2020 Class Chosen!

Over 100 worthy candidates were nominated for the 2020 Class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame and 6 outstanding people were selected by the committee with input from previous inductees for the 11th Class. They will be inducted on April 21, 2020 in a dinner ceremony in the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott at Key Center downtown.  

Congratulations to the 11th Class:

  • May Chen
  • Margaret Lynch
  • Valarie McCall
  • Ramesh Shah
  • Berj Shakarian
  • Joe Valencic

Photos, bios and more details coming soon.

We are excited that WKYC News Anchor Russ Mitchell will be the Master of Ceremonies at the 11th annual Cleveland International Hall of Fame inductions on April 21, 2020. 

 

Russ Mitchell will MC the 2020 Induction Ceremony

 


2019 Class Inducted!

Over 100 worthy candidates were nominated for the 2019 Class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame and these 6 outstanding people (alphabetical order) were the 10th Class. They were inducted on April 16, 2019 in a dinner ceremony in the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott at Key Center downtown.  

Photos/videos of the 2019 Cleveland International Hall of Fame Inductions

Russ Mitchell

2019 Class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame

Click on the name for a bio of the inductee as well as video of their induction and photos from the ceremony.

Congratulations to these 6 outstanding individuals!

You can also see photos of the honorees and some of the attendees on the 2019 Cleveland International Hall of Fame Photo Page.

Thanks to Channel 19 news anchor Chris Tanaka who served as MC for the induction ceremony. 

 

Chris Tanaka as MC of the induction ceremony
Chris Tanaka – MC of the induction ceremony

2019 Class interviewed in Cultural Gardens

Chris Tanaka did an interview with each of the 6 inductees of the 2019 class from the Cleveland Cultural Gardens. Watch the video below.


RIP Sam Miller

Cleveland and the world have lost a great friend.

Sam Miller’s parents were poor Jewish immigrants from Russia and Poland. Their name was changed at Ellis Island. He became a great philanthropist helping Jewish, Catholic and other causes.

Sam Miller at 2013 induction

Sam Miller, Forest City co-chair emeritus, died March 7, 2019 at age 97. He will be missed greatly.

Sam Miller was inducted into the Cleveland International Hall of Fame in a ceremony on Wednesday May 8, 2013.

Photos and videos of Sam Miller’s induction.


Celebrating Cleveland’s Diversity

  • Mona Alag and Sudarshan Sathe
    Mona Alag and Sudarshan Sathe
    Mona Alag and Sudarshan Sathe
  • Jim Craciun and Councilman Matt Zone
    Jim Craciun and Councilman Matt Zone
    Jim Craciun and Councilman Matt Zone
  • August Pust and Marianna Miller
    August Pust and Marianna Miller
    August Pust and Marianna Miller
  • Dr. Nizar Zein and Dr. Wael Khoury
    Dr. Nizar Zein and Dr. Wael Khoury
    Dr. Nizar Zein and Dr. Wael Khoury
  • Ki Kim inducting his father Seung (Sam) Kim in 2017
    Ki Kim inducting his father Seung (Sam) Kim in 2017
    Ki Kim inducting his father Seung (Sam) Kim in 2017
  • Basil Russo with daughter and son-in-law
    Basil Russo with daughter and son-in-law
    Basil Russo with daughter and son-in-law
  • 2017 Class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame
    2017 Class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame
    2017 Class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame
  • Dan Coughlin and 2016 inductee Jack Kahl
    Dan Coughlin and 2016 inductee Jack Kahl
    Dan Coughlin and 2016 inductee Jack Kahl
  • 2016 Inductee Khalid Samad and Director Blaine Griffin
    2016 Inductee Khalid Samad and Director Blaine Griffin
    2016 Inductee Khalid Samad and Director Blaine Griffin
  • 2016 Class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame
    2016 Class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame
    2016 Class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame
  • 2015 Class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame
    2015 Class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame
    2015 Class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame
  • 2011 Class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame
    2011 Class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame
    2011 Class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame
  • Induction Dinner 2015 Kona Grant and members of the Scottish community
  • Induction Dinner 2015 Mona Alag and friends
  • Induction Dinner 2015 Jim Foster and Dick Pogue
  • Induction Dinner 2015 Gene Bak being presented flowers

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