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About the Foundation Center-Cleveland

Welcome to the Foundation Center-Cleveland, one of five library/learning centers operated by the Foundation Center, a national nonprofit organization headquartered in New York. The Center's mission to strengthen the nonprofit sector by advancing knowledge about U.S. philanthropy is accomplished in part through the free information and grantseeker training offered to the public at our Cleveland library/learning center. We've been serving the nonprofit community of Ohio and the Midwest since 1977.

Our Staff

Carrie Miller
Capacity & Leadership Development Manager
(216) 861-1933 x324

Melissa Pulis
Cleveland Lead
(216) 861-1933 x322

Brian Schultz
Community Outreach Manager
(216) 861-1933 x326

Joy Lowery
Development Associate
(216) 861 - 1933 x330

Natalie Jemiola-Wilson
Social Sector Librarian

Sara Krane
Social Sector Librarian

Please contact Louise Milone for administrative or donation information. Please contact Brian Schultz with questions about training and special group arrangements.

Our Advisory Board


Deborah D. Hoover, Chair
The Burton D. Morgan Foundation

Anita Branan
Executive Director
St. Malachi Center

Brian Frederick
Community Foundation of Lorain County

John B. Gest, Jr.
Director, Northeast Ohio Office & Statewide Corporate Services
Philanthropy Ohio

David Hammack
Hiram C. Haydn Professor of History
Case Western Reserve University

Robert B. Jaquay, Past Chair
Associate Director
The George Gund Foundation

Shilpa Kedar
Program Director for Economic Development
The Cleveland Foundation

Ann C. Kent
Vice President, Services to Nonprofits
BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence

Hedy Milgrom
Vice President, Endowments & Development
Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland

Virginia Palmer
Funding Information Network Supervisor (Retired)
Dayton Metro Library

Michael Parry
Chief Development Officer
The City Mission

John T. Petures, Jr.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Akron Community Foundation

Kris Putnam-Walkerly
Putnam Community Investment Consulting

Joel Ratner
President & CEO, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress
President, New Village Corporation

Julie Rittenhouse
Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations
Cleveland State University

Michael Shafarenko
Manager, Civic Engagement, Web and Social Media

Kimberly St. John-Stevenson
Ink+ LLC

Cheryl Stiefel-Francis
Executive Director
Miami County Foundation

Celeste Terry
Assistant Executive Director
United Black Fund of Greater Cleveland

Deborah Vesy
President & CEO
Deaconess Community Foundation

Mitchell Wasserman
The Wasserman Consulting Group

Our Donors

We are grateful to the following donors for their annual support that makes our free library/learning center services possible.

Cleveland Donors 2013

Independent Foundations
Austin-Bailey Health and Wellness Foundation
Bicknell Fund
The William Bingham Foundation
Eva L. and Joseph M. Bruening Foundation
The Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation
Charles H. Dater Foundation
The Harry K. Fox and Emma R. Fox Charitable Foundation
The GAR Foundation
Lucile & Robert H. Gries Charity Fund
The George Gund Foundation
The Hershey Foundation
Martha Holden Jennings Foundation
The Andrew Jergens Foundation
The Kettering Fund
Kulas Foundation
The Laub Foundation
The Fred A. Lennon Charitable Trust
The S. Livingston Mather Charitable Trust
Elizabeth Ring Mather and William Gwinn
Mather Fund
The McGregor Foundation
Miami County Foundation
The Burton D. Morgan Foundation
The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation
The Murphy Family Foundation
John P. Murphy Foundation
The Nord Family Foundation
The William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation
The Reinberger Foundation
Saint Luke’s Foundation of Cleveland, Ohio
The Schooler Family Foundation
The Sisler McFawn Foundation
Kent H. Smith Charitable Trust
The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation
The Stocker Foundation
The Helen F. Stolier and Louis Stolier Family Foundation
The Stranahan Foundation
The Raymond John Wean Foundation
The S. K. Wellman Foundation
Thomas H. White Foundation
Woodruff Foundation

Corporate Donors
Dominion Foundation
The Eaton Charitable Fund
The Lubrizol Foundation
Nordson Corporation
OMNOVA Solutions Foundation
The Sherwin-Williams Foundation

Community Foundations
Akron Community Foundation
The Cleveland Foundation
The Cleveland Foundation supporting organizations:
- The Alton F. and Carrie S. Davis Fund
- The Higley Fund
- The Sherwick Fund
The Columbus Foundation
The Community Foundation of Lorain County
The Dayton Foundation
Toledo Community Foundation, Inc.

Public Charities
Catholic Community Foundation
Deaconess Community Foundation
Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland supporting
- Nathan L. and Regina Herman Charitable Fund
- David and Inez Myers Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio
- David and Robert Stein Foundation
The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation
Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton

Ms. Anita S. Branan*
Ms. Ann Amer Brennan*
Ms. Cheryl A. Francis*
Susan L. Golden, Ph.D.
Ms. Julie A. Rittenhouse

*Denotes new donor

Please see also a complete list of campaign donors for our national and regional capacity-building initiatives.

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