is proud to honor

Dee and Jimmy Haslam

as the recipients of the 9th Annual Maltz Heritage Award for being a force of positive change in the community

is proud to honor

Dee and Jimmy Haslam

as the recipients of the 9th Annual Maltz Heritage Award for being a force of positive change in the community

Dee and Jimmy Haslam were presented with the Maltz Heritage Award on Monday, April 25, 2022 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 of Jewish Heritage 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.

Dee and Jimmy Haslam

Dee and Jimmy Haslam are committed to restoring championship football in Cleveland while striving to make a positive impact in the Northeast Ohio community with an emphasis on education, youth football, and community engagement through volunteerism. They have made improving education in underserved and disadvantaged communities a priority for their philanthropic efforts.

In August of 2019, the Haslam 3 Foundation donated $4.5 million to education-based programs that give school-aged children more access to Cleveland arts organizations. The couple also made a substantial gift to Cleveland’s public schools, helping to refurbish many of the city’s athletic fields. In November of 2020, through donations from players that were matched by the Haslam family, $350,000 was raised to purchase equipment for the East Cleveland school district so their students could learn remotely during the pandemic when the digital divide became even more pronounced in underserved communities.

Dee and Jimmy have led the Browns’ efforts to support social justice; since 2017 the team has donated over $1.5 million to organizations that work in that space and has hosted three social justice summits. Dee sits on the NFL’s social justice committee, which works directly with players to advise the league on social justice initiatives and funding of programs. In 2014 the Haslams were recognized by the Fritz Pollard Alliance with the Paul "Tank” Younger Award for promoting diversity within NFL front offices.

Jimmy Haslam began his career at Pilot Corporation, a company his family founded that has become an industry-leading network of more than 950 retail and fueling locations that offer a variety of products, amenities, and innovative solutions to make road travel easier. Jimmy serves on the boards of the American Federation for Children, the National Association of Truckstop Operators, and Anderson Media Corporation. In June of 2017, he was honored by the Cleveland branch of the NAACP at its 105th Anniversary Celebration Freedom Fund Dinner.

Dee, an Emmy-nominated TV producer, was the executive producer and CEO of RIVR Media Companies, where she has been the executive producer of ground-breaking TV series. Dee is committed to the betterment of the Northeast Ohio community through her active involvement as a member of the board of directors for the Greater Cleveland Partnership; the United Way of Greater Cleveland (Executive Council); University Hospitals Systems; the Cleveland Orchestra; and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Past award recipients include: Carole F. Hoover & 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), Milton and Tamar Maltz (2015), Sandy Cutler (2014), and Toby Cosgrove (2013)

Thank you to our Donors

David Schafer

Managing Director,
Maltz Museum of
Jewish Heritage

In this unprecedented time, sponsors of the Maltz Heritage Award allow us to feel confident that we will be able 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

Connor Foundation
Grant & Jennifer Dinner

Audrey & Albert Ratner

Emily & Richard Smucker

Gold Sponsors

Sandy & Sally Cutler
The Irving and Gloria Fine Foundation

Jordan & Jennifer Goldberg and
Larry & Cathy Goldberg

Bob & Sally Gries

Abby & Howard Milstein

Julia & Larry Pollock

Richard W. Pogue
Stephen & Penni Weinberg

Silver Sponsors

Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP

Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland State University

Cohen & Company
Mary Ann Corrigan-Davis

Cuyahoga Community College
Dollar Bank

FirstEnergy Foundation

Fisher Phillips


Rochelle & Harley Gross Philanthropic Fund

John Carroll University

Richard Bogomolny & Patricia Kozerefski
Alan & Karen Krause
McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co, LPA

Minute Men Staffing Services

The NRP Group

Oswald Companies



University Hospitals by Drs. Cliff & Lynne Megerian, Drs. Daniel Simon & Marcy Schwartz, and Drs. James & Kristin Voos

Vanessa Whiting
Dan & Ellen Zelman Family Foundation

Bronze Sponsors

Bernstein Private Wealth Management

Bober Markey Fedorovich

Cerity Partners, LLC

Citymark Capital
Jill & Paul Clark

Cleveland Museum of Art
David & Debbie Daberko

DiSanto Family Foundation

Hahn Loeser + Parks LLP

Huntington National Bank

Jewish Family Services Association

Stewart Kohl

Norma Lerner

Darrell & Ronna McNair
Miller Family Foundation

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Irving & Ileen Rosner

Alan & Betty Rosskamm

RPM International Inc.

Singerman, Mills, Desberg
& Kauntz Co., L.P.A.

Squire Patton Boggs

Thomson Hine LLP

United Way of Greater Cleveland
Ronald & Terri Weinberg

Community Partners

Adam & Stacey Berebitsky

Craig and Barbara Cantrall

Renee' & Kerry Chelm

Margot Copeland

Judi and Tom Embrescia

The Fedeli Group

The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland

The Lubrizol Corporation

Amy & Marc Morgenstern

Rev. Dr. Otis & Edwina Moss

Pierre’s Ice Cream Company

Enid & David Rosenberg

Nathan & Fannye Shafran
Philanthropic Fund

Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton

Values-in-Action Foundation

Steven & Judy Willensky
Margaret Wong

Sponsors current as of April 5, 2022

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


Carole Hoover and Julia & Larry Pollock

Honorary Chairs

Rick Chiricosta, Chris Connor, Dr. Toby Cosgrove, Sandy & Sara Cutler, Paul Dolan, Chris Gorman, Bob & Sally Gries, Dr. Alex Johnson, Len Komoroski, Alan & Karen Krause, Norma Lerner, Dr. Tom Mihaljevic, Beth Mooney, Rev. Dr. Otis & Edwina Moss, Patrick Pastore, Audrey & Albert Ratner, President Harlan Sands, Emily & Richard Smucker, Steve & Penni Weinberg, Vanessa Whiting

Host Committee

Kevin S. Adelstein, Susan Bichsel Ph.D., Carrie Carpenter, Renee' and Kerry Chelm, Jill & Paul Clark, Margot Copeland, Mary Ann Corrigan-Davis, Colleen Cotter, Greg Cowan*, David & Debbie Daberko, Erin Deimling, Gary Desberg, Sister Christine DeVinne, Grant & Jennifer Dinner*, William Elliott, Umberto Fedeli, Gloria Fine, Lois Goodman*, Lawrence Hatch, J. David Heller, Lara Kalafatis, Ira & Amy Kaplan, Stewart Kohl, Richard Bogomolny & Patricia Kozerefski, Dr. John Langell, Keith & Nancy Libman*, Ken Liffman*, Jay & Lanee Lucarelli, Darrell McNair*, Randell McShepard, Drs. Cliff & Lynne Megerian, President Alan Miciak, Amy & Marc Morgenstern, Otis & Edwina Moss, Stuart Muszynski, Randy Myeroff, Larrie & Amy Nadler, Fred Nance, Augie Napoli, Steve Nobil, Linda Olejko, Larry Oscar, Richard W. Pogue, Sean Richardson, Irving & Ileen Rosner, Alan & Betty Rosskamm, Shelley Roth, Erika Rudin-Luria, Mitchell Schneider, Bruce Schwartz, Drs. Daniel Simon and Marcy Schwartz, Robert Smith, David St. Pierre, Drs. James & Kristin Voos, Daniel & Molly Walsh, Craig Owen White, Karen White, Jeffrey J. Wild, Margaret Wong, Dan & Ellen Zelman*, Adam Zelwin*
*denotes planning 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 of
Jewish Heritage

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

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