Be part of a lasting legacy to benefit Cleveland. 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 accelerate CLC's innovative and entrepreneurial activities.
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. 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.
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.
|$75,000 – 99,999||Legacy Circle
|$50,000 – 74,999||Visionary Circle|
|$25,000 – 49,999
|$10,000 – 24,999
||Civic Champions Circle|
|$5,000 – 9,999
||Civic Supporters Circle|
- Recognition Circle Donors ($5,000+)
Founder’s Circle $100,000+
Tom (LC 1978) and Joanie Adler
Viki and Marc (LC 2008) Byrnes
Dick (CLI 2018, 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 (CLI 2012)
Robin J. Davenport (LC 2013)
The Lozick Family Foundation
Brian Marita (LC 2014) & Mary Marita (CBB 2014)
Civic Supporters Circle $5,000 – $9,999
Brent Ballard (LC 2003)
Mike (CLI 2018, LC 1995) and Louise Benz
Gina (LC 2015) & Cipriano (LC 2014, CBB 2006) Beredo
Bober Markey Fedorovich
Jeanette G. (LC 1994) and Glenn R. (LC 1979) Brown
Bill (LC 2010) and Judie Caster
Ronald Cohen (LC 1982)
Ethan (LC 2017) and Michelle Karp
Robert Klonk (LC 2016)
Lisa Kunkle (LC 2014)
Jim (LC 2012) and Amy Merlino
Shelly Peet (LC 2009, CBB 2001)
David and Enid (CLI 2018, LC 2007) Rosenberg
Mark Ross (LC 2016)
Douglas Spiker (LC 2013, CLI 2011)
J. Mark Sutherland (LC 2016)
Michelle Tomallo (LC 2017)
Thomas Turco (LC 2016)
Jeffrey M. Wasserman (LC 2014)