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
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.