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Carl D. Glickman, 1927 – 2013, Notre Dame College Medal Recipient
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Carl Glickman, 1927–2013, Notre Dame Medal Recipient

The College community joins in mourning the loss of philanthropist and civic leader Carl D. Glickman who passed away on March 28, 2013, at the age of 86. Mr. Glickman was the recipient of the 2011 Notre Dame College Medal, the highest honor awarded annually by the College.

Glickman was a champion for higher education and healthcare, who for over five decades demonstrated outstanding commitment to community service in Greater Cleveland and beyond. Carl Glickman

In presenting the Medal to Glickman’s son Robert, who received the award on behalf of his father, Notre Dame College President Dr. Andrew P. Roth said, “Carl Glickman’s philanthropic generosity to the health, welfare and education of all the citizens of Cleveland deserves our utmost respect.”

“He embodies the values of Notre Dame College and its founding Sisters by demonstrating relentless dedication to the community. We are honored to present the Notre Dame College Medal to this great benefactor of our city.”

Together with fellow Medal recipient Samuel H. Miller, Glickman also founded and contributed millions to the Cleveland State University Moses Cleveland scholarship fund. Additionally, he gave generously to Cleveland Central Catholic High School and the Diocese of Cleveland.

A longtime friend of Glickman, Miller said at the 2011 tribute, “I make it a point to know people who do not recognize religions when it comes to their generosity. He’s not a Catholic, neither am I. But he’s done an amazing amount of work for the Catholic Church, and he knows that wherever the Catholics are in the educational process, that’s where someone is going to get a good education .... a very good education.”

Glickman had been president of The Glickman Organization, a real estate development and management firm, since 1953 and served as trustee emeritus for real estate investment firm Lexington Realty Trust. He was on the board of directors of Bear Stearns Companies and John Carroll University.

Glickman was a director of the Cleveland Port Authority and served as chairman of several banks and medical facilities as well as on various boards in the Cleveland community. During the 1960s, he served the City of Cleveland as a member of the Mayor’s Committee on Urban Renewal and the Mayor’s Task Force on Higher Education.