2020 Induction Event Postponed!
With deep regret, the board of directors of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame has voted to adopt the proactive approach taken by the State of Ohio and City of Cleveland in aggressively addressing the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and is postponing the April 21, 2020 induction ceremony.
With a typical crowd of 500 people, many of whom fly in from other cities, states and countries, it would not be responsible to go forward with that date.
We will be rescheduling the event, with the same stellar class of inductees, once the situation has settled down. Feel free to address them as Hall of Famer if you run into them.
If you have already purchased tickets or sponsorships please contact Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-406-6594 for refund details. Thanks for your understanding and Stay Healthy!
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.
Buy tickets now before they sell out. (For tables and large groups contact us)
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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