Fundraising Event Raises Over $6,000 for GCFH!

Fundraising Event Raises Over $6,000 for GCFH!

Elvis impersonator Frank Worley was one of three acts that rocked American Legion Post 421 in Fairview Park the evening of April 18 to benefit The Greater Cleveland Fisher House (GCFH). Other acts included The Liverpool Lads (Beatles impersonators) and The Pop Tarts (60s girls group impersonators). The event raised just over $6,000.00 for the GCFH campaign.

Frank "Elvis" Worley presents GCFH Treasurer Rick Dechant with a check for $6,200.00 for the GCFH campaign Elvis impersonator Frank Worley was one of three acts that rocked American Legion Post 421 in Fairview Park the evening of April 18 to benefit The Greater Cleveland Fisher House (GCFH). Other acts included The Liverpool Lads (Beatles impersonators) and The Pop Tarts (60s girls group impersonators). The event raised just over $6,000.00 for the GCFH campaign.

What Will You Do? (PSA video by Gary Sinise)

Our Veterans put everything on the line to protect our freedom. We may never be able to repay them for their sacrifice, but we can show them just how much we appreciate all that they’ve done. Everyone can do something to let Veterans know how much we appreciate their service. Visit www.volunteer.va.gov. What will you do? Award-winning actor Gary Sinise is probably remembered most for his roles as Lt. Dan from the movie “Forrest Gump” and Detective Mac Taylor on CBS-TV’s “CSI: New York.” But did you know he also works tirelessly on behalf of our active duty military and Veterans? In addition to touring with the United Service Organizations (USO) and entertaining troops with his “Lt. Dan Band,” he also volunteers his time to help the VA communicate to Veterans and the public through Public Service Announcements (PSAs) like this one.   View the original PSA on The Department of Veterans Affairs website here. 

Our Veterans put everything on the line to protect our freedom. We may never be able to repay them for their sacrifice, but we can show them just how much we appreciate all that they’ve done. Everyone can do something to let Veterans know how much we appreciate their service. Visit www.volunteer.va.gov. What will you do? Award-winning actor Gary Sinise is probably remembered most for his roles as Lt. Dan from the movie “Forrest Gump” and Detective Mac Taylor on CBS-TV’s “CSI: New York.” But did you know he also works tirelessly on behalf of our active duty military and Veterans? In addition to touring with the United Service Organizations (USO) and entertaining troops with his “Lt. Dan Band,” he also volunteers his time to help the VA communicate to Veterans and the public through Public Service Announcements (PSAs) like this one.   View the original PSA on The Department of Veterans Affairs website here. 

Get Your Tickets Today — Armed Forces Day Golf Outing Fundraiser for GCFH!

The Polish Legion of American Veterans USA Ladies Auxiliary Chapter 31 is Teeing it up for The Greater Cleveland Fisher House! Get your tickets today for this upcoming Armed Forces Day Golf Outing fundraiser to benefit the Greater Cleveland Fisher House! Full details on our calendar here.   

The Polish Legion of American Veterans USA Ladies Auxiliary Chapter 31 is Teeing it up for The Greater Cleveland Fisher House! Get your tickets today for this upcoming Armed Forces Day Golf Outing fundraiser to benefit the Greater Cleveland Fisher House! Full details on our calendar here.   

The GCFH Honor Roll (as of April 1, 2015)

The Greater Cleveland Fisher House would like to thank the approximately 1,000 individual donors, as well as the following business, organizations, foundations and community groups who have stepped up to help us “put a face on it… and families in it.”: Charitable Foundations The Eaton Corporation Foundation The Lincoln Electric Foundation The Dominion Energy Foundation The KeyBank Foundation The Mt. Sinai Foundation The Saint Luke’s Foundation The Lubrizol Foundation The Sherwin Williams Company The Fifth/Third Bank Foundation The Alcoa Foundation The Timken Charitable Education Fund Medical Mutual of Ohio The Honorable Louis Stokes Chauncey & Marion D. McCormick Family Foundation The Murdough Foundation The Genworth Foundation The I-X Center/Park Ohio Foundation The Cleveland Browns Foundation The Combined Federal Campaign The Progressive Insurance Foundation Automobile Dealers Educational Assistance Foundation The Enterprise Holdings Foundation The Donovan Veterans Fund/Akron Community Foundation The David and Inez Myers Foundation The Castele Family Foundation The Jones Family Foundation The Kuechle Family Foundation The Schron Family Foundation The Jennifer & Grant Dinner Fund The Ronald J and M Judith Crocker Charitable Fund The Edward & Barbara Bell Family Foundation The John Lanigan Family Donald Stimpert The Charles Rini Family The Weitzel Family Foundation The Wynne Family The […]

