The Notre Dame College Medal is awarded to an alumnus, friend of the College or civic leader in the Greater Cleveland community who, in the tradition of the Sisters of Notre Dame, exemplifies the College's mission by demonstrating commitment to personal, professional and global responsibility through community service.
The 2012 Notre Dame College Medal was awarded to Beth E. Mooney, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and President of KeyCorp and a member of the KeyCorp Board of Directors. Recognized for her exemplary leadership and community service in Greater Cleveland and beyond, Ms. Mooney lives a life of unselfish dedication to the community with a fervent desire to make Cleveland a better place.
Beth Mooney’s commitment to civic and community endeavors is exemplary. She is a trustee and treasurer of the board of the Musical Arts Association (The Cleveland Orchestra), a trustee of Cleveland Clinic Foundation, a trustee of United Way of Greater Cleveland, a member of The Financial Services Roundtable and is board chair of Neighborhood Progress, Inc. She also leads a committee that focuses on the patient experience at the Cleveland Clinic and is a member of In Counsel with Women, an invitation-only group of 139 female executives from Northeast Ohio.
Mooney is the fifth recipient of the Notre Dame College Medal, which was first awarded in 2008 to civic leader Sam Miller. Miller has devoted his life to philanthropic and community involvement on behalf of Greater Cleveland’s less fortunate and the twin causes of social justice and inter-faith understanding and dialogue.
The 2009 Notre Dame College Medal was presented to the Most Reverend Anthony M. Pilla, bishop emeritus of the Diocese of Cleveland. Bishop Pilla received the medal for his steadfast commitment to those in need and his role in building bridges of understanding among the diverse communities throughout the Diocese of Cleveland.
In 2010, Anthony C. and Donna Kelly Rego became the first couple to receive the medal for their philanthropy and community service. Together, they have used their expertise in their respective fields – the food and healthcare industries – for various humanitarian efforts.
The 2011 Notre Dame College Medal was awarded to philanthropist and civic leader Carl D. Glickman, who for over five decades has demonstrated outstanding commitment to community service in Greater Cleveland and beyond.
Together with fellow Notre Dame College Medal recipient Samuel H. Miller, Glickman founded and contributed millions to the Cleveland State University Moses Cleaveland scholarship fund. Additionally, he has given generously to Cleveland Central Catholic High School and the Diocese of Cleveland.