is proud to announce

Joanie and Tom Adler

as the recipients of the 11th Annual Maltz Heritage Award for being a force of positive change in the community

is proud to honor

JOANIE AND TOM ADLER

as the recipients of the 11th Annual Maltz Heritage Award for being a force of positive change in the community

Joanie and Tom Adler will be presented with the Maltz Heritage Award on May 20, 2024 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.

Photo courtesy of Roger Mastroianni

Joanie and Tom Adler

Throughout their professional careers and in retirement, Joanie and Tom Adler have dedicated themselves to service in the Cleveland community. Joanie is a lifetime trustee of Family Connections, an organization with the mission of engaging families with young children to nurture social connections, enhance child development, and improve school readiness. An ardent supporter of downtown Cleveland economic development, Tom is Chair Emeritus of Playhouse Square; Emeritus Director of Downtown Cleveland Alliance; Emeritus Trustee of University Hospitals; Life Director of American Jewish Committee, The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio, United Way, and Cleveland State University Foundation, and past Trustee of Cleveland State University. Tom is also an active Board Member of The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation and Jewish Federation of Cleveland.

Together, they are passionate about having a direct impact on the Cleveland community. The Adlers are the visionaries behind the influential Joanie and Tom Adler Civic Leaders Israel Mission, a program of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland that exposes Cleveland’s non-profit leaders to Israel’s complexities. The Mission creates opportunities for partnership between Cleveland leaders and their Israeli counterparts. Joanie and Tom are also the champions behind University Hospital’s “Joanie and Tom Adler Endowed Director of Parent Bereavement Programs,” providing support and resources for parents and families who have endured the death of a baby or child. Their commitment to these projects and their role in countless Cleveland organizations continues to have enormous influence and value to the Cleveland community.

Past award recipients include: Stewart Kohl and The Riverside Company (2023), 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 Joanie and Tom Adler’s commitment to Northeast Ohio as an event sponsor. A portion of sponsorships are tax deductible. 

Presenting Sponsor Investment: $50,000

  • Name as part of event name… Maltz Heritage Award Presented by XXX
  • Logo/Name in prime location on electronic event invitation
  • Logo/Name on Maltz Museum website with link to company site
  • Full page, color ad in Electronic (new this year!) Event Program Book (choice of location). Electronic Program will scroll at the event and be distributed electronically to email database
  • Logo/Name on event signage and table signage
  • Logo/Name in post-event ad in the Cleveland Jewish News
  • Name in all press/marketing materials
  • Complimentary Corporate Membership to the Museum for one year*
  • Three tables of up to 10 guests

Platinum Sponsor Investment: $25,000

  • Logo/Name on event invitation
  • Logo/Name on Maltz Museum website with link to company site
  • Name in all press/marketing materials
  • Full page, color ad in Electronic (new this year!) Event Program Book (input on location). Electronic Program will scroll at the event and be distributed electronically to email database
  • Logo/Name on event signage
  • Logo/Name in post-event ad in the Cleveland Jewish News
  • Complimentary Corporate Membership to the Museum for one year*
  • Two tables of up to ten guests

Gold Sponsor Investment: $10,000

  • Prime positioning as key event partner
  • Logo/Name on event invitation
  • Name on Maltz Museum website
  • Name in all press/marketing materials
  • Half page, color ad in Electronic (new this year!) Event Program Book. Electronic Program will scroll at the event and be distributed electronically to email database
  • Logo/Name on event signage
  • Logo/Name in post-event ad in the Cleveland Jewish News
  • Complimentary Corporate Membership to the Museum for one year*
  • One table of up to ten guests

Silver Sponsor Investment: $5,000

  • Name on event invitation
  • Name on Maltz Museum website
  • Name in select press/marketing materials
  • Quarter page, color ad in Electronic (new this year!) Event Program Book. Electronic Program will scroll at the event and be distributed electronically to email database
  • Name on event signage
  • Name in post-event ad in the Cleveland Jewish News
  • One Advocate Level Membership to the Museum for one year
  • One table of up to eight guests

Bronze Sponsor Investment: $2,500

  • Name on event invitation
  • Name on Maltz Museum website
  • Name listing in Electronic (new this year!) Event Program Book. Electronic Program will scroll at the event and be distributed electronically to email database
  • One 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
  • 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 (Guest pass value, can be waived to increase tax-deductibility of contribution)
  • One annual waiver of the facility rental fee (up to $2,500 value), additional administrative and security fees may apply.

