Northeast Ohio Pillar Award

Since 1998, The Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Community Service, presented by Smart Business, honors businesses of all types and sizes that make outstanding contributions to their communities. Its purpose is to encourage a charitable environment, recognize creative efforts that make a difference and demonstrate the ties between the for-profit and nonprofit worlds.

The Pillar Award for Community Service currently takes place in the cities of ClevelandColumbus and Cincinnati.

The Pillar Award embraces a broad definition of community service. It may consist of charitable giving, volunteerism, pro bono work or other forms of giving back. Service may be limited to a single organization or cause, or spread across numerous organizations and causes. Each nominee will be judged based on impact relative to its size rather than overall size of contribution or effort.

Next Northeast Ohio Pillar Awards  December 5, 2019  5:00 P.M.

Presented by: Medical Mutual

Venue: LaCentre Conference & Banquet Facility


Pillar Award

 Aladdin’s Eatery  Apex Dermatology  Blue Bridge Networks  Bober Markey Fedorovich •
 Cleveland Jewish Publication Company  Giant Eagle  GPD Group  Kaulig Giving •
 Kurtz Bros, Inc.  Lake Business Products  Testa Companies •

Medical Mutual SHARE Award


Kent Clapp CEO Leadership Award

 Tim Clepper
Kaulig Companies Limited

Our Lady of the Wayside Nonprofit Board Executives of the Year Award

James Kacic
Achievement Centers for Children

Randy Markey
City Year Cleveland

 Nadine D. Head
Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority

Nonprofit Executive Directors of the Year

Christine Bucknell
A Kid Again Northern Ohio Chapter

 Julie Chase-Morefield
Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio

John Litten
West Side Catholic Center

Philanthropist of the Year

Ray Dalton
The Dalton Foundation and

For more information, contact Meredith Rankin at 440.250.7023 or [email protected]

Take a look back at the 2018 Northeast Ohio Pillar Awards held on December 6, 2018, at LaCentre Conference & Banquet Facility.

Click on the photo to enlarge. Photos by McKinley Wiley. View the entire album on our Facebook page.

CLICK HERE to view the 2018 Northeast Ohio Honorees!

Take a look back at the 2017 Northeast Ohio Pillar Awards held on December 6, 2017, at LaCentre Conference & Banquet Facility.

Photos by Steve Cutri. Click on the photo to enlarge.

CLICK HERE to view the 2017 Northeast Ohio Honorees!

View past Pillar Award for Community Service coverage:

CLE Overview CLE 2018 COL Overview COL 2019 CIN 2019

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