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Company Overview of Cleveland Foundation, The
The Cleveland Foundation is an not-for-profit foundation with over $1.5 billion assets under management. The foundation primarily focuses on education, health, medicine, and community development in Cleveland. It was founded in 1914 and is based in Cleveland, Ohio.
1422 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115-2001
Founded in 1914
Key Executives for Cleveland Foundation, The
Chief Executive Officer and President
Director of Community-Responsive Grant Making
Director of Gift Planning
Director of Donor Relations
Director of Public Affairs and Strategy
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.
Cleveland Foundation, The Key Developments
The Cleveland Foundation Announces Executive Changes
Oct 12 15
The Cleveland Foundation has appointed Leon Wilson to the newly created role of Chief Technology and Information Officer and announced expanded roles for two of its senior-level staff members Lillian Kuri, who has been named Program Director for Arts and Urban Design, and Sylvia Perez, who becomes Vice President for Corporate Governance and Governmental and International Affairs. As Chief Technology and Information Officer, Wilson will lead the development and implementation of internal and external strategic IT initiatives to enhance the foundation's work and leadership in the community. Wilson
brings more than 20 years of senior-level technology experience to the foundation, including most recently serving as Senior Director for Technology and Data Engagement for the Michigan Nonprofit Association. In her newly expanded role as Program Director for Arts and Urban Design, Kuri assumes responsibility for the foundation's strategic arts initiatives, previously led by retired program director Kathleen Cerveny, in addition to continuing her work in urban design and sustainable development. Kuri has been a program director since 2007. Perez was recently promoted to Vice President for Corporate Governance and Governmental and International Affairs, assuming the role of corporate secretary of the foundation and supporting the management of the board of directors. She will continue her work on local and national leadership initiatives, including public policy and international affairs. Perez joined the foundation as a National Urban Fellow in 2010 and, at the conclusion of her fellowship in 2011, was named Chief of Staff and Manager for Governmental and International Affairs.
Cleveland Foundation Announces Two New Members of its Board of Directors
Jul 29 15
The Cleveland Foundation announced the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors: Carrie Carpenter, Senior Vice President, Regional Director of Public Affairs for Citizens Bank; and Robert A. Glick, the founder and former CEO and Chairman of Dots, LLC. Both appointments, replacing retiring board members Fred Nance and Ratanjit Sondhe, were approved by the foundation's Board of Directors. Carpenter joined Citizens Bank in 2005 and, in her current role, oversees charitable giving, marketing sponsorships, government affairs, executive positioning, communications, media, public relations and national projects. Carpenter led the community component of the bank's 2015 name change and rebrand. She previously directed communications and public affairs efforts at nonprofit organizations, including Children's Rights and the Center for Families and Children, and also worked for U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown. Carpenter is vice chair of the board of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, and serves on the boards of the Gordon Square Arts District and Cleveland Public Theatre, where she previously served as board president. Glick founded Dots, LLC, in 1987. Glick serves on the boards of University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center, the Cleveland Institute of Art, LAND studio and the Alliance Solutions Group. Additionally, he is a member of the investment committees of the University Hospitals Health System, Jewish Federation of Cleveland, Cleveland Institute of Art and the Temple Tifereth Israel Foundation.
Cleveland Foundation Promotes Ginger F. Mlakar to Senior Counsel and Director, Donor Relations
Jan 17 14
The Cleveland Foundation announced that Ginger F. Mlakar, Director of Donor Relations, has been named Senior Counsel and Director, Donor Relations, effective immediately. Mlakar manages the foundation's donor stewardship program, connecting donors to their charitable passions and providing support as they plan purposeful gifts. Additionally, she serves as in - house legal counsel on charitable giving and estate administration issues and facilitates the acceptance of complex gifts. She joined the foundation in July 2009 after 16 years practicing law in the area of estate and charitable gift planning and administration. Her previous positions include partner in the personal succession and planning practice group at Thompson Hine LLP and of counsel in the estate planning and probate practice group at Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan and Aronoff LLP.
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