NEWS AND EVENTS
145th ANNIVERSARY LUNCHEON
On November 16th The 145th Anniversary Luncheon was an awesome event with well over 175 guests in attendance. The theme for the luncheon was “Services Rooted in the Community”. Our Mistress of Ceremonies was the Emmy Award-winning journalist and News anchor Danita Harris from WEWS News5. Our guest speaker was Jeteia Benson who grew up in the Central community and shared her life story about the impact that Friendly Inn made on her life.
Our Keynote Speaker was Judge Michael Ryan who also grew up in the Central neighborhood shared his life story and his commitment to helping other children who are vulnerable in our communities. The excellent food was catered by Atir Catering and desserts catered by The Sweet Fix Bakery.
We want to thank everyone for their support which includes our magnificent Board of Directors of Friendly Inn Settlement, Inc., 145th Anniversary Luncheon Committee Members, and our wonderful sponsors: Gold-Women’s Philanthropic Union, Silver- Swagelok and Walter & Jean Hulme Fund, Bronze-CMHA, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, and Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland, Copper-Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, SMART Business and RPM, and other supporters like the AIDS Task Force, Dominion Energy, Medical Mutual, Dike School of the Arts, and OhioGuidestone.
We are so excited about celebrating our 146th Anniversary this year.
145 Years of Service Rooted
in the Community
Thank you to our
- Woman’s Philanthropic Union
- Walter & Jean Hulme Fund
- CHMA – Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority
- Sisters of Charity
- Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland
- Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
- SMART Business
OTHER SUPPORTING SPONSORS
- Aids Task Force
- Dominion Energy
- Friendly Inn Settlement Inc., (Board of Trustees)
- Medical Mutual
- Dike School of the Arts