About

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

  1. You prepare children for school success.
    You help little ones in daycare centers, WIC programs and pediatric offices get ready for kindergarten. You keep kids reading over the summer so they’re on track for school in the fall. You support children and teens writing authors about how a work has changed their life.
  2. You make a culturally rich city even richer.
    You make possible programs as diverse as an exhibition of Shakespeare’s First Folio of plays from 1623 and a seminar on comic book heroine Wonder Woman. You fund programs in the branches, including hiring local artists and instructors for arts, music and dance programs.
  3. You provide access to crucial information, technology and services.
    You help provide free legal services for low income patrons through the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland. You give children the chance to experience technology hands-on through events like the Mini-Maker Faire where kids use 3-D printers and fly drones.

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
  • Tracy Moavero
    Program Manager
    Cleveland Public Library Foundation
  • Mary Scelsi 
    Operations Manager
    Cleveland Public Library Foundation
Board of Directors
  • Aaron O’Brien, President
  • Samantha Joseph, Vice President
  • Thomas Corrigan
    CPL Board of Trustees
  • Paul Cox
    Cuyahoga Community College
  • Thomas Dewey
    Medical Mutual
  • Linda Feagler
    Ohio Magazine
  • Robyn Gordon
    NASA Glenn Research Center
  • Tracey McGurk
    Mansour Gavin LPA
  • Kevin Poor
    Dix & Eaton, Inc.
  • John Rowland
    Frantz Ward
  • Felton Thomas
    CPL, Executive Director & CEO
  • Teleangé Thomas
    Foundation Center
  • Margaret Wong
    Margaret Wong & Associates
  • Robert Pincus, Director Emeritus
    Fifth Third Bank
  • Nicole O’Sullivan, Honorary Director
    Willis Towers Watson