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 $90 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 grateful to all the early partners who have donated to make the launch of Say Yes Cleveland possible.

  • Anonymous (4)
  • Dave Abbott and Jan Roller
  • Bank of America
  • Cleveland Board of Education Members
  • Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Cleveland Foundation
  • Cleveland Metropolitan School District
  • College Club of Cleveland Foundation
  • College Now Greater Cleveland
  • Margot Copeland and Tony Thomas
  • The Dolan Family
  • John J. and Frances E. Dwyer – in honor of Anne Bingham
  • Eaton
  • Forest City Realty Trust
  • Lee Friedman and Joseph Gogol
  • Dawn and Eric Gordon
  • Megan and Pete Granson
  • Jeffrey Grover and Family
  • The George Gund Foundation
  • Geoffrey and Sarah Gund
  • The Gordon and Llura Gund 1993 Foundation
  • James and Angela Hambrick Foundation
  • Haslam 3 Foundation
  • Edith F. Hirsch
  • Huntington Bank
  • Mayor Frank G. Jackson, the City of Cleveland, and Cleveland City Council
  • KeyBank Foundation
  • The Lubrizol Foundation
  • The Martha Holden Jennings Foundation
  • The McHale Family Foundation
  • Medical Mutual
  • Minute Men, The Lucarelli Family
  • Beth E. Mooney
  • Amy and Marc Morgenstern
  • The Oatey Foundation
  • OMNOVA Solutions Foundation
  • Parker-Hannifin Foundation
  • PNC
  • Beth and Clay Rankin
  • Audrey and Albert Ratner
  • Ronn and Bess Richard
  • Kaye and Phil Ridolfi
  • Charles and Martha Rini
  • SandStorm
  • The Sherwin-Williams Company
  • Third Federal Foundation
  • Thomas H. White Foundation, a KeyBank Trust
  • The Treu-Mart Fund, a Supporting Organization of The Cleveland Foundation and the Jewish Federation of Cleveland
  • Helen Williams and Jay Westbrook
  • To join this list of partners and make a donation, click here or call 877.554.5054.