Perseverance in Hope: Joseph & Mary’s Home Benefit Luncheon is an annual event that celebrates the remarkable healing and achievements of the medically fragile adults experiencing homelessness who have stabilized their health and transformed their lives. Your support is critical to ensuring that the people we serve can regain their health and move forward to housing.

Every dollar raised will help stop the cycle of homelessness by offering the care people need for their medical conditions, connecting them to appropriate ongoing healthcare, permanent housing and community-based supports to maintain medical and housing stability. We are the only provider of medical respite services for people experiencing homelessness in Northeast Ohio.

Perseverance in Hope is Thursday, October 12 at 11:30 a.m. at Windows on the River in Cleveland

Secretary Marcia L. Fudge, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Dan Moulthrop, The City Club of Cleveland

United Way of Greater Cleveland

Richard C. Gallagher

Event registration is now closed. For more information, contact Erin Gay Miyoshi at 216.987.9201 or [email protected].

Keynote Speaker

We are honored that Secretary Marcia L. Fudge the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will serve as our keynote speaker for the Perseverance in Hope Luncheon.

Throughout her career, Secretary Fudge has worked to help low-income families, seniors, and communities across the country.

Secretary Fudge served as U.S. Representative for the 11th Congressional District of Ohio from 2008 to March 9, 2021. She was a member of several Congressional Caucuses and past Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. As a Member of Congress, Secretary Fudge earned a reputation of tackling the unique challenges of her district by working with her Congressional delegation and across political ideologies.

In 1999, Secretary Fudge was elected the first female and first African American mayor of Warrensville Heights, Ohio, a position she held for two terms. As mayor of Warrensville Heights, Ohio, she adopted one of the first vacant and abandoned property ordinances in the state. She worked with local officials to develop a taskforce to protect against predatory lending and she secured the inclusion of property maintenance grants in the Warrensville Revitalization Action Plan. Additionally, she brought new residential development to the city and addressed the city’s growing foreclosure crisis through the formation of a local partnership that helped residents maintain the financial security needed to buy or keep a home. As a former mayor, Secretary Fudge has seen firsthand the need for economic development and affordable housing. She prioritized improving the City’s tax base and expanded opportunities for affordable housing.

Secretary Fudge believes our housing issues do not fit into a one-size-fits-all approach. We need policies and programs that can adapt to meet a community’s unique housing challenges. She is committed to making the dream of homeownership – and the security and wealth creation that comes with it – a reality for more Americans.

Under Secretary Fudge’s leadership, the Department of Housing and Urban Development will work to eradicate the growing homelessness issue, put an end to discriminatory practices in the housing market, and ensure that our fair housing rules are doing what they are supposed to do: opening the door for families who have been systematically locked out for generations to buy homes and have a fair shot at achieving the American dream.

Secretary Fudge’s career in public service began in the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office, rising to the rank of Director of Budget and Finance. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business from The Ohio State University and law degree from the Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall School of Law. She is a Past National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and a member of its Greater Cleveland Alumnae Chapter.


We were excited to welcome back Dan Moulthrop as our emcee for the Perseverance in Hope Luncheon.

Dan Moulthrop is CEO of The City Club of Cleveland, one of the nation’s great free speech forums. Founded in 1912, The City Club convenes more than 100 programs every year on just about every issue and topic of importance to Northeast Ohio.

He joined the City Club in 2013. Prior to that he was co-founder of The Civic Commons, a Knight Foundation project creating a social media environment designed for civil civic dialogue. He was the award winning host of Sound of Ideas as part of the team at Ideastream Public Media.

A former public high school English teacher, Dan serves on the board of the Teach for America in Greater Cleveland and on the advisory board of the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Center for the Humanities at Cuyahoga Community College. He also serves as President of the board of the Ohio Debate Commission and Borderlight, Cleveland’s International Theatre Festival. He was a member of the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2014 and a 2019 Marshall Memorial Fellow with the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

Dan is also co-author, with Dave Eggers and Ninive Calegari, of the best-selling book Teachers Have it Easy: The Big Sacrifices and Small Salaries of America’s Teachers (The New Press, 2005), which provided the basis for the 2010 documentary “American Teacher.” He was also co-editor, with RA Washington of A Race Anthology: Dispatches and Artifacts from a Segregated City (2016). Dan is a frequent moderator of public conversations and has appeared on stages across the country, including the Aspen Ideas Festival and the Commonwealth Club of California. He received both his BA in English Literature and a Master’s of Journalism from the University of California, Berkeley. He lives in Shaker Heights, Ohio, with his wife and three children.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Sponsorships are now available. Any level of commitment you can make will be deeply appreciated and will make a tremendous difference for the people we serve at Joseph & Mary’s Home.





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RPM International
Michael L. and Maria L. Spangler
Ursuline College


Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP
Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC
Phillip and Linda Catanzaro
Catholic Charities
City Club of Cleveland
Cleveland State University
Community West Foundation
Enterprise Community Partners
Famicos Foundation
Richard C. and Ally Gallagher
Deanna and Geoffrey Moore
Manseur Gavin LPA
Medical Mutual
Regency Construction
Anthony J. and Rebecca Searcy
Sisters of Charity Health System
St. Dominic Church
Richard G. and Mary Ann Stuhan
Zimmerman and Silverberg Family


Campus District
The Center for Community Solutions
Frantz Ward LLP
Beth Graham and Nick Sojda
Light of Hearts Villa
Srinivas R. Merugu, MD and Jessica Merugu
Nicola, Gudbranson & Cooper
Regina Health Center
Deborah L. and Anton Rovito
United Way of Greater Cleveland