Thank you to our Donors

David Schafer

Managing Director,
Maltz Museum of
Jewish Heritage

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

Jimmy & Dee Haslam

Albert & Audrey Ratner

Richard Smucker

Gold Sponsors

The Joann and Thomas
Adler Family Foundation
Julie & Jeffrey Cristal and
Susan & Michael Cristal

The Irving and Gloria Fine
Foundation and Family
Jordan & Jennifer Goldberg and
 Larry & Cathy Goldberg

The Gries Family Foundation
Harley & Rochelle Gross and
Gary & Cari Gross
Susan & James Ratner
Steve & Penni Weinberg 

Silver Sponsors

Warren Anderson
Calfee
Reneé & Kerry Chelm
Cohen & Company
Mary Ann Corrigan-Davis
Sandy & Sally Culter
Cuyahoga Community College
Dollar Bank
FirstEnergy
J. David & Rebecca Heller
John Carroll University

Karpus Investment Management

Legacy Capital Partners
Heather Lennox & Douglas R. Krause
McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co, LPA
Medical Mutual
Susi & Peter Meisel
Drs. Amy & Jim Merlino
Beth Mooney
Jane & Jon Outcalt
PNC
Richard W. Pogue

Julia & Larry Pollock
PwC

Enid & David Rosenberg
Barbara & Alan Rosskamm
Drs. Dan Simon & Marcy Schwartz/University Hospitals
Singerman, Mills, Desberg & Kauntz Co., L.P.A
Tom & Maryanne Wagner
Terri & Ron Weinberg
Paul & Suzanne Westlake/DLR Group
Sandy & Tim Wuliger
Dan and Ellen Zelman Family Foundation

Bronze Sponsors

AES Management Corporation
AJC Cleveland
Jules & Fran Belkin
Mary Rosenberg Berkowitz & Murray Berkowitz
Bernstein Private Wealth Management
Marilyn and Larry Blaustein
Bober Markey Fedorovich
Amy & Stan Brady
Buckingham, Doolittle & Borroughs, LLC
Marc Byrnes
Case Western Reserve University
Paul & Jill Clark
Cleveland Jewish News
Cleveland Metroparks
Citymark Capital
Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority

Feldman-Wehn Family
Glenmede
Gries Financial Partners
Hahn Loeser and Parks, LLP
Carole Hoover
Huntington Bank
Jewish Family Service Association of Cleveland
Stuart & Terri Kline
Randell & Gail McShepard
Minute Men Family of Companies
Amy & Marc Morgenstern
Mt. Sinai Health Foundation
Helen & David Nagusky
Playhouse Square Foundation
Judy & Bob Rawson
Amy & Ken Rogat

Irving & Ileen Rosner
The Shafran Family
Squire Patton Boggs
Richard & Betsy Stovsky Donor Advised Fund
K.K. & Joe Sullivan
Thompson Hine LLP
Jerry Sue & Walter Thornton
Susan & Dean Trilling
United Way of Greater Cleveland
Ursuline College
Neil Waxman & Pam Tobey
Mayor David E. Weiss
YWCA of Greater Cleveland
Zinner & Co. LLP

Thank You to our Community Partners

Beth & Bob Brandon
Brunswick Companies
Dean Lee Fisher & Peggy Zone Fisher

David Fleshler
Allan Friedman
David & Lynn Heiman

Craig Martahus & Margy Judd
Darrell & Ronna McNair
Tania Menesse

Hedy & Michael Milgrom

Rev. Dr. Otis & Edwina Moss

Ellen & Stuart Neye
Kim & Paul Pesses
Robert & Sylvia Reitman
Debbie Rothschild
Shelley Roth & Bruce Schwartz

Bradley & Elisabeth Sherman

Robert C. Smith

Felton Thomas
Joe & Ellen Thomas
Neil & Jennifer Tramer
Carla Tricarichi & David Fleshler

Philip & Peggy Wasserstrom
Mayor David E. Weiss
Judy & Steven Willensky

Sponsors current as of May 15, 2024

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

Co-Chairs

Randy & Gail McShepard, Beth Mooney, James & Susan Ratner, Enid & David Rosenberg

