Monday Morning Message 10.18.21 Carrying the Torch

Posted 2021-10-18 11:32am

“Life is no ‘brief candle’ to me. It is sort of a splendid torch which I have a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it over to future generations.” ― George Bernard Shaw

“Words cannot express the gratitude I have for the scholarship you all have so kindly decided to offer me…You all have given me the opportunity to fulfill my destiny and for that I am forever grateful ! My son will one day be able to say that his mother was given a chance despite financial hardship, and this blessing can teach him that if you dream big enough, no obstacle will be big enough.”  -recent 1L Student

Please  join us on the first Friday in November - November 5, 5:30pm - for our 4th Annual C|M|LAW Hall of Fame Celebration honoring our 2021 C|M|LAW Hall of Fame Honorees and our 2021 Leader on the RiseKimberly Kendall Corral '12Please see the below invitation. 

Our 2021 Hall of Fame Inductees have carried the torch of our mission and have made it burn brightly. They have used their voices and their knowledge of the law to make real change and to make a real difference.  

The November 5 Hall of Fame event gives us the opportunity not only to honor our distinguished honorees but also to raise much-needed funds for scholarships for first year students admitted to our Fall 2021 class. The Hall of Fame celebration is the only annual fundraising event sponsored by the law school. 

For a number of our students, a scholarship makes the difference between getting a legal education or sacrificing their dream. This is our single best opportunity to raise funds for much-needed student scholarships.

Please make a contribution or pledge this week to our November 5 Hall of Fame celebration of an amount ranging from $120 to $12,000.  This year’s event will be virtual, and if you make a contribution for the event, we will send you the Zoom link a few days before the celebration.

Please visit to purchase tickets, sponsorships, or an ad in our program book in honor of one or more of the 2021 inductees, or to just donate to the Hall of Fame, text JUSTICE to 216-400-5145.

In this intensely competitive law school environment, the best way to attract talented law students and increase enrollment is through scholarships. 

The CSU Cleveland-Marshall Hall of Fame was created in 2017, CSU C|M|LAW’s 120th anniversary year, to honor those exceptional leaders who have contributed to the past, present, and/or future success and reputation of CSU C|M|LAW. The inductees include living and deceased distinguished alumni, community leaders, and former faculty and staff.

For a complete list of all the members of our Hall of Fame, go here: CSU C|M|LAW Hall of Fame MembersSee our most recent Tribute Video here: 2019 Hall of Fame Video

If you have any questions about the Hall of Fame, please do not hesitate to contact me, Ellen GreveyAssistant Dean for Advancement (, Amy Miller, Director of Donor/Alumni Relations (, or Ashley PresuttoAssistant Director of Advancement ( 
Again, congratulations to our 2021 inductees! Registration is now open to attend and/or sponsor the 2021 Induction Celebration.

Ann-Marie Ahern, Class of 1998

Linda L. Ammons

Hyman Cohen

Tim L. Collins, Class of 1985

Colleen M. Cotter

Justice Michael P. Donnelly, Class of 1991

Georgia A. Froelich, Class of 1984

M. Colette Gibbons, Class of 1976

David H. Gunning, II, Class of 1994

Judge Leo A. Jackson, Class of 1950

Judge Nathaniel R. Jones

Max I. Kohrman, Class of 1918

Brent W. Larkin, Class of 1986

Steven B. Lesser, Class of 1979

James A. Lowe, Class of 1972

Judge Richard M. Markus

Alan Jay Rom, Class of 1972

Barbara K. Roman, Class of 1977

Honorable Basil M. Russo, Class of 1972

Judge Brendan J. Sheehan, Class of 1993

David C. Weiner

F. Scott Wilson, Class of 1981

Sonia Winner

Margaret W. Wong

Xenophon “Xen” Zapis, Class of 1954

Leader on the Rise:
Kimberly Kendall Corral, Class of 2012

Learn more about our outstanding honorees


5:30-6:30 P.M.

Visit to purchase tickets or sponsorships.

All proceeds will be used to support student scholarships.


Hall of Fame Champion ($120,000)

  • Event title sponsor
  • Innumerable Celebration tickets
  • 2 full-page inside and back cover ads in Celebration program
  • Event signage recognition
  • Program and website listing
  • Speaking opportunity

Dean’s Circle ($25,000)

  • 16 Celebration tickets
  • Full-page ad with preferred placement in Celebration program
  • Event signage recognition
  • Program and website listing

120 Society ($12,000)

  • 10 Celebration tickets
  • Full-page ad in Celebration program
  • Event signage recognition
  • Program and website listing

Firm Founder ($7,500)

  • 8 Celebration tickets
  • 1/2-page ad in Celebration program
  • Event signage recognition
  • Program and website listing

Managing Partner ($5,000)

  • 6 Celebration tickets
  • 1/2-page ad in Celebration program
  • Event signage recognition
  • Program and website listing

Partner ($2,500)

  • 4 Celebration tickets
  • 1/4-page ad in Celebration program
  • Event signage recognition 
  • Program and website listing

Scholarship Circle ($1,200)

  • 4 Celebration tickets
  • Program and website listing

Friend Circle ($500)

  • 2 Celebration tickets
  • Program and website listing

Individual Supporter ($120)

  • 1 Celebration ticket

Program Ads:
Full-page ad: $3,000 (6.75" x 9", Full color)
Half-page ad: $1,500 (6.75" x 4.375", Full color)
Quarter-page ad: $750 (3.25" x 4.375", Full color)

Deadline: Friday, October 15, 2021

Can’t attend? Consider contributing your sponsorship directly to student scholarships at

For more information on sponsorships and program ads, contact Amy Miller at or 216.687.2537.

Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay Committed to Living Justice.

 Have a great day. Have a great week.

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My best,


Lee Fisher

Dean, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law | Cleveland State University
Joseph C. Hostetler-BakerHostetler Chair in Law


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