2021 Giving Guide

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SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY CHAMPIONS: Cleveland Clinic Journey Center for Safety and Healing Koinonia Neighborhood Alliance Neighborhood Family Practice Akron Children's Hospital Foundation American Cancer Society American Heart Association American Red Cross of Northern Ohio Beech Brook Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging Canopy Child Advocacy Center Care Alliance Health Center Catholic Community Foundation The City Mission Cleveland Metroparks The Cleveland Orchestra Cleveland Zoological Society College Now Greater Cleveland Crossroads Health First Year Cleveland

Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio Great Lakes Science Center Holden Forests & Gardens Hudson Community Foundation Hunger Network Ideastream Public Media JumpStart Inc. New Directions, Inc. OhioGuidestone Playhouse Square Preterm Stella Maris Teach For America Ohio United Way of Greater Cleveland Youth Opportunities Unlimited Wish List Nonprofits Foundations/Gifts

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RISING TO THE CHALLENGE Charlie Shor’s generosity supports epilepsy research and a new building for Cleveland Clinic’s Neurological Institute By ELIZABETH MISSON Cleveland Clinic


that perhaps stress was a contributing factor to his seizures. Then he met Dr. Imad Najm of Cleveland Clinic. They worked together on a personalized treatment plan that involved not only some medication, but also sleep apnea treatment and lifestyle modifications, including diet and managing triggers for stress. Today, Shor typically only has one seizure per year. He’s thankful for the progress he has made with the help of Cleveland Clinic, but he knows the fight against epilepsy doesn’t end with him. That’s why he has committed $5.5 million to fund research. “Many people are working on medication and surgeries for epilepsy,” Shor told Dr. Najm. “Would you be willing to work on getting somebody to look beyond medication or surgery?” “You know what, Charlie?” Dr. Najm replied. “I’ve never been challenged like you’re challenging me here. I’m going to take on this challenge.” “Through this research,” Shor says, “I’m hopeful that when someone has a seizure, before they look at taking medicine, they’re going to look at what’s happening in their life.” His desire to help others with epilepsy and his appreciation for his care at Cleveland Clinic has also led Shor to make a generous donation of $10 million toward the construction of a new Neurological Institute building on Cleveland Clinic’s main campus. The building promises to be the launch pad for what Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute Chair Dr. Andre Machado, PhD, refers to as a “moonshot” ambition: Stop neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease from developing in the first place, rather than treating them after they’ve Dr. Andre Machado, Chair of the Neurological Institute, developed. performs a neurological procedure.

alling the shots at the world’s largest paper bag company doesn’t come without a few headaches. Just ask Charlie Shor. For more than 25 years, he led Duro Bag Mfg, a Covington, Ky.-based manufacturer with more than 1,000 employees. He took the helm in 1987 after the passing of his father, who founded the company. Despite his stressful job, Shor had always considered himself to be in good health. When he was 25, however, everything changed during a business trip to New York City. “I was on my way to a dinner where I knew I would be sitting at the head table,” he recalls. “To my surprise, I got in the cab and I had a seizure.” Soon afterward, he began to experience more seizures, almost daily. After seeking medical care, he was diagnosed with epilepsy and prescribed medication to control his seizures. Despite the setback, Shor didn’t let epilepsy slow him down. He successfully led Duro until 2014, when he started the Charles L. Shor Foundation, which funds epilepsy research. Along the way, Shor spent decades searching for the right fit for his medical care and his ideas for research. He knew there had to be a doctor who would consider his theory


Dr. Imad Najm, right, with a patient. Dr. Najm is studying the effect of health optimization on seizure control for epilepsy. The Neurological Institute’s strengths in neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry and rehabilitation will come together under one roof in the new building, designed to serve the unique needs of people with neurological conditions. In the “waiting room of the future,” for example, advanced technology will capture neurological functions digital data during the intake process. Instead of playing with their phones or watching television before their appointments, patients will complete assessments on an electronic tablet to measure neuroperformance, with the results available immediately for review with their caregivers. In gratitude for Shor’s gift, the epilepsy center in the new building will be named the Charles Shor Epilepsy Center. “The building looks exciting,” Shor says. “But most importantly, the people inside the building and the care and devotion that they bring are key. Putting patients first makes the patients’ confidence so much stronger. It also makes the doctors cognizant of why they’re there, what needs to get done and why it gets done. No matter who you are, all patients are going to be treated extremely well.” Gifts of all sizes are needed to reach the Neurological Institute’s “moonshot” goal of finding ways to prevent devastating neurological diseases. Gifts of all types – whether outright or testamentary – provide seed funding for research and new ideas and are often a catalyst for obtaining federal grants in the future.


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The Power of Every


With 2021 and Cleveland Clinic’s centennial year coming to a close, there are still ways to give that will maximize your year-end giving and tax-planning.

Together, we can improve the lives of our patients and our communities and make the greatest impact. We are here to share options and to help make your year-end philanthropic goals a reality. To learn more about the many ways to give to Cleveland Clinic, or to request Cleveland Clinic’s Ways to Give brochure: Visit PowerOfEveryOne.org Call 216.444.1245 Or email giftplanning@ccf.org

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SAFETY, HEALING, AND BREAKING CYCLES OF ABUSE FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS Journey Center for Safety and Healing, formerly Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center, focuses on outreach and prevention By VINCE GUERRIERI Crain’s Content Studio-Cleveland


t was a fraught time in spring 2020 when “coronavirus” became a part of the regular vocabulary. It was particularly perilous for those in abusive households. “As soon as that stay-home order went into place last March, we knew how dangerous that would be for anyone in an abusive relationship,” said Melissa Graves. “One of the hallmarks of abuse is isolation, and now everyone was isolated.” Graves is chief executive officer of Journey Center for Safety and Healing (Journey). Formerly Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center (DVCAC), the new name demonstrates the breadth of services the center provides – which are more in need now than ever before. “I think we’re in a society where Melissa Graves, chief people have a lot executive officer of of uncertainty, in Journey Center for jobs, in housing, in Safety and Healing other things,” said Journey’s board president Eric Logan of KPMG. “Greater uncertainty and greater emotional trauma cause greater potential for domestic violence.” FULL RANGE OF SERVICES Journey’s 45-year history is the product of various mergers with organizations including Domestic Violence Center of Cleveland and Bellflower Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse. “Domestic violence and child abuse are inter-related, so it made sense to bring those missions together,” Graves said. “Physical abuse, neglect, witnessing violence, and living within that abusive dynamic cause harm and can


create a higher likelihood that a child may have health issues, mental health issues, substance abuse issues and a higher risk of experiencing abuse as a victim or abuser.” In 2021, the organization changed its name. “We chose this new name because the word ‘journey’ is more reflective of the survivor’s experience,” Graves said. “Everybody’s path is unique and it isn’t always a straight line. We are there with all survivors every step of the way, whether they are just beginning to realize they are in an abusive relationship, trying to leave one, or want to address the trauma of abuse that happened years ago.”

“We chose this new name because the word ‘journey’ is more reflective of the survivor’s experience.” Journey’s mission and Helpline remain unchanged; 216-391-4357 (HELP). People can also text, call or live chat through Journeyneo.org. A range of services, in addition to the Helpline, includes trauma focused therapy, victim advocacy, support groups, supervised visitation, prevention education, culturally relevant advocacy and support services and the only secure Shelter for those fleeing domestic violence. All of these are critical on a child’s or adult’s path to finding safety, healing, and breaking the cycle of abuse. The shelter remains an important resource, Graves said, because one of the most crucial aspects of escaping domestic violence is having someplace to go. Because of social distancing requirements caused by COVID, the shelter is operating at reduced capacity. Community support is critical in making sure Journey can help survivors find a safe place even when Shelter is full. There’s still a level of misunderstanding that it should just be easier for someone to leave, according to Graves. Data shows that

leaving is the most dangerous time and is when most domestic violence homicides occur. Fear, lack of resources, isolation from friends and family, worries about children or losing a job, and many other factors prevent people from leaving. There’s also a preventive component, with education of students in schools, as well as teachers and other educational personnel, to recognize signs of abuse – which has been harder to spot during COVID as many districts adopted virtual learning. Teachers need to know how to identify a child in trouble and how to support them remotely. “We have to be the outlet for people both when it’s 2 a.m. and they need someone to talk to or when they recognized they’re challenged or threatened in a situation and figure out a long-term plan,” Logan said. In addition to increased demand from COVID-19, Journey has been hampered by a severe loss of funding. With a $4.5 million annual budget, Journey has seen federal money diminish by about $1.1 million from the Victims of Crime Act Fund over the past three years, Graves said. Other funding sources have declined drastically as well. Those funding cuts have led to a reduction of staff, including some front-line personnel. “It’s imperative people recognize the value of the services and our need to be able to deliver on our mission,” Logan said. “It’s necessary for the community to back this up. When people need the services, we need to be there. Domestic violence and child abuse are things that people don’t want to think about but impact us all.”




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Safety. Healing. Breaking Cycles.

Journey Center for Safety and Healing provides services that foster safety and healing to those affected by domestic violence and child abuse and prevents abuse through education, advocacy, and systemic change.

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CARING FOR THE WHOLE PERSON Koinonia addresses unique needs of people with intellectual, developmental disabilities By SHANNON SMITH



or almost five decades, Koinonia has been dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic barriers that have isolated people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and other complex conditions. And now, the nonprofit has taken the next step to focus on providing wholeperson care that supports the unique needs and preferences of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, or IDDs. Whether it’s addressing mental health, behavioral health or other health care conditions, Koinonia’s refined mission will help it better meet the needs of the people it serves. Indeed, more than 85% of the people the nonprofit serves have a mental health diagnosis, and 65% have another co-existing medical condition along with IDD. Health care providers who are not explicitly trained on treating people with IDDs often will move individuals through the system because they may have a behavior or tic, are nonverbal or require more attention or coordination than a typical patient. In mental health situations, they can be misdiagnosed or overmedicated without the root cause of the issue being addressed. "For decades, Koinonia has been committed to advancing the quality of life and access to whole-person care for adults with IDD," said Jeanne Greene, chief clinical and program officer of Koinonia. "This new model of integrated care continues our vision to provide seamless integration of medical and behavioral health services." A LONG HISTORY OF CARING Koinonia (coin-o-NEE-yah) is a leading 501(c)(3) organization in Northeast Ohio that provides residential services, day programs and employment services to adults with IDDs. The organization was founded in 1974 by Sr. Mary Charles Szczecinski who opened their first group home “Leans” in Garfield Heights, after battling “retarded zoning laws” that existed at the time. Today, Koinonia serves 600 people with a dedicated staff of over 580 professionals. Their residential


Koinonia believes that people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities deserve comprehensive care that takes all life factors into account. program has grown from one home to 22 licensed group homes and more than 50 supported living arrangements. Koinonia developed the Whole-Person Integrated Care approach because of the dramatic rise in health-care costs and to address the pressing need to treat every individual as a whole person. This includes not only mental and behavioral health care, but also an understanding of social and environmental issues that need to be considered when treating individuals with IDDs. This approach includes all actions needed to keep the person safe and healthy, including health care, nutrition, safety and personal support. “We want to examine their current barriers to wellness as well as past experiences that continue to impact their daily life,” Greene said of the new focus. “Koinonia believes that the health care system should treat people with IDDs and other complex conditions as whole people deserving of accessible, comfortable and centered care in an equitable environment.” HOLISTIC APPROACH The first priority for Koinonia is working to secure accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, which will allow the nonprofit to be counted as a Medicaid provider, which is critical to a large portion of the population it serves. “With (CARF accreditation), we will be able to provide things like therapy, case management, pharmacological management

with psychiatrists, nurse practitioners and more, along with other ancillary services like crisis intervention or assertive community treatment teams,” said Ryan Wood, Koinonia’s vice president of business development. “This will allow us to go through and evaluate what we have a need for and what other services we can add.” Koinonia also has plans to work to identify the most frequent diagnoses that present among its population and target treatments to help these individuals – all with the goal to better serve people in the community with IDDs. “By the end of Phase Two, we’re hopeful that we’ll have narrowed down the approach to all the different diagnosis combinations in both the individuals we serve today and also start looking at the opportunity to start treating people who are in the community but not necessarily in our residential facilities and their family members or support teams,” Wood explained. Lastly, Koinonia intends to share what it learns by offering training to other providers and helping them implement the strategies of whole-person integrated care. Ultimately, the hope – and anticipation — is that by working together and sharing approaches, Koinonia will help build traction in addressing the disparities in health care to better serve the whole community.


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EVERYONE DESERVES EQUAL ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE. People with developmental disabilities have underlying health conditions not easily treated through conventional health care practices, and they are often discriminated against and misunderstood by traditional healthcare systems. Your donation will help Koinonia expand its specialized integrated, whole-person care model developed specifically to fulfill this unique need. Please help us close the health care disparity gap among individuals with developmental disabilities so many more people can receive the quality health care they need to live life to the fullest. Donate today at www.koinonia.org/donate or call Cheryl Senko at (216) 337-0465

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or more than 90 years, Neighborhood Alliance has been a compassionate advocate for Lorain County and its people, working to serve and grow the community from the inside out. Since its founding in 1927, the organization’s core values have not changed: Helping communities grow stronger by meeting critical needs and empowering individuals and families. The nonprofit’s services fall into four areas: shelter and emergency; child enrichment; family support; and senior enrichment. Neighborhood Alliance also helps with case planning, employment assistance, transportation support, referrals for additional services and other ways to help break the cycle of poverty. Eric Enos is one of the many people whose lives have been positively impacted by Neighborhood Alliance. After being let go from his long-term job six years ago, he became homeless after a year and a half of living off savings and applying for countless jobs to no avail. After losing his house, Enos turned to Neighborhood Alliance, which gave him a safe place to live and eat in a supportive environment. He also began volunteering for the organization’s Meals on Wheels program, which turned into a full-time job offer as a meal delivery driver. “We all plan for our future, but sometimes that changes,” Enos said. “You might be down on your luck, and you're going to need a place like Neighborhood Alliance that lifts you up to give you support.” A SOURCE OF SUPPORT -- IN NEED OF SUPPORT Despite having the largest shelter in the area, it can be a challenge for Neighborhood Alliance to assist the thousands of people who need its services. But, the recent donation of a former YMCA building in Elyria will likely help ease some of the nonprofit’s capacity and


Neighborhood Alliance aims to strengthen the Lorain County community through a variety of services including transportation assistance, shelter, family support programs and more. efficiency struggles by opening space at its shelter and consolidating its kitchen facilities, according to Alicia Foss, president and CEO of Neighborhood Alliance. The Haven Center Homeless Shelter in Lorain is a full-service facility where volunteers and workers provide shelter, meals, toiletries, laundry, clothing and other support to men, women and families. The building also houses administrative offices as well as one of the kitchens that supports Neighborhood Alliance’s Meals on Wheels program. With the move of office and kitchen space to the former YMCA building in Elyria, the Haven Center will be renovated to accommodate 80 beds, from its current 68, with an upgrade to the bathrooms and a transition to a hotel-style floorplan with two people to a room. ‘NO NEED … TO BE ON A WAITING LIST TO GET FOOD’ At the beginning of the pandemic, there were more than 500 seniors on a waiting list to receive food because of a lack of resources and money, Foss said. While Neighborhood Alliance was able to eventually get everyone off the waiting list through donations and emergency funding, providing more than 83,000 meals

so far this year, the organization needed a more sustainable way to keep the program operating at the necessary capacity. The addition of the central kitchen at the YMCA building is a step in that direction. “We're looking at long-term planning on how we want to sustain that program going forward, because in my mind and in the mind of my team, there just really is no need for an older adult to be on a waiting list to get food, and we want to fix that for the county,” Foss said. Longtime volunteer Jen Schuler also stressed the critical need for the services that Neighborhood Alliance provides to the community, including the meals for seniors, many of whom are homebound and in need of social interaction. “I think if the pandemic has shown us anything, it's that we need each other,” said Schuler, who has volunteered with the organization for five years. “We are all connected to each other. We need to take care of each other … that is what's going to make a vibrant community.”


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BUILDING TRUST AND CHANGING LIVES Neighborhood Family Practice works to close the gap between under-served communities and quality medical care By VINCE GUERRIERI Crain’s Content Studio-Cleveland


ike many industries, medical care had to adapt on the fly when COVID-19 hit in early 2020. That change was particularly acute in community health centers. Originating in the 1960s as part of the federal War on Poverty, community health centers treat underserved and, in many instances, impoverished patients in urban and rural areas, who otherwise struggle to access comprehensive care. For more than 40 years, Neighborhood Family Practice (NFP) has been serving Cleveland with doctors, nurse practitioners, midwives and therapists. Growing from one facility to seven throughout Cleveland’s west side and Lakewood, NFP had to adapt quickly in the face of a pandemic. “We were able to scale up a virtual platform for ongoing continuity of care,” says Dr. Chad Garven, NFP’s associate medical director of medical informatics. “If there was a planning meeting to move to telehealth like we did, we would have rolled this out in 18 months. We did it in two and a half weeks. You never would have designed it this way.” NFP CEO and President Jean Polster said that prior to the onset of COVID-19, there was no reimbursement for telemedicine. However, some regulations were loosened, and NFP was able to move to 70 percent telemedicine, including all of its behavioral health programs. In addition to telehealth, NFP offered drive-up COVID tests and then, when a vaccine was made publicly available, started administering it to patients and community members – in many instances, at churches and community centers. “It’s one thing to identify vulnerable populations,” Garven says. “But you have to meet them where they are.” BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS Since March of last year, NFP has administered more than 10,000 COVID tests and 25,000 vaccines – no small feat in a community that is particularly susceptible to misinformation and isn’t always able to take

time off even for a vaccination, let alone any attendant recovery from side effects. It’s just another barrier that NFP is fighting to break down in patient service. Neighborhood Family Practice employs people who can speak Spanish, Arabic and Nepali in order to better communicate with patients and provides free transportation to bring patients in for care. Even before there was a COVID vaccine, NFP was performing community outreach to ensure people were getting the necessary immunizations. “A lot of our patients have barriers to care – language, transportation, mental health,” Polster says. “It can be intimidating to get to a large institution. We look at things that get in the way of people keeping themselves healthy, and we try to break down those barriers.” Health centers are designed to be less imposing than a huge hospital but may still be intimidating to patients. Many may also be skeptical, and deservedly so, Garven says, noting that the communities NFP serves correlate almost directly with the maps of homes with lead paint and neighborhoods that were redlined as being undesirable. “The type of patients we see have borne the brunt of ‘take our word for it,’ and I think that’s where a lot of the skepticism rises from,” he says. “There’s an overall distrust of authority that’s cooked in.” Some of the neighborhoods NFP serves are being gentrified – creating a strange dichotomy of large, well-appointed homes and businesses while many residents are still struggling to get by. NFP has been a convenient source of accessible care for all. “When we first started our telemedicine and texting outreach to patients, some people were surprised that even those who were struggling would embrace our new ways of delivering care,” Garven says. “What we found was that by focusing on all the residents of our neighborhoods we could really make a positive difference during this pandemic.” Trust between medical professionals and the communities they serve is paramount for the effective delivery of care — especially

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Neighborhood Family Practice has been dedicated to combating the skepticism around vaccines. during a public health crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic. To that end, NFP has worked tirelessly to build rapport among underserved communities and continues to gain the trust of people who need help most. NFP continues to place an emphasis on patient-centered care and achieving successful health outcomes for vulnerable populations. By prioritizing patient engagement and building personal relationships between practitioners and the public, NFP looks to continue earning the trust of the community and combat the skepticism around vaccination and other public health concerns.

