Strategic Events


For more information or to sponsor an event, contact Jamie Jones Clay, Senior Director of Strategic Events

To host your own third-party fundraiser, click here.

Giving Kids Hope live auction
Live auction action during the 2019 Giving Kids Hope Rocking for Research fundraiser.


The Office of Strategic Events supervises and directs the planning and coordination of fundraising events for the Office of Medical Development and External Affairs involving university donors and selected major School of Medicine events. The events on this page are our current ticketed, fundraising events.

Register Now for Upcoming Events:

10.24.20 | Giving Kids Hope - Virtual Wine Dinner

To celebrate the progress and raised funds for the much-needed work ahead, the Research Institute for Children's Health will host Giving Kids Hope with a virtual wine tasting on October 24, 2020, from the comfort of your own home! Giving Kids Hope will feature a gourmet dinner by Thyme Catering paired with wines by Gregory James Wines from Sonoma, California. Guests will also enjoy an exciting auction and emcee hosted by local celebrity auctioneer David McCreary, host of Cash Explosion. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit If you would like to partner with us on this exciting event, please contact Jamie Clay at or 216.368.5853.

You can download the sponsorship packet here.

To donate to the auction, please complete this form.

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2021 | Shaking with Laughter

Shaking With Laughter was founded by Karen and Marc Jaffe in 2011. The event has become a recognized and anticipated event in the community to fund research for a cure for Parkinson's Disease. The CWRU School of Medicine with the Cleveland Brain Health Initiative will continue this legacy. Stay tuned! To learn more about supporting the fund or how you can get involved, contact Stacy Langenderfer at