July 1, 2014

Joseph’s Home annual benefit luncheon entertains, enlightens and energizes

Nearly 300 supporters gathered in June for the Joseph’s Home annual benefit luncheon, Perseverance in Hope, at Windows on the River in Cleveland. The event raised more than $39,000 to help acutely ill homeless men recover their health and rebuild their lives at Joseph’s Home.

The luncheon included a testimonial from former Joseph’s Home resident Michael Allen and presentation of the 2014 Making A Difference Award to Rosary Hall, followed by keynote speaker Paul Meshanko of Legacy Business Cultures. Dawn Kendrick of 19 Action News served as the event’s emcee.

Meshanko discussed the power of respect during his keynote address. He mixed scientific data about the brain and human behavior with personal anecdotes, pop culture references and audience participation to promote respect as a vital key to unlocking human potential. Meshanko closed his presentation by having the audience stand and hold hands to form an unbroken chain of connection, while urging everyone to devote themselves to the same respectful approach to the people in their lives.

Meshanko’s 2013 book, The Respect Effect, was available for sale after the program. It quickly sold out, with proceeds from book sales at the event donated by Legacy Business Cultures to Joseph’s Home.

About Joseph’s Home
Joseph’s Home, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, provides a nurturing, caring environment for men without resources who have acute medical needs, helping them heal and achieve independence. It is the only Northeast Ohio organization with the sole mission of helping severely ill homeless men recover their health and stabilize their lives.

Pictured are Joseph’s Home Executive Director Georgette Jackson and keynote speaker Paul Meshanko

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