RAINEY INSTITUTE SALUTES WCLV
The Rainey Institute, an arts oriented settlement house on 55th Street, serves inner-city youths and families with instruction in music, drama, dance, visual arts and life skills. On Saturday, May 3, 2008, Rainey presented its annual fund raising Glissando benefit at Sammy's University Club in honor of WCLV and WCLV President Robert Conrad.
In the presention of a trophy to Conrad, it was stated that, "Bob's belief in classical music
and trust in Northeast Ohio's desire to keep a classical music station have sustained this
unusual voice in our community since 1962. He is also a caring and compassionaate man
who has never hesitated to put his voice, and that of the radio station he helped found, in the
service of those in need. Rainey Institute has benefitted in many ways over the years from his
membership on its Board of Managers. Today we are happy to salute him publically for his
service to Rainey as well as for his many other public service activities. Rainey Institute is
delighted today to add its own award to Robert Conrad's list of achievements. With the award
comes the thanks and good wishes of Rainey parents and children whose lives he has
touched and helped to prosper."
Ted Horvath, President of the Rainey Institute
Board of Managers, presents WCLV's
President Robert Conrad with a trophy
honoring WCLV and Conrad's service
to the arts community.
One of the guests at the Rainey Institute
benefit was Bill Rudman, host of
Footlight Parade, which is celebrating
its 25th anniversary on WCLV.
Gary Hanson, Executive Director of The
Cleveland Orchestra, introduced
Students from the Rainey Institute
entertaining the crowd at the
Glissando benefit. Pictures of
other performers are below.