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When you support the Cleveland Public Library Foundation, you invest in Cleveland’s success through our patrons.

The Cleveland Public Library Foundation exists to raise philanthropic support for Cleveland Public Library. The Foundation allows the Library to do more for the people of this community given the work outside the scope of traditional library services is not funded by the state and local tax dollars received by the Library. When you invest in the work of the Cleveland Public Library through the Foundation, you invest in the City of Cleveland. Your investment impacts the following areas:

  • Ensure every child reads: Cleveland Public Library prioritizes its youth literacy efforts. From story time, tutoring, and homework help to resources for parents and educators, our role is to ensure children have the tools they need to be successful readers.
  • Community Connector:  The Library serves as a connector for social services and other basic need resources for the community. Whether adult patrons need access to education services or children need access to healthy food options, you can find it at Cleveland Public Library. 
  • Workforce ready: Through programs, services, and community partnerships Cleveland Public Library ensures Clevelanders have the skills and resources they need to be successful in the workforce.  
  • Bridge the cultural divide:  The Library offers people a platform to learn “first hand” from each other and come to appreciate the variety and richness of the world’s cultures. Emerging technology, our featured exhibitions, and collections presents opportunities to broaden the avenues for intercultural engagement 

Please consider a gift  to support one of Cleveland’s most valued community assets.

Please join us as a supporter.  Your contribution will help the library continue to provide a rich learning environment and a place for civil discourse, accessible to everyone in the community.

Development Staff
  • Tracy Martin
    Director of Development
    Cleveland Public Library
Board of Directors
  • Thomas Dewey, President
    Medical Mutual
  • Samantha Joseph, Vice President
    Chicago Title Insurance Company
  • Gregory Stefani, Treasurer
    Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
  • Tracey McGurk, Secretary
    Mansour Gavin LPA
  • Nancy Bostwick
    Community Volunteer
  • Margaret Anne Cannon
    Community Volunteer
  • Manicka Collins-Bryant
    Youth Opportunities Unlimited
  • Thomas Corrigan
    CPL Board of Trustees
  • Paul Cox
    Cuyahoga Community College
  • Gaurav Dhir
    The Sherwin-Williams Company
  • Robyn Gordon
    NASA Glenn Research Center
  • Cecil Lipscomb
    United Black Fund of Greater Cleveland, Inc.
  • Kevin Poor
    Dix & Eaton, Inc.
  • LaRese Purnell
    CLE Consulting Firm
  • Paul Putman
    The Cleveland Foundation
  • John Rowland
    Frantz Ward
  • Victor Ruiz
    Esperanza, Inc.
  • Gregory Stefani
    Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
  • Felton Thomas
    CPL, Executive Director & CEO
  • Margaret Wong
    Margaret Wong & Associates
  • Aaron O’Brien, Honorary Director

  • Robert Pincus, Director Emeritus