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2021 Cleveland Heritage Medal Recipients Named

Four community leaders will receive the Cleveland Heritage Medal at a dinner in November at Cleveland City Hall Grand Hall Rotunda.

The 2021 honorees are:

  • Richard J. Bogomolny, retired Chairman and CEO of First National Supermarkets Inc. (Finast)
  • Margot James Copeland, retired Chair and CEO of the KeyBank Foundation
  • Beth E. Mooney, retired chairwoman and CEO, KeyCorp
  • Margaret W. Wong, founder and managing partner, Margaret W. Wong & Associates LLC

The Cleveland Heritage Medal was established in 2016 as the highest civilian award in Greater Cleveland. Modeled after the Presidential Medal of Freedom, it recognizes those who have made meritorious contributions to the welfare and development of Cleveland and its citizens and who, as role models, represent the core values of service to others, teamwork, courage, respect, and inclusion and diversity.

The Cleveland Heritage Medal will be bestowed upon the honorees during a presentation dinner on Thursday, November 18, 2021.

2016 - Morton L. Mandel, Rev. Dr. Otis Moss Jr., Sandra Pianalto, Richard W. Pogue, Sen. George V. Voinovich

2017 - Carole F. Hoover, Samuel H. Miller, Albert B. Ratner, Michael R. White

2018 - Toby Cosgrove, M.D., Robert D. Gries, Steven A. Minter, Jerry Sue Thornton, Ph.D.

2019 - Thomas W. Adler, Art J. Falco, Robert P. Madison, FAIA, Barbara S. Robinson

2020 - Jeanette Grasselli Brown, Bracy E. Lewis, A. Malachi Mixon III

The 2021 Cleveland Heritage Medal Committee Chairs are Akram Boutros, MD, FACHE, President and CEO, The MetroHealth System; and Trina Evans, Chief of Staff and Director of Corporate Center, KeyBank. The Committee is made up of a diverse group of 20 community and corporate leaders.

More information about the Cleveland Heritage Medal can be found at

About The MetroHealth System

Founded in 1837, MetroHealth is leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community through service, teaching, discovery, and teamwork. Cuyahoga County’s public, safety-net hospital system, MetroHealth meets people where they are, providing care through five hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers. Each day, our nearly 9,000 employees focus on providing our community with equitable healthcare — through patient-focused research, access to care, and support services — that seeks to eradicate health disparities rooted in systematic barriers. For more information, visit