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EMPLOYEES: 32 WHAT WE DO: Akron Children’s Hospital is ranked among the best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, and it’s our compassionate approach to treatment that makes us exceptional. The Akron Children’s Hospital Foundation secures funding from generous donors to support the health care needs of infants, children, adolescents and burn victims of all ages, regardless of their abilities to pay. We have two campuses in northern Ohio, and donor support has helped expand our regional health centers, along with our primary and specialty locations (more than 50 in all). We were founded on the principle of serving the needs of children. This means that our employees and volunteers uphold our promises to treat every child as we would our own, to treat others as they want to be treated and to turn no child away for any reason. With over 1.2 million patient

visits in 2020, we have been leading the way to healthier futures for children since 1890. Learn more at akronchildrens.org.

the Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders. Since 2012, this event has raised over $939,000.

COVID RESPONSE/ IMPACT: Akron Children’s Hospital continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with unprecedented speed and services to assist children and families from the region, while ensuring their health and safety. We continue to implement guidelines and clinical procedures to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

The Holiday Tree Festival features hundreds of holiday decorations, including trees, wreaths and holiday gifts to benefit Akron Children’s. Since 1982, volunteers have raised more than $6.4 million.

Our donors and supporters are instrumental in providing resources to help us meet the community’s needs. Akron Children’s is now providing our wide range of medical services, and we remain committed to providing those services in a way that’s both safe and responsible. FUNDRAISING EVENTS: Dancing for the Kids features local “celebrities” dancing to raise money for

Children’s Miracle Network Radiothons at the Akron and Mahoning Valley campuses have raised over $14 million. More than $602,000 was raised in 2020 alone. To learn more, visit akronchildrens. org/giving. HOW TO HELP: Give: The Akron Children’s Hospital Foundation supports the life-changing work of Akron Children’s Hospital by connecting donors with causes they’re passionate about. Our donors help meet the needs of the hospital by raising money for programs, services, equipment and items that support the healing process and help save lives.

2020 REVENUE: $41.8 million YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1967 SOURCES OF REVENUE: Contributions: 65% Grants: 20% Events: 10% Other: 5%


Christopher Gessner president and chief executive officer, Akron Children’s Hospital

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Your giving makes a difference in the lives of our patients, ensuring every child and family who walks through our doors will receive the best possible care. Give today at akronchildrens.org/donate. The Safe Mobility Project is a collaboration between Akron Children’s Hospital and the Goodyear Foundation. It enables the hospital and community partner organizations to expand child safety programs, focusing on child passenger seats, teen drivers and bike helmets, such as a bike safety event in Akron. Goodyear employees, pictured left to right: Pam Demor, global communications support coordinator, and Rich Kramer, chairman, chief executive officer and president. Please note this image was taken pre-pandemic.


Volunteer: From hosting or participating in a special fundraising event, to volunteering at one of our locations, you can lend a helping hand to children in need.


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More moments like this. That’s what a donor can do. More steps. More joy. More birthdays. Your gift of 100% kid-dedicated care provides the therapies, treatments and breakthroughs that make more childhood possible. Make a moment like this possible. Give today at akronchildrens.org/donate.



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American Cancer Society WHAT WE DO: While most people know us for our research, we do so much more. We attack cancer from every angle. We promote healthy lifestyles to help you prevent cancer. We research cancer and its causes to find more answers and better treatments. We fight for lifesaving policy changes. We provide everything from emotional support, to the latest cancer information for those who have been touched by cancer. And we do it all 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The American Cancer Society Road To Recovery program provides transportation to — and from — treatment for people with cancer who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves. Facing cancer is hard. Having to travel out of town for treatment can make it even harder. Our Cleveland Hope Lodge is a place where cancer patients, along with their caregivers, can find help

and hope when home is far away. Cancer information, answers and hope are available every minute of every day. Call 800-2272345 for more information. COVID RESPONSE/ IMPACT: The COVID-19 pandemic has had a far-reaching impact on all Americans, especially cancer patients and survivors. After all, risk of infection, overloaded health care systems, shortages of food and supplies, and economic challenges all create unique barriers to achieving and maintaining health while fighting cancer. It’s a global priority to try to stop the spread of COVID-19. Yet, cancer patients still need you. They still need us. Because cancer research can’t stop. Our 24/7 helpline can’t stop. Where we can, we’re continuing our services to provide patients the care and support they need. Because cancer doesn’t stop. So neither do we.

The American Cancer Society is on a mission to free the world from cancer. We invest in lifesaving research, provide 24/7 information and support, and work to ensure that individuals in every community have access to cancer prevention, detection and treatment.


FUNDRAISING EVENTS: Greater Cleveland Golf Classic: A day when a round of golf can help fight cancer and find cures. Visit acsclevelandgolf.org for more information. Hope Ball: A unique gala experience, hosted at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, to support our Cleveland Hope Lodge. Visit clehopeball.org for further information. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer: This October movement, hosted in downtown Cleveland, unites the local community in the fight against breast cancer. Visit makingstrideswalk.org for more information. Real Men Wear Pink: A distinguished group of community leaders determined to raise awareness and funds to save more lives from breast cancer. Visit realmenwearpinkacs.org for further information. HOW TO HELP: We couldn’t do what we do without our volunteers and donors, who participate in events, serve on boards and planning committees, provide peer support to survivors and donate their time to drive cancer patients to treatment. Together, we’re making a difference — and you can, too. Become a volunteer, make a tax-deductible donation or participate in a fundraising event to help us save lives. Visit cancer.org/ donate to get involved.

10501 Euclid Ave. Cleveland 44106 800-227-2345 cancer.org/ohio EMPLOYEES: Approximately 2,400 nationwide 2020 REVENUE: $576,295,531 YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1913 SOURCES OF REVENUE: Contributions: 69% Events: 23% Other: 4% Investment income: 3% Government grants: 1%


Sarah Wells vice president, Ohio/West Virginia, American Cancer Society

Jerry Kysela vice chair, Area Board (Aon)

AREA BOARD MEMBERS Kathleen Bond Phillip Ciano (Ciano & Goldwasser LLP) Gary Connelly (Geon Performance Solutions) Richard Crepage, EdD Taylor Davis (GBX Group) Christine Defloor (Valtris Specialty Chemicals) David Drechsler (McDonald Hopkins) Daniel Hopgood (Eaton) Harsha Kapur (Key Bank) Dr. Benjamin Li (MetroHealth System) Jan Manning (The Garland Co., Inc.) Ted McQuade (Franklin Street Advisors) T.J. Monico (KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc.) VOLUNTEER LEADERS Jeana Singleton, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer executive leadership (Brennan, Manna & Diamond) Cassandra Manna, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer executive leadership (Brennan, Manna & Diamond) Joe Smith, Real Men Wear Pink volunteer lead (Worthington Industries) Pete Spacagna, Greater Cleveland Golf Classic executive co-chair (Metro Lexus) Mary Ellen Morrisey, Greater Cleveland Golf Classic executive co-chair (American Ring)


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Regular cancer screening can save your life.


Screening tests like mammograms and colonoscopies can detect cancer before it starts or catch cancer early when it may be easier to treat. Many tests are available for free or covered by insurance. Talk to a doctor about which screening tests are right for you. Age 25+ Cervical screening Age 45+ Colorectal & breast screening Age 50+ Discuss lung screening with doctor Learn more at cancer.org/get-screened





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American Heart Association WHAT WE DO: The mission of the American Heart Association (AHA) is to be a relentless force for a world of healthier, longer lives. Health equity is at the core of all that we do. The AHA is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting cardiovascular diseases. Through education, quality systems improvement, advocacy, CPR training, research and programs for companies, students and the community alike, the Association engages Greater Cleveland in opportunities to create a culture of health. The urgency for discovery is great. We lose 17 million lives to cardiovascular disease each year. The Association has invested over $4 billion in research across the nation since 1949, second only to the federal government. Cleveland has received $113 million of that in research funding since 1960 — a figure we are

proud to provide to our incredible local hospitals and research institutions! COVID RESPONSE/ IMPACT: Even during the pandemic, heart disease and stroke remain the number one and number five causes of death, respectively. In addition to education, resources and training, the Association has created hospital patient data registries and funded accelerated research grants around the connections between COVID-19 and cardiovascular diseases. A staggering 40% of those hospitalized, due to COVID-19, are stroke survivors or people with heart disease — these are the patients the Association has always been fighting for. FUNDRAISING EVENTS: • Heart Walks: Engage walkers in physical activity, while also raising lifesaving funds • Go Red For Women Luncheon: Empowers

Northeast Ohioans are photographed walking where they were for the 2021 Cleveland Heart Walk. Walker generosity, fundraising and corporate sponsorships help advance heart and brain research funded by the American Heart Association.


women to improve their cardiovascular health • Heart & Stroke Ball: An elegant evening celebrating advancements in research and health equity for all • STEM Goes Red For Girls: Connects seventhto ninth-grade females to Science/Technology/ Engineering/Mathematics (STEM) opportunities • CycleNation: Interactive cycling experiences to raise awareness for stroke • Power of Laughter Stroke Initiative: Multicultural heart and brain health awareness and outreach • Community Health Education Series: Free webinars providing important health information to the community • Kids Heart Challenge: Programming in schools focused on physical activity, nutrition and mindfulness HOW TO HELP: Volunteers are the key to extending the reach of the American Heart Association in the community. There are opportunities to become involved in advancing the mission of the Association through education, advocacy, speaking opportunities and support of event logistics, as well as through service as a campaign leader.

1375 East 9th St., Suite 600 Cleveland 44114 216-791-7500 heart.org/cleveland

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To make a financial gift, volunteer or support our community outreach efforts, please call 216-791-7500 or e-mail executive director Valerie Hillow Gates at valerie. gates@heart.org.


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American Red Cross of Northern Ohio

3747 Euclid Ave. Cleveland 44115 216-431-3010 redcross.org/noh EMPLOYEES: 300

WHAT WE DO: The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Through a strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, the Red Cross is always there in times of need. We shelter, feed and provide comfort to victims of disasters, big and small; supply about 40% of the nation's blood; teach lifesaving skills like First Aid and CPR; distribute international humanitarian aid; and support veterans, military members and their families. The Northern Ohio Region of the Red Cross serves 31 counties and their 5.3 million residents by preventing, preparing for and responding to emergencies 24 hours per day, seven days a week.

The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers, along with the generosity of the American public, to deliver its mission. COVID RESPONSE/ IMPACT: The American Red Cross continues to provide the same support it always has, as it supplies blood products for patients in need of transfusions. The health and safety of everyone attending Red Cross blood drives is a priority, so we are requiring all blood donors, staff and others at our blood drives and donation centers to wear face masks, regardless of vaccination status. We are still providing the same types of support after disasters as well — and to help keep our workforce and the people we serve safe, we have implemented precautions such as masks, health screenings, enhanced cleaning procedures and social distancing.

Bridget C. Miller Harper of Euclid is photographed while donating blood at a Red Cross blood drive, which was held at First Energy Stadium on July 31, 2021.


FUNDRAISING EVENTS: Red Cross Cup — The Red Cross of Northeast Ohio; Acts of Courage — The Red Cross of Northwest Ohio; Oscar Night — The Red Cross of North Central Ohio; Acts of Courage and the H. Peter Burg Award — The Red Cross of Greater Akron and Mahoning Valley; and BASH — The Red Cross of Heartland, Stark and Muskingum Lakes HOW TO HELP: Volunteer: Whether helping one displaced family or thousands, or providing care and comfort to an ill or injured service member or veteran, through the efforts of ordinary people, we can do extraordinary things. Visit redcross.org/noh and click the volunteer tab to explore the various volunteer opportunities that are available and begin the application process. We will train you with the skills you need to help others in your neighborhood and across the country. Donate: Blood — Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. It cannot be manufactured or stockpiled. It is only available through the generosity of blood donors. Money — Financial contributions allow the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters, big and small. We respond to more than 60,000 disasters every year, including an average of more than three every day in Northern Ohio, the vast majority of them home fires.

2020 REVENUE: $8.7 million YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1885 SOURCES OF REVENUE: Corporations: 35% Individuals: 24% Foundations: 22% United Way: 7% Other: 7% Events: 5%


Mike Parks regional chief executive officer and executive director, Northeast Ohio

Bonnie Meridieth regional donor services executive

Jorge Martinez, regional chief operating officer Tim O’Toole, regional disaster officer Michelle Polinko, regional chief development officer Jessica Tischler, regional program manager, Service to the Armed Forces and International Services Gail Wernick, regional volunteer services officer Jim Mcintyre, regional communications director Rachel D’Attoma, executive director, Greater Akron and the Mahoning Valley Kim Kroh, executive director, Heartland, Stark and Muskingum Lakes Rachel Hepner, executive director, Northwest Ohio Todd James, executive director, North Central Ohio Kim Riley, chair, Northeast Ohio (Hylant) Rick Burke, chair, Greater Akron and the Mahoning Valley (Brennan Manna & Diamond) Kimberly Hall, chair, Heartland Stark and Muskingum Lakes (Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston) Dirk VanHeyst, chair, Northwest Ohio (Premier Bank) Stacey Varuolo, chair, North Central Ohio (Nordson)


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Beech Brook

3737 Lander Road Pepper Pike 44124 216-831-2255 beechbrook.org EMPLOYEES: 183 2020 REVENUE: $12,277,073

WHAT WE DO: At Beech Brook, we have deep roots in this community. We’re proud of our long past, but we’ve never stopped looking toward the future either. Since our founding in 1852, Beech Brook has continually evolved to meet the greatest needs of our community’s most vulnerable children and families in every era. Today, we are pursuing that mission by “moving upstream” to tackle the root causes of abuse, neglect, trauma and other forces that prevent children from reaching their full potential. Through our network of community- and home-based behavioral health services, early childhood programs, school partnerships, a strong foster care network, comprehensive sex education, child abuse prevention, and parent education and support groups, we’re intervening early when we can have the most impact on the

future — promoting healthy child development, strengthening the ability to overcome adversity, and enhancing family health and stability. We won’t give up until we’ve helped build a community where every child and family can thrive.

FUNDRAISING EVENTS: The Beech Brook 5K Race and Family Fun Run: Held each October, this is a family-friendly event that welcomes both serious runners and those who just want to enjoy a stroll through Pepper Pike.


COVID RESPONSE/ IMPACT: Within days of the pandemic shutdown, Beech Brook had transitioned into a fully remote workforce, making sure that all staff had the technology and support they needed to continue delivering on our mission efficiently and effectively. With the full support of the board of directors, no staff members were laid off and everyone continued to receive their full paychecks. Our direct service staff of counselors, therapists and community workers went above and beyond to continue providing vital mental health and other support services to families and children through telehealth initially — and then in-person services as soon as it was possible.

Beech Brook's newest fundraising event: Coming June 2022, the event will be a fun, casual twist on a backyard BBQ. Planning is underway to continue our longstanding history of fun and memorable fundraisers.

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At Beech Brook, we believe all children deserve the chance to grow up in safe and healthy families with the support they need to reach their full potential. Our work has changed as the times and needs of families have changed, but that belief remains at the heart of our mission. As long as there are children who need us, we’ll be ready to rise to the challenge. That’s our Beech Brook promise.


HOW TO HELP: No matter how you choose to support Beech Brook, every gift matters. Whether you choose to give time or resources, you’ll be making an investment in building a strong community for all our children. Visit beechbrook.org to learn more about all the ways you can help. Here are a few ways you can make a difference: • Make a one-time gift or a recurring donation, or a gift in honor or memory of a loved one • Double your donation by taking advantage of your employer's matching gift program • Become a sponsor or attend an event • Create a legacy of hope for children and families by including Beech Brook in your estate planning • Organize a holiday toy drive at your workplace, school or church • Donate in-kind gifts, such as gift cards, personal care items or toys • Share your time and talents and become part of a committee/task force to support our mission

SOURCES OF REVENUE: School-based: 35% Out of home care: 23% Community-based: 16% Charitable income: 15% Family center: 4% Early childhood: 3%


Thomas P. Royer president and chief executive officer

Victor J. DeMarco board chairman (Eaton)

Carolyn Szweda, executive vice president LaVisa Bell, chief quality and compliance officer Peggy Corbin, chief human resource officer Jennifer Karvonen, chief financial officer BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Amanda Miller, vice chair, administration (Thompson Hine) Kathryn L. Kaesberg, vice chair, finance/treasurer Mary Ann Cordiano (CMIT Solutions) Gretchen Dupps (Cleveland Angels) Brad W. Kostka (Roop & Co) Rachel F. Lindberg (Progressive Insurance) Brandon R. Miller (HW&Co) Jennifer A. Mills (BakerHostetler) Terry W. Owen (PRADCO) Jennifer N. Pinkerton (Huntington Private Bank) Robert P. Phillips-Plona (Hospice of the Western Reserve) Thomas A. Seifert (Fairport Wealth) Gary M. Small (Premier Bank) Alicia C. Trybus (University Hospitals) Shawn T. Wright (Sherwin Williams) Charles B. Zellmer (McDonald Hopkins, retired)

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Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging

11890 Fairhill Road Cleveland 44120 216-791-8000 benrose.org


EMPLOYEES: 105 WHAT WE DO: Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging’s mission is to support caregivers and empower all people to age well through research, consumer-responsive services and client advocacy. Throughout our history, Benjamin Rose has remained responsive to the evolving needs of older adults and their caregivers. We continue to develop and manage innovative, long-term services and supports, conduct research that further improves our understanding of services for older people and the policies that make better services possible, and share our work in Northeast Ohio and across the country.

