis
Congressman Louis Stokes
1994 Mayor Michael R. White
1993 Robert W. Gillespie
1992 Richard W. Pogue
1991 Dolly & Steven Minter
1990 Sister Mary Marthe Reinhard
Edward B. Brandon
1989 James H. Ross
BP America
1988 Gordon E. Heffern
1987 Allen C. Holmes
1986 Mayor George Voinovich
1985 Sam Miller
Robert Ginn
Dr. Nolen Ellison
1984 Stanley Pace
1983 Rabbi Armond E. Cohen
1982 Alton W. Whitehouse
1981 Arthur B. Modell
1980 Archbishop James A. Hickey
1979 Dr. Ruben F. Mettler
1978 Herbert E. Strawbridge
1977 Charles E. Spahr
1976 Hon. Frances P. Bolton
1975 Frederick C. Crawford
1974 Dr. Paul W. Briggs
1973 E. Mandell de Windt
1972 Mr. & Mrs. William C. Treuhaft
1971 Rev. Billy Graham
1970 Thomas Vail
1969 Francis A. Coy
1968 John Cardinal Krol
1967 Ralph M. Besse
1966 Maurice Saltzman
1964 Thomas F. Patton
1963 Hon. Lester B. Pearson
1962 Judge Anthony J. Celebrezze
1961 Dr. T. Keith Glennan
Dr. John S. Millis
1960 Bob Hope
1959 Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver
1958 George M. Humphrey
1957 A.M. Luntz
1956 John A. Greene
1951 Louis B. Seltzer
1949 Paul Hoffman




62nd Annual Humanitarian Award Dinner

Humanitaria Awards

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Renaissance Cleveland Hotel
5:30 Reception, 6:45 Dinner & Program

Since 1949, The Diversity Center has honored men and women of outstanding dedication and community service in our region at the annual Humanitarian Award Dinner. Nominees exhibit an extensive record of involvement in civic, charitable, volunteer, and professional organizations. Each nominee has contributed to the improvement of human relations among diverse groups in Northeast Ohio.

The LeadDIVERSITY Outstanding Alumni Award is also presented to the alumnus who embodies the mission of The Diversity Center. LeadDIVERSITY is a program in which a select group of professionals engage with regional leaders and the greater community to raise their awareness of diversity issues, build their leadership skills, and enhance their networks.

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For questions regarding the 62nd Annual Humanitarian Award Dinner contact Matt Wiederhold, Director of Development or
(216) 752-3000.

2016 Honorees

Ron Berkman
Ronald M. Berkman, Ph.D.
Cleveland State University

Margot James Copeland
Margot James Copeland
Chair & CEO
KeyBank Foundation

Eric S. Gordon
Eric S. Gordon
Cleveland Metropolitan School District





























































































































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