Hear Ideas & Insights from Cleveland

The Cleveland Foundation’s senior leaders offer wide-ranging expertise and regularly participate in public speaking engagements. To invite a foundation representative to speak at your event or participate in a panel or forum, please email speakers@clevefdn.org.

In addition to the senior leaders listed here, members of the foundation’s Advancement and Program teams are considered subject-matter experts in their fields and regularly speak in the community.

  • Meet members of our Advancement team here.
  • Meet members of our Program team here.

Ronald RichardRonald B. Richard

President and Chief Executive Officer


Areas of Focus:

  • Cleveland’s Renaissance
  • Leadership
  • Philanthropy & the Nonprofit Sector
  • Community Foundations
  • Worker-Owned Cooperatives
  • Clean Energy

Rosanne Potter

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer


Areas of Focus:

  • Investment and Cash Management Strategies
  • Financial Stewardship & Reporting
  • Impact Investing

Monica BrownMonica Brown

Vice President, Human Resources


Areas of Focus:

  • Organizational Culture
  • Talent Attraction, Retention and Engagement
  • HR Strategies for Nonprofits

Michael Murphy

Chief Marketing Officer


Areas of Focus:

  • Brand Development & Stewardship
  • Community Partnerships & Engagement
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Media Relations
  • Social Marketing

India Pierce LeeIndia Pierce Lee

Senior Vice President, Program


Areas of Focus:

  • Grantmaking
  • Philanthropy & Nonprofit Sector
  • Leadership
  • Community Development
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
  • Anchor Institution Strategies

Kaye Ridolfi

Senior Vice President of Advancement


Areas of Focus:

  • Charitable Giving – Complex & Major Gifts
  • Family Philanthropy
  • Fundraising
  • Donor Relations
  • Capital Campaigns
  • Board Development

Lillian KuriLillian Kuri

Vice President, Strategic Grantmaking, Arts & Urban Design Initiatives


Areas of Focus:

  • Anchor Institution Strategies
  • Program-Related and Mission-Related Investments
  • Urban Planning & Design
  • Social Impact Through Arts & Culture
  • Placemaking
  • Public Art
  • Grantmaking

Leon Wilson

Chief of Digital Innovation & Chief Information Officer

 

Areas of Focus:

  • Digital Equity & Inclusion
  • Civic Tech
  • Cyber Security
  • Big Data
  • Technology and Social Impact