COVID RESPONSE/ IMPACT: Because older adults are one of the most vulnerable populations impacted by COVID-19, Benjamin Rose suspended programs to protect our clients. Our senior centers, workshops, meal sites and group therapy sessions were all put on hold. Thanks to the flexibility of our funders, volunteers, staff and participants, we were able to convert inperson meals at our senior centers to home delivery, nearly doubling our homedelivered meal clients, shift to using telehealth for counseling and therapy, and adapt education sessions to webinars and virtual workshops.

scheduled throughout the year. Visit benrose.org for current listings. HOW TO HELP: Make a gift: Gifts and contributions provide support for urgent and ongoing needs. You can make a gift online, by check or through a donor advised fund, matching gifts or a planned gift. Volunteer: Current opportunities include our Senior Companion Program, wellness phone calls and assistance with delivering meals. Learn more about Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging’s mission and the resources they provide at benrose.org.

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2020 REVENUE: $14,967,919 YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1908 SOURCES OF REVENUE: Income from trusts: 32% Grants: 26% Program revenue: 20% Contributions: 13% Other: 9%


Orion H. Bell, IV president and chief executive officer

Nancy A. Adams, JD chairperson, board of directors (retired)

David M. Bass, Ph.D., senior vice president, Research and Education Janice Brennan, CPA, senior vice president, Finance and Support Services, and chief financial officer Mary S. Marita, MHSA, LNHA, senior vice president and chief operating officer Mike Billnitzer, SHRM-SCP, vice president and executive director, ESOP Audra Kessler-Bennett, vice president, Institutional Advancement Dabney K. Conwell, MSSA, LSW, vice president and executive director, Rose Centers for Aging Well Janet Schneider, vice president, Human Resources Sarah M. Dimling, vice chairperson (Bernstein Global Wealth Management) Cynthia H. Dunn, past chairperson (retired) Constance Hill-Johnson, secretary (Visiting Angels) Annapurna Valluri, Ph.D., treasurer (University Hospitals)

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Canopy Child Advocacy Center

P.O. Box 5386 Cleveland 44101 216-574-4325 canopycac.org

EMPLOYEES: 10 WHAT WE DO: Canopy Child Advocacy Center (Canopy) helps victims of child sexual abuse and human trafficking by providing a friendly and welcoming place, along with a team of professionals to assist as they begin their long journeys of healing. Though the numbers of children served are high (with over 700 a year), there are many more that Canopy can’t reach, due to limited resources. To appreciate the importance of Canopy to Greater Cleveland, consider what unserved children experience. They will likely tell the worst stories of their lives over and over again — to doctors, police, lawyers, therapists, investigators, judges and others. They may have to talk about their traumatic experiences in police stations, where they think they might be in trouble or may be asked questions by well-meaning teachers that could hurt their cases against their abusers.

However, based on a national best practice model, Canopy’s highly effective interventions reduce the trauma that children experience though, while also maximizing access to medical, advocacy and mental health services, and streamlining law enforcement, prosecution and child protective service investigations through interagency collaboration. COVID RESPONSE/ IMPACT: Canopy has remained open with safety measures in place throughout COVID-19, as an essential service to some of the most vulnerable. While looking ahead, the challenges may be even greater. It is anticipated that an influx of child abuse cases will occur since mandated abuse reporters, such as teachers, did not have face-to-face access to children during the early stages of the pandemic. Upon return to schools full time, many experts expect

Multidisciplinary team coordinator, Heaven Miller, is photographed in a room in which children receive recorded forensic interviews by trained professionals.


disclosures of abuse that may have been occurring throughout the pandemic. These types of disclosures have additional variables to address, due to their delayed nature. FUNDRAISING EVENTS: Canopy was not able to hold any inperson fundraisers, due to the pandemic, and does not have any current virtual events scheduled at this time. Please sign up for our newsletter by emailing jjohnson@canopycac.org, in order to remain apprised of any future activities. HOW TO HELP: As a newly established agency, we need board members who can strengthen our fundraising efforts, especially in relation to event planning and major gifts. During the past 1.5 years, Canopy has received 202 requests for service by team partners for cases that were outside the current target populations. Many of these cases do not receive the same levels of attention and intervention that primary referrals receive, due to capacity limitations. As a result, there is a need to expand considerably, in order to serve additional children, specifically those aged 13 and older that have experienced sexual abuse, along with all that have experienced severe physical abuse. The average cost for Canopy to serve a child victim is $1,333. Please donate to help us serve more children with a full array of services.

2020 REVENUE: $880,101 YEAR ESTABLISHED: 2018 SOURCES OF REVENUE: Grants: 46% Private foundations: 34% Contributions: 15% Other: 5%


Jennifer Johnson executive director

William Lipscomb board president; philanthropist; independent nonprofit consultant

Paula Atwood (Cuyahoga Community College) Rosemary Creeden (Frontline Service) Diane Daiber, committee chair (International Association of Forensic Nurses) Jennifer Driscoll, secretary (Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office) Janet Flory, vice president (Independent Child Welfare Consultant) Matthew Golish, treasurer (Golish Law, LLC) Melissa Graves (Journey Center for Safety and Healing) Heather Miksch (Cleveland Division of Police) Sondra Miller (Cleveland Rape Crisis Center) Kevin Tabor (Thompson Hine, LLP)



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Care Alliance Health Center

1530 St. Clair Ave. NE Cleveland 44114 216-535-9100 carealliance.org

EMPLOYEES: 100 WHAT WE DO: Care Alliance Health Center makes health care accessible to Cleveland’s most vulnerable citizens. As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), we focus on serving the unique health care needs of the homeless, individuals living in public housing and anyone seeking care, regardless of their abilities to pay. By providing comprehensive primary and preventive medical, dental and behavioral health services; school-based health services; telehealth; access to an onsite pharmacy with delivery services; assistance with navigating insurance options; and transportation to appointments, if needed, Care Alliance provides patients with the services they need to achieve and maintain good health.

We did not waiver from our commitment to the community through the many challenges of 2020. More than 14,000 individuals were served at the downtown and Central neighborhood location, and we were able to ensure continued care through approximately 7,300 telehealth appointments. In addition, we were able to serve the community offsite by providing COVID-19 tests and vaccinations when they became available in 2021. COVID RESPONSE/ IMPACT: Care Alliance’s dedicated team has conducted more than 6,000 COVID-19 tests and, to date, provided over 4,000 vaccinations across the city. Through partnerships with Cuyahoga Community College campuses, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority locations

Care Alliance provides comprehensive health care services to the entire family. Services range from pediatrics to women’s health, behavioral health and more.


and community leaders in various neighborhoods with low vaccination rates, we have been able to provide sound information about the vaccines, as well as shots to those interested. Our culturally competent Community Health Workers continue to respond to requests to provide vaccinations at offsite locations throughout Cleveland to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. FUNDRAISING EVENTS: Care Alliance Health Center is planning a virtual fundraising event in 2022. Contact Kelley Malcolm at 216-535-9100 for details. HOW TO HELP: Philanthropic support allows Care Alliance to provide medical, dental and behavioral health services, regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. Additionally, it helps us retain and recruit compassionate and highly qualified staff to care for individuals at our stationary locations, as well as through mobile units. Financial support also gives us the ability to respond to emerging health issues, which are facing the community, with new or expanded programs and services. In-kind donations are welcome too, especially items that help us better connect with and serve individuals experiencing homelessness. These items include: socks, blankets, personal hygiene items and items that help individuals weather the elements.

2020 REVENUE: $12,305,142 YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1985 SOURCES OF REVENUE: Patient services: 49% Grants: 45% Other: 4% Contributions: 2%


Claude L. Jones, DO, MPH, MSc president and chief executive officer

Kate Hickner board chair (Brennan, Manna & Diamond, LLC)

Shannon Fogarty Jerse, vice chair (St. Vincent Charity Hospital) Jennifer Demmerle, CPA, MBA, treasurer (Cuyahoga Community College) Lolita M. McDavid, MD, MPA, FAAP, secretary (University Hospitals) Bruce Johns, member at large Linda Brown Milda Chmieliauskaite, DMD, MPH (Case Western Reserve University) Michael G. Evans, CPA Leah D. Hudnall (Ohio Climate Justice Fund) Arthur James, MD (Healthy Start) Chris A. Mundorf (Better Health Partnership) LiAyn Okress, RN (Aptive Resources) Jill M. Paulsen (Cuyahoga Arts & Culture) Renee Tramble Richard, Esq. (Cuyahoga Community College) Aarti Vakharia (NNV, LLC)


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Catholic Community Foundation WHAT WE DO: The mission of the Catholic Community Foundation is to foster faith-based stewardship in the community for the spiritual, educational and charitable needs of all. We support the advancement of the work of the Church in Northeast Ohio by helping donors connect their support to ministries and services that lift the Church and our region. In addition to supporting our 185 local parishes, we support: Catholic Charities: One of the region's largest comprehensive health and human services organizations, Catholic Charities serves more than 400,000 people annually — regardless of race or religion. In 2020, the Foundation raised $14.4 million through the Catholic Charities Annual Appeal. Catholic education: The Diocese of Cleveland is the most extensive private or public school system in Ohio. In 2020, the

Foundation distributed $3.56 million in tuition assistance to 4,041 students in Catholic schools. Catholic worship and formation: Four men were ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Cleveland in May 2021. Seventyone men are currently studying for the priesthood at Borromeo and Saint Mary Seminaries, which also provide formation for deacons, laymen and laywomen. COVID RESPONSE/ IMPACT: The generosity of the donors in Northeast Ohio has allowed the Catholic Community Foundation to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by: 1.) boosting the Emergency Assistance Fund that's accessible to Catholic Charities programs through a $500,000 grant from The Samual H. & Maria Miller Foundation, 2.) establishing a $500,000 Emergency Relief Fund,

Bishop Edward C. Malesic greets attendees at Becoming Fire, an outdoor young adult festival held on the grounds at the Center for Pastoral Leadership, Wickliffe.


which continues to be distributed locally by parishes, and 3.) implementing other parishbased initiatives aimed at fortifying the 185 parishes throughout the eightcounty diocese. FUNDRAISING EVENTS: Alleluia Ball: This storied event will occur on March 26, 2022, at the Cleveland Hilton Downtown. Since 2000, this signature gala has raised more than $9 million to support tuition assistance. #weGiveCatholic: Northeast Ohio’s Online Day of Catholic Giving is Nov. 30, 2021. In 2020, #weGiveCatholic raised $3.1 million for 230 participating Catholic organizations through its website, wegivecatholic.org. HOW TO HELP: Give now: Secure online donations can be made to Catholic Charities Annual Appeal and other Diocesan ministries at catholiccommunity.org/ donate. Planned gifts: Visit catholiccommunity. org/legacy to find out how you can create your Catholic legacy by setting up a Donor Advised Fund, a Permanent Named Fund or a Charitable Gift Annuity, or make a gift from your will or by beneficiary designation. For information about making a major gift, contact Mary Lou Ozimek at 216-6966525 x4070 or mozimek@ catholiccommunity.org.

Cathedral Square 1404 East Ninth St. Cleveland 44114 216-696-6525 catholiccommunity.org EMPLOYEES: 25 2020 REVENUE: $25,455,451 YEAR ESTABLISHED: 2000



SOURCES OF REVENUE: Fundraising/contributions: 67.2% Investment income: 32.3% Events: 0.5%


Patrick Grac executive director (Catholic Community Foundation)

Robert J. Rogers board chair (Findley)

Andrew J. Schuler, board vice-chair (PNC Private Bank) Andrew J. Rebholz, board treasurer (TravelCenters of America, retired) Maria O’Neil Ruddock, board secretary (Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center) Diane Roman Fusco, executive committee (public relations counselor, retired) John J. Leonbruno, executive committee (DELL Virtustream) Kurt R. Packer, executive committee (WBC Group, LLC) Michael J. Ziegler, executive committee (Arsenal Capital Partners) A full listing of board members can be found at: catholiccommunity.org/about/board-of-directors.

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The City Mission

5310 Carnegie Ave. Cleveland 44103 216-431-3510 thecitymission.org

EMPLOYEES: 67 WHAT WE DO: The City Mission has been empowering families and individuals to overcome their unique, complex paths to homelessness for over a century. Today, men, women and children, who are seeking a fresh start, receive individual attention and access to holistic supportive services, which begins with meeting basic needs through warm meals and safe shelter. Additionally, residents receive restorative care and classes that provide crucial opportunities to heal from the effects of living in crisis. And, finally, the Mission offers empowering guidance to secure sustainable income and housing.

COVID RESPONSE/ IMPACT: COVID-19 has significantly increased the size and scope of challenges, which were already issues for those experiencing homelessness, such as access to health care, intense stress and trauma, and education barriers for children. To match the growing challenges, The City Mission is collaborating with health care, mental health and education providers, in order to increase support for our residents. We have restructured programs and facilities to reduce direct contact and provided COVID-19 testing and vaccination access for our residents. Furthermore,

we also set up private telehealth access and created an Academic Learning Pod and staffassisted virtual learning environment for students.

2020 REVENUE: $9,359,656

FUNDRAISING EVENTS: Running with a Mission is a familyfriendly 5K run/1-mile walk that brings the community of Cleveland together, in support of The City Mission. In September, we celebrated our 10th anniversary of the event and an exciting location change to Edgewater Park. All proceeds from sponsorship, participation and team fundraising go directly to support services offered by The City Mission to men, women and children facing homelessness. For sponsorship information, please contact us at run@ thecitymission.org.

Other: 1.4%

HOW TO HELP: Give: Your gift today provides emergency relief and tools for lasting change to men, women and children experiencing homelessness. Eightyseven cents of every dollar are donated directly to helping Cleveland neighbors recover from crisis. Please visit thecitymission.org/ givehope to give today.

Bianca is a strong mother of two amazing kids. Since she found hope at The City Mission, she can now celebrate a journey from homelessness to homeownership.


YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1910 SOURCES OF REVENUE: Private support: 87.5% Foundations: 11.1%


Linda Uveges chief executive officer

EXECUTIVES John Jelenic, chief financial officer Michele Krampitz, chief development officer Michael Hahn, director of programs Jami Swain, director of HR and employee development Jaime Buxton, community engagement manager BOARD MEMBERS Theodore A. Wagner, board president (Bober Markey Fedorovich) Sandy Chochola, co-vice president (Aon Corporation) Emmett Robinson, co-vice president (Robinson Law Firm, LLC) Todd Baumgartner, secretary (McDonald Hopkins) John Zaller, treasurer (MAI Capital Management, LLC)

Volunteer: There are a wide range of volunteer opportunities for individuals or groups at The City Mission. We’d love the chance to connect you with the experience that fits you best. Please visit thecitymission.org/ volunteer to learn more.


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Cleveland Metroparks

4101 Fulton Parkway Cleveland 44144 216-635-3200 clevelandmetroparks.com

EMPLOYEES: 706 WHAT WE DO: Cleveland Metroparks is a nationally recognized and accredited park system, spanning 24,000 acres across Northeast Ohio. It is inclusive of 18 park reservations, more than 300 miles of trails, eight golf courses, eight lakefront parks, dining and retail venues, and the nationally acclaimed Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. The Park District serves 49 diverse communities, connecting guests to nature and promoting conservation and sustainability. Founded in 1917, Cleveland Metroparks saw record visitation in 2020 with over 19.7 million recreational visitors, and Cleveland Metroparks Zoo annually ranks as one of the most popular year-round attractions in Northeast Ohio. Cleveland Metroparks has also been recognized as one of the top park districts in the United States, having won the National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management five times in its 104-year history. COVID RESPONSE/ IMPACT: Cleveland Metroparks — now more than ever — serves as a resource for everyone in our community to find peace and comfort, as well as strength and restoration. The pandemic resulted in record park usage, with more than 19.7 million recreational visits. In addition to ensuring guests could enjoy the parks safely, Cleveland Metroparks looked at creative ways to host our


special events and worked hard to reactivate in-person programming to keep guests connected to nature, while also offering online virtual experiences. FUNDRAISING EVENTS: Charitable gifts make a significant impact on all aspects of Cleveland Metroparks. Through a wide range of opportunities, people may directly support special places and programs that are closest to their hearts, as well as district-wide initiatives like the Trails Fund, which was created to expand trail connections throughout our community. Private donations are also a critical component to securing matching funds for many federal and state grants. An enduring priority of Cleveland Metroparks is land preservation, and donors can support the land preservation fund through property donations, as well as monetary gifts. Donors may also choose to support The Emerald Necklace Endowment Fund of The Cleveland Foundation, which helps preserve and protect Cleveland Metroparks for future generations.

