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our 2024 Annual Benefit Party Paint the Town on Saturday, July 13, 2024 at the Dolan Center for Science and Technology at John Carroll University, University Heights, OH.  We enjoyed Cocktails, Food, Desserts from some of your favorite local businesses, including The Fairmount, Saroj + Carlos, and The Stone Oven.  We utilized our dancing shoes both with our cocktail hour music by DJ Neilism and a live concert by Apostle Jones to round out the evening’s festivities.  We loved the enthusiasm of Michael E. Berland as our auctioneer and were so grateful for all of our guests who bid on our auction items.  And we were simply thrilled to honor our Persons of the year, John Emerman and Tatyana Rehn of Stone Oven Bakery who, after 29 years of delivering food and friendship in our community, are handing off their wonderful establishment to new owners (who are also from Cleveland Heights). We were so particularly proud to turn the spotlight on University Heights by hosting our biggest annual event there.

Photo of Persons of the Year 2024

John and Tatyana, founders of Stone Oven Bakery


Your support helps keep the FutureHeights mission rolling forward! The annual benefit supports many FutureHeights programs, including community leadership development, grants for neighborhood projects, community forums, support for local business owners, and housing revitalization projects. FutureHeights also produces and distributes the Heights Observer newspaper and sponsors the annual Heights Music Hop.

THANK FOR ATTENDING the FutureHeights signature party of the summer.


We appreciate your support of FutureHeights!  Your donation helps to support our ongoing work in the Heights.  Learn more here.

Please direct any questions to info@futureheights.org, or call 216-320-1423.

Memories of Benefits Past

Photo collage of partygoers.

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Collage of benefit photos