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HRC Annual Cleveland Gala

25th HRC Annual Cleveland Gala

Saturday, August 18th, 2018

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Connie Schultz is a nationally syndicated Pulitzer Prize winning Columnist. She is also a Professional Writer in Residence in Journalism at Kent State University. Her upcoming first novel will be published by Random House. She is married to U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown. They have four grown children and five grandchildren. They live in Cleveland with their rescue dog Franklin. We are thrilled to present her with the Leadership Award.

We are excited to present Christine Howey with the Torch Award. Christine's moving play Exact Change is a powerful and personal story. Her one woman tour-de force communicates the challenging issues and deep satisfaction that comes from finding one's true gender. Exact Change recently premiered as a film in Cleveland.



Senator Sherrod Brown has been serving in the senate since January of 2007. He is a champion of middle-class families in the Senate and we are so excited to welcome him to the dinner.

Syesha Mercado is best known for her time on American Idol, where she finished second, and as Nabulungi in the smash hit Book of Mormon. She will be performing several numbers at this year's dinner.

Dana Goldberg is back! Her quick wit and playful stage presence has her earning loyal fans all over the country. Get ready for an incredible live auction and comedy.



If you are interested in donating to the HRC Cleveland Dinner Silent Auction, please contact hrcclevelandoh@gmail.com.


If you have any questions or if you would like to volunteer for the Gala Planning Committee or to work the night of the dinner, please contact hrcclevelandoh@gmail.com. We'd love to have you on the team.

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