HOW TO HELP: During every season, you can embrace the outdoors, secure a future for wildlife, and celebrate and protect the gift of nature by making a donation today and planning your charitable support for tomorrow. Your gift can steward the “Emerald Necklace” to ensure healthy forests and streams for the next century. Or, you can also directly impact what matters most to you, from projects like new hiking trails, to youth fishing programs. And, of course, you can also support Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, or a specific park reservation, to sustain over 24,000 acres at Cleveland Metroparks for the next century. Additional giving information is available at clevelandmetroparks.com/ donate. Cleveland Metroparks also offers fun, educational and diverse volunteer opportunities for adults, youth (16 years old and older), community organizations, student projects and corporate groups. Please visit clevelandmetroparks. com/volunteer for more information.

2020 REVENUE: $126,842,569 YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1917 SOURCES OF REVENUE: Local property taxes: 60.7% Charges for services: 17.9% Grants and contributions: 12.1% Other: 9.2% Investment income: 0.1%



Brian M. Zimmerman chief executive officer

Dan T. Moore board president

Bruce G. Rinker, board vice president Debra K. Berry, board vice president William Chorba III, chief financial officer Natalie A. Ronayne, chief development officer


Guests enjoy the new Wendy Park Bridge. In 2021, Cleveland Metroparks completed more than 4 miles of interconnected bike and pedestrian trails. In addition, it finalized the signature Wendy Park Bridge that links more than 66,000 Cleveland residents to centers of employment, schools, parks and commerce, while also providing a new link between downtown Cleveland and its lakefront.



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Sleepy Hollow Golf Course

Over 300 miles of trails

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

8 Scenic Golf Courses

North Chagrin Reservation

Nationally Acclaimed Zoo

More than 5,000 free programs

Preserve the Gift of Nature. To learn more about how you can get involved, visit clevelandmetroparks.com/donate ©Registered trademark of Cleveland Metroparks.

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The Cleveland Orchestra WHAT WE DO: The Cleveland Orchestra has won widespread acclaim as one of the world’s finest orchestras through extraordinary artistry, domestic and international touring, a long history of recording, and robust education and community engagement programs. This month, the ensemble is celebrating its return to the Severance stage with in-person audiences, following an over 18 monthlong hiatus, marking music director Franz Welser-Möst’s 20th season at the helm, along with the Orchestra’s 104th season. Strong community support for music continues to drive the Orchestra. With one of the youngest classical music audiences in the country, the Orchestra is committed to inspiring new music lovers through education and community initiatives in Northeast Ohio. New digital programs, like the Adella streaming app and the On a Personal Note podcast, offer opportunities for a

broader reach to audiences in Ohio — and beyond. The Cleveland Orchestra maintains a year-round schedule at its home venues of Severance Music Center and Blossom Music Center. COVID RESPONSE/ IMPACT: The Cleveland Orchestra has dramatically increased its digital presence to stay connected with our community at home and across the globe. Most notably, the ensemble launched The Cleveland Orchestra: In Focus series on the new streaming platform Adella (adella. live), in which viewers enjoyed 13 episodes of performances, interviews with musicians and archival material. Other initiatives include the On a Personal Note podcast; radio broadcasts, in partnership with WCLV Ideastream Public Media; resources like Mindful Music Moments to keep young listeners engaged; and the launch of the Orchestra's record label

The Cleveland Orchestra returns to the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Concert Hall stage at Severance Music Center for the in-person 2021/22 season in October. This marks the 20th season for music director Franz Welser-Möst, pictured above with the Orchestra.


with the recordings, A New Century and Schubert's "The Great" and Krenek. FUNDRAISING EVENTS: In 2021, supporters have enjoyed a variety of virtual events, from listening series that go behind the music, to virtual performances and conversations with Orchestra musicians. In August, we hosted our first in-person event in over a year, the inaugural Blossom Summer Soirée at Blossom Music Center to benefit the Orchestra’s summer home. During the 2021/22 season, we have over 30 events in store, in addition to our regular concert season, including the Meet the Artist series, open rehearsals and more. HOW TO HELP: During the pandemic, music lovers in Northeast Ohio and around the world have stood with the Orchestra through concert cancellations and ticket losses. As we move forward and embark on a new in-person season at Severance, donations to the Orchestra Preservation Fund ensure a strong foundation for classical music and provide much-needed support as we navigate continued uncertainty.

11001 Euclid Blvd. Cleveland 44106 216-456-8400 clevelandorchestra.com

EMPLOYEES: More than 140 administrative staff; over 100 full-time musicians 2020 REVENUE: $54,210,898 YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1918 SOURCES OF REVENUE: Annual fundraising, excluding special fundraising: 33% Earned income: 32% Endowment draw: 20% Special fundraising: 15% Note that this breakdown only includes operating revenues.


André Gremillet president and chief executive officer

Richard K. Smucker board chair

Jane Hargraft chief development officer

Every gift makes a difference for the Orchestra’s new season and new beginning. To make your donation, visit clevelandorchestra.com/ donate or call 216-456-8400. Thank you for supporting your Cleveland Orchestra.


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The generosity of music-lovers like you brought The Cleveland Orchestra back to the stage. And today, your gift provides crucial support as we embark on a new season. Make your donation for music at: clevelandorchestra.com/give 216-456-8400



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Cleveland Zoological Society

3900 Wildlife Way Cleveland 44109 216-635-3329 clevelandzoosociety.org

care and educational programming in Cleveland, the Zoo Society contributes $500,000 annually to support the zoo’s international conservation program, working to secure a future for wildlife around the world. The Zoo Society maintains the largest membership program in Northeast Ohio (more than 40,000 households).

EMPLOYEES: 18 full-time, 3 part-time and 5 seasonal

WHAT WE DO: The Cleveland Zoological Society is Cleveland Metroparks Zoo’s nonprofit advancement partner that raises philanthropic support for the zoo. The Zoo Society is governed by a board of directors and is an independent 501(c)(3). In May 2021, the Zoo Society announced a $3 million gift from the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Supporting Foundation to renovate the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo’s administration building and to enhance educational opportunities through the addition of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Auditorium. This is the single largest gift ever secured by the Zoo Society. The Zoo Society’s philanthropic priorities include campus renewal, as well as supporting the zoo’s national leadership role in science, education programming, research, and positive animal health and welfare standards. In addition to funding that catalyzes animal

COVID RESPONSE/ IMPACT: Statewide lockdown forced the zoo to close for three months in 2020, deeply affecting the peak membership and visitation season. Despite a reduction in operational and staffing expenses, the Zoo Society has lost $1.5 million in revenue, mostly due to lagging membership and the cancellation of fundraising events. The Zoo Society received two PPP loans that were fully used to support staffing costs. With operating support stabilized, fundraising and donor engagement increased, in support of the zoo.

FUNDRAISING EVENTS: This year, The Zoo Society was able to host a mix of virtual and live events that raised more than $1 million. Animal Attractions, a virtual fundraiser, kicked off the event season with more than 40 donors and friends tuning in from home for presentations and conversation involving animal mating behaviors. In addition, by the time summer arrived, the Zoo Society’s largest fundraiser and summer favorite returned — Twilight at the Zoo presented by KeyBank. Meanwhile, Tails and Cocktails, presented by the Steffee Family, highlighted the zoo’s animal care and veterinary teams, while the board of directors hosted a private donor event in June to celebrate the 10th anniversary of African Elephant Crossing. HOW TO HELP: The Zoo Society prides itself on managing donor contributions efficiently and transparently. We are committed to engaging donors in zoo programs and initiatives of the greatest impact for our community and zoo. Individuals, foundations and corporations can support our work in many ways. Visit clevelandzoosociety. org/donate or contact Leta Obertacz, director of advancement, at 216-635-3346.

2020 REVENUE: $9,541,232 YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1957 SOURCES OF REVENUE: Individual: 52% Organizational: 48%


Sarah Crupi Zoo Society executive director

Christine Myeroff board of directors president

Thomas Fistek, board of directors vice president (Parker Hannifin) Mary Kay Schneider, board of directors vice president (PNC) Ki Mixon, board of directors vice president (Resilience Capital Partners) Lisa Hunt, board of directors treasurer (Ernst & Young) Dr. Bobbie Brown, board of directors secretary (Ingalls Foundation) Leta Obertacz, Zoo Society director of advancement

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College Now Greater Cleveland

1500 West 3rd St., Suite 125 Cleveland 44113 216-241-5587 collegenowgc.org EMPLOYEES: 200 2020 REVENUE: $16,715,812

WHAT WE DO: College Now Greater Cleveland is the nation’s first college access organization. Its mission is to increase postsecondary educational attainment in Greater Cleveland through college and career access advising, financial aid counseling, and scholarship and retention services. College Now serves over 31,000 students and adult learners each year in 185 schools, businesses and community locations across Northeast Ohio — as well as virtually! In addition to providing advising support services on topics such as financial aid or college applications, College Now also awards over $4 million in need-based, renewable scholarships and matches each of its traditional scholarship recipients with a mentor from the community. In addition, it manages the Say Yes Cleveland scholarship and pairs each Say Yes Cleveland

scholarship recipient with a mentor as well. Nearly 2,000 community members, representing over 500 local employers, serve as mentors to College Now and Say Yes scholarship recipients. College Now also works with adults across the community to help them return to college and earn their degrees, thereby increasing their abilities to find sustainable careers. Learn more at collegenowgc.org. COVID RESPONSE/ IMPACT: Education remained one of the most important services during the COVID-19 pandemic. While school was remote, College Now turned its advising services virtual to continue to serve students and ensure that they received the support they needed. Additionally, College Now worked with scholarship recipients to ensure they had access to technology, as well as housing and food, during campus closures or moves

to remote learning. College Now also offered remote advising services to adults, knowing many may have found themselves out of work during the pandemic, due to the closure of many businesses, along with the impact on food service, hospitality and similar industries. FUNDRAISING EVENTS: Mentor Monday is a day-long recruiting blitz, featuring news coverage of the College Now Mentoring Program and information about how to get involved, that's hosted in partnership with WKYC Channel 3, CMSD and Say Yes Cleveland. Bags & Bourbon is a biennial fundraising event, formerly called Bag Lady, that supports College Now’s Mentoring Program. Bags & Bourbon will be held on April 28, 2022, at the Great Lakes Science Center and will feature a silent auction of designer handbags, as well as bourbon tastings and other experiences. Last held in 2019, the event netted over $400,000 for the Mentoring Program. HOW TO HELP: Volunteer: Community members can volunteer with College Now as mentors in the College Now Mentoring Program.

College Now advisors help students think about their future plans and the pathways needed to get there.


Give: Monetary donations can be made to College Now to support any of the organization's programs or areas of operation. Visit collegenowgc.org/donors to learn more.

YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1967 SOURCES OF REVENUE: Foundations: 31% Government grants: 28% Fee for service: 18% Corporations: 17% Individuals and organizations: 3% Other: 3%


Lee Friedman chief executive officer

Mark Ross chairman of the board

Brian Barren, secretary (Cleveland Indians) Gabe Bruno, treasurer (Lincoln Electric) Alan Kopit, immediate past chair (MediLogix LLC) Executive Committee: Kristen Baird Adams (PNC) Stephanie Antunez (California Closets) Michael Cogan (Northern Trust) Lauren Rich Fine (Gries Financial Corporation) J.D. Sullivan, Jr. (MFH Partners) Executive Staff: Julie Allen, senior director of human resources Robert Durham, chief scholarship services officer Mark Magyar, chief financial officer Maggie McGrath, director of the Higher Education Compact of Greater Cleveland Jeff McKissick, chief information officer Julie Szeltner, senior director of adult programs and services Dr. Michele Scott Taylor, chief program officer Kittie Warshawsky, chief external affairs officer Laurel Wilder, director of marketing and communications Alenka Winslett, chief operating officer


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"Every day I'm grateful for the opportunity of not having to worry about my college finances... Without your generous donation that provides scholarships for students like me, I wouldn't have had the invaluable time that has enabled me to pursue my life goals and develop my career path this fall semester." -Adam B. Cleveland School of Science and Medicine, Class of 2020 Cleveland State University

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Crossroads Health WHAT WE DO: A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Crossroads Health offers integrated services for recovery, mental and primary health care. As a behavioral and primary health care provider, the nonprofit serves the Northeast Ohio area with locations in Mentor, Willoughby, Painesville and the Lake County Adult and Juvenile Detention Facilities, as well as school- and home-based services and 24/7/365 Mobile Crisis Services. It is the only Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) in Lake County. Crossroads Health provides a continuum of traumainformed, evidence-based, integrated health services for all people, at all ages and stages of life — no matter an individual’s ability to pay. Specialized services and programs include early childhood services, day treatment, school- and community-based services, therapeutic foster care, intensive services, a substance use disorder program, psychiatry, a dual diagnosis program, supportive employment services, forensic services, prevention, outpatient counseling, medication management, case management, care coordination, a hotline and crisis intervention. Crossroads Health’s philosophy emphasizes an integrated approach to physical and behavioral


health, while also getting to the root cause of behavioral health problems to ensure a more positive and productive life.

a $4 return is realized in improved health and productivity. Charitable contributions can be made at crossroadshealth.org.

COVID RESPONSE/ IMPACT: During its early response to COVID-19, Crossroads Health moved swiftly to provide uninterrupted mental health and recovery services, via telehealth, to 8,000 clients and families. Transitions back to onsite services continue with a primary focus on the health and well-being of our clients, families, staff and community.

Crossroads Health is also pleased to announce its inaugural biennial fundraiser for Soaring Hearts! Please plan to join us on May 21, 2022, at Headlands Beach State Park for a Guinness World Records attempt of most kites flown simultaneously. For more information, visit crossroadshealth.org/ soaringhearts.

We rigorously take preventative health measures to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and continue to offer safe, secure telehealth services, via telephone, video conference and virtual support groups, as well as in-person services. And, in partnership with the Lake County ADAMHS Board, we implemented the Crossroads Health Coronavirus Warmline at 440-754-3340 for assistance with COVIDrelated stress, anxiety or uncertainty. FUNDRAISING EVENTS: Crossroads Health’s Annual Appeal for the Annual Fund is an important source for philanthropic giving to Crossroads Health. Annual Fund giving supports services to make our communities healthier, happier and safer. For every dollar spent on scaling up treatment for mental health disorders,

HOW TO HELP: We welcome contributions in cash, in-kind donations and planned gifts, including stocks, bonds and real estate. Your gifts help Crossroads Health provide individuals and families — at all stages of life — the treatment, education, crisis intervention, and support services and programs they need, regardless of their abilities to pay.

8445 Munson Road Mentor 44060 440-255-1700 crossroadshealth.org

EMPLOYEES: 300 2020 REVENUE: $15,079,571 YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1971 SOURCES OF REVENUE: Program service revenue: 58% Contributions and grants: 42%


Mike Matoney, MBA, LICDC-CS chief executive officer

Dianne Vogt chairperson, board of directors (HUGS Foundation)

Melissa Cole, vice-chairperson, board of directors (University Hospitals) Harold Abraham, treasurer, board of directors (Eaton Corporation, retired); tax consultant, AARP Leon Kambani, secretary, board of directors (Progressive Insurance)

Contributions are taxdeductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Your tax-deductible gift to Crossroads Health positively impacts our community in measurable ways — and, most importantly, helps save lives. For more information on how to help, please contact James Wyman, chief development officer, at 216-360-4445.

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First Year Cleveland WHAT WE DO: First Year Cleveland (FYC) is a public-private partnership committed to decreasing Cuyahoga County’s alarming infant mortality rates. Recognizing that Black infants die at disproportionately higher rates than any other race or ethnicity, FYC addresses racism and underlying factors contributing to this inequity. Using a health care and community-based collective impact model, FYC focuses on three major priority areas: reducing racial disparities, addressing extreme prematurity and eliminating sleep-related deaths. To achieve its goals, FYC mobilizes Action Teams to implement health care and community-based activities and interventions. FYC collaborates with more than 400 community partners, representing over 150 organizations, including expectant

parents, new parents, parents who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss, health care providers, nonprofits, faith-based communities, philanthropic organizations, government and business entities, and educational institutions. This collective effort has made significant progress in decreasing infant deaths to date, and there is still more work to be done. Please give today to help ensure that every baby born in Cuyahoga County celebrates a first birthday. COVID RESPONSE/ IMPACT: During the COVID-19 pandemic, FYC partnered with community organizations to meet the increased and urgent needs of new and expectant parents, including food and Internet access. They partnered with the food bank to help community organizations, including home visiting programs,

First Year Cleveland is a public-private partnership committed to reducing infant deaths and racial disparities in birth outcomes and ensuring that every baby born in Cuyahoga County will celebrate a first birthday. Please give today and help advance this important work to ensure more babies survive and thrive.


deliver food in low-income neighborhoods. In addition, FYC increased access for telehealth visits in lowincome neighborhoods. As racial inequities in health outcomes became even more evident during the pandemic, FYC worked with the City of Cleveland and other partners to declare racism as a public health crisis. HOW TO HELP: Donate: FYC is funded primarily through grants and welcomes individual donations and corporate support. Your gift will help us continue and expand our critical work. Please donate securely online today at firstyearcleveland.org/give. Coordinate a screening of the short film “Toxic: A Black Woman’s Story”: In doing so, you — and others — will learn about the intersection of racism and health. Film proceeds provide healing support to families in Cuyahoga County who experience pregnancy and infant loss. To learn more, visit toxicshortfilm.com. Become a Safe Sleep Hero: Ask your organization’s HR team to offer FYC’s Safe Sleep Heroes training to all employees. This short training explains the why and how behind the ABCDs of Safe Sleep: Alone, on their Back, in an empty Crib and Don’t smoke. You can also take the training online at firstyearcleveland.org/ safesleep.

