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2014-2015 Board of Directors Community Shares is governed by a Board of Directors that includes representatives from member organizations as well as leaders from the Greater Cleveland community.

The Board of Directors keeps Shares focused on its mission: Supporting social justice organizations through workplace giving programs and other philanthropic initiatives.


Board Members

Michael Baskin
NAMI Greater Cleveland

Cynthia Brookins    
St. Clair Superior Development Corporation

LaShorn Caldwell
Union Miles Development Corporation

Mary Jane Chichester
Women's Recovery Center

Diana Cyganovich
Cogswell Hall, Inc.

Teresa Dew 
Stepstone Academy

Mary Ellen Gardner-Turner    
Slavic Village Development

Matthew Haren
Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity

Joy Johnson
Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc.

Gwendolyn Jones   
The University of Akron

Paula J. Kampf
Prosper for Purpose

Molly Kaplan    
Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center

Linda Kimble
Cleveland MOTTEP

Deb Kline
Cleveland Jobs with Justice

Melissa L. Miller  
Bellaire Puritas Development Corporation

Yvonne Oliver

Joan (Joni)  Pfingsten

Verlyn Salters   
Friendly Inn Settlement House

Judith Van Kleef  

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SAVE THE DATE: 2017 Power Lunch & Annual Meeting
Our Executive Director, Cynthia Ries, was recently featured in a Cleveland 19 News (WOIO) story about an email scam targeting charities.
Our Executive Director, Cynthia Ries, was recently quoted in Crain’s Cleveland Business about philanthropy.


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