Our Partners

Whether at the local community level or nationally, Say Yes Cleveland’s partnerships are critical to the success of its strategy. Our partners include city, county and school officials; teachers and parents; unions; businesses; colleges and universities; foundations and other philanthropic organizations, and faith-based organizations.


Approximately $93 million has been raised by the Cleveland community to support the Say Yes Cleveland Scholarship Fund.

As the Say Yes Cleveland chapter launched in January 2019 so did the public campaign to reach the total $125 million goal, which is necessary to provide scholarships for 25 years. We are deeply grateful to all the partners who have donated to make the promise of Say Yes Cleveland a reality.

Albert and Audrey Ratner

Amy and Marc Morgenstern

Ann Mullin and Doug Vanneste

Anonymous (4)

Bank of America

Beth and Clay Rankin

Beth Mooney

Charles and Martha Rini

Cleveland Board of Education Members

Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Foundation

Cleveland Metropolitan School District

College Club of Cleveland Foundation

College Now Greater Cleveland

David Abbott and Jan Roller

Dawn and Eric Gordon


Forest City Realty Trust

Geoffrey and Sarah Gund

Gordon and Llura Gund

Haslam 3 Foundation

Helen Williams and Jay Westbrook


In Memory of Sidney and Vera Arlen

Inajo and John Chappell

James and Angela Hambrick Foundation

Jeffrey Grover and Family

John J. and Frances E. Dwyer Fund – In Honor of Anne Bingham

Kaye and Phil Ridolfi

KeyBank Foundation

Lee Friedman and Joseph Gogol

Margot Copeland and Tony Thomas

Mayor Frank Jackson, City of Cleveland, and Cleveland City Council

Medical Mutual

Minute Men/The Lucarelli Family

OMNOVA Solutions Foundation

Parker-Hannifin Foundation


Ronn and Bess Richard

Sandstorm – William E. Conway and Family, The Covia Foundation, The Daryl and Jenniffer Deckard Family, The Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation

The Dolan Family

The George Gund Foundation

The Lubrizol Foundation

The Martha Holden Jennings Foundation

The McHale Family Foundation

The Oatey Foundation

The Sherwin-Williams Company

The Thomas H. White Foundation, a KeyBank Trust

The Treu-Mart Fund, a Supporting   Organization of the Cleveland Foundation and the Jewish Federation of Cleveland

Third Federal Foundation

  • To join this list of partners and make a donation, click here or call 877.554.5054.