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine BioEnterprise Building 11000 Cedar Ave., Suite 410 Cleveland 44106 216-368-4837 firstyearcleveland.org EMPLOYEES: 4 2020 REVENUE: $3,836,391 YEAR ESTABLISHED: 2015 SOURCES OF REVENUE: Grants: 92% Contributions and in-kind support: 8%


Blaine Griffin Executive Committee co-chair (City of Cleveland)

India Pierce Lee Executive Committee co-chair (Cleveland Foundation)

Terry Allan (Cuyahoga County Board of Health) Mitchell Balk (The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation) John Corlett (The Center for Community Solutions) Juan Molina Crespo (Consultamos, LLC) Celina Cunanan, CNM (University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center) Marcia Egbert (The George Gund Foundation) Kimberly Green, MSN (The MetroHealth System) Iris Harvey (Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio) Toni Jones (CareSource) Rev. Frederick Knuckles (New Fellowship Baptist Church) Michael W. Konstan, MD (Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine) Jazmin Long, MSSA/MNO (Birthing Beautiful Communities) Frances Mills (Cleveland Department of Public Health) Margaret Mitchell (YWCA Greater Cleveland) Jeffery Patterson (Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority) Sabrina Roberts (Cuyahoga County Department of Health and Human Services) Amy Stephens, MD (Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital) June Taylor (Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging)


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Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio WHAT WE DO: Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio, Inc. has been serving the local community for more than 100 years. While most people recognize Goodwill as a retail thrift chain, that is only a portion of the Goodwill mission. Goodwill is a nonprofit, social service agency dedicated to improving the lives of all people by providing skill-building programs and services that are necessary to help remove common barriers to good jobs and independence. In total, 28 different outreach programs are supported by donations and sales made at a network of 21 local retail stores. Beyond job training and placement, the local Goodwill provides

parenting programs, rape crisis services, emergency vouchers and much more. Last year alone, more than 11,000 local residents were supported by Goodwill programs. COVID RESPONSE/ IMPACT: The COVID-19 pandemic presented great difficulties to Goodwill Industries. Retail stores, which are the primary source of revenue for the agency, were forced to close for two months. This lack of revenue, along with the need to continue outreach services to the community, created a financial crisis. Through the support of local foundations, Goodwill was able to continue to provide vital services during this difficult time. Once stores were able to reopen safely, Goodwill saw less customers shopping in

the stores. Sales, though, were strong and, by the end of 2020, the organization was in a much better position. FUNDRAISING EVENTS: Goodwill hosts three fundraising events each year. Report to the Community Breakfast is hosted in March, while Power of Work Breakfast is held in October. Additionally, the agency hosts the Golf for Good annual golf outing in September. Information about these events, along with other fundraising efforts, can be found at goodwillgoodskills.org. HOW TO HELP: Goodwill relies primarily on donations of material goods to its stores, which are then sold to the community to generate funding for its mission. Financial donations are also important to the organization’s work, though. Individuals or businesses can support Goodwill through financial gifts or sponsorship of events throughout the year. Round Up is an easy way to directly support Goodwill by ‘rounding up’ a purchase to the next dollar while shopping at Goodwill. And donation drives are also an easy way to make an impact. Businesses can support material or technology drives to help provide products for area stores.

408 Ninth St. SW Canton 44707 800-942-3577 goodwillgoodskills.org

EMPLOYEES: 690 (full-time and part-time) 2020 REVENUE: $43,106,845 YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1918 SOURCES OF REVENUE: Sales: 86% Mission funding: 8% Other support: 6%


Marisa Rohn board chair (Stark State College)

Anne Richards president and chief executive officer

LEADERSHIP TEAM: Mark Trew, chief operating officer Tanzalea Daniels, chief financial officer Maureen Ater, vice president of marketing and development Ellen McCarthy, vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion Bryant Taylor, vice president of donated goods BOARD OFFICERS: Luke Cleland, 1st vice chair (University Hospitals Health System) Katie Spahnie, 2nd vice chair (America's Pharmacy Source) Matthew Long, treasurer (UBS Financial Services, Inc.) Marcie Finney, secretary (Cleveland Cord Blood Center)

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Great Lakes Science Center WHAT WE DO: Great Lakes Science Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution, is home to the NASA Glenn Visitor Center and makes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) come alive for guests of all ages through hundreds of hands-on exhibits, temporary exhibitions, the Cleveland Clinic DOME Theater, the historic Steamship William G. Mather, daily science demonstrations, seasonal camps and more. Since opening in 1996, our vision of a community where all people value STEM to inform decisionmaking and enrich lives has impacted an entire generation of young people in Northeast Ohio. Through free admission, programming and scholarships, we provide access to those underrepresented in STEM to boost their confidence and transform their futures. In addition, we inspire the future STEM workforce by partnering with local companies and

entrepreneurs to allow students to explore STEM professions and develop the skills industry leaders will look for in the leaders of tomorrow. COVID RESPONSE/ IMPACT: The Science Center operates in a manner that is safe for all guests — with health and safety protocols at the forefront of our response. These include mask requirements, HVAC updates, UV treatment of exhibits, handwashing stations, sanitizing procedures and reduced touch interfaces. Camp Curiosity was adapted to provide campers with individually packaged materials and offers a virtual @Home option. In addition, existing school program curriculum is now offered virtually, allowing students to gain field experience from their schools or homes. FUNDRAISING EVENTS: From now until Jan. 2, 2022, explore the future of aerospace

Great Lakes Science Center is located in downtown Cleveland on the North Coast Harbor.

technology and air travel in Above and Beyond, which features 5,000 square feet of unprecedented interactive demonstrations of aviation and aerospace advances, from the first powered flights to the newest innovations. Additionally, the Science of Rock N’ Roll opens in spring 2022 and tells the story of rock ‘n’ roll from a scientific advancement perspective. HOW TO HELP: Operating support: Donations for operating support are especially important during the pandemic, as the Science Center innovates ways to deliver STEM programming to the community. A generous friend of the Science Center has offered to match every dollar raised in support of the museum’s Annual Fund — up to $600,000! Help us reach this goal, and your impact will go twice as far as part of someone’s journey into science. Capital gifts: As Northeast Ohio’s STEM HQ, the Science Center is continually improving and upgrading exhibits and facilities today that will help form the next generation of tomorrow’s STEM leaders. Endowment: A gift to the Science Center’s endowment will ensure that the Science Center is able to operate from a position of strength and ensures STEM access for ALL with an emphasis on under-resourced and underrepresented communities.

601 Erieside Ave. Cleveland 44114 216-694-2000 greatscience.com

EMPLOYEES: 32 2020 REVENUE: $5,058,799 YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1996 SOURCES OF REVENUE: Operating revenue: 44% Contributed revenue: 44% Endowment: 12%


Kirsten M. Ellenbogen, Ph.D. president and chief executive officer

Steven A. Karklin board chair (CDK Enterprises Investment Holdings)

EXECUTIVE STAFF: Amy Pausche, VP of development Amanda Taunt, VP of operations Scott Vollmer, VP of STEM education and exhibits EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Mark Barker (The Interlake Steam Company) Katinka Domotorffy Susan Flaherty (Ernst & Young) Robert T. Graf, Ph.D. Mary Beth Holdford (Holdford Communications LLC) Howard L. Lewis (Family Heritage Life, retired) Kenneth R. Morgan (Hawthorn, PNC Family Wealth) David Mustin (Marcum Technology) Linda Rae (GE Digital) David M. Reynolds (Key Private Bank) Doug Smith (The Timken Company)

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Holden Forests & Gardens WHAT WE DO: Holden Forests & Gardens is comprised of two of Northeast Ohio’s most important environmental and cultural institutions — the Holden Arboretum and Cleveland Botanical Garden — whose mission is to connect people with the wonder, beauty and value of trees and plants, and to inspire action for healthy communities. As the 14th largest public garden in the country, Holden Forests & Gardens has over 17,000 member households and an annual attendance of more than 350,000, for whom we strive to provide inspirational and educational visitor experiences. We are making a positive impact in the region through urban greening and forestry initiatives, environmental research, nature-based, educational programs and worldclass visitor experiences. We envision a future in which all communities are transformed into vibrant

places where trees, plants and people thrive. COVID RESPONSE/ IMPACT: In March 2020, Holden Forests & Gardens closed its campuses to its members and the public. During the summer, both the botanical garden and arboretum were gradually reopened with public health measures in place for the safety and comfort of our members, visitors and staff. Reservations to visit were encouraged, in order to maintain social distancing for guests, as well as to limit the capacity at each facility. Our attendance has remained strong throughout the pandemic, as more and more Northeast Ohioans are becoming interested in outdoor experiences. As a result, we are now fully open to visitors at both campuses, as we maintain recommended safety protocols for visitors and staff. FUNDRAISING EVENTS: In 2022, Holden Forests & Gardens will host two fundraising events to

A Holden research intern is photographed in Kirtland's Long Science Center.


support our education, research, conservation and community forestry programs: Twilight in the Whimsical Woods, a family-friendly picnic at the Holden Arboretum, held on Saturday, July 9, and Harvest Moon, featuring local chef inspired dishes and hosted at the Cleveland Botanical Garden on Friday, Sept. 9. In addition, exhibits and events are held throughout the year at both campuses. HOW TO HELP: Give: Holden Forests & Gardens launched People for Trees in January, a movement to encourage the community to plant and care for 15,000 trees by 2025. We support this program through our education, research and conservation departments. And we work to educate the community on the importance of trees, provide them with tools and resources to support their planting efforts, and research the impacts of climate change on trees and plants. Your gift supports not only our programs, but our ability to plant trees in communities with the greatest need too. Visit holdenfg.org to make a gift or pledge to plant and care for a tree.

9500 Sperry Road Kirtland 44094 440-946-4400 holdenfg.org

EMPLOYEES: 156 2020 REVENUE: $12,467,702 YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1931 SOURCES OF REVENUE: Endowment income: 50% Contributed income: 30% Earned income: 18% Government grants: 2%


Jill Koski president and chief executive officer

Tom Anderson board chair

Rob Galloway, secretary Kathy Heflin, chief financial officer and treasurer









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Trees protect us. Let’s protect them. Your generous support of Holden Forests & Gardens helps connect people with the wonder, beauty and value of trees and plants through visitor experiences at the Holden Arboretum and Cleveland Botanical Garden, urban greening and forestry initiatives, environmental research, nature-based educational programs and the local tree planting initiative People for TreesTM. Visit holdenfg.org to make a gift or pledge to plant a tree.


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Hudson Community Foundation WHAT WE DO: Founded in 2000, Hudson Community Foundation (HCF) serves three primary purposes: - Giving directly to nonprofit organizations that serve the Hudson community, including those related to human services, education, arts, environmental causes and historic preservation - Partnering with individuals, families and companies to assist them in achieving their philanthropic goals through Donor Advised Funds, special purpose funds and other philanthropic mechanisms - Serving as a community convener on critical topics, such as mental health awareness, substance use

and addiction, diversity and inclusion, and hunger. COVID RESPONSE/ IMPACT: HCF created a special fund, initially seeded with $50,000, to provide grants to locally owned and operated restaurants and retail stores that were struggling economically as a result of COVID-19. In particular, grants helped business owners pay ongoing operating expenses, such as rent, utilities, equipment lease payments and marketing supplies. The grants were supplemental support for the businesses that may have received funding from government programs like the Payroll Protection Program (PPP). In addition, HCF helped individuals and families who were impacted by

the pandemic through organizations, such as the Hudson Food Pantry and The Emergency Assistance Center. FUNDRAISING EVENTS: HCF’s Big Barn Bash, a farm-to-table dinner event to support Hudson Community Foundation, is held each fall. Additionally, every fall, HCF conducts an annual fund campaign to raise funds for local causes. Meetings for professional advisors, such as investment managers, tax accountants, CPAs and estate attorneys, are held throughout the year to provide counsel and guidance used by advisors to assist their clients. HOW TO HELP: Give: Contributions of any size can be made through Hudson Community Foundation’s website — myhcf.org — to an array of specific Hudson-oriented causes and organizations. Donor Advised Funds can be opened by individuals and families no matter where they live or work, and distributions from those funds can be made to organizations locally or across America. Volunteer: HCF reaches out to committed community members to serve on the board of directors or a range of committees.

49 East Main St. Hudson 44236 330-655-3580 myhcf.org

EMPLOYEES: 3 2020 REVENUE: $3,065,961 YEAR ESTABLISHED: 2000 SOURCES OF REVENUE: Contributions: 79% Investment income: 14% Grants: 7%


Bill Sedlacek chairman

Amy Jordan president

Bill Sedlacek, chairman John Archer, chair, Governance John Dearborn, chair, Grants Jenesa Lukac, treasurer Jim Sluzewski, secretary Tom Speaks, chair, Marketing Brad Wright, chair, Development Bill Currin Janice Gusich Dexter James Shawn Lyden Patricia Myers Alex Schmitt Karin Maloney Stifler Sharon Whitacre Bill Wooldredge

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Simplify your Philanthropy with HU DSON COMM U N ITY FO U N DAT I O N By opening a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) with Hudson Community Foundation, you can begin with an initial investment of as little as $5,000 with no top-end limit and no start-up fees. Contributions to your DAF can include highly appreciated assets (such as stocks, S-Corp shares or real estate) with a tax benefit for the full value. At Hudson Community Foundation, a DAF is convenient and worry-free. • Receive the full tax benefits in the year of your contributions to the DAF. • Name your DAF so it reflects your identity or intentions. • Maintain your DAF balance under the management of your own financial advisor. • Grants from your DAF to any 501(c)(3) charity in the U.S. • Choose to donate from your DAF anonymously. • Have peace of mind knowing HCF will handle all the paperwork and administration with personalized service.

Join the hundreds of individuals, families and organizations that trust HCF to administer their charitable funds.

Want to talk? Contact Amy Jordan at (330) 655-3580 or amyjordan@myhcf.org. myhcf.org

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Hunger Network WHAT WE DO: We envision no one goes hungry, and no food goes to waste. Hunger Network is a consortium of 74 hunger centers strategically located throughout Cuyahoga County. We feed our communities’ futures by providing meals to approximately 40,000 people each month through a network of neighborhoodbased food pantries and hot meal sites. Our hunger centers, located in areas with limited access to fresh food, assist urban and suburban communities. Each hunger center serves as a neighborhood hub to provide nutritious food and offer a safe place for residents to gather. Additionally, we bridge the gap between hunger and food waste through the innovative Food Rescue Hero app, which allows us to recover perfectly viable fresh foods from local sources and directly transport them to nonprofit partners who distribute

them. Forty percent of America's food is wasted while 1 in 5 people go hungry: Food Rescue places food into their hands, while also reducing food waste that is destined for landfills. COVID RESPONSE/ IMPACT: Food insecurity increased during the pandemic, particularly for children and seniors. Neighbors who had never needed to access emergency food assistance sought help for the first time. Hunger Network Centers mobilized on the front lines, providing food and personal protective supplies, via drive-through distributions. As hot meal centers closed, we supported neighborhood establishments by purchasing to-go meals and organizing deliveries to residents. Food Rescue recovered 2.5 million pounds of local food and transported it to those in need. COVID-related food accessibility disruptions are predicted to continue beyond 2022.

FUNDRAISING/ EVENTS: Annual Walk for Hunger & 5K Run: Hundreds of supporters will take one more step towards ending hunger on June 4, 2022, at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. The 2021 event raised $105,000, which provided 400,000 meals for our community. Night to Fight Hunger: Enjoy fabulous food, featuring a variety of Cleveland’s finest cuisine, at our annual signature event (formerly known as Best Party of the Year). The November 2021 event has been postponed, due to COVID-19; 2022 details will be coming soon! HOW TO HELP: Donate: Help us ensure that no one goes hungry. Many working households still experience food insufficiency because they earn too much money to qualify for federal nutrition programs. Volunteer: Our local hunger centers need volunteers to maintain their operations. Please consider a gift of your time. Become a Food Rescue Hero: Download the Hunger Network Food Rescue mobile app, powered by Food Rescue Hero, to rescue fresh, nutritious food from ending up in landfills. Follow step-bystep instructions on the app to drive to the pick-up location, load the rescued food and then deliver it to a nonprofit recipient — all within an hour or less!

MidTown Innovation Center 4415 Euclid Ave., Suite 110 Cleveland 44103 216-619-8155 hungernetwork.org EMPLOYEES: 11 2020 REVENUE: $11,455,000 YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1995 SOURCES OF REVENUE: Government: 12% Individual contributions: 6% Foundations and grants: 5% Corporations and congregations: 3%


Julie M. Johnson chief executive officer

Andrew Margolius chair, board of trustees (Margolius, Margolius & Associates)

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: David C. Weiner, vice chair (Weiner Law) Tom Croft, second vice chair (Moen Inc.) Christopher Szuch, treasurer (Pease & Associates) Ryan Dalpiaz, assistant treasurer (RSM US LLP) Mark Biché, secretary (Piper Sandler & Co.) Beth Holloran, assistant secretary (American Endowment Foundation) Stephen Wertheim, food rescue chair (community volunteer) Reverend Henry Curtis, past chair, St. John AME & Greater Avery AME


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Ideastream Public Media WHAT WE DO: Ideastream Public Media serves Northeast Ohioans by listening, understanding and fostering dialogues across the region. As Northeast Ohio’s largest independent, publicly supported media organization, our free, trusted, credible programs and services are made available to 3.6 million people across 22 counties. We are recognized locally and nationally as an innovative model for public media, distinguishing ourselves from other media entities through a deep and abiding dedication to community partnerships, civic engagement and innovative use of media. Ideastream owns and operates WVIZ, with five channels of public television service; WCPN, Northeast Ohio’s NPR news and information radio station; and WCLV, Northeast Ohio’s classical music radio station. Through multimedia experiences, Ideastream engages with the community

and tells local stories, which are focused on arts and culture, community affairs, education, health and science, and the State of Ohio. In addition, on behalf of Ohio’s public broadcasting stations, Ideastream manages the Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau and Ohio Government Television in Columbus. Ideastream also produces the children’s series NewsDepth and provides enhanced learning opportunities to thousands of local students and educators each year. WKSU: Effective October 1, 2021, Ideastream Public Media began operating Kent State University’s WKSU and its network of repeater radio stations, building on decades of award-winning local journalism from two of the region’s leaders in news and information. In 2022, WKSU will become the region’s sole NPR radio

station, and WCPN and WCLV will be reformatted in order to extend the reach of our news and information and classical music services. Through this expansion, Ideastream is able to provide more programming and build on our established business models to become even more sustainable. HOW TO HELP: Become a member today! Ideastream Public Media is a nonprofit and funded primarily by community members like you. Join us if you believe that investing in local journalism is vitally important for the community. Ideastream’s thoughtful, trusted local news and engaging community conversations only get stronger with your support. Your generous contributions allow us to continue to share important local programs and services that inform, inspire, educate and entertain Northeast Ohioans. We’re here for you and because of you. For information about becoming a member, contact Sara Adamo Hunter at 216-916-6161, or visit ideastream.org/donate.

