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.

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April 24, 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 on April 24, 2021. 

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2021 | Giving Kids Hope

Thank you to everyone who attended the virtual 2020 event. We hope we can meet you in person next year as we continue to support the much-needed work ahead for the Research Institute for Children's Health. Stay tuned! To learn more about supporting this effort or how you can get involved, contact Jamie Clay at