Variety’s Gala makes it possible for our organization to carry out its work of enabling children with disabilities to live life to the fullest with a focus on mobility, communication, and social inclusion.

Each year, Variety recognizes and honors certain individuals and organizations who are advocating and championing the cause and mission of our organization, in order to give kids with disabilities more opportunities to discover the possibilities for their own lives.

2019:

  • John Weinstein (Catherine Variety Sheraton Humanitarian Awardee)

2018:

  • Tim Wiebe (Catherine Variety Sheraton Humanitarian Awardee)
  • Mickey Sgro (Variety Advocacy Awardee)

2017:

  • Leo Gerard (Catherine Variety Sheraton Humanitarian Awardee)
  • Roy Powell (Variety Advocacy Awardee)

2016:

  • Laura Shapira Karet and Giant Eagle, Inc. (Catherine Variety Sheraton Humanitarian Awardee)
  • Robert Kozel (Variety Advocacy Awardee)

2015:

  • Bernita Buncher & the Jack Buncher Foundation (Catherine Variety Sheraton Humanitarian Awardee)
  • Deborah Rice-Johnson (Variety Advocacy Awardee)

2014:

  • Joyce Bender (Catherine Variety Sheraton Humanitarian Awardee)
  • Jerry MacCleary (Variety Advocacy Awardee)

2013:

  • Dick and Ginny Thornburgh (Catherine Variety Sheraton Humanitarian Awardee)
  • Andrea Carelli (Variety Advocacy Awardee)

2012:

  • Greg Babe (Catherine Variety Sheraton Humanitarian Awardee)
  • Kelly Frey (Variety Advocacy Awardee)

2011:  Jeffrey Broadhurst (Catherine Variety Sheraton Humanitarian Awardee)

2010:  Gretchen Haggerty and U.S. Steel (Catherine Variety Sheraton Humanitarian Awardee)

2009:  Ralph J. Papa (Catherine Variety Sheraton Humanitarian Awardee)

2008:  Kimberly Tillotson Fleming (Catherine Variety Sheraton Humanitarian Awardee)

2007:  Linda Dickerson (Catherine Variety Sheraton Humanitarian Awardee)

2006:  Rocky Bleier (Catherine Variety Sheraton Humanitarian Awardee)

2005:  Jeffrey Deaver (Catherine Variety Sheraton Humanitarian Awardee)

2004:  Jamie Dixon (Catherine Variety Sheraton Humanitarian Awardee)

2003:  Tommy Maddox (Catherine Variety Sheraton Humanitarian Awardee)

2002:  Chevy Chase (Catherine Variety Sheraton Humanitarian Awardee)