Philanthropy Impact

Thank you to every one of our generous donors. Your support funds dozens of MetroHealth programs that make Northeast Ohio and its residents healthier every day.
 

2018 News

MetroHealth is one of only two organizations to receive a grant from Susan G. Komen Northeast Ohio for the 2018-2019 grant year. The BREAST (Bringing Education, Advocacy and Support Together) and Amigas community outreach programs will receive $55,000. The BREAST/Amigas program provides free clinical breast exams and mammograms, and free or reduced-cost follow-up care to low-income women in Cuyahoga County who are uninsured or underinsured. 

Thank you to Modern Yoga Cleveland for hosting a Yoga fundraiser at their Strongsville studio on March 16, 2018, in support of MetroHealth!

Thank you to Delta Delta Delta Cleveland West Side Alumnae for supporting MetroHealth's Child Life Patient Care, Education and Research Fund and the Comprehensive Burn Care Center at MetroHealth with the Mad for Metro fundraiser on April 13, 2018, at Vosh in Lakewood!

Thank you to the more than 700 runners and walkers who came out on May 19, 2018 for the Hy-5: The Hyland 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk, and to Hyland in Westlake for once again hosting the fabulous event, in its 10th year! 

Hy-5: The Hyland 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk   Waiting for the race to start
Hy-5: The Hyland 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk

 Akram Boutros, MD; Hyland SVP Brenda Kirk and Hyland President and CEO Bill Priemer

 

Thank you to the American Cruisers for organizing the 26th annual MetroHealth Burn Center Car Show which supported MetroHealth's Comprehensive Burn Care Center, and to everyone who attended the event on May 20, 2018.

Hy-5: The Hyland 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk

Thank you to the DiMarino family for organizing the fourth annual NICU Benefit Golf Outing at Shale Creek Golf Club on Friday, May 25, 2018, and for all of the golfers and friends who attended! The event supports the MetroHealth Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). 

Thank you to Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, which on June 20, 2018 presented MetroHealth’s Child Life and Education Program and the Aamoth Family Pediatric Wellness Center with a $30,529 donation. Since 2009, “Choo Choo Chow Chow” events at Howard Hanna’s Northeast Ohio branch locations have raised nearly $170,000 for MetroHealth. Nationally, the real estate company’s Children's Free Care Fund provides free care at children’s hospitals and related programs and activities.

Hy-5: The Hyland 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk

The second annual Resiliency Run, held Saturday, June 23, 2018, raised money for the John A. Gannon Trauma Center and the Comprehensive Burn Care Center at MetroHealth. Thank you to the 250 people who supported the 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk at MetroHealth!

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Hy-5: The Hyland 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk 

Thank you to Ginell Santavicca for organizing the third annual Steve Dohm Dice Run. The event, which drew 150 motorcyclists on Sunday, June 24, 2018, raised $3,600 for MetroHealth's Pediatric Burn Unit to support the burn camp and winter retreat for pediatric patients.

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The seventh annual Altieri Memorial Golf Outing, held on June 29, 2018 at Sand Ridge Golf Club in Chardon, raised nearly $11,000 for the MetroHealth Cancer Center. Thank you to everyone who participated in and supported the event, which is held in memory of Brett Altieri, a patient and supporter of MetroHealth who passed away in 2012.

Thank you to everyone who supported the fifth annual Raising the N.E.T.s Volleyball Tournament, held at Force-Sports Eastlake on Saturday, July 28, 2018.  More than 100 players on 16 teams competed in the tournament, which raised more than $10,000 for the MetroHealth Transformation.

The 19th annual NEO Chapter of Society of Fire Protection Engineers Golf Outing, held on Friday, August 3, 2018 at Tanglewood Club in Chagrin Falls, raised $2,500 for the Comprehensive Burn Care Center at MetroHealth. Thank you to everyone who came out to support the event!

