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2019 LifeTown Legends Honoree

Join us in honoring 2019 LifeTown Legend, Jeffrey Schottenstein, Founder of TACKMA and Former Friendship Circle Leader, for his commitment to preserving dignity for all people.

From inspiring kids of all abilities to believe in themselves and making it cool for teens to embrace the differences in others, celebrating each human being as an individual is the credo of Jeffrey’s leadership style!


Thursday, August 29, 2019, 11:30 am-1:00 pm



Hyatt Regency, Columbus, Ohio
350 North High St.

Columbus, OH 43215


Esther Kaltmann
LifeTown | Friendship Circle


Parking available in convention center lot located at 400 E. Nationwide Blvd.


Business Professional

Defeating the Label Panel

Lawrence Funderburke ; Former NBA player, Author, financial skills development

Jaysse Lopez ; CEO and Founder, Urban Necessities

Ryan Hudson-Peralta; Designer, Motivational Speaker

Jerry Revish ; WBNS 10-TV Anchor and Event Emcee

title Sponsors

presenting Sponsors

supporting Sponsors

Big Lots Foundation

Jon and Susie Diamond

Donald E. and Eydie Garlikov

Geraldine Schottenstein Hoffman

Huntington Bank

Roger Markfield

M/I Homes

Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing

Eric and Gail Rubin

Michael and Arlene Weiss

Skip and Linda Weiler

Steve and Karlene Weyl


Ninell Mendyuk BakerAaron Rectenwald
William BakerTom Rectenwald
Adam BankhurstMark Rickel
Betsy BankhurstRichard Rogovin
Jane BrenerMatthew Romanoff
Dr. Ron CarmenEric Rubin
Brady ChurchesMichael Schiff
Cindy EzzoPatricia Schiff
Don FeinsteinMichael Schlonsky
Steven FieldsBrian Schottenstein
Donald GarlikovMaxwell Schulman
Libby GermainScott Solomon
Ron GreenbaumMichael Stickney
Michael IsaacsBlane Walter
David KaramBrad Wasserstrom
Brett KaufmanRodney Wasserstrom
Dovi MeyerSkip Weiler
David MilenthalScott Weisman
Tad MitchellArlene Weiss
Jason MonusJay Worly

2019 honorary committee

Amy Acton, M.D., MPH; Director, Ohio Department of Health

Elyse and Lawrence Benenson; Charitarians

BB and Carol Chernoff; Community Leaders

Sam Covelli; CEO, Covelli Enterprises

Renee and Ezra Dabah

Alan Dershowitz; Professor, Harvard Law School

Ric and Marina Dillon

Talisa Dixon; Superintendent, Columbus City Schools

Jack Hanna; Director Emeritus, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Urban Meyer; Assistant Athletics Director,
Former Head Coach, The Ohio State University

Peg Moertl; President & CEO, Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing

Jed Morrison; CEO, Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities

David Royer; CEO, ADAMH

Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein; CEO, Schottenstein Stores Corp.

Joseph A. and Lindsay Schottenstein; EVP, Schottenstein Realty Trust, Inc.

Jonathan and Nicole Schottenstein; President & COO, American Signature, Inc.

Bill and Anna Tenenblatt; Antex Knitting Mills

Tiffany S. Thompson; GLOW Foundation

Bruce K. Thorn; CEO, Big Lots!

Jim Tressel; President, Youngstown State University,
Former Head Football Coach, The Ohio State University

Robert J. Woodward Jr.; Former Chief Investment Officer & EVP, Nationwide

Sue Zazon; Huntington Bank President, Central Region