Three alumni recognized as Trailblazers

The National Council of Negro Women – Cuyahoga County Section honored three CLC alumni as part of their 37th Annual Luncheon. Marcella Boyd Cox (CLI 2013, LC 2002), Keniece Grey (Stokes CLI 2018, LookUp 2011), and Marsha Mockabee (LC 2013) were recognized as Trailblazers: women leaders leveraging the power of excellence and influence at the…

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Leadership Cleveland director named

Robert P. Kirschner has been named Director of Leadership Cleveland, a program of Cleveland Leadership Center that empowers recognized and senior-level positional leaders to increase and advance their community impact. He also will direct the LC2 Fellows program, in which Leadership Cleveland alumni engage in a project-based, outcome-driven civic engagement experience. “Bob comes to us…

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Gina Vernaci stepping up at Playhouse Square

Playhouse Square recently announced Gina Vernaci’s (LC 2011) promotion to President and Chief Operating Office. In her new role, which she assumes on October 1, she will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of Playhouse Square. According to the statement released by Playhouse Square, Art Falco (LC 1993) will remain on as CEO, but will,…

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First Year Cleveland: Working Together to Save Babies

By Bernadette Kerrigan, Executive Director, First Year Cleveland An August 2018 cleveland.com editorial piece noted, “The good news is that preliminary work to tackle this problem [of infant mortality] by First Year Cleveland — an unprecedented local public-private coalition of elected officials, hospitals, religious institutions, medical providers, educators and health researchers — is making inroads….

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Special Needs Resource Library

Special Needs Resource Library Angela Bair 2018 Finalist Quality of Life category Presented in partnership with:    September 14, 2018 Angela’s Accelerate vision of an adaptive toy library has become a reality at the Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library. The W-E Play Toy Library, now available to the public, includes more than 70 toys, many of which…

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