On Saturday, February 9, 2019, we celebrated the 14th Annual Rock the Foundation - Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation's (CMBF) biggest and most anticipated event. "A Landmark Celebration" was the perfect theme while guests enjoyed beautiful nighttime views of iconic downtown landmarks with festivities located at Music Box Supper Club. More than 400 guests came out to eat, drink and dance the night away. Transportation Blvd. helped kick start a great VIP Reception where the fourth annual Richard W. Pogue Award for Excellence in Community Leadership & Engagement was awarded to Karen Paganini, President and Chief Operating Officer of The K&D Group. Following the award presentation, The Sunrise Jones Band took the main stage and ROCKED the house while acoustic guitarist, Joshua Robert, was a great vice and nice getaway for downstairs guests. Signature cocktails, Stephanie's Skyline, Toast of the Town, and Rock Potion #14 were consumed, and AMAZING raffle prizes were won! The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation raised almost $200,000 at this year's Rock 14.

Rock14 Main Event Photos | Red Carpet Photos | Pogue Award Photos


Signature Sponsor

Diamond Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

BakerHostetler LLP
RPM International, Inc.
Ulmer & Berne LLP

Silver Sponsors

Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
The Cleveland Ballet
The Diebold Foundation
Jones Day
Parker Hannifin Corporation
The Sherwin-Williams Company
Siegel Jennings Co., LPA
Thompson Hine LLP
Tucker Ellis LLP

Bronze Sponsors

Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP
Cavitch, Familo & Durkin Co., LPA
Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc.
Cohen & Company
First Federal of Lakewood
Grant Thornton LLP
The Lubrizol Corporation
McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., LPA
McDonald Hopkins LLC
Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur LLP
Reminger Co., LPA
Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP
Walter | Haverfield LLP

Contributing Sponsor

Buckley King LPA
Caryn Groedel & Associates Co., LPA
Case Western Reserve University, School of Law
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
David W. Rowan
Evolution Construction Services, LLC
Frantz Ward LLP
Friedman & Nemecek LLC
The Gnoesis Group
Lazzaro Luka Law Offices
Littler Mendelson P.C.
Maloney + Novotny LLC
Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis
Novogradac & Company LLP
Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy Co., LPA
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Oswald Companies
Sobel, Wade & Mapley, LLC
Spangenberg, Shibley & Liber LLP
Thorman Petrov Group Co., LPA
Veritext Legal Solutions

In-Kind Sponsors

Avalon Document Services
Cady Reporting Services, Inc.

Raffle Sponsors

Rosanne Aumiller
Central Cadillac
Darrell & Mary Clay
Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center
Nick DiCello
Hampton Inn Cleveland Downtown
Laurice Skin Care & Cosmetics
Luca Italian Cuisine
Morton's Steakhouse
Music Box Supper Club
Northern Trust
Elena Ray
Sausalito's on Ninth
Ultimate Air Shuttle
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
Yeager Jewelers

Media Sponsor


Congratulations to all of our raffle winners:

Online Raffle:
5. Cleveland Landmark Package – Jill Okun
4. Northern Trust Open Package – Deborah Yue 
3. Cleveland Ballet Package – Karen Paganini 
2. Toronto-For-A-Day Package – James Hounshell 
1. Grand Prize – Richard Zeiger 

Live Raffle:
4. Pamper Yourself Package – Tom Feher
3. Queen City Package – Darrell Clay
2. Wheelbarrow of Cheer – Kira Kammenzind
1. Out n’ About in Cleveland Package – Darlene 

The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation hosts Rock the Foundation each year to benefit the Bar Association's nationally-recognized public outreach programs, such as The 3Rs, Mock Trial, Cleveland Homeless Legal Assistance, Louis Stokes Scholars, and more that focus on improving the lives of greater Cleveland youth, growing the next generation of legal professionals, and supporting our nonprofit and arts communities.

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