Honorary Chairs

Mitchell Balk, Brent & Ann Ballard, President Laura Bloomberg, Ph.D., Chris & Sara Connor, Sandy & Sally Cutler, Art Falco, Jimmy & Dee Haslam, Craig Hassell, Carole Hoover*, Stewart Kohl*, Rev. Dr. Otis & Edwina Moss, Richard W. Pogue, Albert* & Audrey Ratner, Robert & Sylvia Reitman, Erika Rudin-Luria, Richard Smucker, Robyn Minter Smyers & Bert Smyers, Vanessa Whiting
* denotes planning committee. Current as of May 15, 2024

Host Committee

Kevin S. Adelstein, Warren Anderson, Nic Barlage, President Michael A. Baston, Ed.D., J.D., Jules & Fran Belkin, Mary Rosenberg Berkowitz & Murray Berkowitz , Susan Bichsel, Ph.D., Marilyn and Larry Blaustein , Amy & Stan Brady, Beth & Bob Brandon, Marc Byrnes , Carrie Carpenter, Reneé* & Kerry Chelm, Paul & Jill Clark, Michele Connell, Mary Ann Corrigan-Davis, Greg Cowan*, Julie & Jeffrey Cristal, Susan & Michael Cristal, Cheryl Davis and Jonathon Wise, Sr Christine De Vinne, Grant* & Jennifer Dinner, Karen & Paul Dolan, William Elliott, Jr., Michael Ellis, Barry Feldman & Paul Wehn, Gloria Fine, Lauren Rich Fine, Randy Fine, Dean Lee Fisher & Peggy Zone Fisher, Helen Forbes Fields, Esq., Allan Friedman, Steve Glass, Jordan & Jennifer Goldberg, Larry & Cathy Goldberg, James Gomez*, Chris Gorman, Sally Gries, William Griswold, Gary & Cari Gross , Harley & Rochelle Gross , Lawrence Hatch, David & Lynn Heiman, J. David & Rebecca Heller, Steve Hoffman, Andrea Hogben, Lara Kalafatis, President Eric W. Kaler, Ph.D., Stuart & Terri Kline, Susan Krantz*, Heather Lennox & Douglas R. Krause, Gregg Levine & Howard Epstein, MD, Keith* & Nancy Libman, Kenneth Liffman*, Jay Lucarelli, Darrell* & Ronna McNair, Susi & Peter Meisel, Tania Menesse, Drs. Amy & Jim Merlino, President Alan R. Miciak, Ph.D., Tomislav Mihaljevic, MD, Hedy* & Michael Milgrom, Amy & Marc Morgenstern, Dan & Dorothy Moulthrop, Amy & Larrie Nadler, Helen & David Nagusky, Ellen & Stuart Neye, Lawrence Oscar, Jane & Jon Outcalt, Patrick M. Pastore, Jeffery K. Patterson, Kim & Paul Pesses, Julia & Larry* Pollock, Judy & Bob Rawson, Sean Richardson, Amy & Ken Rogat, Irving* & Ileen Rosner, Barbara & Alan Rosskamm, Shelley Roth & Bruce Schwartz, Lee C. Shapiro, Bradley & Elisabeth Sherman, Drs. Dan Simon & Marcy Schwartz, Robert C. Smith, Sharon Sobol Jordan, Richard & Betsy Stovsky, Joe & Ellen Thomas, Jerry Sue & Walter Thornton, Neil & Jennifer Tramer, Carla Tricarichi & David Fleshler, Susan & Dean* Trilling, Tom & Maryanne Wagner, Molly & Daniel Walsh, Philip & Peggy Wasserstrom, Neil Waxman & Pam Tobey, Steve & Penni Weinberg, Paul & Suzanne Westlake, Jeffrey Wild, Judy & Steven Willensky, Lorna Wisham, Sandy & Tim Wuliger, Dan* & Ellen Zelman, Adam Zelwin*, Brian Zimmerman, Jill Miller Zimon
* denotes planning committee. Current as of May 15, 2024

Maltz Museum Board of Trustees

Reneé Chelm, Chair

Milton Maltz, Chair Emeritus

Tamar Maltz, President

Keith Libman, Vice President

James Gomez, Treasurer

Mary Ann Corrigan-Davis, Secretary

Grant Dinner, Immediate Past Board Chair

Joe Cimperman
Ronald B. Cohen
Lois Goodman
David Katz

Susan Krantz

Kenneth B. Liffman
Sarah Spinner Liska
Darrell McNair
Larry Pollock

Albert B. Ratner

Jim Ratner

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 of
Jewish Heritage

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


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