Ideastream Public Media 1375 Euclid Ave. Cleveland 44115-1835 216-916-6100 ideastream.org

EMPLOYEES: 150 2020 REVENUE: $23,852,834 YEAR ESTABLISHED: 2001 SOURCES OF REVENUE: Membership support: 31% Other support and earned revenue: 22% Grants and sponsorships: 21% Broadcast Educational Media Commission: 12% Corporation for Public Broadcasting: 11% Cuyahoga Arts & Culture: 3%


Kevin E. Martin president and chief executive officer

Sandra Kiely Kolb board of trustees chair

Julie Adler Raskind, board of trustees, immediate past chair Margaret Mitchell, board of trustees, secretary David D. Legeay, board of trustees, treasurer Todd Mesek, chief marketing officer Faith N. Noble, chief financial officer Jenny Northern, general manager Mark A. Rosenberger, chief content officer Mike Shafarenko, chief experience officer Wendy Turner, general manager, Ohio Public Media Services

On the other hand, for information about making a planned gift, contact Ella Fong at 216-916-6154 or efong@ideastream.org.

"Cleveland Mayoral Debates: Voters First" allowed community members to ask questions, which candidates addressed during live debates. Ideastream Public Media partnered with The City Club of Cleveland to present the series of three debates leading up to the city's mayoral election.


In addition, for information about sponsorship or corporate support, contact Lori Marks at 216-916-6284 or lmarks@ideastream.org.


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6701 Carnegie Ave., Suite 100 Cleveland 44103 216-363-5451 jumpstartinc.org

EMPLOYEES: 62 WHAT WE DO: JumpStart helps entrepreneurs grow, researchers commercialize and corporations innovate. From business founders to corporate innovators, those who possess the entrepreneurial spirit solve challenges with a fresh perspective. We’re here to help them turn ideas into scalable enterprises that transform the region. We bring together capital, services and connections to help accelerate the growth of entrepreneurship in Northeast Ohio. Capital: Venture capital investment, grant funding and friendly lending opportunities for highpotential tech startups and small businesses

help entrepreneurs start and scale COVID RESPONSE/ IMPACT: During the early weeks of the COVID-19 outbreak, JumpStart rapidly pivoted to amplify support to startups and small businesses by providing technical support services and mobilizing relief capital. JumpStart, along with other community partners, deployed more than $1 million in small business stabilization grants, which helped catalyze over $12.5 million to support small businesses in New York and Ohio.

Services: Technical assistance, education and programs that help business owners work smart to grow and accelerate

FUNDRAISING EVENTS: JumpStart offers free educational workshops on a wide variety of topics, from capital readiness and go-tomarket strategy, to financial projections, growth planning and more.

Connections: An extensive network of resources — from advisors to corporate clients and investors — who

JumpStart is also creating opportunities for the entrepreneurial community to learn from subject matter

experts on a wide array of topics. Our regularly updated Events Calendar (jumpstartinc.org/ events) includes up-todate information on these events, along with others being held across the ecosystem. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Teleangé Thomas at teleange.thomas@ jumpstartinc.org. HOW TO HELP: Give: Donations made to JumpStart enable free services to be provided to all entrepreneurs, ensuring programming is accessible and entrepreneurs receive the support they need to grow their businesses, thereby spurring economic development in communities across Northern Ohio. JumpStart will work with you to ensure your contribution is applied in a way best aligned with your giving interests and priorities, while also ensuring the most impact for the organization. Partner: There are many ways to make an impact. If you would like to explore strategic partnerships and sponsorship opportunities, please call Teleangé Thomas at 216-363-3535.

2020 REVENUE: $26,023,957 YEAR ESTABLISHED: 2004 SOURCES OF REVENUE: Contributions: 47% Grants: 40% Program service income: 7% Investment income: 6%


Ray Leach chief executive officer

Teleangé Thomas chief advancement and relationships officer

EXECUTIVES Jerry Frantz, chief investment and services officer Lamont Mackley, chief inclusion and outreach officer Kendra Gardiner, chief performance officer Karen Adame, chief financial officer John Grace, chief people and culture officer BOARD OF DIRECTORS Gary Shamis, board chair (Winding River Consulting) Barb Paynter, vice chair (Paynter Communications) Jeanne Coughlin, vice chair (The Coughlin Group) Tom Hopkins, vice chair (Sherwin Williams, retired) Bill Seelbach, chair emeritus (The Riverside Company) Steve Fry, Evergreen Committee chair (SRF Consulting) Kate Asbeck, Finance and Audit Committee chair (The Cleveland Foundation, retired) Karim Botros, Revenue Committee chair (Echo Health Advisors) Jose Vasquez, Inclusion Committee co-chair (Quez Media Marketing) Carol Caruso, Inclusion Committee co-chair (Caruso Public Affairs)

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EMPLOYEES: 65 WHAT WE DO: We offer integrated services for recovery and mental health. When drugs and alcohol lead adolescents and young adults down a dangerous path, New Directions can help guide them on a new path in recovery. An independent 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, New Directions is the only residential, recovery housing and outpatient treatment program of its kind in Northeast Ohio, providing treatment for more than 50,000 adolescents and their families since 1981. We are committed to providing trauma-informed, evidencebased services that change lives and positively impact families and communities. Substance using adolescents and young adults, including those with co-occurring mental health needs, receive intensive, 24-hour treatment from a dedicated staff, including therapists, a medical director, a psychiatrist, treatment specialists and a registered dietician. The therapeutic day includes the

John F. Stafford Educational Program, staffed with full-time teachers and teaching assistants from Orange City School District. Meanwhile, the clinical program includes group therapy, individual therapy, art therapy, family therapy, trauma counseling, life skills training, physical recreation and 12-step recovery meetings. COVID RESPONSE/ IMPACT: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on New Directions' evidencebased, trauma-informed delivery of services was significant. New Directions' staffing profile includes an array of employees and specialists to safely provide 24/7 services for our young people in residential treatment and recovery housing. We quickly implemented response measures — including telehealth and video conferencing — to ensure all services met our community's needs. This required an enormous team effort across the entire organization, from facilities maintenance, counselors, clinicians and educators, to all operations and administrative areas.

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FUNDRAISING EVENTS: New Directions’ Annual Appeal for the Annual Fund is the single most important event and source for annual philanthropic giving to New Directions. Annual Fund giving supports recovery and education services and programs to make our communities healthier, happier and safer. Just $1 of your support saves our larger community $12 in reduced emergency room visits, hospitalizations, school drop-outs, family disruptions and legal charges. Another important statistic: 68% of New Directions' clients report an improvement in school performance 12 months after discharge. This greatly exceeds national averages! Charitable contributions can be made directly at newdirections.co/give. HOW TO HELP: We welcome contributions in cash, in-kind donations and planned gifts, including stocks, bonds and real estate. Your gifts help New Directions provide individuals the treatment services they need, regardless of their abilities to pay.

2020 REVENUE: $3,096,039 YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1981 SOURCES OF REVENUE: Program service revenue: 62.60% Contributions and grants: 21.88% Investment income: 10.26% Other: 5.26%


Mike Matoney, MBA, LICDC-CS chief executive officer

Dianne Vogt chairperson, board of directors

Melissa Cole, vice-chairperson, board of directors (University Hospitals) Harold Abraham, treasurer, board of directors (Eaton Corporation, retired); tax consultant, AARP Leon Kambani, secretary, board of directors (Progressive Insurance)

Contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Your tax-deductible gift to New Directions positively impacts our community in measurable ways — and, most importantly, saves lives! For more information on how to help, please contact James Wyman, chief development officer, at 216-360-4445.


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434 Eastland Road Berea 44017 844-622-5564 ohioguidestone.org

EMPLOYEES: 1,310 WHAT WE DO: Recovery is possible with OhioGuidestone. A leader in the field of behavioral health with a history dating back to 1864, we address the needs of the whole person, helping them reset their paths, reclaim their autonomy and restore their purpose. OhioGuidestone connects individuals of all ages with the resources needed to achieve lifelong success, providing community counseling, substance use disorder treatment, early childhood mental health services, psychiatric care, workforce development training and more. We are Where New Paths Begin. COVID RESPONSE/ IMPACT: Throughout our history, OhioGuidestone has seen many crises. Yet, one thing has remained consistent: we have always adapted to best help those we serve. The COVID-19 pandemic is no different. As the coronavirus crisis

unfolded, many of the individuals and families we serve were abruptly isolated at home, cut off from existing support systems and behavioral health services, and forced to face increased financial strain and uncertainty. Since the onset of the pandemic, we have continued to deliver services and support our clients in need, all while effectively balancing the health and safety of our staff and those we serve. Our staff is equipped to provide care to our clients — both virtually and in-person, following strict protocols for face coverings, social distancing and hygiene, depending on clients' needs, along with rapidly evolving conditions in the communities we serve. Disruption of care was never an option, and OhioGuidestone continues to adapt to the ever-

changing needs faced by our communities. FUNDRAISING EVENTS: Holiday Giving, NovemberDecember: Kick off the holidays with Giving Tuesday. Folllow @OhioGuidestone on social media to check out all the exciting ways you can support OhioGuidestone over the holidays, in order to help children and families year-round. For more information, contact Arian May at arian.may@ ohioguidestone.org or 440-260-8212. Evolution Gala 2023: Stay tuned. Contact Arian May at arian.may@ ohioguidestone.org or 440-260-8212 for further information. HOW TO HELP: OhioGuidestone is changing the lives of individuals in our community through our programming, services and compassionate employees. We need your help to continue making a positive impact. Join our team and/ or support OhioGuidestone with a tax-deductible charitable gift and make an investment in the lifelong success of the people we serve — by visiting ohioguidestone.org.

2020 REVENUE: $88,892,000 YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1864 SOURCES OF PHILANTHROPY: Corporations/organizations: 35% Foundations: 27% Individuals: 20% Other: 18%


Richard Frank president and chief executive officer

Peter Ippolito chairperson, board of directors

Douglas Blair, chief information officer Mary K. Greulich, executive vice president; chief financial officer Ben Kearney, Ph.D., executive vice president; chief clinical officer Donna Keegan, executive vice president; chief operating officer Cindy Naegele, vice president of advancement and communications Matt Rizzo, executive vice president, medical services & SUD treatment Mary Stiles, vice president and general counsel Patti Stumpp, vice president of human resources

Last year, OhioGuidestone successfully pivoted to telehealth when the pandemic made in-person services impossible, and it created an Inclusion & Diversity Council to improve its work environment.


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• Clinical internships

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• Personal and holiday time

• Flexible scheduling

• 401k with a match

Interested? Check out our available opportunities at: www.ohioguidestone.org/employment

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Playhouse Square

1501 Euclid Ave., Suite 200 Cleveland 44115 216-771-4444 playhousesquare.org

EMPLOYEES: 134 WHAT WE DO: As the largest performing arts center in the country outside of New York, Playhouse Square, a nonprofit, is Northeast Ohio’s destination for Broadway and more great entertainment. A champion of arts education and downtown Cleveland, Playhouse Square is proud to be the home of Cleveland Ballet, Cleveland International Film Festival, Cleveland Play House, Cleveland State University Department of Theatre and Dance, DANCECleveland, Great Lakes Theater and Tri-C JazzFest. COVID RESPONSE/ IMPACT: Playhouse Square was forced to cancel or postpone 1,100 performances, due to COVID-19. The theaters were dark for 15 months. During that time, the Playhouse Square Education

Department offered streaming performances and workshops, reaching 95,000 students in classrooms across the region. FUNDRAISING EVENTS: • Donor Circle • Friends Circle • Leading Ladies • Partners (young professionals) • Center Stage Benefit • Jump Back Ball • Golf Outing

entertainment, business and living. Volunteer: Become one of our famous RedCoat volunteers and help our guests make memories that last a lifetime.

2020 REVENUE: $81,213,000 YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1973 SOURCES OF REVENUE: Theater ticket revenue: 45% Real estate revenue: 22% Contributions: 18% Other operating revenues: 12% Interest and investment income: 3%


HOW TO HELP: Donate: Playhouse Square is unique, both locally and nationally, for its sound financial stewardship, wise foresight and lasting impact. This support enables us to bring a diverse selection of quality performances to Cleveland, provide community engagement and education programming, and create a destination for

Gina Vernaci president and chief executive officer

Amy Brady board chair

Rick Buoncore, vice chair, advancement Margaret M. Judd, vice chair, education Mark D. Ross, vice chair, finance Paul J. Dolan, vice chair, government affairs Brent D. Ballard, vice chair, nominating and governance Neil C. Weinberger, vice chair, real estate development Sara Ellen Stashower, vice chair, sales and marketing Jim Merlino, co-vice chair, strategic planning Kurt Treu, co-vice chair, strategic planning Heather Lennox, secretary and treasurer *For full board list, go to www.CrainsCleveland.com/ GivingGuide21

Students perform on stage at Playhouse Square during the Disney Musicals In Schools Student Share celebration (photographed in 2016).



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Support community engagement and education with a gift to the Education Fund today. Your donation makes it possible for us to present programs, workshops and field trips of the highest quality at a low cost or for free to participants. Donate online at playhousesquare.org/edufund

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12000 Shaker Blvd. Cleveland 44120 216-991-4000 preterm.org


EMPLOYEES: 55 WHAT WE DO: Preterm’s mission is to advance reproductive health and justice by providing safe, respectful and accessible abortion and sexual health care. We are a trusted, independent clinic that has provided essential health care in Northeast Ohio since 1974. People who have abortions are us, our family, friends and neighbors. Safe, legal abortion has been a mainstay in the United States for nearly 50 years. Preterm advocates for the protection of every person's right to determine whether — or when — to become a parent. Bodily autonomy and abortion rights are essential to supporting public health and raising healthy families. The average age of our patients is 27, and 70% are already parents with limited financial resources to care for their children. Reproductive health and access across the country have never been at greater risk. Preterm is working closely with state and national partners to preserve reproductive freedom in the face of

mounting restrictions. COVID RESPONSE/ IMPACT: The majority of our patients struggled to make ends meet even before the pandemic. Ninety-five percent require financial assistance to cover the costs of their abortions. Affordable, timely reproductive health care is more important than ever before, as COVID-19 has raised additional challenges to access, such as limited childcare, unemployment and transportation issues. When the stay-at-home order was issued, Preterm was cited in violation of the halt on non-essential surgeries. We went to court and won. Even during a typical year, it’s a challenge for Preterm to raise the necessary funds. Without our incredible donors, we would not have been able to keep the doors open throughout the pandemic. FUNDRAISING EVENTS: As the only independent nonprofit clinic in Ohio, Preterm is funded primarily by individuals like you. And it has an

ever-evolving calendar of fundraising and community activities. HOW TO HELP: Support from community members — like you — helps preserve reproductive rights and bodily autonomy. Every donation makes a difference. Together, we can ensure the bright futures we all deserve — with access to abortion and sexual health care without judgment or shame. Monthly giving: Join our sustaining donors by setting up a monthly donation at preterm.org/ support.

2020 REVENUE: $4,300,000 YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1974 SOURCES OF REVENUE: Grants: 47% Other philanthropic support: 27% Annual fund: 18% Endowment: 5% Special events: 3% Note: We do not receive any government funding and the State of Ohio does not allow for Medicaid to pay for abortion care.


Workplace giving: Direct your donations — through United Way or Greater Cleveland Community Shares — to Preterm. Give from the Heart: Donate in honor of a loved one’s birthday, wedding, anniversary or other special occasion. Or request donations to Preterm on your birthday. We’ll send a card informing the person of your gift. Shop: Designate Preterm Cleveland Inc. as your charity of choice while shopping on amazon.com or on the Amazon app. Host: Invite friends to an in-person or virtual event to spread the word about Preterm and raise funds to support reproductive rights in our community!

Vanessa Arenas, MPH deputy director

Jen Moore Conrow, MFS executive director

Jessie Hill, chair Jane Buder Shapiro, development committee chair Rev. Chris Davies, governance committee chair Camilla Grigsby, advancement committee chair Rachel Kacenjar, finance committee chair Ryan Clopton-Zymler Taylor Harrison Sarah Honig Khouri Melekte Melaku Colette Ngana Chinenye Nkemere Jane Peterson Susan Polakoff Shaw Dallas Schubert Kate Snow

Abortion is health care and is very common. One in four women will have an abortion by the age of 45.



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Stella Maris

1320 Washington Ave. Cleveland 44113 216-781-0550 stellamariscleveland.com

EMPLOYEES: 120 WHAT WE DO: Stella Maris has provided drug and alcohol treatment services to the people of Greater Cleveland since 1948. Our services have expanded over the years, but our mission hasn’t changed: We treat addiction, guide recovery and rebuild lives. We serve anyone in Greater Cleveland struggling with addiction, regardless of their abilities to pay. Roughly 95% of our clients come to us at or below the Federal Poverty Level. Many lack a stable home or insurance. Addiction does not discriminate by age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or income, and neither do we. We serve people from all walks of life. COVID RESPONSE/ IMPACT: The COVID-19 pandemic has created an environment conducive to substance misuse, addiction and relapse, only exacerbating the opioid epidemic in Greater Cleveland.

