Meet Our 2022 Foundations for Philanthropy Cohort

Collage of head shots of 2022 Foundations for Philanthropy cohort members

Foundations for Philanthropy is an interactive cohort experience presented by the Cleveland Foundation that is designed to launch individuals into lifelong philanthropy by teaching the skills and strategies to leverage time, talent and treasure into meaningful impact for our region. Participants in Foundations for Philanthropy engage in interactive workshops to explore philanthropic approaches to problem-solving. Together, the cohort will choose an area of focus and provide grant support to impactful nonprofit organizations at the conclusion of the program. The third cohort of the program will meet for six, monthly day-long sessions beginning in January 2022. We’re excited to introduce you to the members of the 2022 Foundations for Philanthropy cohort: 

2022 Cohort Members

Lauretta Y. Amanour
Executive Assistant to the President & CEO
Northern Ohio Recovery Association

Alana Bandos
Education Director
Anti-Defamation League

Kate Bennett
Crisis Intervention Specialist
FrontLine Service
KTB Counseling, LLC

David Davis II
Shadowbox Media Co.

Jack FitzGerald
Project Manager
Gradient, a Human Equity Think Tank

Juan Carlos Gamarra
Project Controls Analyst

Spencer Krebs
Associate Attorney
Cavitch, Familo, & Durkin

Holly Little

Tory Mateo
Full-time Parent

Pete Mazzeo
Senior Manager

Leta Obertacz
Director of Advancement
Cleveland Zoological Society

Maria Paparella
Founder and Executive Director

Allison Peltz
VP, Social & Content Marketing

Jordan Rodriguez
Certified Financial Planner
Wernick Spear Wealth Managers

Jeff Ryder
Associate Managing Director
Cleveland Play House

Supriya Tamang
Global Research Associate
Global Cleveland

Brendan Trewella
Founder & President
Small Organization Solutions

Kim Walrod
Vice President & Senior Relationship Strategist
PNC Wealth Management

Le’Priya White
Program Manager
Plexus LGBT and Allied Chamber of Commerce

McKinley Wiley
Photographer & Founder
The Dark Room Co.

Dameyonna Willis
Queen I Am

We look forward to working with this dynamic group of leaders in the year ahead! Click here to learn more about Foundations for Philanthropy