The Red Diamond Ball – Presented by Sam J. and Connie M. Frankino Foundation
A gala celebration to benefit the American Red Cross of Northeast Ohio
Cocktails, Dinner, Dancing, Silent Auction - The Red Diamond Ball is a black tie gala, with a splash of red, celebrating the important role of the American Red Cross in our community. This is one of the region’s most anticipated and well-attended events. The Ball is attended by approximately 500 of the region’s philanthropic and corporate leaders, raising more than $500,000 to support the important work of the Red Cross in Northeast Ohio.
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Event Chair - Lorraine Frankino-Dodero, Executive Director & Trustee, The Sam J. Frankino Foundation
Humanitarian Award Honoree - Alexander M. Cutler, Chairman and CEO of Eaton
First presented in 1993, the Humanitarian Award is bestowed to those who embody the spirit of the American Red Cross through their contributions to the welfare and quality of life of the residents of Northeast Ohio.
Featured Speaker - Jim Cantore, On-Air Meteorologist and Storm Tracker for The Weather Channel
Mr. Cantore is a member of the American Red Cross Celebrity Cabinet and has reported from the scene of many natural disasters and major weather events.
Emcee & Entertainment - Betsy Kling, Chief Meteorologist at WKYC TV, Cleveland
Featuring a performance by The String Angels
Dancing to Nitebridge Band
Thank You - Our generous sponsors help ensure that we are able to continue to respond to an average of two house fires a day, provide support to Armed Forces and police and fire departments, provide lifesaving training to thousands each year, and work diligently with Red Cross volunteers to make sure our community is safe and prepared.
Red Diamond Presenting Sponsor $50,000 (Exclusive)
Sapphire Sponsor $25,000 (2 Available)
Emerald Sponsor $15,000 (5 Available)
Amethyst Sponsor $12,000 (Unlimited)
Ruby Sponsor $6,000 (Unlimited)
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Additional Thanks To
Lorraine Frankino-Dodero, Chair - The Sam J. Frankino Foundation
Dennis Chack - FirstEnergy Corp.
Margot Copeland - KeyBank
Barry Doggett - Eaton
David Doll - UBS Financial Services
John Gherlein - Baker Hostetler
M. Ann Harlan - Community Volunteer
Paul Harris - KeyBank
Emily Holiday - Forest City
Mary-Alice Frank - American Red Cross of Northeast Ohio
Laurie Laidlaw - Eaton
Bruce Leff - Leff Electric
John McCann - Mace
Richard W. Pogue - Jones Day
Shawn Riley - McDonald Hopkins LLC
Daniel Walsh - Huntington Bank
Molly Walsh - Community Volunteer
Tom Zenty - University Hospitals