Rock the Foundation

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Rock the Foundation is the signature, annual event of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation and - with your help - raises critical financial support for the many innovative and wide-ranging programs funded by the Bar Foundation.  This year’s theme was “Cleveland Rocks”  and the crowd favorite band, Shout performed.  As always, the event featured plenty of great food, an open bar, raffles, and other fun activities making it one of the best parties in Cleveland. Ticket sales, sponsorships and auctions have helped Rock the Foundation generate more than $971,000 in its first eight years for Bar Foundation-funded programs like The 3Rs. 



Thank you to our Rock 9 Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor:
FirstMerit Private Bank

BakerHostetler LLP
Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.
Jones Day
Thompson Hine LLP
Tucker Ellis LLP
Avalon Document Service
Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP
First National Bank
Frantz Ward LLP
Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP
Inside Business
Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL
Mansour, Gavin, Gerlack & Manos Co., LPA
McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., LPA 
McDonald Hopkins LLC
Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy Co., L.P.A.
Reminger Co., L.P.A.
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
Squire Sanders (US) LLP
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Ulmer & Berne LLP
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
Walter | Haverfield LLP
Zukerman Daiker & Lear Co., LPA
Silver Nonprofit
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
The Cleveland Foundation
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Bronze Sponsor
Buckley King
Elk & Elk Co., Ltd.
Empire Investigations
Gallagher Sharp
Mishkind Law Firm Co. L.P.A.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Spangenberg, Shibley & Liber LLP
Thacker Martinsek, LPA
Weisman, Kennedy & Berris Co., L.P.A.  
Green Screen Sponsor
Special Counsel
Ticket Sponsor
ABC Bail Bonds
Raffle Sponsor
Ag Real Estate Group Inc.

Official Radio Sponsor
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Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2014 event a smashing sucess.  We welcomed more than 400 people to the House of Blues and had a rocking good time with great music by Shout, dancing, fabulous food, open bar, raffles and a wine pull. 

Click the image for photos from our 2014 event. 
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House of Blues Cleveland
308 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland

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Dave Bialosky  
April Miller Boise
Paul Harris
Chuck E. Jarrett
Tom Piraino
Dick Pogue
Geri Presti
Dave Rowan
Fred Stueber
Kelly Tompkins


Rock the Foundation raises critical financial support for the many innovative and wide-ranging programs funded by the Bar Foundation.  The event has generated more than $876,331 to fund programs like The 3Rs, Mock Trial, Cleveland Homeless Legal Assistance and more. 


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