is proud to honor

Stewart Kohl &
The Riverside Company

as the recipients of the 10th Annual Maltz Heritage Award for being a force of positive change in the community

is proud to honor


as the recipients of the 10th Annual Maltz Heritage Award for being a force of positive change in the community

Stewart Kohl and The Riverside Company were presented with the Maltz Heritage Award on May 1, 2023 at 6 p.m. during a celebration that recognized their transformational leadership, civic engagement, and philanthropic contributions in Northeast Ohio.

Founded with the mission to promote acceptance and inclusion of all people, the Maltz Museum presents exhibitions and programs that explore diverse stories around identity, culture, and connection. The Maltz Heritage Award is the Museum’s largest fundraising event of the year, enabling us to continue offering robust programming year round.

Stewart Kohl

Stewart Kohl is Co-CEO of The Riverside Company, a global private capital firm with its largest office in Cleveland. With deep roots in Northeast Ohio, Riverside helps its investors, including many in NE Ohio, achieve their financial objectives by investing in high potential companies and then making them bigger and better. Stewart is proud of Riverside’s role in Cleveland’s vibrant financial services industry. A longtime advocate of the region and passionate philanthropist, Stewart has been active with The Cleveland Clinic, Oberlin College, The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, The Cleveland Foundation, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Case Western Reserve University, University Circle, Inc., Greater Cleveland Food Bank, the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes and The Centers among other institutions. Stewart currently serves on several local boards and is the founder of VeloSano, the Cleveland Clinic’s cycling event that has raised over $30 million for cancer research.

Past award recipients include: Dee and Jimmy Haslam (2022), Carole F. Hoover and Vanessa L. Whiting (2021), Richard K. Smucker and The J.M. Smucker Company (2020), Beth E. Mooney (2019), Christopher Connor (2018), Audrey and Albert Ratner (2017), Barbara Snyder (2016), Milt and Tamar Maltz (2015), Sandy Cutler (2014), and Toby Cosgrove (2013)

Thank you to our Donors

David Schafer

Managing Director,
Maltz Museum

Sponsors of the Maltz Heritage Award allow us to  continue the meaningful work of the Maltz Museum in the year ahead. Thank you for your unwavering support of our mission to educate and empower people of all faiths and backgrounds to stand up against hate and speak out for diversity and inclusion. 

Presenting Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Grant & Jennifer Dinner

Bob & Sally Gries

Audrey & Albert Ratner

Emily & Richard Smucker

Gold Sponsors

Irving & Gloria Fine Foundation
Jordan & Jennifer Goldberg and
Larry & Cathy Goldberg
Harley & Rochelle Gross and
Gary & Cari Gross

Rebecca & J. David Heller
Richard & Michelle Jeschelnig
Alan & Karen Krause

Abby & Howard Milstein
Steve & Penni Weinberg 

Silver Sponsors

David Blitzer
Richard Bogomolny & Patricia Kozerefski
The Business of Good Foundation
Reneé & Kerry Chelm
Cleveland State University
Cohen & Company
Mary Ann Corrigan-Davis
Sandy & Sally Cutler
Cuyahoga Community College
Deloitte LLP
Dollar Bank

Umberto Fedeli

The Fedeli Group
Joe Grunfeld
Ilana & Chuck Horowitz Ratner
John Carroll University
Legacy Capital Partners
Norma Lerner
MAI Capital Management
McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co, LPA
Medical Mutual
Milstein Asset Management

Beth Mooney
Oberlin College & Conservatory
Julia & Larry Pollock
Ron & Deborah Ratner
Susan & James Ratner
RPM International, Inc.
William & Linda Schecter
Thompson Hine LLP
Sandy & Tim Wuliger
Dan and Ellen Zelman Family Foundation

Bronze Sponsors

Warren Anderson
Charlie & Ellen Bergman
Bernstein Private Wealth Management
Blue Point Capital Partners
Bober Markey Fedorovich
Kathie Brandt
Buckingham, Doolittle & Borroughs, LLC
Carnegie Investment Counsel
Cleveland Orchestra
Joanne Cohen & Morris Wheeler
Robert Conrad
DiSanto Family Foundation
Feldman-Wehn Family
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Gries Financial Partners
Hahn Loeser and Parks, LLP

Anita & Bill Heller
Huntington Bank
Jewish Family Service Association of Cleveland
Kirtland Capital Partners
Howard L. & Ruth Ann Lewis Foundation
Susi & Peter Meisel
MelCap Partners, LLC
Robyn Minter Smyers & Bert Smyers
Minute Men Staffing Services
Amy & Marc Morgenstern
Next Sparc
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Notre Dame College
James & Kate Petras
Richard W. Pogue
Ponsky Capital Partners
RIK Enterprises, LLC
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Irving & Ileen Rosner
Barbara & Alan Rosskamm
Eliza & John Saada
Bradley & Elisabeth Sherman
Singerman, Mills, Desberg & Kauntz Co., L.P.A
Sky Quest
Smart Business Network, Inc.
Squire Patton Boggs
Richard Stovsky
Neil & Jennifer Tramer
United Way of Greater Cleveland
University of Akron College of Business
Values-in-Action Foundation
Rose & Steve Viny
Wellspring Financial Advisors
Charles Whitehill
Alan & Dara Yanowitz

