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Annual Report 2016 - 2017 Write. Play. Achieve.



America SCORES Cleveland inspires urban youth to lead healthy lives, be engaged students, and have the confidence and character to make a difference in the world.


America SCORES Cleveland’s vision is to engage and support our Cleveland poet-athletes through high school graduation, in an effort to develop healthy, civically engaged students and leaders within our communities.

2016-2017 Highlights

On November 10th, America SCORES Cleveland hosted our first ever Middle School Poetry SLAM at Cleveland State University. We partnered with Speak Up!!, the campus performance poetry group. • Gold Mic Award: Wade Park • Silver Mic Award: Campus International Also in November was the 12th annual Poetry SLAM for our 3rd - 5th grade poet-athletes held on November 18, 2016 at Cuyahoga Community College. • Gold Mic Award: Wade Park Boys, Wade Park Girls • Silver Mic Award: Buhrer Boys & Fullerton Boys (tie), Artemus Ward Girls • Bronze Mic Award: Newton D. Baker Boys, Mound STEM Girls The spring SCORES Cup introduced a law firm division to the April tournament held at Soccer Sportsplex. The annual event raised $27,000! • Recreational Division Champion: Aon • Competitive Division Champion: NOSHOK • Law Firm Division Champion: Oatey Continuing a year of firsts, we had our first ever Alumni Tournament on May 31st at Michael Zone Recreation Center. Three teams of alumni ranging in age from 9th grade through college took to the field to show off their soccer skills. As the school year came to a close, we hosted our fourth cycle of inspiration at Inspired Art 2017. The event was held June 10th at smARTspace at 78th Street Studios. Nearly 50 pieces of artwork were auctioned off to over 200 guests, raising $45,000 for the organization. America SCORES Cleveland Annual Report 2016-1017 -2-

- Zhaniah Ervin, 6th grade, Wade Park -3-


My Neighborhood My neighborhood is strong like the land It’s not very bright but is soft like the sand My corner is big like a band But it’s not very bright like a big huge fan The people are hungry like mice They prayed to God and wanted Jesus Christ If my neighborhood was food it would be pork chop If my neighborhood was music, it would be hip hop.

ABOUT SCORES Youth Participants


youth served

51% 49%




African American









100% of Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) students are

considered economically disadvantaged according to the Ohio Department of Education School Year Report Card.

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Foundations Corporations Government Fundraising Events United Way Individuals & Board Members In-Kind Donations Contract & Other Income TOTAL REVENUES

$171,940 $154,763 $104,407 $72,351 $27,614 $21,953 $20,694 $6,133

30% 27% 18% 12% 5% 4% 3% 1%


Expenses Programs Administrative & Fundraising

$449,220 $50,632




90% 10%



of every donation goes directly to programming

The financial statements shown are fiscal year ending August 31, 2017. A full audit report is available upon request. -5-




America SCORES Cleveland Board of Directors Ruth Coffey, Board Chair Sr. Director, Human Resources, Moen Inc. Meredith Holt, Vice Chair Director, Enterprise Partnerships, Walgreens Adam Zelwin, Secretary (FY‘18) Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Jonathon Korinko, Secretary (FY‘17) Litigation Associate, Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP Mairghread Mukeredzi, Treasurer VP, Corporate Tax, KeyBank

Ivor Kiwi^ Director, Business Advancement, Risk International Benefits Advisors Gregg LaSpisa, Regional President & Divisional Executive Vice President, AXA Advisors Lyle Leavitt Mortgage Financial Analysis and Reporting Manager, Vice President, New York Community Bank Mario Mancini Associate Director of Operations International Trade & Customs, KPMG LLP

Gordon Bell^ VP, General Auditor, Medical Mutual

Laura Mimura Vice President of Corporate Public Affairs, KeyBank

Jeff Boehling Partner, Assurance Services, Ernst & Young

Richard Oliver* Vice President, Business Development Officer, Fifth Third Bank

Brad Kostka Senior Vice President, Roop & Co.

Brian Slife Resident Managing Director, Aon Risk Solutions

Steve Friedman Partner, Squire Patton Boggs LLP

Scott Snider Operating Partner, Snider Premier Growth Key: * served FY ‘17 ^served FY ‘18

Note: All Board members served in both FY’17 and FY’18 unless stated otherwise.

