is proud to announce

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

STEWART KOHL and THE RIVERSIDE COMPANY

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 will be presented with the Maltz Heritage Award on May 1, 2023 at the Cleveland Museum of Art at 6 p.m. Please join us for a celebration that will recognize 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)

Sponsorship Opportunities

Join us in honoring Stewart Kohl and The Riverside Company’s commitment to Northeast Ohio as an event sponsor. All donations are 100% tax deductible. 

Presenting Sponsor Investment: $50,000

  • Name as part of event name… Maltz Heritage Award Presented by XXX
  • Company logo in prime location on event invitation
  • Company logo on website with link to company site
  • Full page color ad in E-Tribute Book (choice of location)
  • Logo/Name on event program cover, event signage and multi-media presentation
  • Company name in all press/marketing materials
  • Complimentary Corporate Membership to the Museum for one year*
  • Three tables of up to thirty guests

Platinum Sponsor Investment: $25,000

  • Company logo on invitation
  • Company logo on website with link to company site
  • Full page color ad in E-Tribute Book
  • Company name in all press/marketing materials
  • Logo/name in event program, event signage and multi-media presentation
  • Complimentary Corporate Membership to the Museum for one year*
  • Two tables of up to twenty guests

Gold Sponsor Investment: $10,000

  • Company logo on invitation & website
  • Company logo on multi-media presentation
  • Company name in all press/marketing materials
  • Half page color ad in Tribute Book
  • Complimentary Corporate Membership to the Museum for one year*
  • One table of up to ten guests

Silver Sponsor Investment: $5,000

  • Company name on invitation & website
  • Company name in select press/marketing materials
  • Company name in multi-media presentation
  • Quarter page color ad in Tribute Book
  • Complimentary Advocate Level Membership to the Museum for one year
  • One table of up to eight guests

Bronze Sponsor Investment: $2,500

  • Company name on invitation
  • Company name on website
  • Eighth page, color ad in Tribute Book
  • Complimentary Advocate Level Membership to the Museum for one year
  • One table of up to eight guests

* Corporate Member Benefits: 

  • FREE admission for employees
  • Discounts on program tickets for employees (in person or virtual)
  • Discounts on Museum Store purchases for employees
  • Invitations to Special Exhibition openings and Members-Only events
  • 15 guest passes to be used as you choose by clients, out-of-town guests, employee families etc.
  • One annual waiver of the facility rental fee (up to $2,500 value), additional administrative and security fees may apply.

Individual Tickets

Consider supporting the 10th annual Maltz Heritage Award by purchasing an individual ticket. Your involvement will ensure a successful celebration to honor Stewart Kohl and The Riverside Company’s commitment to Northeast Ohio. Individual Tickets are 100% tax deductible. 


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

Audrey & Albert Ratner

Gold Sponsors

Irving & Gloria Fine Foundation

Jordan & Jennifer Goldberg and
Larry & Cathy Goldberg

Steve & Penni Weinberg

Silver Sponsors

The Business of Good Foundation
Cleveland State University
Cohen & Company
Mary Ann Corrigan-Davis
Sandy & Sally Cutler

Joe Grunfeld

John Carroll University
Legacy Capital Partners
Norma Lerner
MAI Capital Management

McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co, LPA
Medical Mutual

PNC
Thompson Hine LLP
Dan and Ellen Zelman Family Foundation

Bronze Sponsors

Blue Point Capital Partners
Kathie Brandt
Carnegie Investment Counsel
Clearstead
Joanne Cohen & Morris Wheeler
DiSanto Family Foundation
Michael Ellis
Glenmede
Gries Financial Partners
Hahn Loeser and Parks, LLP

Huntington Bank
Jewish Family Service Association of Cleveland
Robyn Minter Smyers & Bert Smyers
Minute Men Staffing Services
Amy & Marc Morgenstern
Notre Dame College
James & Kate Petras
Richard W. Pogue
Ponsky Capital Partners

Barbara & Alan Rosskamm
Smart Business Network, Inc.
Neil & Jennifer Tramer
United Way of Greater Cleveland
University of Akron College of Business
Wellspring Financial Advisors
Charles Whitehill
Values-in-Action Foundation

Sponsors current as of February 1, 2023

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

Co-Chairs

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

Honorary Chairs

Reneé & Kerry Chelm, Chris Conner, Dr. Toby Cosgrove, Sandy & Sally Cutler, Umberto Fedeli, Bob & Sally Gries*, Carole Hoover*, Ilana & Chuck Horowitz Ratner, Norma Lerner, Randell McShepard, Andrew Medvedev, Rev. Dr. Otis & Edwina Moss, Scott Mueller, Julia & Larry Pollock*, Albert & Audrey Ratner*, Ronn Richard, Jeffrey Wild, Dan & Ellen Zelman*

List in formation, current as of February 1, 2023 • * denotes members of the 2023 Maltz Heritage Award Steering Committee.

Host Committee

Kevin S. Adelstein, President Michael Baston, Mayor Justin M. Bibb, Susan Bichsel, Ph.D., President Laura Bloomberg, Mark Brandt, Richard Buoncore, Carrie Carpenter, Joe Cimperman, Michael Coburm, Margot Copeland, Mary Ann Corrigan-Davis, Greg Cowan*, Grant & Jennifer Dinner*, Fred & Brittan DiSanto, Paul Dolan, Kirsten Ellenbogen, Michael Ellis, Gloria Fine, Randy Fine, Allan Friedman, Jordan & Jennifer Goldberg, Larry & Cathy Goldberg, James Gomez*, Charles W. Hardin, Jr., Lawrence Hatch, Andrea Hogben, Lara Kalafatis, President Eric W. Kaler, Jeff & Meryl Kaplan, Steve Karklin, Chris Kelly, Bradley Knapp, Keith & Nancy Libman*, Kenneth Liffman*, Megan Lykins Reich, James Marra, Jon McCloskey, Darrell McNair*, Craig Manchen, President Alan Miciak, Dr. Tomislav Mihaljevic, Robyn Minter Smyers & Bert Smyers, Amy & Marc Morgenstern, Stuart Muszynski, Amy & Larrie Nadler, Dean R.J. Nemer, Michael Novak, Linda Olejko, Lawrence Oscar, Patrick M. Pastore, James & Kate Petras, Richard W. Pogue, Zac Ponsky, Dr. J. Michael Pressimone, David Reynolds*, Lauren Rich Fine, Sean Richardson, Enid Rosenberg, Irving & Ileen Rosner*, Barbara & Alan Rosskamm, Shelley Roth & Bruce Schwartz, Sharon Sobol Jordan, Neil & Jennifer Tramer, Daniel & Molly Walsh, Adam & Stephanie Wieder, Steve & Penni Weinberg, Paul Westlake, Morris Wheeler, Charles Whitehall, Steven & Judy Willensky, Margaret Wong, Adam Zelwin*

List in formation, current as of February 1, 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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