Thank you to those who participated in the fifth annual Marc Kiszak Memorial Golf Outing on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Valleaire Golf Club in Hinckley. The event, organized by Gary and Deb Kiszak in memory of their son, raised more than $4,000 for the MetroHealth Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) in the John A. Gannon Trauma Center.

The 20th annual John A. Gannon Memorial Golf Tournament was a success, with more than 120 golfers on the Manakiki Golf Course in Willoughby on Monday, September 17. The event raised more than $38,000 for the John A. Gannon Trauma Center and the Comprehensive Burn Care Center at MetroHealth. Thank you to all of our participants and the following major sponsors:

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Presenting Sponsor:

20th annual John A. Gannon Memorial Golf Tournament

Eagle Sponsor:

20th annual John A. Gannon Memorial Golf Tournament

Birdie Sponsors: Boyd Watterson Asset Management; Ohio Council of Community Schools; Zenith Systems LLC

Par Sponsors: Christopher Brandt, MD; Hammes Company; Hartland & Co.; Reminger Co., LPA; Maloney + Novotny LLC; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; Cleveland Firefighters Association Local 93; Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey A. Claridge; First National Bank; US Bank; Ohio Association of Professional Fire Fighters; PNC; Geauga Vision

Caddie Sponsor: Pipefitters Local 120

Thank you to the members and friends of the Central Bass Basin Club, which raised $3,200 for  MetroHealth’s Child Life and Education Program during its annual tournament, held on October 14, 2018. Over the past 23 years the tournament has raised nearly $46,000 for MetroHealth.


2017 News

The Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Foundation awarded a two-year, $210,000 grant to the MetroHealth Autism Assessment Center, the only autism assessment clinic on Cleveland’s West Side. 

Citizens Bank gave a $25,000 grant to MetroHealth’s Food as Medicine Pantry, a partnership between MetroHealth and The Cleveland Food Bank. The pilot program, in development, will provide a personalized food package to low-income, food insecure patients each month who have a chronic health condition such as hypertension, diabetes or cardiovascular disease. 

The Delta Delta Delta Cleveland West Side Alumnae Chapter gave $10,000 for MetroHealth’s Child Life and Education Program and the Comprehensive Burn Care Center in March 2017. Since it began raising money for MetroHealth in the 1960s, the alumnae chapter has donated more than $1 million.

AOTrauma North America gave a grant to MetroHealth to support a one-year orthopaedic trauma fellowship for a physician for the 2017-18 academic year. 

Susan G. Komen Northeast Ohio gave a $74,865 grant to support MetroHealth’s BREAST/Amigas Program, which provides education and screening to uninsured, underinsured and low-income women throughout Cuyahoga County. 

Hyland Software’s annual Hy-5: The Hyland 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk in Westlake raised more than $20,000 for MetroHealth in May 2017. Since 2009, the event has raised more than $220,000. 

American Cruisers of Ohio held its 25th annual MetroHealth Burn Center Car Show in May 2017 and gave $4,500 to MetroHealth’s Comprehensive Burn Care Center.

The third annual NICU Benefit Golf Outing at Shale Creek Golf Club in Medina, organized by Greg and Kristen DiMarino, raised nearly $13,000 for the MetroHealth Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in May 2017.

The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation gave a $169,406 grant to MetroHealth’s Spinal Cord Injury Medicine (SCIM) fellowship program to support two one-year fellowships for the 2017-18 academic year. The two SCIM Fellowships provide specialized training in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of traumatic and non-traumatic spinal cord injury. This is the fifth fellowship that the Neilsen Foundation has supported at MetroHealth since 2010.

The second annual Motorcycle Run, held in June 2017, raised more than $3,200 for the John A. Gannon Trauma Center and MetroHealth's Comprehensive Burn Care Center. The 50- mile ride was organized by Ginell McFadden and began and ended in Mentor. 

The sixth annual Altieri Memorial Golf Outing, held in June 2017 at Sand Ridge Golf Club in Chardon, raised nearly $14,000 for the MetroHealth Cancer Center. The event is held in memory of Brett Altieri, a patient and supporter of MetroHealth who passed away in 2012. 

