Philanthropia, phil∑an∑thro∑pi∑a, is Executive Caterersí Annual Fundraising Luncheon at Landerhaven designed to benefit non-profits throughout Northeast Ohio. After the tragedy of 9/11, New York City absorbed such a large portion of all charitable donations that many local non-profits struggled to reach their own goals. In response, Executive Caterers rededicated their December Corporate Club luncheon to the support of local charities, especially smaller organizations without substantial resources of their own.
Eleven years later, charities all across our region continue to benefit greatly from Harlan Diamondís marvelously simple idea behind phil∑an∑thro∑pi∑a: the cost of admission is a tax-deductible check in the amount of $75 or more made out to the 501(c)(3) charity of your choice.
Executive Caterers is proud to underwrite the cost of hosting the eventís stimulating program and special lunch so that our local non-profits can enjoy the full value of each donation without incurring any of the expenses usually associated with a fundraising event.
Enjoy these images from the 2012 Philanthropia which again included the Singing Angels and MC Leon Bibb.
Landerhaven was festively decorated for the holidays
Sharon Smutak, Harlan Diamond, Charles Klass and Leon Bibb
Harlan Diamond and Sister Diana Stano, President of Ursuline College
The Singing Angels
Short video of The Singing Angels leading the diverse crowd
in a verse of Silent Night
Leon Bibb and Harlan Diamond announce the Philanthropia 2012 total
British Cultural Garden table
Group of international students
In this video, Charles Klass (with Harlan Diamond and Leon Bibb) of Executive Caterer's explains the new format for the Corporate Club for 2013 and introduced a table of students from Germany, India, Thailand, Tunisia and more.
Raffle winner Mary Hamlin
Crowd at Philanthropia 2012
Thanks to Sharon Smutak and Harlan Diamond
Executive Caterers also graciously provided space for a display promoting the Cleveland CyberWall of Non-Violence. Almost 1,000 people have pledged to be the change they want to see in the world and practice th golden rule by signing the cyber-wall.