Perseverance in Hope: The 2022 Joseph’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 at Joseph’s Home and Mary’s Home! Your support is critical to ensuring that the people we serve can regain their health and rebuild their lives. Every dollar raised will help end the cycle of streets, hospitalization and shelter for medically-fragile adults experiencing homelessness in our community.

Perseverance in Hope is Tuesday, September 13 at 11:30 a.m. at Windows on the River in Cleveland


We are honored that Bishop Edward C. Malesic of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland will serve as this year’s keynote speaker. He will also be joined by Dan Moulthrop of The City Club of Cleveland as emcee.

Help us meet our goal of raising $60,000 to benefit Joseph and Mary’s Home. You can lend your support by:

Keynote Speaker

We are honored that Bishop Edward C. Malesic of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland will serve as our keynote speaker for the Perseverance in Hope Luncheon.

Bishop Edward C. Malesic, JCL, was installed as the 12th bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland on September 14, 2020. Prior to his arrival in Cleveland, He was appointed in 2015 by Pope Francis to be the fifth bishop of Greensburg, Pennsylvania.

In the months following his installation as the Bishop of Cleveland, Bishop Malesic worked to guide the diocese through the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring access to parishes and the sacraments while putting guidelines into place to maintain the health and safety of parish and school communities.  As the pandemic waned, Bishop Malesic has increased his parish visitation schedule to become well acquainted with the faithful of parishes and Catholic organizations, like Joseph’s Home, across the eighth counties of the diocese.

Bishop Malesic was born on August 14, 1960 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Bishop Malesic is a 1978 graduate of Central Dauphin East High School, Harrisburg, and attended Lebanon Valley College in Annville as a biology major for three years prior to entering the seminary.

He was accepted into the seminary program at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy. He continued his theological studies at the Josephinum and was awarded a master of divinity degree.

He is a member of two USCCB committees: the Committee on Canonical Affairs and Church Governance and the Subcommittee for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe. He is also a member of the Canon Law Society of America.


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

Dan was appointed to the City Club’s helm in 2013, after many years as a member, volunteer, and frequent forum moderator. Prior to joining the City Club he was co-founder of The Civic Commons, a pioneer in the field of social media for civic good.

Dan is also the former host of 90.3 WCPN’s Sound of Ideas and 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 2011 documentary American Teacher.

He’s an award winning journalist, a former high school teacher and a graduate of UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.



Mike and Maria Spangler

Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine
Ursuline College
Richard Weaver and Jeanne Colleran Weaver

Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Benedictine High School
Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP
Catholic Charities
Cuyahoga Community College
EDEN, Inc.
Enterprise Community Partners
John and Eileen Gallagher
Richard C. and Ally Gallagher
Mary Jo Lackamp
Medical Mutual
Srinivas Merugu
Mansour Gavin LPA
Sylvia Moore and Dan King
Nicola, Gudbranson & Cooper, LLC
Mrs. Carol Ann Rini
Anthony J. and Rebecca Searcy
Richard G. and Mary Ann Stuhan
Sisters of Charity Health System
St. Dominic Church
St. Vincent Charity Medical Center
Tom and Diane Tyrrell

Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP
Brouse McDowell
The Center for Community Solutions
Dick Clough
Famicos Foundation
Frantz Ward
FrontLine Service
Beth Graham and Nick Sojda
Light of Hearts Villa
The K Company
Geoffrey and Deanna Moore
Regina Health Center