Humanitarian Spotlight Angela Smith Over the years, Angela has found paths to philanthropy through her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., church, and employers. She currently serves as the United Way workplace campaign manager for the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District. As both a donor and volunteer, Angela continues to support United Way because its
Philanthropist Spotlight David & Becky Heller David Heller grew up in a household where philanthropy was incredibly important. Heller recalls, “I would watch my father come home for dinner, then head back out to volunteer in the evenings. It’s just how I grew up.” Heller carried these lessons into adulthood and sought his own volunteer
Humanitarian Spotlight Margaret Wong Margaret Wong is an award-winning immigration lawyer and is the founder and managing partner of Margaret W. Wong & Associates, LLC, with offices in nine cities including Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Minneapolis, Nashville, New York, and Raleigh. Margaret’s family discovered Cleveland four decades ago, and we are so lucky to have
Red Feather Spotlight Jane and Jon Outcalt The very meaning of the word philanthropy is “love of humanity” – a reminder that all giving stems from an innate desire to care for others. Jane and Jon Outcalt are philanthropists to their very core. Whether in service to Cleveland’s hospitals, schools, arts, or social services organizations,
Teddy is one of the thousands of North Stars who guide United Way’s work. His gratitude and warmth shine through even during the toughest of times, of which there have been plenty. As a child, Teddy lived in a dozen foster homes. But his childhood circumstances did not define his future – his determination did.
Corporate Spotlight PNC is Committed to the Communities It Serves As a Main Street bank, PNC understands that each of its communities is unique. That understanding plays an important role in not only its business model but in its philanthropic philosophy as well. “PNC is a large bank. We are the fifth largest bank in
Philanthropist Spotlight Robert & Sylvia Reitman Sylvia and Bob Reitman have left their imprint on our community. From University Hospitals and Playhouse Square to a long-standing partnership with United Way of Greater Cleveland, the Reitmans set an example for others of how to give back with generosity and humility. “Repair the world,” in Hebrew tikkun
Meet Herman Herman was enjoying retirement with his wife in a Cleveland suburb. They had planned carefully for their retirement and were living on a modest budget. But, then, Herman’s wife became ill. Her condition required medication to control her symptoms and to delay the progression of her disease. Their monthly co-pay was more than