Greater Cleveland Volunteers welcomed about 130 guests to its annual benefit, “Sparkle,” at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.
Greater Cleveland Volunteers recruits individuals to volunteer at nonprofit organizations throughout Cuyahoga County. With more than 45 years of experience and relationships with more than 100 nonprofit agencies, Greater Cleveland Volunteers offers a broad range of ways to get involved in the community.
This year’s Community Partner Award was presented to the WKYC/TEGNA Foundation for its outstanding commitment to community service and outreach to nonprofit agencies in Cuyahoga County, according to Joy Banish, executive director of Greater Cleveland Volunteers.
Mark Cline, a volunteer from the American Red Cross, was the David F. Leahy Award recipient. Cline’s efforts with the Disaster Team have had an impact on hundreds, as well as providing a consistency with volunteer trainings and management.
The evening included appetizers and cocktails at the Zoo’s Stillwater Place, followed by a silent auction and buffet dinner. STORY BY CYNTHIA SCHUSTER EAKIN/PHOTOGRAPHS BY ERIC EAKIN