In December 2020, the Center for Disease Control issued a Health Alert Network Advisory, identifying the United States’ highest number of drug overdose deaths ever recorded in a 12-month period. In addition, in 2020, Cuyahoga County’s overdose deaths increased by nearly 10% over 2018 and 3% over 2019, continuing the upward trend. In response to a growing community need, Stella Maris is expertly navigating a period of rapid growth across the agency. We have successfully managed this growth and maintained the efficiency and quality of our services — even when the COVID-19 outbreak necessitated quickly transitioning to a mostly remote workforce and telehealth for outpatient services.

with COVID-19 protocols in place. FUNDRAISING EVENTS: Due to COVID-19, our in-person fundraising events have been suspended. We do anticipate celebrating the re-opening of the Stella Maris Coffee House later in the fall though. HOW TO HELP: Give: Financial gifts of any size are deeply appreciated. Please email Kelli Wall at kelli.wall@ stellamariscleveland.com for more information. Volunteer: For further information, please contact Molly Gallagher at molly.gallagher@ stellamariscleveland.com.

In recent months, we have slowly begun to bring back 12-step meetings, family therapy and group sessions to our buildings

2020 REVENUE: $8,660,359 YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1948 SOURCES OF REVENUE: Program services: 59% Grants and contributions: 39% Other: 1.99% Investment: .01%


Daniel Lettenberger-Klein chief executive officer

Susan Gragel, president, board of directors (Susan L. Gragel Law, Inc.) Robert Brandon, vice president, board of directors (CBRE) Aaron Marks, treasurer, board of directors (American Express) Daniella Paez, secretary, board of directors (Ulmer & Berne) Richard G. Bialosky, director (The King Group) The Honorable Ellen Connally, director William Denihan, director Rick Doody, director (NCR Ventures) Justin Herdman, director (Jones Day) Annie H. Hubbard, director George D. Latcheran, director (The Huntington National Bank) Theresa Manley, director (Graphco Company) Timothy L. McErlean, director (United Insurance Agencies) John F. O’Brien, director Patrick D. Quinn, Esq., director Susan Scheutzow, Esq., director Albert E. R. Schneider, Esq., director Tom Wasson, director (Wasson Insurance Agency) Phyllis Webb, director (Dise & Company)

Stella Maris is Cleveland's oldest and best hope for addiction recovery, as it has been taking care of your friends and family since 1948.



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Cleveland’s oldest and best hope for addition recovery— taking care of your friends and family since 1948.




Please consider making a gift to support Stella Maris. Gifts can be given through cash contributions, deferred gifts and bequests, life insurance, matching gifts, real estate and securities. Donate online: stellamariscleveland.com Contact development: Kelli.wall@stellamariscleveland.com Mail your contribution to: Stella Maris, 1320 Washington Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113

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Teach For America Ohio

3500 Lorain Ave., Suite 400 Cleveland 44113 216-961-4485 teachforamerica.org/ where-we-work/ohio EMPLOYEES: 21

WHAT WE DO: Teach For America (TFA) recruits and develops a diverse corps of outstanding leaders who make an initial twoyear commitment to teach in high-need schools and become lifelong leaders in the effort to end educational inequity. Our aspiration is that, over the next 10 years, twice as many children — in communities where we work — will reach key academic milestones, indicating they are on a path to economic mobility and co-creating a future filled with possibility. Teachers and leaders in TFA are trained and supported to go beyond traditional expectations, in order to advance the academic and personal growth of their students and contribute to school and system level improvement. TFA launched operations in Ohio in 2012. Nine years later, our network is comprised of over 1,000 alumni, with twothirds working full-time


in education, and more than 100 corps member teachers serving across the state. From classrooms, to districts, to state houses, they are reimagining education to realize the day when every child has an equal opportunity to learn, lead and thrive. COVID RESPONSE/ IMPACT: When schools closed, due to COVID-19, our system experienced the single most disruptive moment in the history of U.S. education — one that further widened disparities caused by long-standing inequities. This pushed us to reflect in new ways — and with new urgency — on what it means to change the odds for our kids, families and communities. As students faced potential learning loss, we partnered with a team of educators to pilot new approaches to learning in a remote context. And we uncovered and shared key insights that can boost student engagement virtually.

HOW TO HELP: There are many ways you can support our mission to make an excellent and equitable education a reality for all children. Donate: Your financial support helps TFA continue expanding opportunities for thousands of students. Donate online or learn about other ways you can give. Visit teachforamerica.org/ support-us for more information. Partner: We team up with corporations to achieve our shared vision of a country where all children can realize their full potential. Learn how to become a corporate partner by visiting teachforamerica. org/support-us/corporatepartnerships. Join: Looking to join a coalition of extraordinary trailblazers, or know someone who might be? Learn how to apply today: teachforamerica.org/howto-join.

2020 REVENUE: $4,337,033 YEAR ESTABLISHED: 2012 SOURCES OF REVENUE: State funding: 44% Foundations: 33% Fee for service: 14% Corporations: 4% Individual donors: 3% Federal funding: 2%


Holly Trifiro executive director Justin Bibb, board co-chair (Urbanova) Leslie Maloney, board co-chair (Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation) CLEVELAND AREA BOARD MEMBERS Evelyn Burnett (Thirdspace Action Lab) Mike Chernoff (Cleveland Baseball) Tera Coleman (Bakerhostetler) Lora Cover (Cover Consulting) Dave Cupar (McDonald Hopkins LLC) Dan Moulthrop (City Club of Cleveland) James Ratner (RMS Corporations) Robert Rawson, chairman emeritus (Jones Day, retired) Marisela Reyes (Eaton) Shelly Saltzman (school founder and community advocate)


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Too many children in America are denied access to an excellent education. Teach For America recruits and develops a diverse corps of outstanding leaders to teach in high-need schools and become lifelong leaders in the effort to end educational inequity.


This is a defining moment for a generation of students and our country. We have a once in a lifetime opportunity – and obligation – to reimagine a new future and a more equitable and relevant education system.


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United Way of Greater Cleveland

1331 Euclid Ave. Cleveland 44115 216-436-2100 unitedwaycleveland.org

EMPLOYEES: 82 WHAT WE DO: Founded in 1913, United Way of Greater Cleveland is a local, independent nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting poverty across the Greater Cleveland area. As the region’s largest private sector investor in health and human services, United Way of Greater Cleveland invests in efforts that address poverty, using a two-pronged approach. The first prong focuses on the daily issues affecting those living in poverty through the Community Hub for Basic Needs. The second drives research and innovation through the Impact Institute, a think tank with an action plan, focused on identifying longterm solutions to break the cycle of poverty. COVID RESPONSE/ IMPACT: United Way of Greater Cleveland remains committed to helping our community recover from the COVID-19 pandemic: • Our response began

through United Way’s 211. Since March 2020, 211 has handled nearly 300,000 calls. • In January 2021, we partnered with Cuyahoga County to establish a dedicated COVID-19 vaccination hotline through 211, providing callers access to vaccine information, including eligibility details and places to obtain inoculations. Between Jan. 25 and June 1, the line received nearly 59,000 calls from Northeast Ohio residents who were seeking assistance, regarding the coronavirus vaccine. • We were proud to serve as a partner in the Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund, which has awarded more than $18 million since March 2020 to hundreds of organizations throughout Greater Cleveland. • In September 2020, United Way of Greater Cleveland and the Cleveland Foundation partnered with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District to introduce

Academic Learning Pods. As a result, students in kindergarten through eighth grade received a safe space, along with small group, in-person tutoring to supplement their virtual learning. EVENTS: To learn about upcoming virtual events and community conversations, follow us on Facebook @ UnitedWayCLE, Twitter @ UnitedWayCLE, Instagram @UnitedWayCLE and LinkedIn @United-WayofGreaterCleveland. HOW TO HELP: Donate: Your generosity funds work that makes an immediate impact to break the cycle of poverty. To donate, please visit unitedwaycleveland.org. Advocate: We provide a nonpartisan platform for people to take meaningful action, regarding the problems that impact our region.

2020 FISCAL REVENUE: $37,600,000 YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1913 SOURCES OF REVENUE: Annual campaign: 70% Direct services to the community: 14% Corporate and foundation gifts: 13% Principal gifts: 3%


August A. Napoli president and chief executive officer

Paul J. Dolan board chair

Marc S. Byrnes, immediate past chair Ira C. Kaplan, vice chair Gregory L. Stefani, treasurer and chair, Finance Committee Victor Ruiz, secretary William F. Lacey, assistant secretary Keith J. Libman, chair, Audit Committee Felton Thomas Jr., chair, Community Investment Committee James A. Ratner, chair, Governance and Nominating Committee George A. Sample, chair, Human Resources Committee Dee Bagwell Haslam, chair, Marketing & Brand Strategy Committee Sonali B. Wilson, Esq., chair, Public Policy & Advocacy Committee Patrick M. Pastore, chair, Resource Development Committee Delos M. “Toby” Cosgrove, MD, distinguished chair, Impact Institute

United Way of Greater Cleveland's 211 is a free and confidential 24/7 service that connects people in need with resources such as utility, food and shelter assistance.



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Youth Opportunities Unlimited

The Halle Building 1228 Euclid Ave., Suite 200 Cleveland 44115 216-566-5445 youthopportunities.org EMPLOYEES: 85

WHAT WE DO: Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.) is a nonprofit workforce development organization that serves teens and young adults, aged 14-24, living in economically distressed neighborhoods in Northeast Ohio. Y.O.U.’s programs and services are focused on ensuring these individuals are ready to pursue a path to economic self-sufficiency through mentoring, employability skills training, career exploration and work experiences. Since its founding in 1982 by then Cleveland mayor George Voinovich, approximately 170,000 youth have obtained a job or internship through Y.O.U., earning more than $60 million in salaries and stipends. Y.O.U. employment and school-based programs help nearly 5,000 individuals annually, preparing them for career pathways through summer and year-round jobs, internships, for-credit high school classes and

industry-specific credential training. Y.O.U.’s vision is a just and equitable community where every young person is ready and confidently pursuing a meaningful future. COVID RESPONSE/ IMPACT: When the State of Ohio shut down, Y.O.U. took all in-person activities remote, including our in-school program, Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates (JOG), and young adult job readiness and credential training. Typically employing 2,000 to 3,000 teens each summer, Y.O.U. cut that number in half to ensure youth had safe, in-person work experiences; it also provided an “earn while you learn” remote working option. Thanks to the generosity of funding partners, we were able to provide a device and Wi-Fi to any teen or young adult who needed it.

FUNDRAISING EVENTS: The Youth Career Olympics is an annual event, held in April, that showcases the business skills students in the Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates program have learned all year. They compete in a total of nine events and vie for first, second and third place in competitions like public speaking, corporate team challenge and resume writing. The annual Austin Carr Celebrity Golf Invitational in July is hosted by the Cavs legend. Golfers are paired with local sports and media celebrities and Y.O.U. youth for a fun-filled day on the links. HOW TO HELP: Give: Y.O.U. relies on the generosity of the community — foundations, corporations and individuals — to help us expand the number of youth we serve annually. Donations can be made via youthopportunities.org/ ways-to-give. Volunteer: Y.O.U. has several opportunities for business professionals to serve youth. They include assisting students with resume writing, conducting mock interviews and guest speaking on their career, financial literacy, technology or any topic that can enhance the student’s experience as they prepare for the world of work.

2020 REVENUE: $11,302,559 YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1982 SOURCES OF REVENUE: Government grants: 72% Foundations: 19% Corporations and individuals: 7% Events: 1% Other: 1%


James Hardiman chair, board of directors (Wedbush Securities)

Craig Dorn president and chief executive officer

BOARD EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Amanda Petrak, vice chair (KeyBank) Bryan Fialkowski, treasurer (JPMorgan Chase) Jeremy Sosin, secretary (Sosin Law LLC) Brian Broadbent Greg Ferrazza (First National Bank) Beth Rosenberg (Front Door Consulting) Jason Therrien (thunder::tech) SENIOR STAFF Kimberly Bell, director of compliance Tobin Buckner, director, employer partnerships and training Eric Dillenbeck, director, work experience Candice Himes, director, human resources and talent management Claire Levin, senior executive specialist Eric Lewis, director, organizational performance and strategic initiatives Pam Macer, chief program officer Missy S. Toms, vice president, development and communications


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Youth Career Olympics & 40th Anniversary Celebration

Join us in the morning to watch our Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates students compete several business Give our youthinthe future they events. deserve. Stayyouthopportunities.org for lunch to celebrate our winners Thursday, April 28, 2022 FirstEnergy Stadium and Y.O.U.’s 40th birthday.

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The organizations represented in the Giving Guide are always in need of support. Continue reading for more information on what these organizations need to continue their efforts and how you can contribute.


• Donations/volunteering akronchildrens.org/donate Samantha Sullivan, 330-543-8340; ssullivan2@akronchildrens.org

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY • Corporate partnerships • Volunteers • Fundraising cancer.org/donate Sarah Wells, sa-rah.wells@cancer.org


• Event participation • Strategic partnerships • Committee membership heart.org/en/affiliates/ohio/cleveland Valerie Hillow Gates, valerie.gates@heart.org


• Volunteers: Disaster responders and blood donor ambassadors • Money: Financial contributions • Blood: Whole blood, platelets and plasma redcross.org/local/ohio/northern-ohio/ways-to-donate.html Gail Wernick, gail.wernick@redcross.org


• Gift cards to Walmart for children and families ($20-$30) • Event planning volunteers for special events beechbrook.org/support-us/donate Heidi Lang, hlang@beechbrook.org


• Electronic devices for telehealth • Cleaning supplies for older adults benrose.org/donate Jen Salkin, jsalkin@benrose.org


• Financial contributions • Major gifts • In-kind donations canopycac.org/get-involved Jennifer Johnson, jjohnson@canopycac.org



• Planned giving • Sponsorship • Marketing services carealliance.org Kelley L. Malcolm, kmalcolm@carealliance.org; 216-535-9100

CATHOLIC COMMUNITY FOUNDATION • Donations to Catholic Charities • Catholic education and priestly formation • Planned gifts • Sponsorships catholiccommunity.org/donate Mary Lou Ozimek, 216-696-6525 x4070; mozimek@catholiccommunity.org.


• All-day RTA bus/rapid passes • One-day volunteer groups of 10 to 25 Corporate partners for fundraising and resident events thecitymission.org/givehope Jaime Buxton, jbuxton@thecitymission.org


• Planned giving/endowments • Strategic partnerships • Fundraising clevelandmetroparks.com/donate Natalie Ronayne, chief development officer nar@clevelandmetroparks.com


• Corporate partners for our world-class concerts and programs • Dedicated individuals engaged with our music and artistry • Supporters eager to commit through our monthly Stand Partners program clevelandorchestra.com/donate Donor Services team, donate@clevelandorchestra.com


• Fundraising • Planned giving/endowments • Board membership clevelandzoosociety.org/donate Leta Obertacz, director of advancement, 216-635-3346 or obertacz@clevelandzoosociety.org


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• Mentors • Monetary donations collegenowgc.org/donate/ Kittie Warshawsky, kwarshawsky@collegenowgc.org


• We accept donations of items to support families in need. crossroadshealth.org Angie Rachuba, associate director of development arachuba@crossroadshealth.org


Donations are urgently needed. • Donate securely online at firstyearcleveland.org/give. • Participate in anti-racism and bias trainings. • Advocate for public policies to improve maternal and infant health. firstyearcleveland.org firstyearcleveland@case.edu; 216-368-4837


• Business partnerships: Collaborative businesses with a desire to hire Goodwill participants. • Material donations: Empty your closet and donate clothes, housewares or even a laptop! • Ambassadors: Learn more about Goodwill and share that good with others! goodwillgoodskills.org/donate Maureen Ater, mater@goodwillgoodskills.org; 330-445-1032


• Operating support to deliver STEM programming to the community • Capital gifts to help form the next generation of tomorrow’s STEM leaders • Endowment gifts to ensure STEM access for ALL greatscience.com/support/make-donation Amy Pausche, VP of development, pauschea@glsc.org


• Sponsorships • Event participation • Cash/check/credit card gifts holdenfg.org/make-an-impact/donate/ Deborah Miller, dmiller@holdenfg.org; 216-707-2807


• Investment managers, tax accountants, CPAs and estate attorneys, etc. for our Professional Advisors Panel • Local business executives to serve as board members or ad hoc advisors • Volunteer event organizer to help support local community outreach hudson.fcsuite.com/erp/donate Amy Jordan, amyjordan@myhcf.org


• Cash/check/credit card gifts • Event sponsorships • Auction items, particularly personal experience packages hungernetwork.org/ways-to-give/donate Dena Adler, dadler@hungernetwork.org

IDEASTREAM PUBLIC MEDIA • Fundraising • Planned giving/endowments • Sponsorships ideastream.org/donate Lori Marks, lmarks@ideastream.org


• Fundraising • Sponsorships and strategic partnerships • Cash/check/credit card gift jumpstartinc.org/supporters Teleangé Thomas, 216-363-3535


• New Directions accepts donations for an annual raffle and auction. newdirections.co/give James Wyman, chief development officer, jwyman@newdirect.org

OHIOGUIDESTONE • Online giving for operational support ohioguidestone.org Arian May, arian.may@ohioguidestone.org; 440-260-8212 PLAYHOUSE SQUARE • Donations • Volunteers playhousesquare.org/giving-support PRETERM CLEVELAND • Annual fund • Endowment expertise • Planned giving preterm.org/support 216-991-4000

STELLA MARIS • Hygiene products: Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, toothpaste and toothbrushes • Winter outerwear: Coats, gloves, hats, scarves and boots • Financial gifts stellamarisclevelad.com Molly Gallagher, director of community outreach molly.gallagher@stellamariscleveland.com TEACH FOR AMERICA OHIO • Donations • Partnerships teachforamerica.org/donate


• Monetary contributions • Major gifts • Planned giving unitedwaycleveland.org Aaron Petersal, vice president, Resource Development Operations 216-436-2186

YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES UNLIMITED • Unlimited monetary donations • Planned giving/endowments • Volunteers youthopportunities.org/ways-to-give Missy Toms, mtoms@youthopportunities.org

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Ranked by 2020 expenses (Originally published on May 17, 2021)

