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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
Hotel Cleveland (formerly named 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 Alexis McGill Johnson and 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. 

Please note that the deadline for event sponsors to be included in printed materials has passed.

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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 Special Guest

Alexis McGill Johnson is president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), a national leader in sexual and reproductive health and education. Through a network of 49 affiliates, Planned Parenthood health centers provide vital health care to more than 2 million people each year at nearly 600 health centers across the country, so that everyone — no matter who they are, where they live, or how much money they make — can get supportive, high-quality health care to live full, healthy lives. 

Alexis is a longstanding champion for social and racial justice, a respected political and cultural organizer, and a tireless advocate for reproductive freedom. She has been part of Planned Parenthood’s leadership for more than a decade as PPFA board chair, Planned Parenthood Federal PAC chair, and a Planned Parenthood Action Fund board member.

Alexis co-founded and co-directed the Perception Institute, a consortium of researchers, advocates, and strategists who use mind science research on race, gender, ethnic, and other identities to help reduce bias and discrimination and improve equity. 

She is a frequent commentator in the press and a keynote speaker. She serves on the board of the Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights and is a founder of the Culture Group. Alexis has a BA in politics from Princeton University, an MA in political science from Yale University, and taught political science at Yale and Wesleyan universities.

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

Champion Sponsors
($25,000 - $49,999)

Holley and Rob Martens

Jody and Herb Wainer

Cheryl and Mickey Weinstein

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

Susan Juris and Emily Bellezza

Ruth and Bruce Klotzman

The Andrews Foundation

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

Beth and Bob Brandon

Holly and Bill Brooks

Susan and Michael Cristal

Drs. Cliff and Sandy Deveny

Bob and JoAnn Glick

Harry and Sandy Holmes

Dr. Adarsh Krishen and Robert Tazuma

Dr. Debra Leizman and Dr. Keith Kerman

Amy and Marc Morgenstern

Patti and Hadley Morgenstern-Clarren

Karen and John Moss

Gayle and David Noble

Matt Ratner

Sarah Ratner & Ian Goldstein

The Richard and Alita Rogers Family Foundation

Sally and Larry Sears

Luther and Elaine Stevens

Meredith and Michael Weil

Susan and Sam Wilkof

Sandy and Tim Wuliger

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

Kate and Ric Asbeck

James Anderson and David Wittkowsky

Fran and Jules Belkin

Tara Broderick and Kevin McMunigal

Collaborate Cleveland

John Corlett and Douglas Van Auken

Bruce and Erica Greer Family Foundation

Iris E. Harvey

Crickett Karson and John Leibert

Dianne and Herb Newman

Julie and Peter Raskind

Jon and Meg Ratner

Ann and Bob O’Brien

Margaret and Richard Ransohoff

Judy and Bob Rawson

Sandra R. Smith

Ann Rowland and Gordon Kinder

Stephen and Julie Tamarkin

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

Dr. Abby and Dr. Tom Abelson

Roberta Aber and William Rich

Bob Heath and Beth Buchanan

Elizabeth Buchanan and Robert Heath

Renee and Kerry Chelm

Nan Cohen

Gail Cudak

Cheryl Davis and Jonathon Wise

Dr. Michael Cunningham and Dr. Andrea Dawson

Jackie Derrow and Dr. Steven Kutnick

Michael and Jan Devereaux

Gita Gidwani

Susan and Robert Gippin

Margie Glick and Carl Kriss

Dr. Marcie Groesbeck and Dr. Bryan Hecht

Barbara Hanselman

Martha Harding

David Goodman and Barbara Hawley

Edith F. Hirsch


Janels Charitable Fund

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

Betsey Kaufman

Joan and Andrew Kohn

Mary Lavigne-Butler and David Butler

Peggy M. Lloyd

Jazmin Long

Christine Lucco and Michael Devlin

Mary B. Lynch

Molly and Randy Markey

Dr. Janet Minc and David Minc

Debbie Neale

Robin M. Outcalt

Vicki Resnick

Jan Roller and David Abbott

Cathy Stamler and Amy Wain

John and Carisa Strauss

UB Greensfelder LLP

Elizabeth Wardrum and Julie Cortes

Louise and Greg Warner

Lynn and Alan Wood

Youngstown Area Jewish Federation

Nancy Zambie

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

Edith F. Hirsch

Jazmin Long

Amy and Marc Morgenstern

Karen and John Moss

Susan Juris

Jody and Herb Wainer - Honorary

Susan Wilkof


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