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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.

2020 News

The Saint Luke’s Foundation has given $10,000 to MetroHealth’s Institute for H.O.P.E.(Health, Opportunity, Partnership and Empowerment), in honor of the foundation’s departing president, Anne Goodman.

Thank you to Hyland in Westlake for its continued support of MetroHealth. After having to cancel the Hy-5: Hyland 5K Run, which has supported MetroHealth for 11 years, Hyland held a virtual walk for employees, who collectively raised more than $4,000 for the MetroHealth Transformation. 


Thank you to Delta Delta Delta Cleveland Alumnae Chapter, whose Mad for Metro fundraising event in March raised $13,000 for MetroHealth's Child Life Patient Care, Education and Research Fund and the Comprehensive Burn Care Center.


2019 News

The Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation has approved a two-year, $200,000 gift that will support MetroHealth's School Health and SAFE (Students Are Free to Express) programs.


MetroHealth's SAFE (Students Are Free to Express) project also received a $7,500 gift from the Harry K. Fox and Emma R. Fox Charitable Foundation.


US Communications and Electric Inc., PJPC, LLC, and Patricia and James Connolle (the company’s CEO and Chief Operating Officer, respectively) have given a three-year, $105,000 gift to support the MetroHealth Transformation.


The Albert M. Higley Co. has given a $50,000 gift to MetroHealth for the Building for the Future Fund.


The Higley Fund has given a $225,000 gift to MetroHealth toward the construction of a chemistry lab at Lincoln-West School of Science and Health at MetroHealth.


The JPMorgan Chase Foundation has awarded a $125,000 grant to go toward the expansion of work-based learning opportunities for students at Lincoln-West School of Science and Health at MetroHealth.


The AIDS Funding Collaborative awarded a $65,000 grant that supports the expansion of the private social media app Positive Peers (developed by MetroHealth with two local marketing and web development firms) for young adults living with HIV. 


Healthnetwork Foundation recently made a gift of $30,000 that will help establish an annual symposium at MetroHealth focused on neurocritical care for nursing.


The Treu-Mart Fund has made a gift of $26,250 to the Feingold Child at Risk Fund at MetroHealth. The funding will support a nursing position in the Alpha Clinic, which works to protect and detect children who may be victims of physical and sexual abuse. 


Gannon Golf Tournament raises more than $63,000 for trauma and burn centers

36 foursomes (144 golfers) came out to support the 21st annual John A. Gannon Memorial Golf Tournament at the Manakiki Golf Course in Willoughby on Monday, September 16. The event raised more than $63,000 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:

Hole in One Sponsor

  • US Communications and Electric, Inc.

Eagle Sponsors

  • HOTT Associates
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio

Birdie Sponsors: Axelrod Buick GMC; Gallagher; Karpinski Engineering; Kohrman Jackson & Krantz; Ohio Desk; RSM; Signet Real Estate Group; and Zenith Systems LLC.

Par Sponsors: Aruba; Christopher Brandt, MD; The Claridges; Clearstead Advisors; Cleveland Building Trades Council; Cleveland Firefighters Memorial Pipes & Drums; CommuniCare; The Colleen DeCrane Family Foundation; Hammes Company; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union No. 38; LaBella Associates; McGregor Foundation; Maloney + Novotny LLC; Nu-Di Corporation; Ohio Association of Professional Firefighters; PNC Healthcare; and Regency Construction Services, Inc.

Caddie Sponsors: Eldercare Professionals of Ohio; and Pipe Fitters Local No. 120

Gannon Golf Tournament 2019 Attendees Posing with Event Sign
Gannon Golf Tournament Attendees Posing with Clubs

SunTrust Foundation has given MetroHealth a $75,000 grant and the SunTrust Foundation’s Lighting the Way Awards. During an awards ceremony in Atlanta in August, MetroHealth was one of 36 nonprofit organizations honored in the areas of financial education, financial counseling, career readiness and workforce development, and small business and entrepreneurship.

SunTrust Foundation logo


Westfield Insurance Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to help cover the construction costs for a new science lab at the Lincoln-West School of Science and Health at MetroHealth. The grant also will cover financial literacy/education programming for MetroHealth employees.

Westfield Insurance Foundation logo


The Arconic Foundation has awarded a $20,000 grant to support the BREAST/Amigas Program (Bringing Education, Advocacy and Support Together), a community outreach program that provides screening and mammograms.


The John Patrick Carey Foundation has contributed $20,000 to establish the John Patrick Carey Fund for Pediatric Research.

MetroHealth’s School Health Program has received two grants to support its efforts.

