2019 Celebration of Human Services

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Friday, October 25, 2019!
10 a.m.–1:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, Cleveland Downtown & Gateway Conference Center

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The annual Celebration of Human Services shines a spotlight on people and organizations who enrich the lives of Northeast Ohio residents.

2019 Program 

10 a.m. Registration, Refreshments, Networking

11 a.m  Opening session, sponsored by Ulmer & Berne LLP, including public service award ceremony and panel discussion

Presentation of The Center for Community Solutions 2019 Public Service Award in Honor of John Begala 

Sen. David Burke (R-Marysville) received the 2018 Public Service Award in Honor of John Begala

Moderated Discussion: “Maternal Health Matters: A Conversation with Ohio Legislators”

Representative Janine R. Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights)

Representative Stephanie D. Howse (D-Cleveland)

Moderator: Sarah Buduson, News 5 Cleveland




12:15p—Lunch Program

W.T. McCullough Lecture: Michael J. Ryan, Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court Judge

Author of The Least Likely: From the Housing Projects to the Courthouse 









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Presentation of the $25,000 Anisfield-Wolf Memorial Award for outstanding service by a nonprofit organization

The 2018 Anisfield-Wolf Award winner, the May Dugan Trauma Recovery Center

Presentation of Most Treasured Volunteer Awards, Sponsored by ideastream, honoring people who help people

The Most Treasured Volunteer award winners for 2018.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Exhibits Sponsor

Opening Session Sponsor


Benefactor Sponsors

Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP


Meaden & Moore

Medical Mutual of Ohio

Reminger Co., L.P.A.

Tucker Ellis LLP

Nonprofit Organization Sponsors

ACLU of Ohio

Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County

East End Neighborhood House

Enterprise Community Partners

John Carroll University, Nonprofit Administration Program


Mid-American Athletic Conference, Inc.

Positive Education Program

Slavic Village Development


Key Bank

New sponsors are always welcome!

Sponsor list as of September 3, 2019


Learn more about last year’s Celebration here!