The Greater Cleveland Fisher House would like to thank the approximately 1,000 individual donors, as well as the following business, organizations, foundations and community groups who have stepped up to help us “put a face on it… and families in it.”: Charitable Foundations The Eaton Corporation Foundation The Lincoln Electric Foundation The Dominion Energy Foundation The KeyBank Foundation The Mt. Sinai Foundation The Saint Luke’s Foundation The Lubrizol Foundation The Sherwin Williams Company The Fifth/Third Bank Foundation The Alcoa Foundation The Timken Charitable Education Fund Medical Mutual of Ohio The Honorable Louis Stokes Chauncey & Marion D. McCormick Family Foundation The Murdough Foundation The Genworth Foundation The I-X Center/Park Ohio Foundation The Cleveland Browns Foundation The Combined Federal Campaign The Progressive Insurance Foundation Automobile Dealers Educational Assistance Foundation The Enterprise Holdings Foundation The Donovan Veterans Fund/Akron Community Foundation The David and Inez Myers Foundation The Castele Family Foundation The Jones Family Foundation The Kuechle Family Foundation The Schron Family Foundation The Jennifer & Grant Dinner Fund The Ronald J and M Judith Crocker Charitable Fund The Edward & Barbara Bell Family Foundation The John Lanigan Family Donald Stimpert The Charles Rini Family The Weitzel Family Foundation The Wynne Family The [...]

Plans for Greater Cleveland Fisher House Rounding Third

By Brian Albrecht, The Plain Dealer CLEVELAND, Ohio – The more than four-year effort to create a place where veterans and their families could stay for free while a vet is receiving medical treatment here, is rounding third and heading for home. At least, “I hope so,” said Tom Sweeney, president of the Greater Cleveland Fisher House campaign. The goal is to build a $6 million, 18-suite facility near the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center in University Circle. The house would become part of a national and international network of 64 such facilities partially funded and built by the 25-year-old, nonprofit Fisher House Foundation, of Rockville, Maryland. Thus far the local campaign has raised $2.3 million of its $3 million goal. The Fisher House Foundation would match that $3 million amount. Financial support for the local campaign has ranged from gifts from such corporate donors as Lincoln Electric, KeyBank and the Eaton Corp., to small fund-raisers held by veterans service organizations throughout the area. Sweeney said the need for a Fisher House here is well established. He noted that, “people from all over America are sent to Cleveland” because of the services offered by the VA’s medical center here […]

By Brian Albrecht, The Plain Dealer CLEVELAND, Ohio - The more than four-year effort to create a place where veterans and their families could stay for free while a vet is receiving medical treatment here, is rounding third and heading for home. At least, "I hope so," said Tom Sweeney, president of the Greater Cleveland Fisher House campaign. The goal is to build a $6 million, 18-suite facility near the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center in University Circle. The house would become part of a national and international network of 64 such facilities partially funded and built by the 25-year-old, nonprofit Fisher House Foundation, of Rockville, Maryland. Thus far the local campaign has raised $2.3 million of its $3 million goal. The Fisher House Foundation would match that $3 million amount. Financial support for the local campaign has ranged from gifts from such corporate donors as Lincoln Electric, KeyBank and the Eaton Corp., to small fund-raisers held by veterans service organizations throughout the area. Sweeney said the need for a Fisher House here is well established. He noted that, "people from all over America are sent to Cleveland" because of the services offered by the VA's medical center here [...]