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The 25th Annual Golden Achievement Awards was held Sunday, May 7, 2017, at The Country Club in Pepper Pike.

Golden Achievement Awards Honorees

Jerrold F. Wareham

The Arts

Marc A. Stefanski


Geralyn M. Presti

Community Service

Harvey M. Shankman


James M. Goldfarb, MD


The Golden Achievement Awards honor individuals of mature years who have made significant contributions to the quality of life in our community. Golden Achievement Honorees demonstrate the vision, wisdom and accomplishments that contribute to the dynamic life of our city. The awards honor individuals, 60 years of age or older, who have achieved distinction in their profession, field of expertise and/or community leadership. Their commitment to excellence is directed beyond self-interest and serves as an exemplary model for others to follow. Check out the list of past honorees here.

All proceeds from the Golden Achievement Awards Gala directly benefit low-income seniors in our community by providing home-delivered meals and hot lunches in neighborhood senior centers. Last year, Rose Centers for Aging Well delivered more than 239,000 meals to homebound seniors who are unable to leave their homes without assistance, shop for food or prepare meals. An additional 54,574 hot meals were served in our community senior centers.

For a PDF of sponsorship opportunities, click here.

For more information, contact Jennifer Salkin at 216.373.1688 or

Recap of 2016 awards

Recap of 2015 awards