Ohio State Bar Foundation names The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio recipient of Outstanding Program or Organization Award

October 06, 2021


Columbus, OH (October 2021) - The Ohio State Bar Foundation (OSBF) is pleased to announce that The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio is the recipient of its 2021 Outstanding Program or Organization Award. This award is given each year to a program or organization that promotes education of, access to, and improvements in the Ohio justice system.

The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio is being honored for its outstanding work to promote understanding, respect, and institutional equity. Through their programs, the Diversity Center serves nearly 150 schools, 29 businesses and organizations, and trains thousands of youth, youth-serving professionals, and community leaders annually.

Founded in 1927 as the National Conference of Christians and Jews, the Cleveland-based organization became The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio in 2006. Throughout its history, the Diversity Center has worked towards eliminating bias, bigotry, and racism through youth programming, leadership and organizational development initiatives, and professional engagement that promotes diversity and addresses institutional bias in the workplace.

“The Diversity Center’s vision to promote strong and vibrant communities where diverse voices are heard and respected makes it a worthy recipient of our Outstanding Program or Organization award,” said Lori L. Keating, OSBF Executive Director. “I’m so glad we can honor the excellent work the Diversity has done for decades.”

The Outstanding Organization Award was accepted by Peggy Zone Fisher, President and CEO of the Diversity Center. Peggy has been a Cleveland business and community leader for over thirty years, receiving numerous local, state, and national recognitions for her business and community leadership. Under Peggy’s direction, the Diversity Center has expanded to more Ohio counties, reaching more students and broadening engagement with young professionals and community leaders.

The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio was presented with the Outstanding Program or Organization Award at this year’s OSBF All Rise Virtual Awards Celebration on October 1, 2021. To view the presentation of the Outstanding Program or Organization Award, visit https://osbf.org/2021awards.

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