1. CHRISTIAN HEALTHCARE MINISTRIES INC. 127 Hazelwood Ave., Barberton 44203 | 800-791-6225 chministries.org Expenses (millions) 2020/2019: $636.6/ $530.4 Revenue (millions) 2020/2019: $633.4/ $510.0 % Income from Private Support: 100% % Expenses Used for Programming 2020: 98% 2020 Net Assets or Fund Balances (Millions): $129.70 Purpose of Organization: To glorify God by sharing in each others' medical bills Top Local Executive: J. Craig Brown II, president, CEO

6. OHIOGUIDESTONE 434 Eastland Road, Berea 44017 | 440-234-2006 | ohioguidestone.org Expenses (millions) 2020/2019: $77.9/$74.9 Revenue (millions) 2020/2019: $76.6/$75.7 % Income from Private Support: 96% % Expenses Used for Programming 2020: 84% 2020 Net Assets or Fund Balances (Millions): $29.20 Purpose of Organization: To provide behavioral health services to help individuals achieve lifelong success Top Local Executive: Richard R. Frank, president, CEO

2. CATHOLIC CHARITIES, DIOCESE OF CLEVELAND 7911 Detroit Ave., Cleveland 44102 | 216-334-2900 | ccdocle.org Expenses (millions) 2020/2019:$106.9/$106.9 Revenue (millions) 2020/2019: $108.6 % Income from Private Support: 25% % Expenses Used for Programming 2020: 83% 2020 Net Assets or Fund Balances (Millions): $77.90 Purpose of Organization: To respond to the health and human service needs and social concerns for the people of the Diocese of Cleveland Top Local Executive: Patrick Gareau, president, CEO

7. WESTERN RESERVE AREA AGENCY ON AGING 1700 E. 13th St., Suite 114, Cleveland 44114 | 216-621-0303 areaagingsolutions.org Expenses (millions) 2020/2019: $76.0/$68.7 Revenue (millions) 2020/2019: $77.2/$69.1 % Income from Private Support: 26% % Expenses Used for Programming 2020: 92% 2020 Net Assets or Fund Balances (Millions): $6.60 Purpose of Organization: To provide choices for people to live independently Top Local Executive: E. Douglas Beach, CEO

3. GREATER CLEVELAND FOOD BANK 15500 S. Waterloo Road, Cleveland 44110 | 216-738-2265 greaterclevelandfoodbank.org Expenses (millions) 2020/2019:$93.6/$91.6 Revenue (millions) 2020/2019: $110.7 % Income from Private Support: 50.70% % Expenses Used for Programming 2020: 93.90% 2020 Net Assets or Fund Balances (Millions): $37.60 Purpose of Organization: To ensure that everyone in our communities has the nutritious food they need every day Top Local Executive: Kristin Warzocha, president, CEO

8. THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART 11150 East Blvd., Cleveland 44106 | 216-421-7350 | clevelandart.org Expenses (millions) 2020/2019: $70.0/$71.9 Revenue (millions) 2020/2019: $75.0/$64.2 % Income from Private Support: 52.50% % Expenses Used for Programming 2020: 80% 2020 Net Assets or Fund Balances (Millions): $1008.00 Purpose of Organization: To preserve and present art for the benefit of all the people forever. Top Local Executive: William M. Griswold, director, CEO

4. MENORAH PARK 27100 Cedar Road, Beachwood | 44122 216-831-6500 menorahpark.org Expenses (millions) 2020/2019: $85.3/$82.6 Revenue (millions) 2020/2019: $81.5/$81.4 % Income from Private Support: 99.8% % Expenses Used for Programming 2020: 78.5% 2020 Net Assets or Fund Balances (Millions): $13.8 Purpose of Organization: To provide health care on a residential and community service basis Top Local Executive: James Newbrough, president, CEO

9. HOSPICE OF THE WESTERN RESERVE INC. 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland 44110 | 800-707-8922 hospicewr.org Expenses (millions) 2020/2019: $69.7/$90.7 Revenue (millions) 2020/2019: $72.3/$91.8 % Income from Private Support: 3.50% % Expenses Used for Programming 2020: 73.70% 2020 Net Assets or Fund Balances (Millions): $116.10 Purpose of Organization: To provide hospice, palliative care, caregiver support and bereavement services Top Local Executive: William E. Finn, president, CEO

5. SIGNATURE HEALTH INC. 7232 Justin Way, Mentor 44060 | 440-578-8200 signaturehealthinc.org Expenses (millions) 2020/2019:$80.5/$74.9 Revenue (millions) 2020/2019: $90.4/$78.6 % Income from Private Support: 90% % Expenses Used for Programming 2020: 100% 2020 Net Assets or Fund Balances (Millions): $23.00 Purpose of Organization: To end health disparities in our community Top Local Executive: Jonathan Lee, CEO

10. VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA OHIO & INDIANA 775 E. 152nd St., Cleveland 44110 | 216-541-9000 | voaohin.org Expenses (millions) 2020/2019: $64.7/$62.0 Revenue (millions) 2020/2019: $64.8/$62.8 % Income from Private Support: 39% % Expenses Used for Programming 2020: 86% 2020 Net Assets or Fund Balances (Millions): $50.50 Purpose of Organization: To help people rebuild their lives and reach their full potential Top Local Executive: John von Arx III, president, CEO



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11. PLAYHOUSE SQUARE FOUNDATION 1501 Euclid Ave., Suite 200, Cleveland 44115 | 216-771-4444 playhousesquare.org Expenses (millions) 2020/2019: $61.3/ $81.9 Revenue (millions) 2020/2019: $62.9/$95.4% Income from Private Support: 96% % Expenses Used for Programming 2020: 89% 2020 Net Assets or Fund Balances (Millions): $185.00 Purpose of Organization: To operate the performing arts center and help restore and develop the Playhouse Square district Top Local Executive: Gina Vernaci president, CEO 12. COLEMAN PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 5982 Rhodes Road, Kent 44240 | 330-673-1347 colemanservices.org Expenses (millions) 2020/2019: $60.0/$58.0 Revenue (millions) 2020/2019: $60.0/$58.6 % Income from Private Support: 2.50% % Expenses Used for Programming 2020: 88.70% 2020 Net Assets or Fund Balances (Millions): $18.00 Purpose of Organization: Behavioral health, crisis, addiction recovery, employment and residential services across Ohio Top Local Executive: Hattie Tracy, president, CEO

16. JUDSON SERVICES INC. 2181 Ambleside Drive, Cleveland 44106 | 216-791-2004 judsonsmartliving.org Expenses (millions) 2020/2019: $50.0/$48.3 Revenue (millions) 2020/2019: $49.4/$48.7 % Income from Private Support: 94% % Expenses Used for Programming 2020: 86% 2020 Net Assets or Fund Balances (Millions): $11.20 Purpose of Organization: A not-for-profit senior living organization serving northern Ohio Top Local Executive: Kendra J. Urdzik, president, CEO 17.HATTIE LARLHAM 9772 Diagonal Road, Mantua 44255 | 330-274-2272 hattielarlham.org Expenses (millions) 2020/2019: $49.5/$49.8 Revenue (millions) 2020/2019: $58.8/$51.4% Income from Private Support: 98% % Expenses Used for Programming 2020: 91% 2020 Net Assets or Fund Balances (Millions): $46.80 Purpose of Organization: To provide care for children and adults with developmental disabilities in Northeast and Central Ohio Top Local Executive: Stephen Colecchi, CEO

13. ORIANA HOUSE INC. P.O. Box 1501, Akron 44309 | 330-535-8116 | orianahouse.org Expenses (millions) 2020/2019: $54.6/$59.0 Revenue (millions) 2020/2019: $55.6 % Income from Private Support: 0% % Expenses Used for Programming 2020: 89% 2020 Net Assets or Fund Balances (Millions): $1.00 Purpose of Organization: Community corrections, substance abuse and mental health treatment, re-entry services Top Local Executive: James J. Lawrence, president, CEO

18. LIFEBANC 4775 Richmond Road, Warrensville Heights 44128 | 216-752-5433 lifebanc.org Expenses (millions) 2020/2019: $46.7/$40.2 Revenue (millions) 2020/2019: $50.8/$42.8% Income from Private Support: 70% % Expenses Used for Programming 2020: 90% 2020 Net Assets or Fund Balances (Millions): $35.20 Purpose of Organization: To save lives through organ, eye and tissue donation Top Local Executive: Gordon Bowen, CEO

14. THE CENTERS & CIRCLE HEALTH SERVICES 4500 Euclid Ave., Cleveland 44103 | 216-432-7200 thecentersohio.org Expenses (millions) 2020/2019: $52.9/$58.3 Revenue (millions) 2020/2019: $56.2/$55.4% Income from Private Support: 5% % Expenses Used for Programming 2020: 91% 2020 Net Assets or Fund Balances (Millions): $47.30 Purpose of Organization: To provide life-changing and innovative health, work and family services Top Local Executive: Eric L. Morse, president, CEO

19. CHN HOUSING PARTNERS 2999 Payne Ave., Suite 306, Cleveland 44114 | 216-574-7100 chnhousingparters.org Expenses (millions) 2020/2019: $45.7/$35.0 Revenue (millions) 2020/2019: $49.0 % Income from Private Support: 34.40% % Expenses Used for Programming 2020: 96% 2020 Net Assets or Fund Balances (Millions): $27.00 Purpose of Organization: To leverage affordable housing to change lives and improve communities Top Local Executive: Kevin J. Nowak, executive director

15. THE MUSICAL ARTS ASSOCIATION (THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA) 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland 44106 | 216-231-7300 clevelandorchestra.com Expenses (millions) 2020/2019: $52.3/$58.0 Revenue (millions) 2020/2019: $54.2/$56.8 % Income from Private Support: 96% % Expenses Used for Programming 2020: 81% 2020 Net Assets or Fund Balances (Millions): $195.70 Purpose of Organization: To inspire and enrich lives through extraordinary musical experiences Top Local Executive: André Gremillet, president, CEO

20. THE VILLAGE NETWORK 2000 Noble Drive, Wooster 44691 | 800-638-3232 thevillagenetwork.org Expenses (millions) 2020/2019: $45.7/$42.6 Revenue (millions) 2020/2019: $47.8/$44.3 % Income from Private Support: 34.20% % Expenses Used for Programming 2020: 84.70% 2020 Net Assets or Fund Balances (Millions): $25.90 Purpose of Organization: To work in partnerships empowering youth and families to build brighter futures Top Local Executive: Richard Graziano, president, CEO

Research by Darleen White and Chuck Soder (researcher@crainscleveland.com) This list includes 501(c)3 nonprofits. Colleges, foundations and hospitals were excluded. Information is supplied by the organizations. (1) Menorah Park acquired Montefiore on July 1, 2020, but their finances are reported separately. (2) Estimate from the organization. (3) Formerly Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland. (4) Includes $10 million grant received in December 2020. Get 78 nonprofits and +420 executives in Excel format. Become a Data Member: CrainsCleveland.com/data

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GRANTS AWARDED (millions) 2020/2019

Ranked by 2020 grants awarded (Originally published on Sept. 20, 2021)

ASSETS (millions) 2020


GIVING FOCUS AREAS Enhance lives of Greater Cleveland residents




CLEVELAND FOUNDATION 1422 Euclid Ave., Cleveland 216-861-3810 | clevelandfoundation.org



$3,792,000; Suite 1300 Services Inc. (NeighborhoodConnections)


THE GEORGE GUND FOUNDATION 45 W. Prospect Ave., Cleveland 216-241-3114 | gundfoundation.org



$2,000,000; Foundation Fighting Blindness

Education, arts, human services, environment, economic development



KEYBANK FOUNDATION 127 Public Square, Cleveland 216-689-7394 | key.com/foundation



$5,500,000; Jumpstart Inc.

Neighbors, education and workforce



AKRON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION 345 W. Cedar St., Akron 330-376-8522 | akroncf.org



$150,000; Portage Path Behavioral Health

Arts, culture, education, health, civic affairs



STARK COMMUNITY FOUNDATION 400 Market Ave. N., Canton 330-454-3426 | starkcf.org



$422,405; John H. and Evelyn L. Ashton Preservation Association Inc.

Wide array of charitable causes



TIMKEN FOUNDATION OF CANTON 200 Market Ave. N., Canton 330-452-1144



$3,665,000; Cleveland Clinic Foundation (Cole Eye Institute)



$241,586; Wayne County Regional Training Facility

Arts, education, environment, health, human services




$500,000; United Nations Foundation Inc. — COVID-19 Response Fund

Education, human welfare


Arts, education, entrepreneurship, health and human services





517 N. Market St., Wooster 330-262-3877 waynecountycommunityfoundation.org


NORDSON CORPORATION FOUNDATION 28601 Clemens Road, Westlake 440-892-1580 | nordson.com


VEALE FOUNDATION 30100 Chagrin Blvd., Pepper Pike 216-255-3205 | vealeentrepreneurs.org



$9,400,000; Case Western Reserve University

EATON CHARITABLE FUND 1000 Eaton Blvd., Beachwood 440-523-5000 | eaton.com



$620,000; United Way of Greater Cleveland

Local interests of Eaton sites



COMMUNITY WEST FOUNDATION 800 Sharon Drive, Westlake 440-360-7370 | communitywestfoundation.org



$120,000; Greater Cleveland Food Bank

Basic needs



MT. SINAI HEALTH CARE FOUNDATION 11000 Euclid Ave., Cleveland 216-421-5500 | mtsinaifoundation.org



$1,725,785; Jewish Federation of Cleveland


SAINT LUKE'S FOUNDATION OF CLEVELAND 11327 Shaker Blvd., Cleveland 216-431-8010 | saintlukesfoundation.org



$550,000; The Cleveland Foundation for special funds



Academic medicine/ bioscience, urban health, Jewish community, health policy Health equity; social determinants of health


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ASSETS (millions) 2020



$450,000; United Way of Summit and Medina



$1,000,000; Cleveland Museum of Art

Arts, culture, education, economic development, environment, health




Lorain County community needs


IN HIS STEPS FOUNDATION 6801 Brecksville Road, Independence 330-528-1785 | ihsfound.org






PARKER-HANNIFIN FOUNDATION 6035 Parkland Blvd., Mayfield Heights 216-896-3000 | parker.com



$1,000,000; Cleveland State University Foundation

STEM education, community needs, sustainability


PEG'S FOUNDATION 10 W. Streetsboro St., Hudson 330-655-1366 | pegsfoundation.org


$500,000; Clear Pathways

Mental health, arts, education


BURTON D. MORGAN FOUNDATION 22 Aurora St., Hudson 330-655-1660 | bdmorganfdn.org



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GAR FOUNDATION 277 E. Mill St., Akron 330-576-2926 | garfoundation.org THE KELVIN & ELEANOR SMITH FOUNDATION 30100 Chagrin Blvd., Pepper Pike 216-591-9111 | kesmithfoundation.org COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF LORAIN COUNTY 9080 Leavitt Road, Elyria 440-984-7390 | peoplewhocare.org

CHAR AND CHUCK FOWLER FAMILY FOUNDATION 5885 Landerbrook Drive, Mayfield Heights 216-906-4578 | fowlerfamilyfdn.org MARTHA HOLDEN JENNINGS FOUNDATION 1228 Euclid Ave., Cleveland 216-589-5700 | mhjf.org





GIVING FOCUS AREAS Helping Akron become smarter, stronger and more vibrant

Entrepreneurship $318,000; National Inventors and entrepreneurship Hall of Fame education Arts, criminal justice, adolescent and young adult cancers, reproductive health



$400,000; Say Yes Cleveland



$125,000; Akron Public Schools

Support for PK-12 pubic schools



$890,000; Baldwin-Buss House Foundation

Arts, culture, historic preservation, youth


HUDSON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION 49 E. Main St., Hudson 330-655-3580 | myhcf.org


SISTERS OF CHARITY FOUNDATION OF CLEVELAND 2475 E. 22nd St., Cleveland 216-357-4460 | socfcleveland.org



Poverty, $110,000; YWCA of Greater homelessness, Catholic sisters, Central Cleveland — A Place 4 Me neighborhood


REINBERGER FOUNDATION 30000 Chagrin Blvd., Orange 216-292-2790 | reinbergerfoundation.org



$500,000; Greater Cleveland Food Bank

Arts, education and human services

h Research by Chuck Soder (csoder@crain.com) Information is supplied by the foundations unless otherwise noted. (1) This foundation is funded primarily on a pass-through basis. Get 41 foundations and 96 executives in Excel format. Become a Data Member: CrainsCleveland.com/data.

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LARGEST PHILANTHROPIC GIFTS OF 2020 Ranked by gift amount (Originally published on Feb. 22, 2021)







JoAnn and Bob Glick


Oct. 2020

Health programs for underserved residents and a Case Western Reserve University nursing professorship





July 2020

Hillcrest Hospital





Dec. 2020

Angie Fowler Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute





Jan. 2020

A named fund to support various 501(c)(3) organizations



Howley Foundation


Oct. 2020

ASPIRE Nurse Scholars Program



Mackenzie Scott


Dec. 2020

Expansion of the the organization's impact throughout its 10-county region





Nov. 2020

Endowment fund to support the donor's charitable passions



Richard and Barbara Altman; Louis and Christine Altman; Jane and Michael Zoldan


March 2020

Akron Children's Health Center, Portage





Dec. 2020

A donor-advised fund



Anonymous (Alumni)


April 2020

Neurodegeneration research, care and education at the School of Medicine and Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing



Steve and Loree Potash


Dec. 2020

Steve & Loree Potash Women & Newborn Center, UH Ahuja Medical Center



Joseph and Kimberly Wesley


Feb. 2020

Wesley Center for Immunotherapy, UH Seidman Cancer Center





June 2020

A donor-advised fund





Nov. 2020

Cardiovascular medicine



Anonymous (Trustee)


March 2020

Scholarship in honor of Barbara R. Snyder



Mackenzie Scott


Dec. 2020

Expand mission to help individuals prepare for, find and retain employment



Research by Chuck Soder (csoder@crain.com) Donations to religious organizations are not included. Includes commitments that have not yet been paid. Information is from gift recipients, philanthropic organizations and Crain's research. Download 74 gifts over $1.5 million in Excel or PDF format. Become a Data Member: CrainsCleveland.com/data



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