In October 2019 Cheryl Rose will end her 3rd consecutive term on the Human Rights Campaign Board of Directors and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation Board of Directors. Rose, who has volunteered with HRC since 2000 will leave an indelible mark on the HRC organization and in the communities, Cleveland and Columbus, she’s served.
The HRC Columbus Equality Award is given to an individual, or organization, that embodies the passion and dedication to advancing LGBTQ equality that is central to HRC’s mission. It is the most prestigious award given by HRC Columbus.
Cheryl’s volunteer experience includes over 30 years in the areas of Faith/Family, Real Estate, and LGBTQ rights. One of Rose’s first HRC engagements was seated at an L Brands corporate table during an HRC dinner; in Cleveland she would later serve on the HRC Board of Governors. After moving back to Columbus Cheryl engaged at the local level, as a Steering and Federal Club Committee member and Major Donor Co-Chair, while starting her new business, The CM+R Group. Rose’s passion for politics started after attending Lobby Day with HRC in 2000; inspiring her campaign related work including fundraiser, co-host, and organizer for LGBT political events for Elect/re-elect senator Sherrod Brown, Kerry/Gore for President and Ted Strickland for Governor. Cheryl has been active in grass roots level fundraising, phone banking, and canvassing for several issues and candidates throughout the state of Ohio, and beyond; Rose is an active member of Temple Israel.
On June 1, 2019 Rose will be presented with the HRC Columbus Equality Award during the 36th HRC Columbus Dinner + Auction in the Archie Griffin Ballroom at the Ohio Union at The Ohio State University.
Rose resides in Grandview Heights with her wife of 23 years, has a son, and is a co-owner and Principal at The CM+R Group.
HRC Columbus is an engaged group of volunteers committed to connecting the greater Columbus community to the work of the national Human Rights Campaign organization.