We Rocked It!

On Saturday February 13, our Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation hosted its signature fundraiser, Rock the Foundation 11, at the Music Box Supper Club. Even though winter weather threatened, a great crowd of 550 people turned out to toast, dine and dance the night away.  

We offer sincere thanks to our many generous sponsors who helped us deliver the best Rock event in our history! We raised more than $230,000 to benefit the Lawyers Giving Back community outreach and pro bono legal service programs of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. These programs promote equal access to justice, diversity and inclusion, law-related education and community service provided by members of our legal community – all of which are critical to strengthening the fabric of our community. Finally, we have already begun work planning Rock the Foundation 12, which will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2017 – lock in the date now! We would love to welcome you and your friends next year for another night to remember.

At Rock 11, we presented the first ever Richard W. Pogue Award for Excellence in Community Leadership and Engagement to Christopher M. Connor, Executive Chairman of The Sherwin-Williams Company.

Live music at Rock 11 was provided by Cleveland's own Transportation Boulevard and the ever-popular No Name Band. Read the full press release here.


Signature Sponsor

FirstMerit Private Bank 

Platinum Sponsor 

  Jones Day    Sherwin Williams 

Gold Sponsors 





Silver Sponsors
  • Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
  • First National Bank
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Ohio Savings Bank, a Division of New York Community Bank
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • Reminger Co., LPA
  • RPM International Inc.
  • Siegel Jennings Co., LPA
  • Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP 
  • Special Counsel
  • Thompson Hine LLP
  • Tucker Ellis LLP
  • Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease LLP

Bronze Sponsors

  • Ancora Inverness
  • Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP
  • Case Western Reserve University, School of Law
  • Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.
  • Climaco, Wilcox, Peca, Tarantino & Garofoli LLC
  • Diebold, Inc.
  • Eaton Corporation
  • Ernst & Young LLP
  • First Federal of Lakewood Savings & Loans
  • Frantz Ward LLP
  • Grant Thornton LLP
  • Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP
  • Hawkins, Parnell, Thackston & Young LLP
  • Litigation Management, Inc.
  • Mansour Gavin LPA
  • McDonald Hopkins LLC
  • Northern Trust
  • Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy Co., L.P.A.
  • PNC Wealth Management
  • PwC LLP
  • Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
  • University Hospitals Health Systems, Inc.
  • Walter | Haverfield LLP

Contributing Sponsors

  • Ag Real Estate Group, Inc.
  • Buckley King LPA
  • The Cleveland Foundation
  • Caryn Groedel & Associates Co., LPA
  • Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C.
  • Greater Cleveland Partnership
  • Ice Miller LLP
  • Maloney & Novotny LLC
  • Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
  • The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
  • SS&G Wealth Management
In-Kind Sponsor 
  • Avalon Document Services
  • Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers

Rock the Foundation raises critical financial support for the many innovative and wide-ranging programs funded by the Bar Foundation.  The event has generated nearly $1 million to fund programs like The 3Rs, Mock Trial, Cleveland Homeless Legal Assistance, Louis Stokes Scholars Program and more.

Visit our Facebook page to view images from our Rock events!

All proceeds helped support the many Bar Foundation-funded programs and initiatives that serve the Cleveland metropolitan community.

  3Rs Logo    Minority Clerkship
  Mock Trial
Stokes Scholars Program