The Fund’s board of directors is comprised of representatives of all funding members as well as civic members. Each holds one vote in all decision-making. Funding members contribute a minimum of $100,000 over three years. Civic members — nominated by funding members and elected to serve two-year terms that are renewable up to three times — constitute up to 30 percent of funding members and are not required to contribute financially. Members meet four times a year to guide the strategic direction of the Fund and award grants. Elected officers, standing committee chairs, initiative leaders, at-large members, and large funders serve on an Executive Committee, which provides additional oversight.

*denotes Executive Committee member
Mark Samolczyk, Chair
Mark Samolczyk, Chair*
Stark Community Foundation
William H. Gary, Sr., Vice Chair
William H. Gary, Sr., Vice Chair*
Cuyahoga Community College
Anne Goodman, Vice Chair
Anne Goodman, Vice Chair*
Saint Luke’s Foundation
Denise Griggs, Treasurer
Denise Griggs, Treasurer*
Burton D. Morgan Foundation
Adam Briggs, Secretary
Adam Briggs, Secretary*
Briggs Family Funds
David Abbott - The George Gund Foundation
David Abbott*
The George Gund Foundation
Anna Adams - John Huntington Fund for Education
Anna Adams
John Huntington Fund for Education
Susan Althans - McGregor Foundation
Susan Althans
McGregor Foundation
Cindy Andrews - Community Foundation of Lorain County
Cindy Andrews
Community Foundation of Lorain County
Marcia Ballinger - Lorain County Community College
Marcia Ballinger*
Lorain County Community College
Daniel Blain - Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)
Daniel Blain
Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)
Ted Carter - Cuyahoga County
Ted Carter*
Cuyahoga County
Lee Chilcote - Katherine and Lee Chilcote Foundation
Lee Chilcote
Katherine and Lee Chilcote Foundation
David Ford - Abington Foundation
David Ford
Abington Foundation
Meredith Gadsby - Oberlin College
Meredith Gadsby
Oberlin College
Jani Groza - Westfield Insurance Foundation
Jani Groza*
Westfield Insurance Foundation
Trevelle Harp - Northeast Ohio Alliance for Hope
Trevelle Harp
Northeast Ohio Alliance for Hope
Shari Harrell - Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley
Shari Harrell*
Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley
Karen Hooser - Reinberger Foundation
Karen Hooser
Reinberger Foundation
Deborah Hoover - Burton D. Morgan Foundation
Deborah Hoover*
Burton D. Morgan Foundation
Treye Johnson - Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Treye Johnson
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Kurt Karakul - Third Federal Foundation
Kurt Karakul
Third Federal Foundation
Patrick Kelly - FirstEnergy Corporation
Patrick Kelly
FirstEnergy Corporation
Susanna Krey - Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland
Susanna Krey
Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland
Ray Leach - Jumpstart
Ray Leach
Jumpstart
Phoebe Lee - Affinity Apparel
Phoebe Lee
Affinity Apparel
Teresa LeGrair - Akron Urban League
Teresa LeGrair
Akron Urban League
Ricardo Leon - Metro West Community Development Organization
Ricardo Leon
Metro West Community Development Organization
Christine Mayer - GAR Foundation
Christine Mayer*
GAR Foundation
Jim Petras - ESP Charitable Ventures. LLC
Jim Petras
ESP Charitable Ventures. LLC
John T. Petures Jr. - Akron Community Foundation
John T. Petures Jr.
Akron Community Foundation
Tom Pukys - Wayne Growth Partnership
Tom Pukys
Wayne Growth Partnership
Joel Ratner - Cleveland Neighborhood Progress
Joel Ratner
Cleveland Neighborhood Progress
Yentil Rawlinson - Sherwin Williams CEO
Yentil Rawlinson
The Sherwin-Williams Co.
Sue Rivera - Case Western Reserve University
Sue Rivera*
Case Western Reserve University
Jennifer Roller - Raymond John Wean Foundation
Jennifer Roller
Raymond John Wean Foundation
Joe Roman - Greater Cleveland Partnership
Joe Roman
Greater Cleveland Partnership
Victor Ruiz - Esperanza Inc.
Victor Ruiz
Esperanza Inc.
Bill Seelbach - The George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation
Bill Seelbach*
The George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation
Emily Thome - Third Federal Foundation
Emily Thome*
Third Federal Foundation
Deborah Vesy - Deaconess Foundation
Deborah Vesy*
Deaconess Foundation
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Lucy Weller
Elizabeth Ring Mather and William Gwinn Mather Fund