Cleveland is surging ahead today because of committed leadership. The Cleveland Leadership Center (CLC) Endowment Fund will help ensure this upward trajectory by providing resources now and into the future to inspire and connect people to transform our region. Be part of the legacy.
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 93% of the $1 million goal. You can help take us over the top!
Matching gift challenge
Thanks to Joe and Nelda DiRocco, Judy and Bob Rawson, Tom and Chris Stevens, Betsy and Fred Stueber, and Eddie Taylor Jr., gifts and pledges made in September were matched dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000. Their generosity inspired other alumni to invest in CLC’s future.
“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
- Giving levels
Gifts of any amount are welcomed and appreciated. Donors of $5,000 or more will receive recognition on a permanent donor wall 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 (ALI 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 (LC 1998) and Sue McKay
Larry Oscar (LC 2009) & Jeanne Shatten
Tom (LC 1993) and Chris Stevens
Civic Champions Circle $10,000 – $24,999
Amy (LC 2014) & Stan Brady
Marianne Crosley & Tim Clements (CLI 2012)
Joe (LC 2015) and Nelda DiRocco
Peter Galvin (LC 1980)
The Lozick Family Foundation
Brian Marita (LC 2014) & Mary Marita (CBB 2014)
Mark Ross (LC 2016)
William Summers (LC 1993)
Civic Supporters Circle $5,000 – $9,999
Brent Ballard (LC 2003)
Mike (ALI 2018, LC 1995) & Louise Benz
Gina (LC 2015) & Cipriano (LC 2014, CBB 2006) Beredo
Bober Markey Fedorovich
John Bonfiglio (LC 2015, CBB 2003)
Jeanette G. (LC 1994) & Glenn R. (LC 1979) Brown
Bill (LC 2010) & Judie Caster
Cohen & Company
Robin J. Davenport (LC2 2014, LC 2013)
Christopher (LC 2003) and Brenda Gorman
David Gunning (LC 1980)
David C. Jacobs (LC 2009)
Margy Judd (LC2 2015, LC 2007, CBB 2001)
Ethan (LC2 2018, LC 2017) & Michelle Karp
Joe (LC 2015) and Calli Kohmann
Robert Klonk (LC 2016)
Allan Krulak (LC 1988)
Lisa Kunkle (LC 2014)
Christine and William (LC 2012) Lewis
Jim (LC 2012) & Amy Merlino (LC 2020)
Laura Mimura (LC 2016, CBB 2002)
Ginger (LC2 2015, LC 2014) and Tom Mlakar
Beth Mooney (LC 2008)
Kris Morris (LC 2015)
Randy (LC 2018) and Amy Paine
Shelly Peet (LC2 2013, LC 2009, CBB 2001)
Neal Restivo (LC 2017)
David & Enid (CLI 2018, LC 2007) Rosenberg
Douglas Spiker (LC 2013, CLI 2011)
Betsy (CLI 2011) and Fred Stueber (LC 1999)
J. Mark Sutherland (LC 2016)
Eddie Taylor Jr. (LC 2000)
Michelle Tomallo (LC 2017)
Thomas Turco (LC 2016)
Jeffrey M. Wasserman (LC 2014)
Be part of the legacy and join the list of leaders who are invested in advancing leadership and innovation in our region.
Contributions can be spread 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.