Cleveland Foundation Headquarters Celebration & 2023 Annual Meeting Presented by KeyBank

Opening Doors: Renewal, Reinvention & Responsibility

Join the Cleveland Foundation as we mark a year of extraordinary transitions, including the 2023 retirement of our 20-year president & CEO Ronn Richard, the recent announcement of our president & CEO-elect Lillian Kuri, and the grand opening of our new headquarters in MidTown. The Cleveland Foundation Headquarters Celebration & 2023 Annual Meeting Presented by KeyBank will include the following events:

2023 Cleveland Foundation Annual Meeting

Thursday, July 13 | Severance Music Center | 3 p.m. doors, 4 p.m. curtain

The Annual Meeting will include the State of the Community Address; the announcement of the Homer C. Wadsworth Award recipient for exceptional community leadership; and a conversation about what’s next for Greater Cleveland and the world’s first community foundation.

The Sally & Bob Gries Keynote Lecture will feature Pascale Sablan, FAIA, NOMA, LEED AP. Architect. Activist. Visionary. Leader. Audacious Disrupter of the Status Quo. Pascale has dedicated her career to making the built environment more equitable and just. With over 15 years of experience in the field, Pascale is a trailblazer who is breaking barriers and inspiring the next generation of architects. As an Associate Principal at Adjaye Associates, Pascale has been a key member of the team for numerous projects around the world. Her work is characterized by a commitment to excellence, innovation, and sustainability, and she has been recognized as one of the most influential architects of her generation.

Ronn Richard

Ronn Richard, Cleveland Foundation President & CEO

Constance Hill-Johnson, Chairperson, Cleveland Foundation Board of Directors

Lillian Kuri

Lillian Kuri, Cleveland Foundation Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and President & CEO-elect

Architect Pascale Sablan, FAIA, NOMA, LEED AP

Tickets to the in-person meeting are no longer available, but you can register for the zoom option at the button below.

Register for the virtual option via Zoom

Cleveland Foundation Headquarters Celebration

Saturday, July 15 | 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

A part of MidTown Opening Day, the celebration features bandstand performances, food trucks, a pop-up park, tours, our official ribbon cutting, and more! Check back soon for a schedule of activities and additional information to help you plan your visit.

Ronn Richard Reflects on 20 Years at the Cleveland Foundation and Greater Cleveland’s Future

Friday, July 14 | 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. | The City Club of Cleveland

This forum is SOLD OUT. To be added to the waitlist, please contact Stacy Holmes at

The livestream will be available beginning at noon via You can also tune into the LIVE broadcast at noon on 89.7 WKSU Ideastream Public Media. Have questions? Tweet them @TheCityClub or send a text to 330.541.5794.

In January 2023, Ronn Richard announced his plans to retire from his role as president and CEO of the Cleveland Foundation after 20 years at the helm of the world’s first community foundation. As Mr. Richard prepares to retire at the end of July, he will join Tony Richardson, President of The George Gund Foundation, in a conversation reflecting on his tenure at the Cleveland Foundation and his hopes for the future of Greater Cleveland.

Mr. Richard came to Cleveland to lead the foundation in 2003, following a career that spanned the public, private and nonprofit sectors. During his time at the foundation, Mr. Richard doubled the organization’s endowment and grew its annual grantmaking to record levels while overseeing transformative investments in public education, neighborhood development, arts and culture, advanced energy, leadership development, research and innovation, and more.

In this forum, Mr. Richard will share insights and lessons from his tenure at the Cleveland Foundation as well as his perspective on the role of community philanthropy in moving Greater Cleveland forward.

Ronn Richard, Cleveland Foundation President & CEO, and Anthony Richardson, George Gund Foundation President