Difference Makers Gala - 2022

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Name: Difference Makers Gala - 2022
Date: February 18, 2022
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST
Event Description:

Leadership Lorain County works alongside brilliant leaders every day. These leaders make a meaningful impact in this community. Year after year, Leadership Lorain County honors individuals and an organization who have touched lives, spurred economic growth and/or made a meaningful impact in Lorain County. Our celebration culminates in our annual Difference Makers Gala!

The Gala will honor individuals and an organization for their remarkable leadership and significant impact on the Lorain County community and beyond.


  • Community leader as trustee – acting with integrity, faith and confidence on behalf of the community.

  • Catalyst for creation of positive County leadership; demonstrates dedication to strengthening and transforming community leadership.

  • Commitment to and involvement in Lorain County

  • Exemplifies strong service and civic leadership.

  • Generous in giving of time and support

Please help us in celebrating this year’s honorees as follows:
The 2022 Difference Makers are:

  • Eric Nord Award for Excellence in Leadership - Jon Veard, President, United Property Management Co.

  • Excellence in Leadership Award - Wendy Caldwell, CEO, Place to Recover

  • Excellence in Leadership Award - Ann Schloss, Superintendent, Elyria City Schools

  • Emerald Award for Inspirational Leadership - Parris Smith, President & CEO, Lorain County Urban League

  • Excellence in Leadership Award Organization - Lorain County Urban League


Congratulations to this year's outstanding honorees. 

Event Media:
Virtual Event 
Registrants will be sent streaming link information prior to event. 
Date/Time Information:
Friday, February 18th, 2022
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Contact Information:
Leadership Lorain County Julie Cruz Blair - 440-281-8535
Presenting Sponsor $5,000
(3 Opportunities Remaining)
Gold Sponsor $2,000
Silver Sponsor $1,500
Video Sponsor $4,000
Technology Sponsor $3,000
Program Sponsor $1,000
Champagne Sponsor $500
Honoree Luncheon $500

Full Page Ad $500
1/2 Page Ad $250
1/4 Page Ad $150
Business Card $  75
Message $  50

Event Streaming Package - $125
Event Streaming Package for 2 - $200
Each package includes: 
   • Grand Prize Raffle Ticket
      (Exclusive to Event Package Purchase)     
   • Gift Card to a Locally Owned Eatery
   • Custom Glass & Champagne for 
      Honoree Toast
   • Event Program
   • 3 Additional Raffle Prize Chances
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