Cooper was in Cleveland as the keynote speaker for the Centennial Gala of United Way of Greater Cleveland and The Center for Community Solutions. Susan attended the celebration with other Judson residents and staff.
Susan shared with Cooper, who is openly gay, that she is a long-time member of Parents, Friends and Family of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), and that she enjoyed his memoir, Dispatches from the Edge.
“He was articulate, gracious and adorable,” said Susan. “I’ll never wash my right hand again!,” she joked.