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 Philanthropy and Grantmaking teams are considered subject-matter experts in their fields and regularly speak in the community.

  • Meet members of our Philanthropy team here.
  • Meet members of our Grantmaking team here.

Lillian KuriLillian Kuri

President and Chief Executive Officer

Areas of Focus:

  • Cleveland’s Renaissance
  • Leadership
  • Philanthropy & the Nonprofit Sector
  • Community Foundations
  • Anchor Institution Strategies
  • Program-Related and Mission-Related Investments
  • Urban Planning & Design
  • Social Impact Through Arts & Culture
  • Placemaking
  • Public Art
  • Grantmaking

Rosanne PotterRosanne Potter

Chief Growth Officer and Chief Financial Officer

Areas of Focus:

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

Leon WilsonLeon Wilson

Chief of Technology & Platform Solutions


Areas of Focus:

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