Blue Diamond Celebration Honorees
Join us for an elegant evening of dinner, drinks, auctions and more. Your support ensures future generations can continue to receive the same high quality care and exceptional range of services you expect from us. Services that you and your own family or friends may have benefitted from, such as bereavement counseling and children’s bereavement camps, art and music therapy, pediatric care and Moments to Remember, among others. These programs are only possible because of the philanthropic support we have received over the years from generous friends like you. During our celebration, there will be a special presentation on our bereavement services, which have been deeply meaningful to so many families in our community.
About the Honorees
Keith A. Ashmus - Dame Cicely Saunders Blue Diamond Award
With similar vision and spirit of mission as the founder of the modern hospice movement, Keith Ashmus has been an exemplary advocate for hospice for more than 40 years. In 1982, Keith gained national recognition for his tireless efforts on behalf of seriously ill patients. Keith continues to be an active and beloved volunteer, and we are proud to present him with the Dame Cicely Saunders Blue Diamond Award.
The Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Foundation - Blue Diamond Philanthropy Award
The Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Foundation has made an indelible impact on healthcare in Cleveland. At every milestone, the Foundation generously supported Hospice of the Western Reserve’s mission and vision, making it possible for HWR to provide a home-away-from-home, and compassionate end-of-life care and healing grief support for so many in our community. We are honored to present the Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Foundation with the Blue Diamond Philanthropy Award.
Blue Diamond Celebration Committee
Keith Ashmus • Bridget Assing Marok • H. Clark Harvey • William Herzberger
Rachel Martinez-Finn • George Milbourn • Laura Navin • Kathy Pender • Laura Potter-Sadowski • Mark Ross • David Simpson • Dr. Charles Wellman
Hospice of the Western Reserve Board of Directors
Victoria Varley, Chair • William A. Herzberger, Vice Chair
Daniel J. DeMonica, Treasurer • Laura K. Navin, Secretary
Alfred F. Connors, Jr., MD, Chair Emeritus
Michael K. Baach • Richard A. Barone • Cynthia Sue Burke • Rev. Neroy Carter Janice M. Eva • H. Clark Harvey, Jr. • Michael H. Jacobson • Mitzi Kerr, RN, BSN Virginia Mlack Mooney • Mary L. Ogrinc • K. Kay Potetz, Ph.D. • Mark D. Ribbins James W. Rogerson • Mark D. Ross • Mark L. Schroeder • William Springer, CPM William H. Stigelman, Jr., Pharm.D.
Honorary Board Members
Duane E. Collins • William H. Goff • Marina B. Grant • James L. Hambrick • Sarah P. Robertson • Constance Sallee • Kate Scovil • Rev. William Spangler