Sponsors current as of April 21, 2023

Thank you to our Co-Chairs, Honorary Chairs, Host Committee, and Board of Trustees


Karen Dolan, Chris Gorman, J. David Heller, Connie Hill-Johnson

Honorary Chairs

President Carmen Twillie Ambar, Warren Anderson, Nic Barlage, Reneé & Kerry Chelm, Chris & Sara Connor, Dr. Toby Cosgrove, Sandy & Sally Cutler, Umberto Fedeli, Bob & Sally Gries*, Harley & Rochelle Gross , Jimmy & Dee Haslam, Carole Hoover*, Ilana & Chuck Horowitz Ratner, Richard & Michelle Jeschelnig, Richard Kramer, Alan & Karen Krause, Norma Lerner, Randell McShepard, Andrew Medvedev, Beth Mooney, Rev. Dr. Otis & Edwina Moss, Scott Mueller, Julia & Larry Pollock*, Albert & Audrey Ratner*, Ron & Deborah Ratner, Ronn Richard, Bradley & Elisabeth Sherman, Emily & Richard Smucker, Richard Stovsky, Rose & Steve Viny, Vanessa Whiting, Jeffrey Wild, Dan & Ellen Zelman*

List in formation, current as of April 21, 2023 • * denotes members of the 2023 Maltz Heritage Award Steering Committee.

Host Committee

Kevin S. Adelstein, Mitchell Balk, President Michael Baston, Charlie Bergman, Mayor Justin M. Bibb, Susan Bichsel, Ph.D., President Laura Bloomberg, Kathie Brandt, Mark Brandt, Richard Buoncore, Carrie Carpenter, Joe Cimperman, Michael Coburn, Margot Copeland, Mary Ann Corrigan-Davis, Greg Cowan*, Jon & Brandis Deitelbaum, Grant & Jennifer Dinner*, Fred & Brittan DiSanto, Paul Dolan, Kirsten Ellenbogen, William Elliott, Jr., Michael Ellis, Barry Feldman & Paul Wehn, Gloria Fine, Randy Fine, Allan Friedman, Jordan & Jennifer Goldberg, Larry & Cathy Goldberg, James Gomez*, André Gremillet, William Griswold , Gary & Cari Gross , Joe Grunfeld, Charles W. Hardin, Jr., Greg Harris, Lawrence Hatch, Anita & Bill Heller, Bruce Hennes, Andrea Hogben, Lara Kalafatis, President Eric W. Kaler, Jeff & Meryl Kaplan, Steve Karklin, Chris Kelly, Bradley Knapp, President Dr. John Langell, Keith & Nancy Libman*, Kenneth Liffman*, Howard Lewis, James Loeb, Megan Lykins Reich, Craig Manchen, James Marra, Jon McCloskey, Darrell McNair*, Susi & Peter Meisel, President Dr. Alan Miciak, Dr. Tomislav Mihaljevic, Abby & Howard Milstein, Robyn Minter Smyers & Bert Smyers, Amy & Marc Morgenstern, Stuart Muszynski, Amy & Larrie Nadler, Fred Nance, Dean R.J. Nemer, Michael Novak, Linda Olejko, Lawrence Oscar, Patrick M. Pastore, James & Kate Petras, Richard W. Pogue, Zac Ponsky, President Dr. J. Michael Pressimone, Susan & James Ratner, Deborah Read, David Reynolds*, Lauren Rich Fine, Sean Richardson, Enid Rosenberg, Irving & Ileen Rosner*, Barbara & Alan Rosskamm, Shelley Roth & Bruce Schwartz, Erika B. Rudin-Luria, Eliza & John Saada, William & Linda Schecter, Sharon Sobol Jordan, Brian Sokol, J.D. Sullivan, Jr., Neil & Jennifer Tramer, Daniel & Molly Walsh, Steve & Penni Weinberg, Paul Westlake, Morris Wheeler, Charles Whitehall, Adam & Stephanie Wieder, Steven & Judy Willensky, Lorna Wisham, Margaret Wong, Sandy & Tim Wuliger, Alan & Dara Yanowitz, Adam Zelwin*

List in formation, current as of April 21, 2023 • * denotes members of the 2023 Maltz Heritage Award Steering Committee.

Maltz Museum Board of Trustees

Grant Dinner, Chair

Milton Maltz, Chair Emeritus

Tamar Maltz, President

Robert Gries, Vice Chair

Reneé Chelm, Vice President

Keith Libman, Vice President

James Gomez, Treasurer

Joe Cimperman
Ronald B. Cohen
Mary Ann Corrigan-Davis
Jordan Goldberg

Lois Goodman

David Katz
Alan M. Krause
Kenneth B. Liffman
Darrell McNair

Larry Pollock

Albert B. Ratner

Barbara Robinson
Irv Rosner

Phil Wasserstrom
Daniel Zelman

Adam Zelwin

The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, Jr., Trustee Emeritus

Adele Silver, Honorary Trustee

Ex Officio

Rabbi Jonathan Cohen,
The Temple-Tifereth Israel

Jeff Kaplan,
Friends of the Maltz Museum

Barry Reis,
Erika Rudin-Luria,
Jewish Federation of Cleveland

David Schafer,
Maltz Museum

The Maltz Museum is supported by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Jewish Federation of Cleveland, and Ohio Arts Council

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