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America SCORES Cleveland Staff

Hans Kicken, Chair Product Manager, Progressive Insurance

Debra Pence-Meyenberg, Executive Director

Brandon Patton Account Specialist, Aon Risk Solutions

Paul Khacherian, Associate Director

Robby Perry Audit Manager, KPMG LLP Anthony Ponikvar Associate, BakerHostetler Brian Rankin Account Specialist II, Aon Risk Solutions Joseph Reines Associate, Portfolio Management – Utilities, Power & Renewable Energy, KeyBanc Capital Markets

Matthew Williams, Program & Soccer Director Brianna Bowman*, Program Assistant Brittney Rzucidlo^, Program and Communications Coordinator Melissa Santorelli*, Communications & Development Associate Kristene Tadese, Program Assistant

Amanda Rembold, Vice Chair Sr. Account Executive, Roop & Co. Justin Simon Tax Accountant, Jones Day Hannah Uveges Branch Controls Specialist, AXA Advisors

Key: * employed FY ‘17 ^ employed FY ‘18 Note: Staff were employed both FY’17 and FY’18 unless stated otherwise. -7-


America SCORES Cleveland Associate Board


Thank you to our Program Sponsors! TEAM CHAMPIONS ($50,000-$99,999)

Partners for Student Success (P4SS), a program of the Greater Cleveland Neighborhood Centers Association Third Federal Foundation

SCORING CHAMPIONS ($25,000-$49,999)

The Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation The Cleveland Foundation United Way of Greater Cleveland

MVPs ($10,000-$24,999)

The Abington Foundation Eva L. and Joseph M. Bruening Foundation Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Fairmount Santrol Foundation Martha Holden Jennings Foundation MyCom Initiative Ohio Savings Bank The Stocker Foundation The Thomas H. White Foundation, a KeyBank Trust

FANS ($5,000-$9,999)

Anonymous Donor Family via The Cleveland Foundation Aon Foundation AXA Foundation

Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund/Credit First National Association Cleveland Clinic Forest City Enterprises, Inc. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeastern Ohio, Inc. Women’s Sports Foundation

SUPPORTERS ($2,500-$4,999)

Anonymous Corporate Donor Anonymous Individual Donor BakerHostetler KeyBank Foundation RPM International, Inc. United Black Fund of Greater Cleveland

Individual Donors Tom & Joanie Adler Chris Ainscough Elizabeth Ainscough Ashley Ambrose Eric Baullgartner Gordon Bell D. Berkovitz Robert Bernstein Jeff Boehling Carl & Sharon Bolch Judith Brandon Jennifer Brawner Anthony Buniel Timothy Jacobs Burns Sam Camardo Eduardo Carrillo Francis Centrone Grace Chin Cynthia Chiplis

Martin Clancy Eric Clevinger Andrew Coccia Ruth Coffey Claire Combs Boehling William E. and Mary F. Conway Fund Wally Cook Andrew Cox C. Keith Cox Mirko Curcic Samantha Davison Abbey Jo Deckard Daryl & Jenniffer Deckard Deborah Defer Angelica Dentinger Michael Doerfler Patrick Dousy Jeffrey Dutton Ashley Dwyer Hope Dwyer Kristin Erbacher Michael Esposito Melody Falter Wrean Fiebig Solomon Flox Karen & Jerry Frengou Steven Friedman Peter & Barbara Galvin John Gambaccini Chris Garr Sharyn Gates Cynthia Geary Justin Geyser Jason Gillette Bernie Goodman Rita Tersigni Grabowski Amy & Jim Gress Eric Grosso Greg Guice Sandhya Gupta Bassan Haddad Lute Harmon, Sr. Cathy & Jim Harold Liane & Kevin Harold Rich & Teresa Hart Melissa Headland

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Matthew Milcetich Emily Miller Cook Noel Miller Russell & Eugenia Miller Laura Mimura Justin & Lauren Modlik Michael Molek Keith & Linda Monda David Moore Irv Moore Christopher Morris Anna Maria Motta Charles Mozingo Thea Mozingo Mairghread Mukeredzi Heidi Mustonen Harolyn O’Brien Rory O’Neil Alissa O’Neill Laurie Oberaitis Phillip Oliss Rachel Oliss Richard Oliver Thomas Ostrowski Neil Patel Melissa Patterson Brandon Patton Greg Patton Raymond Pechacek Kristin Peed Jane Peer Debra Pence-Meyenberg Robert Perry Allen Pervo Mark Pinchot Anthony & Andrea Ponikvar Cheryl Radis Carolina Ramirez Gabriel Ramos Brian Rankin David Reines Joe Reines Amanda Rembold Charlotte Rhodes Eric Rich Erin Ross

