The GOOD News

The GOOD News from Thea Bowman Center!
A Virtual Benefit: October 7, 8, and 9.

“Sometimes people think they have to do big things in order to make change. But if each one would light a candle, we’d have tremendous light.”

Sr. Thea Bowman, FSPA

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For over 50 years, Thea Bowman Center has celebrated light, especially in the darkest of times. Our decades of service and partnership with the people of Mt. Pleasant were put to the test during the pandemic: a perfect storm of grief, loneliness, fear, and hunger. Thanks to our many “candles” of support, we continued to light the way and even strengthened our connections with the southeast Cleveland community we have been privileged to serve for so many years.

Let’s keep it going by adding your candle to our light with a donation to our benefit. 


During the three days, on our website, through email and via Facebook, you will hear what’s been happening from program participants, appreciate the broad impact of our services, and learn what is in store moving forward.

As a bonus, restaurant partners will donate a percentage of proceeds from take-out dinners on Oct 9. 


You don’t have to cook, and the Center benefits! Contact information for B & M Bar B Que (North Randall location), J. Pistone One World Market & Café, Pearl Asian Kitchen, and Picnic Hill Market Café (they’d like you to order on Oct 7) will be posted on our website.

Special thanks to our generous sponsors for their ongoing support!


Eileen M. Burkhart & Co., LLC    Karen and Jim Leith    Musca Family Charitable Fund.   The O’Brien Law Firm LLC St.    Dominic Church


Jeff and Susan Cheshire   Louis and Jayne Geneva   Susan and Arthur Karas   Kim and Greg Stein     Jennifer SullivanMargaret W. Wong & Associates LLC 


Gayle Bullock.  Dinsmore & Shohl LLP    Elizabeth Macintyre, MD.  RCF Group.  Susan and Bill Seitz.  Frank E. & Helen Tinus Charitable Fund 


Ameriprise Financial   Dean Family   Glo Rose Books   Annette and Mark Sutherland    Jennifer Sullivan


Emily and John Schetter.  St. Rita Parish.  Dorothy and Bob Valerian


B & M Bar-B-Que (North Randall location)   J. Pistone One World Market & Café   Pearl Asian Kitchen  Picnic Hill Market Café


Last year’s virtual benefit raised $64,000. This year our goal is $75,000.

If you would like to join our production company as an Executive Producer ($5,000), Associate
Producer ($2500), Director ($1000), Casting Agent ($500), or Production Assistant ($250),

please complete the Producers’ Response form at the button below, email it to, or print and return it to Thea Bowman Center: 11901
Oakfield Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44105-1872.

The event and your support will be publicized via email, social and print media, and community
and church outreach.

Help make this our most successful fundraising effort to date!

We Need Your Support Today!