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Carl Glickman received the 2011 Notre Dame College Medal.
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Glickman Receives Notre Dame Medal

Philanthropist and civic leader Carl D. Glickman is a champion for higher education and healthcare, who for over five decades has demonstrated outstanding commitment to community service in Greater Cleveland and beyond. For his exemplary leadership, Notre Dame College awarded Mr. Glickman its highest honor, the 2011 Notre Dame College Medal, at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven on April 2.

Due to a medical emergency, Mr. Glickman wasn't able to accept the medal in person. Instead, his son Robert received the award on his behalf.

The Notre Dame College Medal is awarded to an alumnus, friend of the College or civic leader in the Greater Cleveland community who exemplifies the values of Notre Dame College. The recipients must demonstrate personal, professional and global responsibility through their community service.

“Carl Glickman’s philanthropic generosity to the health, welfare and education of all the citizens of Cleveland deserves our utmost respect,” said Dr. Andrew P. Roth, president of Notre Dame College. “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 Notre Dame College Medal recipient Samuel H. Miller, Glickman also 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.

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

Glickman was formerly director of the Cleveland Port Authority and has 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.  

Glickman is the fourth 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.

Last year, 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.