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The Care. No Matter What. Celebration

The Care. No Matter What. Celebration is Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio’s largest fundraising event, and its success sets the stage for the future of our mission work.

Come Celebrate With Us

May 30, 2024 at 6:30pm
Renaissance Cleveland Hotel
Grand Ballroom
24 Public Square, Cleveland, OH 44113

The evening will include a performance by Nina West, remarks from PPGOH President & CEO, Erica Wilson-Domer, presentation of the Loann Crane Family Legacy Award, impactful mission moments, and a fireside chat with Connie Schultz. It is sure to be an inspiring night for all!

Sponsor Reception from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. 
Doors open at 6:15 p.m.  
Dinner and program begin at 6:30 p.m. 

Become an Event Sponsor

By becoming a sponsor of the Care. No Matter What. Celebration, you are making an investment in a better future for Ohioans. 

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Support from the Care. No Matter What. Celebration ensures we can expand access to care and sexual health education throughout Ohio by:

  • Ensuring our doors stay open, no matter what. We proudly operate 15 health centers and two surgical centers across the state, providing STI/HIV testing and treatment, birth control, abortion services, and preventative care like breast exams and cancer screenings. Our sponsors help ensure that “our doors stay open” is more than a slogan.
  • Creating a future where everyone has access to abortion. Abortion access depends on many things including the patient’s access to resources like time off work, childcare, transportation, or lodging. Our sponsors help our Patient Navigators provide logistical and emotional support to patients seeking abortions.
  • Providing joyful and empowering sexual health education, free from stigma. Ohio legislators continue to attack our ability to provide fact-based sexual health education. There’s no question this impacts our communities. Our sexual health education helps young people, non-English speakers, and our patients stop the spread of sexually transmitted infections, lower infant mortality, and build healthier relationships. Our sponsors help ensure we can continue to bridge the sexual health education gap for all Ohioans.
  • Helping our patients access care, no matter their income level or insurance status. No one should forgo health care because they simply can’t afford it. We offer patients with low incomes a variety of payment options, deep discounts, sliding scale fees, or free services. Our sponsors help offset the cost, empowering our patients to make decisions for themselves, their bodies, and their futures without worrying about the cost of care.  
  • Protecting our health care centers from terrorist activity. The politically hostile environment in Ohio is emboldening our opposition, pushing them to more extreme tactics; it is imperative we have exceptional security measures implemented. Our sponsors help ensure we can do everything possible to keep our patients, staff members, and health centers safe. 
  • Advancing transformative changes in the way we provide care. Our eyes are always on the horizon, creating innovative programs and investing in our vision of care for the future. Our sponsors help us achieve our visionary goals of expanding our telehealth services, rolling out primary care, and building a first-of-its-kind community pharmacy in our health centers.

Our Featured Speaker

Connie Schultz is a Pulitzer Prize winning columnist and author of the New York Times bestselling novel, The Daughters of Erietown. Schultz is currently a Professor of Practice in Journalism at Denison University. She writes a weekly essay for Substack entitled Hopefully Yours.  

In 2005, Schultz won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary for columns that judges praised for providing “a voice for the underdog and the underprivileged.” That year she also won the Scripps Howard and National Headliner journalism awards for commentary.    

Schultz is also a fellow with the Vietnam Reporting Project. Her 2011 series, “Unfinished Business,” won the Associated Press Managing Editors Journalism Excellence Award in International Perspective.    

In addition to her novel, Schultz wrote two other non-fiction books and a children’s book. She serves as a public speaker on a wide range of issues, from journalism and politics to women’s rights and social justice.   

Our Featured Performer

Nina West is an American drag queen, actor, singer, songwriter, author, and LGBTQ+ activist. She rose to national prominence on RuPaul's Drag Race Season 11 where she won Miss Congeniality. 

Sponsor the Event

By becoming a sponsor of the Care. No Matter What. Celebration, you are making an investment in a better future for Ohioans. 

If you have questions about sponsorship contact us at: [email protected] or 614-224-2235 ext. 5 

Become a Sponsor

Loann Crane Family Legacy Award Winners

Jody and Herb Wainer have been unapologetic and active supporters of Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio for nearly four decades. As champions of our mission, their honorable volunteerism and leadership in safeguarding access to reproductive health care across Ohio has inspired us all, especially throughout the Ohioans United for Reproductive Freedom campaign. Jody and Herb’s commitment has left a lasting legacy and will shape our work for years to come.

Jody and Herb Wainer


Presenting Partners

Deborah and Ron Ratner

Ilana and Chuck Horowitz Ratner

Susan and James Ratner

Caregiver Sponsors
($10,000 - $24,999)

Cheryl and Mickey Weinstein

Guardian Sponsors
($5,000 - $9,999)

Beth and Bob Brandon

Susan and Michael Cristal

Patti and Hadley Morgenstern-Clarren

Sally and Larry Sears

Lou and Elaine Stevens

Meredith and Michael Weil

Sandy and Timothy Wuliger

Educator Sponsors
($2,500 - $4,999)

Fran and Jules Belkin

Crickett Karson

Ann O’Brien

Margaret Ransohoff

Advocate Sponsors
($1,000 - $2,499)

Nan Cohen

Martha Harding

Mary LaVigne-Butler

Gita Gidwani

In Honor of Susan V. Juris, Board Chair, PPGOH

Thank you to Our Host Committee for their Support

Host Committee Co-Chairs

John Corlett

Margie Glick

Deborah Ratner

Host Committee Members

Roberta Aber 

Kate A. Asbeck 

Beth Brandon 

Tara Broderick 

Mary LaVigne-Butler

Suz Carle

Jazmin Long

Amy and Marc Morgenstern

Karen and John Moss

Susan Juris

Jody and Herb Wainer - Honorary

Susan Wilkof