Ever since it was founded in 1969, The Beachwood 100 has assumed the mission of recognizing the dedication and hard work of the city’s first responders by offering financial support when needed, and even college scholarships. This year alone, The Beachwood 100 awarded seven $2,500 college scholarships to graduating high school seniors whose parents are members of Beachwood’s safety forces.
On July 23, the college-bound students and their proud parents gathered at The Winking Lizard in Beachwood for a celebratory dinner that included the presentation of scholarship certificates, photos, and warm wishes for successful academic careers.
“Our Public Safety Departments perform difficult, sometimes life-saving, jobs, and it’s important for them to know the community stands by them, grateful for their service.”
“Our organization raises money through dues and corporate donations to provide college scholarships and to create a contingency fund to aid the city’s police and fire-safety forces in times of personal emergencies,” says The Beachwood 100 board president Ivor Kiwi.
Last year when a Beachwood firefighter’s wife needed expensive, out-of-pocket medical care that took the family to Pittsburgh, The Beachwood 100 wrote a check to cover the extra cost. “Our first responders have done everything in their power to help us, and we feel honored to have the opportunity to do something meaningful for them,” says The Beachwood 100 vice president Marc Soroka.
The Beachwood 100 treasurer, Alan Berger, whose father, Irving Berger, was one of the organization’s founding members, actively encourages other Beachwood residents to join the group. “Our Public Safety Departments perform difficult, sometimes life-saving, jobs, and it’s important for them to know that the community stands by them, grateful for their service.”
For membership information, email [email protected], call 216.373.0844 or visit www. beachwood100.org. You can also check out their Facebook page.