Lifebanc Celebrates 30 Years of Saving & Healing Lives

The mission came to Northeast Ohio in 1986 and Lifebanc has been saving and healing lives ever since. What better way to commemorate 30 years of coordinating and promoting organ, eye and tissue donation in Northeast Ohio with a night of celebration at the Legacy of Life Gala and Faces of Life Masquerade After Party on Saturday, October 8 at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland Grand Ballroom.

The Legacy of Life Gala will celebrate the hundreds of thousands of lives that have been saved and healed in Northeast Ohio in the last 30 years and honor the thousands who gave the gift of life. The Gala will also raise critical dollars that support Lifebanc’s educational, community outreach and donor family support initiatives.

The Gala features a 3-course meal, entertainment from world renowned violinist Chad Hoopes, and the presentation of the Legacy of Life Awards. The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail hour, while the dinner and program will begin at 7:30 p.m. The event is black tie optional.

The night doesn’t end with the Gala, however. The Faces of Life Masquerade After Party is the perfect way to loosen up the bow tie and let your dancing shoes do the talking. The After Party will begin at the conclusion of the Gala in the Grand Ballroom reception area. Tickets to the After Party are included with the purchase of Gala tickets. More details about the After Party will be released in the coming weeks.

Click here for full Gala info and to purchase tickets or tables for the event.


Before I actually started working in the license bureau, I never even considered being a donor. I am on the front line every day asking people to say YES to become an organ and tissue donor. At first I looked at it as part of my job, but as I grew in knowledge, understanding and situations occurring, it allowed me to see the importance of it. I didn’t look at it as just my job anymore; I looked at it as an opportunity to help save lives and eventually became a donor myself."

Stephanie Drake - Deputy Registrar for the Shaker Heights License Bureau