Partners in Philanthropy Event Honors Benefactors

Richard T. and Marjorie E. Garrett received the 2013 George W. Crile Sr. Award at the annual Partners in Philanthropy celebration on June 25 at the InterContinental Hotel and Conference Center in Cleveland.

Established by the Pyramid Legacy Society, the Crile Award is named for George W. Crile Sr., MD, one of Cleveland Clinic’s four founders. It recognizes supporters who have provided longstanding service, extraordinary commitment and outstanding contributions of time, talent and resources to the mission and people of Cleveland Clinic.

The Partners in Philanthropy event drew nearly 280 friends and benefactors. Joseph F. Hahn, MD, Chief of Staff, welcomed guests and presented the award to the Garretts, whose generous support includes a planned gift to advance the research of Bruce Trapp, PhD, Chairman of the Department of Neurosciences.

Morning informational breakout sessions with top physicians and researchers focused on research and innovation in the areas of heart health, nutrition, orthopaedics and rheumatology, eye health and genetic testing.

Delos M. Cosgrove, MD, CEO and President of Cleveland Clinic and the Rich Family Chief Executive Chair, thanked supporters for their commitment to Cleveland Clinic’s mission, and an afternoon health and wellness exhibition provided detailed information on a variety of Cleveland Clinic’s institutes and programs.

Learn more about the Garretts and their gift.

1921 Society Dinner Celebrates Philanthropy

The 1921 Society Dinner, held every two years, honors philanthropic supporters of Cleveland Clinic who contribute $1 million or more toward patient care, research and education and give generously of their time through volunteer leadership roles.

In 2012, Cleveland Clinic’s most prestigious benefactor circle inducted 36 new members – individuals, corporations and foundations. In addition to recognizing the inductees’ extraordinary dedication to improving humanity through clinical and scientific research, physician education and patient care, the October event celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, which was established with a monumental gift by Norma and Alfred Lerner. Norma Lerner is the 1921 Society Chair and a member of Cleveland Clinic’s Board of Directors.

The event also honored the Distinguished Fellows of Cleveland Clinic as well as the recipient of the 2012 Alfred and Norma Lerner Humanitarian Award.

The Distinguished Fellow was established in 1971 to celebrate Cleveland Clinic’s 50th anniversary. Conferred by the Board of Trustees, the Distinguished Fellow remains the highest lifetime honor bestowed upon select individuals who have made extraordinary contributions of service and resources to further the mission of Cleveland Clinic.

In 2012, five individuals were honored as Distinguished Fellows: Sydell Miller, Helen and Ronald J. Ross, MD, FACR, and Camille and Larry Ruvo.

The Alfred and Norma Lerner Humanitarian Award recognizes a physician exemplifying the highest values of the medical profession and demonstrating expertise, wise mentorship and a personal commitment to Cleveland Clinic’s mission. It was given to Richard A. Rudick, MD, Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Mellen Center, Vice Chairman of Research and Development in the Neurological Institute, Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, and holder of the Hazel Prior Hostetler Endowed Chair.

Photo of the honorees, from left: Larry Ruvo, Sydell Miller, Richard A. Rudick, MD, Helen Ross and Ronald J. Ross, MD, FACR. Joining them is Cleveland Clinic Chief Executive Officer and President Delos M. Cosgrove, who received the Alfred and Norma Lerner Humanitarian Award in 2003.The photo on the right features Richard A. Ruddick, MD, recipient of the 2012 Alfred and Norma Lerner Humanitarian Award, and Mrs. Norma Lerner.


Summer Event Focuses on Healthcare

Cleveland Clinic hosted a cocktail reception at the Great Harbor Yacht Club in Nantucket, Mass., on Aug. 10. More than 75 guests gathered to hear Delos M. Cosgrove, MD, President and CEO of Cleveland Clinic, discuss the changing face of healthcare in our nation and Cleveland Clinic’s unique model of healthcare.

A “Heart to Heart” with Robin Williams

Robin Williams, one of the most dynamic comedians of all time, took the stage at the State Theatre in downtown Cleveland on Sept. 24 in a unique performance benefiting Cleveland Clinic’s Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. The event, titled “A Heart to Heart,” was an unscripted conversation between Mr. Williams and comedian and director David Steinberg. Delos M. Cosgrove, MD, President and CEO of Cleveland Clinic, and A. Marc Gillinov, MD, who was Mr. Williams’ cardiac surgeon, welcomed the audience and hosted a reception following the show.

Hillcrest Hospital Celebrates Completion of $163 Million Capital Project

More than 700 guests filled the atrium of Hillcrest Hospital for the Nov. 19 opening celebration of the Jane and Lee Seidman Tower, which completes the hospital’s $163 million expansion and renovation. Read more.

1921 Society Recognizes Philanthropic Contributions, Honors Dr. Lang

On Oct. 14, Cleveland Clinic’s friends and supporters gathered for the biennial 1921 Society Dinner at the InterContinental Hotel.

Members of the 1921 Society have each contributed $1 million or more to support patient care, research and education at Cleveland Clinic. Read more

Las Vegas Celebrates Opening of Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

Keep Memory Alive and Cleveland Clinic's Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas held a formal gala opening to mark completion of the Life Activity Center within the Center for Brain Health on May 22, 2010. The building was designed by noted architect Frank Gehry.

The Center treats patients with chronic brain disorders, including Alzheimer's, Huntington's, Parkinson's and Lou Gehrig's disease.

Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine Graduates 27 Students

On May 15, 2010, nearly 400 people gathered to honor the 2010 graduating class of Cleveland Clinic's Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. The unique five-year program cultivates physician-scientists to understand not only how to treat a patient, but how to conduct the research that made the treatment possible. The Lerner College of Medicine was established in 2002 with an extraordinary philanthropic gift from Alfred and Norma Lerner.

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