Michael Russel Nikki Russell James & Judy Saks Courtney Sargent Dennis Schwartz Kevin Scott John Sefcik George Sent Jennifer Shea Robert & Eileen Sill Justin Simon Jeremiah Simons Brian Slife Bennie Smith Don Smith Christopher Snider Scott Snider Amy Soltes Christine Sozio Mary St. Cyr Harrison Stadnix Lindsay Stokes Jim Stropko Jennifer Stueber Patricia Stumpp Lisa Supelak Katie Sykora Kayode Tadese Denise Thompson Richard Trickel Rita Trickel Margaret Triggs Baloman Vivien Tsang Christine Tunison Hannah Uveges Linda Uveges Maria Valosky Colten Wallace Corey Wallace Shawny Walthaw Lee Weber Pamela Weisman Ted & Terry Welsch David Whiteman Matthew Wilhelm Bruce & Carol Williams Eric Williams -9-


Kindra Helm Danny Herz Nicole Hilbert Maria Hinton Meredith & Brian Holt Sam Hubish Ronnen Isakov Laura Jaife Scott Jasko Rich Jennings Lisa Jones Jack & Mary Ann Katzenmeyer Daniel Kavouras Elizabeth Kerns Paul Khacherian Hans Kicken Manh Kieu Ivor Kiwi LaVita Klinger Laura Klingler Srihari Kolli Jay Kolodze Jonathon Korinko Brad Kostka Joshua Koza Julie Lachowyn Leslie Lahr Lisa Lahr Jason Lansdale Holly Lauch Lyle Leavitt Myra Lipton Colleen Longville Dan Ludwig Steven & Maureen MacIntyre Mario Mancini Dave Manelski Peter Martin Pamela May Caroline Mayfield Kelly McConnell Jayne & Joseph McGrath Tim McGrath Linda Mendelsohn Gregory Metcalf


Dennis Wondrak Ashley Yassall Christopher Young Stephen Yusko Adam & Brooke Zelwin Douglas Zuvich

The Great Lakes Brewing Company The Sherwin-Williams Company Thompson Hine LLP Tony’s Auto World Tucker Ellis LLP

Organizations ACE American Insurance Co. Akron Central Engraving Mold & Machine Company, Inc. American Outlaws Cleveland Bump Set & Splat Cargill, Incorporated Catholic Charities Corporation Chubb Insurance DonateWell Ernst & Young LLP Exit Planning Institute Fifth Third Bank Flexlink LLC Hermes Sports and Events Jakprints Jewish Federation of Cleveland KPMG Lyondell Chemical Company Moen, Inc. Nordson Corporation NOSHOK Inc. Oatey Foundation PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Roop & Co. RPM International Inc. Schwarz Kiln Repair LLC South East Cleveland Kiwanis Squire Patton Boggs

*We apologize for any errors or omissions.

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Tre'Shaun Anderson Cleveland Central Catholic

Ta’Jah Benson James Rhodes High School

Army Reserves Criminal Justice post Army Reserves

U.S. Army

Quinton Cleggett Nexus Academy

Johnny Velazquez St. Ignatius High School

Gonzalo Villafan John Marshall High School

Tri-C Business Major

University of Akron Engineering Major

Bryant & Stratton College Medical Assisting Spanish Minor - 11 -


Congratulations, Class of 2017!

We are so proud of our graduating poet-athletes and the entire CMSD Class of 2017!

JOIN OUR TEAM! For more information on becoming a donor or volunteer, please contact Paul at 216-881-7988 or • Soccer Referee — Fall and spring soccer games every Thursday and Friday from 3–6 at game sites across Cleveland. • Special Events — Volunteer at the Fall Frenzy, Poetry SLAM, Jamboree, or fundraising events. • Guest Writing or Soccer Coach — You can encourage and offer new ideas to our SCORES soccer coaches, or offer experience with creative writing and poetry in the classroom. • Equipment Drive — Help set up a donation drive for gently used soccer equipment or school supplies. • Volunteer Your Resources — Healthy snacks, school supplies, soccer equipment, hosting an event, printing, etc. • And More... Contact us with any other ways you’d like to get involved! AmericaSCORESCleveland @SCORESCleveland America SCORES Cleveland 3631 Perkins Ave., Unit 2CE Cleveland, OH 44114 216-881-7988

America SCORES Cleveland Annual Report (2016-2017)  
America SCORES Cleveland Annual Report (2016-2017)