Northwest Emergency Team Fund Scholarship

Purpose: To provide scholarship support for children of police officers, firefighters, and paramedics (first responders) in the cities of Bay Village, North Olmsted, Westlake, Lakewood, Rocky River, and Fairview Park. Applicants must be pursuing vocational or technical training or an undergraduate college degree at an accredited...

Leadership Development

The Cleveland Foundation works to attract and retain a talented community—in the workforce, in the civic sector, and at home. We envision Greater Cleveland as a place of opportunity, led by innovative minds from home and around the globe, starting from early childhood to retirement. Early Childhood & Youth Development From birth...

Coming together to fight COVID-19 with the Neighbor Up Network

Powerful things can happen when people come together. That’s the idea behind Neighborhood Connections’ Neighbor Up Network, a group of Greater Clevelanders who come together to share power, bridge boundaries and make an impact in their communities.   As we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, residents and...

Robert E. and Ada Hagan Public Service Scholarship

Purpose:  To provide scholarship support for students attending or accepted at Cleveland State University Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs pursuing a public service career. Robert E. Hagan was deeply committed to public service. He was an outspoken critic of the Vietnam War, and he marched in civil rights protests and on...

Ginger F. Mlakar

216.615.7187 | Email gMlakar [Enable Javascript to send an email] Philanthropic Coordinator: Brittany Schultz 216.685.2004 As General Counsel, Ginger Mlakar serves as in-house legal counsel. As Senior Director, Philanthropic Services, she oversees the Cleveland Foundation’s donor stewardship program. In this role, she connects donors...

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Your Partner in Client Service As a professional advisor, you are privileged to work with your clients at key times in their lives, whether they are engaged in retirement, estate or tax planning. In these moments, you are in a unique position to learn about your clients’ passions and interests, including their charitable...