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2018 Celebration of Human Services

Friday, October 26, 2018
8 a.m.–1:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, Cleveland Downtown & Gateway Conference Center

Registration opens September 10!

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


The Celebration will feature sessions on Human Services Issues:

  • Media Roundtable
  • Election 2018: Behavioral Health & Criminal Justice Reform
  • Election 2018: Health Care Coverage & Cost
  • Election 2018: Poverty and Opportunity


Keynote Speaker, 2018 W. T. McCullough Lecture:

Roy Hall, former NFL wide receiver and co-founder/president, Driven Foundation

A nationally recognized motivational speaker and corporate consultant, Roy Hall also rolls up his sleeves to touch people’s lives. In Northeast Ohio, he works closely with students of Brush High School, his alma mater, helping them negotiate their current lives and their futures as community leaders. The Driven Foundation works with 11 Ohio school districts mentoring students, providing coats and meals, conducting a youth football camp, collecting donated suits and ties for youngsters, and more. Since 2008, the foundation has distributed over 750,000 pounds of free food to more than 6,400 families.



Annual awards honor outstanding service by an organization and “unsung” individuals who help others in Northeast Ohio.


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