The Cleveland Jewish Publication Company, the parent company of the Cleveland Jewish News, is one of 11 recipients of the Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Community Service presented by Smart Business Magazine.

According to Smart Business, since 1998, the Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Community Service honors businesses of all types and sizes that make outstanding contributions to their communities. Its purpose is to encourage a charitable environment, recognize creative efforts that make a difference and demonstrate the ties between the for-profit and nonprofit worlds. The Pillar Award embraces a broad definition of community service. It may consist of charitable giving, volunteerism, pro bono work or other forms of giving back. Service may be limited to a single organization or cause, or spread across numerous organizations and causes. Each nominee is judged based on impact relative to its size rather than overall size of contribution or effort.

Joining the CJPC in the 2019 Class of honorees are: Aladdin’s Bakery, Apex Dermatology, Blue Bridge Networks, Bober Markey Federovich, Giant Eagle, GPD Group, Kaulig Giving, Kurtz Bros, Inc., Lake Business Products and Testa Companies.

“This recognition is particularly meaningful given the important role we play in supporting and informing the Jewish and Greater Cleveland communities we serve,” said Kevin S. Adelstein, president of the Cleveland Jewish Publication Company and publisher and CEO of the Cleveland Jewish News. “This is a wonderful tribute and testament to the hard work and efforts put forth by our entire team, and I cannot think of a more appropriate way to wrap up 2019.”

The Northeast Ohio Pillar Awards takes place Dec. 5 at LaCentre Conference & Banquet Facility in Westlake.

Other recipients honored that evening include Jarrett, recipient of the Medical Mutual SHARE Award; Tim Clepper at Kaulig Companies Ltd., recipient of the Kent Clapp CEO Leadership Award; James Kacic at Achievement Centers for Children, Randy Markey at City Year Cleveland, and Nadine D. Head at the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, all recipients of Our Lady of the Wayside Nonprofit Board Executives of the Year Award; Christine Bucknell at A Kid Again Northern Ohio Chapter, Julie Chase-Morefield at Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio, and John Litten at West Side Catholic Center, all named Nonprofit Executive Directors of the Year; and Ray Dalton at The Dalton Foundation and relink.org, who is being named Philanthropist of the Year.

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