MAYFIELD HEIGHTS -- Notre Dame College awarded its highest honor Friday night, the 2012 Notre Dame College Medal.
Beth E. Mooney, KeyCorp Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and President received this great honor at a special dinner and awards ceremony Friday night at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven.
The medal is awarded to an alumnus, friend of the College, or civic leader in the Greater Cleveland community who exemplifies the values of Notre Dame College.
The key attributes for possible recipients include: demonstrating personal, professional and global responsibility through community service.
"Beth Mooney embodies the values of Notre Dame College and its founding Sisters by demonstrating unselfish dedication to the community and a desire to make Cleveland a better place," said Dr. Andrew P. Roth, president of Notre Dame College. "She has a solid reputation as a 'doer' not a talker, and she is a fierce competitor with a compassionate side. She is committed to diversity and fairness in every sense of the word, and that parallels the mission and principles of our College. We are honored to present the Notre Dame College Medal to this great humanitarian and civic leader."
Ms. Mooney commented, "The faculty, students and alumni of Notre Dame College are a proud testament to the college's values-based mission and the quality of education offered at this institution. I am honored to receive this award and very grateful to be counted among those who seek to make a difference in their communities through service and philanthropy."
Beth Mooney is a trustee and treasurer of the board of the Musical Arts Association (The Cleveland Orchestra), a trustee of Cleveland Clinic Foundation, a trustee of United Way of Greater Cleveland, a member of The Financial Services Roundtable and is board chair of Neighborhood Progress, Inc. She also leads a committee that focuses on the patient experience at the Cleveland Clinic and is a member of In Counsel with Women, an invitation-only group of 139 female executives from northeast Ohio.
Ms. Mooney is the fifth recipient of the Notre Dame College Medal, which was first awarded in 2008 to civic leader Sam Miller.
The 2009 Notre Dame College Medal was presented to the Most Reverend Anthony M. Pilla, bishop emeritus of the Diocese of Cleveland.
The 2010 award to Anthony C. and Donna Kelly Rego, the first couple to receive the medal for their philanthropy and community service.
And the 2011 Notre Dame College Medal was presented to philanthropist and civic leader Carl D. Glickman.