Project Love - Purple America Sam Miller Celebration of Goodness June 6, 2012
Project Love Remember the Children Foundation is a character-building education and training organization. Through workshops, community events,
leadership training and media programs, Project Love-Purple America empowers teens and adults to create a culture of kindness, caring and respect
by putting their values-in-action wherever they go.
On June 6th, Project Love honored Bishop Roger W. Gries, O.S.B., Eleanor Fanslau, Forest City Enterprises, Inc. and Lute
Harmon, Sr., Great Lakes Publishing Company at their annual Celebration of Goodness Breakfast.
The event began with a welcome by Project Love Board Chair Ratanjit Sondhe and the singing of the National Anthem.
Project Love Board Chair Ratanjit Sondhe
Project Love founder Stuart Muszynski gave an introduction to the Sam Miller Goodness Award.
Project Love founder Stuart Muszynski
Bishop Richard Lennon introduced Bishop Roger W. Gries for the award.
Bishop Roger Gries has devoted his life and career to Catholic education, specifically within urban Cleveland. Early in his career he worked as a teacher, football coach, transporation director, assistant principal and principal during his tenure at Benedictine High School. Named the Auxiliary Bishop of Cleveland in 2001, it has always been his mission to empower Cleveland's less fortunate and embed within students obligations to love, to respect and to be your brother's and sister's keeper.
Bishop Richard Lennon
Bishop Roger Gries and Bishop Richard Lennon
Sam Miller and Stuart Muszynski introduced Eleanor Fanslau for the award.
Eleanor Fanslau represents all of the “heroes behind the scenes” in Northeast Ohio who work on projects to allow their bosses to do good work in the community and country. For 61 years, she has been the back office, back stop, gatekeeper and doer of goodness for Sam
Miller and the late Nate Shafran. Because of Eleanor's steadfast devotion to two great leaders, she has facilitated goodness and greatness
in our community, and for her efforts she merits the Sam Miller Goodness Award.
Stuart Muszynski and Eleanor Fanslau
Eleanor Fanslau's acceptance speech
Ken Lanci introduced Lute Harmon Sr. for the award.
For 40 years, Lute Harmon, Sr. has been the cheerleader for Cleveland. As chairman of Great Lakes Publishing Company and publisher of Cleveland Magazine, Inside Business and numerous other publications, he has touted the best and brightest of Cleveland. When others were discouraged about Cleveland's assets or potential, he kept on encouraging all of us, including and inspiring our region’s CEOs through the Northeast Ohio Business Hall of Fame. While other media cut down and cast
doubts on our potential, Lute continued believing in Cleveland and its people! For being a cheerleader for Cleveland, Lute’s goodness is deserving of the Sam Miller Goodness Award.
Ken Lanci and Lute Harmon Sr.
Lute Harmon Sr.
Ken Lanci and Lute Harmon Sr.
Lute Harmon's acceptance speech
Congratulations to the Honorees. Enjoy these other photos from the event.
Bishop Roger Gries, Bishop Richard Lennon and Stuart Muszynski
Eleanor Fanslau and Albert Ratner
Stuart Muszynski, Sam Miller and Ratanjit Sondhe
Lute and Sue Harmon
Bishop Richard Lennon and Bishop Roger Gries
Bishop Roger Gries and Sam Miller
Nacy and Michael Panzica
John Rampe, Stuart Muszynski, Alan Schonberg and Albert Ratner
Umberto Fedeli and Bishop Roger Gries
Lute Harmon Sr., Bishop Roger Gries, Sam Miller and Eleanor Fanslau
Lute Harmon Sr., Bishop Roger Gries, Sam Miller, Eleanor Fanslau, Ratanjit Sondhe and Stuart Muszynski