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2021-2022 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



Melissa Miller, Bellaire-Puritas Development Corporation


Vice President

Joy Johnson, Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc.



Molly Kaplan, Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center



Mary Ellen Gardner-Turner, Slavic Village Development


Teresa (Teri) Dew, Stepstone Academy


Linda Kimble, Cleveland MOTTEP


Deb Kline, Jobs With Justice


Michael Lepley, Fair Housing Center for Rights and Research


Joan (Joni) Pfingsten, Hard Hatted Women


Andy Trares, May Dugan Center


Bob Whitney, Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity


Judith Van Kleef, Emeritis


Cynthia Ries, Executive Director, Greater Cleveland Community Shares

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The Cleveland Transformation Alliance joins Community Shares!
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Community Shares is NP4CLE's Charity Partner of the Month!


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