Stanley and Hope Adelstein have had a life-long love for the world of nature and are actively involved in many efforts to protect the environment. They were longtime supporters of the Sierra Club, Nature Conservancy, Wilderness Society, Clean Air Conservancy, Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Resource Center, Earth Day Coalition, and many other environmental organizations.
While a member of the Pepper Pike City Council from 1972-85, Stanley took the lead in sponsoring various environmental legislation including tree planting, pollution controls, bicycle safety and jogger protection.
Hope, as a founding trustee of the Cleveland Children’s Museum, has encouraged programs related to appreciation and care of the environment. Together, the Adelsteins have created at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, an annual award for the best student essay on the environment and for a summer scholarship to a student employed by an environmental organization.
Stanley, an attorney, retired from McDonald Hopkins. He had received many professional honors since graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Adelbert College of CWRU and Order of the Coif from its Law School. He is past president of The City Club Forum Foundation, as well as past vice president of the City Club.
A City Club member since 1941, he has been inducted into The City Club Hall of Fame.
Hope was a graduate of the Mt. Sinai School of Nursing, and in addition to her association with the Children’s Museum, has served the Boards of the Cleveland Council of World Affairs, the Jewish Community Center, and of the Women’s Committee of the Cleveland Institute of Music.
They are the recipients of the Hannah Solomon Award of the National Council of Jewish Women (Cleveland Section) and the Ellery and Elizabeth Sedgewick Award of Planned Parenthood of Greater Cleveland. They were elected Trustees for Life of the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes. In 2007, Stanley was elected to the Cleveland Heights High School Hall of Fame and elected a life trustee of the Cleveland Institute of Music.
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