2020 Cleveland Benefit Breakfast

Wednesday, March 4, at the Global Center for Health Innovation

The Facing History Cleveland Advisory Board invites you to join us on Wednesday, March 4, for our annual Facing History Cleveland Benefit Breakfast. This unique event will celebrate and support Facing History’s work—empowering students to use knowledge and compassion to stand up to bigotry and hate—in Cleveland and around the world.



When & Where

March 4, 2020
8:00-9:30 AM

Global Center for Health Innovation
1 St. Clair Avenue NE
Cleveland, OH 44114

Honoree and Upstander Award Recipient: Frederick R. Nance

Frederick R. Nance is the Global Managing Partner at Squire Patton Boggs. Fred is a highly regarded legal and business counselor, nationally recognized Sports and Entertainment Law practitioner and a leader in the firm. His high-profile practice ranges from involvement in an ongoing series of critical negotiations involving community interests in Northeast Ohio to serving as business counsel to NBA star LeBron James and other notable athletes and entertainers. His ongoing civic involvement includes leadership roles with The Greater Cleveland Partnership, The Cleveland Foundation and The Cleveland Clinic.

The Facing History and Ourselves Cleveland Upstander Award recognizes groups and individuals who speak out against injustice and create positive change in their communities and around the world. In recognition of his lifelong commitment to social justice and civic leadership, which have fueled positive change in Cleveland and beyond, we are honored to present Fred Nance with the Facing History and Ourselves 2020 Cleveland Upstander Award.


We would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous support of the 2020 Cleveland Benefit Breakfast:

Bronze Benefactor

Patron Sponsor


CIBC  |  Frederick R. Nance  |  Huntington National Bank
HW&Co.  |  Nordson Corporation  |  PwC
RPM International Inc.  |  Saint Ignatius  |  Ursuline College

Facing History and Ourselves is happy to speak with businesses, foundations, and individuals interested in sponsoring the 2020 Cleveland Benefit Breakfast. Please contact Jessica Bonanno at [email protected] for more information on sponsorship opportunities.

About Our Work in Cleveland

Throughout Northeast Ohio, our network of over 4,000 middle and high school educators reaches more than 280,000 students in 475 public, independent, and religious schools. We offer educators academically rigorous resources and workshops on topics that include culturally responsive teaching, teaching current events, identity safe classrooms, immigration, and more in order to eliminate racism, antisemitism, bullying, and bigotry.

Learn More at the Cleveland Office Page

Cleveland Advisory Board

Amy K. Carlson,* Chair

Carolyn Arnold
James A. Goldsmith
Gregory A. Gumbs
Eduardo Kim
Garet Libbey
Jay Masurekar
Karen Nichols
Shelly Saltzman
Koyen Shah
Marcy Levy Shankman
Marjorie Simon**
Cynthia Tancer
Ingrid Tolentino
Lisa Vahey
Mary Ann Vogel
Marcia Wexberg
Khalilah Worley
Susan G. Block,** Emeritus
Holly Brooks, Emeritus
Howard Freedman, Emeritus
Joyce Glickman, Emeritus
Anne Conway Juster, Emeritus
Amy Rogat, Emeritus
Loung Ung, Emeritus
Sally Wertheim, Emeritus
Trudy Wiesenberger, Emeritus

* Board of Directors
** Leadership Council

Contact Us

For more information please contact Jessica Bonanno at [email protected] or 216-321-9220 x224.

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