Cleveland Foundation centennial gift partners to honor foundation’s year of giving with more gifts to the community in 2015

RELEASE DATE: 01.02.15

CLEVELAND – As the Cleveland Foundation officially begins its 101st year today, it is pleased to announce that many of the organizations it partnered with last year for the monthly centennial gifts have chosen to continue the celebration into the new year by offering more gifts throughout 2015, in honor of the foundation’s year of giving and the start of its second century of impact in the community.

2015Gift_logoFB“Through our centennial gifts, we were able to introduce or reintroduce Greater Clevelanders to so many wonderful community assets last year,” said Robert E. Eckardt, Executive Vice President of the Cleveland Foundation. “We thank these community partners for celebrating our year of giving by offering gifts of their own to the community. As we begin our next century of impact in Greater Cleveland, we hope these acts of generosity will encourage residents to continue engaging with these amazing institutions that are part of our community’s bright future.”

The gifts range from free memberships to ticket discounts to gift packets.

Click on the partner organizations below for details on their 2015 gifts. Please contact the organizations directly with any questions or for more information on their 2015 opportunities.


Garden Logo Multicolored_Aug12 Receive a $2 discount to the popular winter show “Glow” on Dec. 26, 2015:
The 39th Cleveland International Film Festival (March 18-29, 2015) will offer a free screening on Monday, March 23rd! Festival information, including its program line-up, will be available in February 2015. For more information, visit:
The 100th person through the gate at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on April 26 will receive a free Zoo membership. For more information, visit:

Receive free admission at The Cleveland Museum of Art to the exhibition “Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa” on Feb. 22. This is the first day the exhibit will be open to the public. For more information, visit:
One visitor to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History will be surprised with a one-year family membership awarded on May 24, the one-year anniversary of Cleveland Foundation Day on Wade Oval. To plan your day at the museum, visit:

Receive 20 percent off January Cleveland Orchestra Classical concerts with code 21020 when ordering online or via 216-231-1111. Offer expires 1/16/15. To buy tickets, visit:

100 tickets will be available at a “buy one, get one free” discount to each mainstage production at Cleveland Play House this season. Use code CLE100 when you check out. Offer only valid via:

Applicable shows include “Five Guys Named Moe,” “The Pianist of Willesden Lane,” “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” and “Fairfield.” The discounted price will show after the code has been entered. Not valid with any other discount, promotion, or on prior sales.

Attend a Cleveland Public Theatre preview performance of “Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea” at 7 p.m. May 21 in the James Levin Theatre. 99 seats are available. For ticket information, visit:

Free Cuyahoga Valley National Park exploration packets will be available at Trail Mix Peninsula and Trail Mix Boston and special family craft activities and prize package drawings will occur on the weekend of April 25 & 26, 2015. For more information, visit:
Save $3 per adult/child ticket for any narrated lake-river tour on the Goodtime III in 2015 with code TCF100. For more information, visit:
The first 100 guests to visit the Great Lakes Science Center on Saturday, Jan. 24, will receive a combo ticket good for free general admission & one free OMNIMAX movie of their choice. Tickets will be distributed at the box office on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 10 a.m. The tickets are valid for general admission and an OMNIMAX movie on Saturday, Jan. 24, only. No advance reservations are accepted. Limit one ticket per person. For more information, visit:
Receive $10 off all A-Level tickets for every Great Lakes Theater production in 2015. Enter/mention promo code NEO. Restrictions apply. For complete information or to purchase discounted tickets, visit:
Receive free admission to The Holden Arboretum Friday, May 8, 2015. To plan your trip, visit:

Enter to win a special gift package worth more than $300 from the LakeMetroparks with entries accepted in late June until the drawing on Oct. 12, the one-year anniversary of Cleveland Foundation Day in Lake County. For more information, visit:

The 100th visitor on each day for 100 days from June 1, 2015, to Sept. 8, 2015, will receive a Duet ($75) Membership. For more information, visit:

Tri-C JazzFest will offer one free all-festival pass for the 2015 festival held July 9-11. For a chance to win the pass, enter before January 30 by sending your full name to and include FESTIVAL PASS on the subject line. The recipient will be announced February 2, when Tri-C JazzFest announces its lineup and details. For more information, visit:

Receive free admission at The Rink at Wade Oval on Dec. 26, 2015, from noon to 7 p.m. To plan your trip, visit: The rink will be open, weather permitting. Please call the skate hotline at 216-707-5033 to confirm.

Note: This opportunity occurred on Jan. 3, 2015. 
All riders on the 100th ride of the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel in 2015 will receive a free admission pass to the Western Reserve Historical Society. For more information, visit:


The Cleveland Foundation

Established in 1914, the Cleveland Foundation is the world’s first community foundation and one of the largest today, with assets of $2.1 billion and 2013 grants of $89 million. For more information on the Cleveland Foundation, visit and follow us at or @CleveFoundation on Twitter.