Why give to the endowment?

The endowment fund will provide CLC with the financial flexibility to develop innovative programming, grow the continuum of leaders, help them deepen their impact, and create additional programming that helps our community address pressing issues.

Thanks to the generosity of over 375 donors, the Endowment Fund is currently at 84% of the $1 million goal. You can help take us over the top!

Special matching gift offer through 9/30/2019
Thanks to Joe and Nelda DiRocco, Eddie Taylor Jr., Judy & Bob Rawson, Tom and Chris Stevens, and Betsy and Fred Stueber, your gift/pledge will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000 through the end of this month (9/30/2019).

“A contribution to CLC is a significant investment in strengthening leadership and enhancing the growth of our community. We are pleased to play our part in stimulating creative approaches and galvanizing progress throughout greater Cleveland.”  -Judy and Bob Rawson

New and increased gifts/pledges received by September 30, 2019 will be matched up to $50,000.

  • Giving levels

    Gifts of any amount are welcomed and appreciated. Donors of $5,000 or more will receive recognition on a permanent donor wall installation in the CLC office. Those who contribute $25,000 and more will be recognized with a CLC scholarship named in their honor.

    $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
  • Donors $5,000+
    Founder’s Circle $100,000+

    Tom (LC 1978) & Joanie Adler
    Viki & Marc (LC 2008) Byrnes
    Dick (CLI 2018, LC 1978) & 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) & Amy (LC 2011) Kaplan
    Hugh McKay (LC 1998)
    Larry Oscar (LC 2009) & Jeanne Shatten

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

    Amy (LC 2014) & Stan Brady
    Marianne Crosley & Tim Clements (CLI 2012)
    The Lozick Family Foundation
    Brian Marita (LC 2014) & Mary Marita (CBB 2014)
    Oatey Co.

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

    Brent Ballard (LC 2003)
    Mike (CLI 2018, LC 1995) & Louise Benz
    Gina (LC 2015) & Cipriano (LC 2014, CBB 2006) Beredo
    Bober Markey Fedorovich
    Jeanette G. (LC 1994) & Glenn R. (LC 1979) Brown
    Bill (LC 2010) & Judie Caster
    Cohen & Company
    Robin J. Davenport (LC 2013)
    David C. Jacobs (LC 2009)
    Ethan (LC 2017) & Michelle Karp
    Robert Klonk (LC 2016)
    Lisa Kunkle (LC 2014)
    Jim (LC 2012) & Amy Merlino
    Shelly Peet (LC 2009, CBB 2001)
    David & Enid (CLI 2018, LC 2007) Rosenberg
    Mark Ross (LC 2016)
    Douglas Spiker (LC 2013, CLI 2011)
    J. Mark Sutherland (LC 2016)
    Snavely Group
    thunder::tech
    Michelle Tomallo (LC 2017)
    Thomas Turco (LC 2016)
    Jeffrey M. Wasserman (LC 2014)

Payment may be over several years. Gifts of cash, stocks, bonds, retirement assets, real estate, or deferred and planned gifts are gratefully accepted.

The Cleveland Leadership Center is classified as a 501(c)(3) organization by the IRS. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.