Fairport is pleased to name the Cleveland Foundation as our 2014 Community Beacon recipient. Desiring to unify our efforts as a firm to provide meaningful support to the Northeast Ohio community, Fairport selects one charitable organization per year that reflects our firm’s values. We are proud to join many of our clients and friends who are active foundation donors, board members, employees and supporters.
The Cleveland Foundation was formed a century ago in 1914 by Frederick H. Goff, a Cleveland lawyer, banker, civic leader and humanist. It is the world’s first community foundation and one of the largest today with assets of $2 billion and cumulative grants of $1.78 billion. Through the generosity of donors, the foundation improves the lives of Greater Cleveland by building community endowment, addressing needs through grantmaking and providing leadership on vital issues.
Fairport is celebrating the Cleveland Foundation’s centennial year in a few special ways. Combining our professional expertise, we are partnering with the foundation to present four exciting educational programs. We are tailoring the presentations to address the unique financial and philanthropic questions of individuals in like-stages of their careers and lives.
In addition to our series of educational events, Fairport will also be joining the Cleveland Foundation to delve into the past, present and future of our neighborhoods. In the fall, we will enjoy a guided trolley tour from Midtown’s Health Corridor to Greater University Circle, learning about exciting civic plans and projects along the way. We will end our tour with a group volunteer activity with a cause critical to the area.
We will continue to share opportunities for you to participate in the Cleveland Foundation’s community-wide, year-long 100th birthday celebration. For starters, click the logo below to check out the foundation’s new centennial website full of videos, legacy donor biographies and interactive timelines showcasing 10 impressive decades of impact. Happy birthday to you, Cleveland Foundation!