Cook Medical gave a $25,000 grant to MetroHealth's Gastroenterology Fellows fund. The Cook Medical Fellowship will provide 50 percent of the salary for an advanced GI fellow, allowing the physician to pursue a research project. 

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services donated more than $30,000 to benefit MetroHealth's Child Life and Education Program and the Aamoth Family Pediatric Wellness Center. The Howard Hanna Children’s Free Care Fund Foundation provides free medical care and supports related programs and activities in eight states. 

The sixth annual West High All Year Reunion Golf Outing raised $1,100 for MetroHealth's Cancer Center Patient Assistance Fund in July 2017. 

The fourth annual Raising the N.E.T.’s Volleyball Tournament at Cleveland’s Whiskey Island raised more than $13,000 in July 2017 for three MetroHealth areas: Arts in Medicine, the Office of Opioid Safety, and the Simulation Center. 

The Abington Foundation gave a $35,000 grant to the Lincoln-West School of Science and Health at MetroHealth for classroom space renovations, equipment and the creation of a chemistry laboratory.

The Reinberger Foundation gave $50,000 to the Lincoln-West School of Science and Health at MetroHealth for classroom space renovations, equipment and the creation of a chemistry laboratory.

The Lubrizol Foundation gave $100,000 towards renovations to classroom space and a science laboratory, and for equipment and supplies for Lincoln-West School of Science and Health at MetroHealth. 

The Cardinal Health Foundation gave MetroHealth a $35,000 grant to support an education program for emergency department physicians aimed at reducing the use of opioid prescriptions for pain management. 

The inaugural Courts for Cancer event, held at the Cleveland Racquet Club in Pepper Pike in September 2017, raised $15,590 for improvements to the Cancer Center’s patient and family waiting area.

The 19th annual John A. Gannon Memorial Golf Tournament, held in September 2017 at Manakiki Golf Course in Willoughby, raised $32,120 for the John A. Gannon Trauma Center and the Comprehensive Burn Care Center at MetroHealth. 

The Central Basin Bass Club raised $2,115 during its 22nd annual fishing tournament supporting MetroHealth's Child Life and Education Department. Since its inception, the tournament, held in October 2017 on Portage Lakes, has raised nearly $40,000.

Jim and Ellena Muraco of Parma gave more than $12,000 toward the renovation and furnishing of the patient and family waiting area on the MetroHealth Cancer Center’s inpatient floor.

Roderick B. "Rick" Jordan, MD, who retired from MetroHealth in 2016 as director of the Division of Plastic Surgery, and his wife, Julia R. Nunley, MD, have given more than $40,000 for the Drs. Earle and Jordan Lectureship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The lectureship honors the legacy of the late Arthur Scott Earle, MD, and his successor, Dr. Jordan. Earle was a pioneer in reconstructive surgery who practiced at MetroHealth for 19 years until his retirement in 1991. 

A $50,000 challenge grant issued by George J. Picha, MD, PhD, has raised $100,000 for the the Drs. Earle and Jordan Lectureship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The challenge grant from Dr. Picha, who trained at MetroHealth early in his career, provided a one-to-one match for every dollar up to $50,000. 

The Shannahley Foundation recently gave $11,000 to MetroHealth. The gift is being divided among the MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio; the Senior Health Outpatient Program at MetroHealth Old Brooklyn Health Center; and The MetroHealth Fund.

Gilead gave an $84,040 grant to MetroHealth to support the expanded access of HIV and hepatitis C testing and care throughout the health care system. 

First Year Cleveland gave a $500,000 grant to support the expansion of MetroHealth’s Nurse-Family Partnership program, which provides resources for low-income, high-risk, first-time mothers during pregnancy and for two years following birth. The grant will provide funding for two additional nurses, a social worker and data/administrative support for the home visiting program.