Community Leadership

Say Yes Cleveland Scholarship Inc.

Say Yes Cleveland Scholarship Inc. is a local nonprofit that sets scholarship criteria and oversees the administration of Say Yes Cleveland scholarships.

Its board members include:

  • Paul Clark, Board Treasurer; Retired, PNC Bank
  • Lonnie Coleman, CEO, Coleman Spohn Corporation
  • Inajo Davis Chappell, Board Secretary; Partner, Ulmer & Berne LLP
  • Paul Dolan, Owner, Cleveland Guardians
  • Diane Downing, Executive Director, Say Yes Cleveland
  • Kenya Guess, President & CEO, BonnieSpeed Logistics
  • Veena Khanna, Director of Strategy & Implementation, Key Private Bank
  • Rob Martens, President & CEO, Better Together Solar
  • Ryan Molina, CMSD graduate and CSU student
  • Ann Mullin, Associate Director, The George Gund Foundation
  • Debbie Read, Managing Partner, Thompson Hine LLP
  • Ronn Richard, Board President/Chair; President & CEO, Cleveland Foundation
  • Victor Ruiz, Executive Director, Esperanza
  • Eddie Taylor, Founder & President, Taylor Oswald
  • Helen Williams, Program Director for Education, Cleveland Foundation

College Now Greater Cleveland is administering the scholarship and mentor program.

Say Yes Cleveland Fundraising Committee

Almost $90 million was raised by Cleveland by its January 2019 launch. As the public campaign is launched another $35 million is needed to achieve the $125 million fund goal to provide scholarships over 25 years.

The Say Yes Cleveland Scholarship Fundraising Committee includes:

  • David T. Abbott, Executive Director, The George Gund Foundation
  • Paul Clark, Regional President Cleveland, PNC
  • Katrina M. Evans, Executive Vice President & Director of Corporate Center, Chief of Staff, KeyCorp
  • Michelle Fritz, Director of Development and Donor Communications, Cleveland Foundation
  • Christopher M. Gorman, Vice Chairman, KeyCorp
  • Carole Hoover, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hoover Milstein
  • Margot James Copeland, Chairman and CEO, KeyBank Foundation
  • Beth E. Mooney, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, KeyCorp
  • Albert B. Ratner, Chairman of the Board Emeritus, Forest City Realty Trust, Inc.
  • Ronald Richard, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cleveland Foundation
  • Kaye Ridolfi, Senior Vice President of Advancement, Cleveland Foundation
  • Karen White, Senior Program Officer, KeyBank Foundation

To donate, click here or call 877.554.5054.