  • Thank you to The Frank Hadley and Cornelia Root Ginn Foundation for its $10,000 gift.
  • Thank you to The Sherwin-Williams Foundation for its $10,000 gift.

Gilead Sciences has made a sizeable grant to support the continued integration of both HIV and hepatitis C testing and linkage to care throughout the health care system, including care that MetroHealth provides to the Cuyahoga County Jail. This is the fourth year of support from Gilead, whose philanthropic focus is on improving the health and well-being of underserved communities in the United States and internationally.


Raising the NETs raises nearly $15,000 for the MetroHealth Transformation

Eighteen teams braved the hot sun on Saturday, July 13, to participate in the 6th Annual Raising the NETs for MetroHealth Volleyball Tournament. The signature fundraising event of MetroHealth N.E.T., held at Force-Sports in Eastlake, raised nearly $15,000 for the MetroHealth Transformation. 

Thank you to our sponsors! 

Tournament Sponsor

Medical Mutual


 

Court Sponsors

Gallagher
HKM logo
Maloney and Novotny
Ohio Desk
oswald companies
Tucker Ellis
Willis Towers Watson logo

 

Match Sponsors: Fifth Third Bank, StreamlineCLE, Reese Pharmaceutical, JumpStart Inc.

 

Ace Sponsors: Universal Creative Concepts, Force Sports

 

Participants of MetroHealth's 2019 Raising the NETs event play volleyball at the July 13, 2019 event
Participants of MetroHealth's 2019 Raising the NETs event play volleyball at the July 13, 2019 event
Participants of MetroHealth's 2019 Raising the NETs event play volleyball at the July 13, 2019 event
Participants of MetroHealth's 2019 Raising the NETs event play volleyball at the July 13, 2019 event

Brett Altieri Memorial Golf Invitational raises over $14,000 for the MetroHealth Cancer Center

More than $14,000 was raised at the eighth annual Brett Altieri Memorial Golf Invitational, held on June 28, 2019 at Sand Ridge Golf Club in Chardon. 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. Event proceeds support the MetroHealth Cancer Center.


Thank you to the American Cruisers for organizing the 27th annual MetroHealth Burn Center Car Show that supported MetroHealth's Comprehensive Burn Care Center, and to everyone who attended the event on May 19, 2019 at the General Motors parking lot in Parma. Members of the group presented a check for $8,300 to the MetroHealth Burn Center on July 12. 

Participants of the 2019 Burn Center Car Show Check Presentation


Epic Systems Corporation has awarded a $45,000 grant to support MetroHealth’s Wellness Reentry Assistance Program (WRAP).


The Eva L. and Joseph M. Bruening Foundation has awarded a $23,978 grant to MetroHealth’s Daddy Boot Camp, one of the specialized classes offered through the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.


The AT&T Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to MetroHealth to support the State Tested Nursing Assistants (STNA) Program, which gives underserved high school students the opportunity to participate in health care training that leads to certification.


 

Representatives from Howard Hanna Real Estate Services presented MetroHealth’s Child Life and Education Program and the Aamoth Family Pediatric Wellness Center with a $30,170 donation on May 15, 2019. Since 2009, Howard Hanna’s Northeast Ohio branch locations have hosted their own fundraising events and have raised more than $200,000 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.


Thank you to the 544 runners and walkers who came out on May 11, 2019 for the Hy-5: TheHyland 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk, and to Hyland in Westlake for once again hosting the fabulous event, in its 11th year! The Hy-5 raised more than $13,500 for the MetroHealth Transformation. A special thank you to the following sponsors:

Race Sponsor: Hyland

Course Sponsor: Hott Associates

Mile Sponsors:

  • Gallagher
  • The Sofka Wealth Management Group-Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
  • Ohio Desk
  • The Emerald Foundation

The Baird Family Fund has given a $15,000 gift to MetroHealth's Child Life and Education Program.


MetroHealth recently received the first of two unrestricted gifts from the estate of an anonymous donor. The $1.2 million in combined gifts will be placed in the Terry R. White Legacy Fund, which supports patient care, medical education, scientific or clinical research, and the recruitment of key personnel at MetroHealth. The fund is named after the former MetroHealth President and CEO.


The SAFE Project (Students Are Free to Express through the arts), an initiative of MetroHealth's Arts in Medicine program, has received two gifts:

  • Thank you to The Wenk Family Charitable Foundation for its $15,000 gift.
  • Thank you to The Harry K. Fox and Emma R. Fox Charitable Foundation for its $7,500 gift.