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The 30th Annual Cleveland Leadership Prayer Breakfast returns to the I-X Center on September 10th, 2020. Join hundreds of business, civic and community leaders to network and enjoy a great meal together, listen to diverse key local leaders pray for our city and nation and hear an inspiring message of hope.

This year’s featured speaker is Michael Franzese. Michael grew up as the son of the notorious Underboss of New York’s violent and feared Colombo crime family. At the peak of his affluence, he generated an estimated $5 to $8 million per week from legal and illegal businesses. It was a life filled with power, luxury…and deadly violence.

In 1986, mafia boss, Michael Franzese was named one of the biggest money earners the mob had seen since Al Capone, by Vanity Fair. At the age of 35, Fortune Magazine listed him as number 18 on its list of the “Fifty Most Wealthy and Powerful Mafia Bosses”, just 5 behind John Gotti.

While producing Knights of the City, a break dancing movie filmed in Florida, Michael met a beautiful dancer from Anaheim, California, named Camille Garcia, whose innocent beauty and faith turned his world upside down. After falling in love and eventually marrying Cammy, Michael took the rap on racketeering charges. Michael pled guilty, accepted a 10-year prison sentence and vowed to do the unthinkable – walk away from the mob. Nobody of his rank had ever just walked away – and lived. Until now. Michael Franzese is the only high ranking official of a major crime family to ever walk away, without protective custodies, and survive.

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Thursday, September 10th, 2020
7:00am – 7:40am – Networking and coffee
7:40am – 9:00am – Program and Breakfast

Register today!
Tickets: $35- $6,000 (Sponsorship opportunities are available.) For questions please reach out to neohio@cbmc.com.

There are three options available to you for our new Thursday, September 10, 2020 date:

  1. If your schedule permits attending on our new date of Thursday, September 10, you do not need to do anything, your current registration will automatically transfer to the new date.
  2. If you cannot join us on September 10th, we would be happy to fully refund your registration at your request. To request a refund please email us at neohio@cbmc.com by April 15, 2020.
  3. If you are unable to make the new date, but would like to donate your registration toward the cost of these events, please indicate that via email at neohio@cbmc.com. This will help us account for your open seat(s) and send you a tax deduction receipt.

Please Note: Sponsors must register by 7/23/20 to receive the full benefits associated with their sponsorship level. After this date program listings and priority seating will not be available.