Why give to the endowment?

This endowment fund will provide CLC with the financial flexibility to develop innovative and entrepreneurial opportunities that help move our community forward. Funds will keep programming at the cutting edge of innovation, expand the continuum of leaders and help deepen their impact, and create additional customized projects and programming in response to the ever-increasing requests to launch new initiatives that address emerging topics and trends.

The CLC Endowment Fund will help:

  • Marshal and deploy civic and intellectual capital to address pressing needs in response to community requests.
  • Incubate, test and implement new initiatives that can have long-term impact, but are not immediately self-sufficient.
  • Expand offerings to provide more transformative experiences for leaders of all ages.
  • Promote civic leadership and collaboration as imperatives in moving the region forward.

Gifts of cash, stocks, bonds, retirement assets, real estate, or deferred and planned gifts (bequests, life insurance, gift annuity or trusts) are all gratefully accepted.

Recognition levels

Gifts of any amount are welcomed and appreciated. Donors of $5,000 or more will receive recognition on the permanent donor wall installation in the CLC office.

$100,000+ Founder’s Circle
$75,000 – 99,999 Legacy Circle
$50,000 – 74,999 Visionary Circle
$25,000 – 49,999
Leadership Circle
$10,000 – 24,999
Civic Champions Circle
$5,000 – 9,999
Civic Supporters Circle
  • Endowment donors $5,000+
    Founder’s Circle $100,000+

    Tom (LC 1978) and Joanie Adler
    Viki and Marc (LC 2008) Byrnes
    Dick (LC 1978) and Pat Pogue

    Visionary Circle $50,000 – $74,999

    Tom & Marsha Hopkins
    Margaret W. Wong (LC 1984)

    Leadership Circle $25,000 – $49,999

    Ira (LC 2003) and Amy (LC 2011) Kaplan
    Hugh McKay (LC 1998)
    Larry (LC 2009) Oscar and Jeanne Shatten

    Civic Champions Circle $10,000 – $24,999

    Amy (LC 2014) and Stan Brady
    Marianne Crosley and Tim Clements
    Oatey Co.

    Civic Supporters Circle $5,000 – $9,999

    Mike (LC 1995) and Louise Benz
    Gina (LC 2015) & Cipriano (LC 2014) Beredo
    Bober Markey Fedorovich
    Jeanette G. (LC 1994) and Glenn R. (LC 1979) Brown
    William Caster (LC 2010)
    Ronald Cohen (LC 1982)
    Robert Klonk (LC 2016)
    Lisa Kunkle (LC 2014)
    Brian Marita (LC 2014)
    Shelly Peet (LC 2009)
    Enid (LC 2007) and Dr. David Rosenberg
    Mark Ross (LC 2016)
    Douglas Spiker (LC 2013)
    J. Mark Sutherland (LC 2016)
    Snavely Group
    thunder::tech
    Michelle Tomallo (LC 2017)
    Thomas Turco (LC 2016)