ABOUT THE CUYAHOGA COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION

Created in 2002, the Cuyahoga County Library Foundation exists to raise financial resources in support of the Library’s mission of reading, lifelong learning and civic engagement and to elevate awareness of the Library’s critical role in the community.

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OUR WORK 

​The Cuyahoga County Public Library Foundation’s fundraising efforts and investments have enabled the funding of grants back to the Library for vital programs and services. The Foundation recently allocated more than $300,000 to make these and other impactful library programs possible:   

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We provide students in grades K – 8 with free homework assistance at 10 locations through our after school Homework Centers program. 82% of students who participated during the 2018-2019 school year report improved their grades. 


support for struggling readers 

We work with school districts in seven communities to identify students at risk of failing to meet Ohio's Third Grade Reading Guarantee and get them back on track. Our after school 1-2-3 READ literacy program gives struggling readers the opportunity to work on their reading skills with trained tutors in the library after school. 98% of students who participated in the 1-2-3 READ program had improved or were reading at grade level by the end of the year.


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Laptop computers funded by our Foundation enable our Aspire Greater Cleveland instructors to provide instruction and test preparation to adult learners seeking their high school equivalency diplomas throughout Cuyahoga County.  


resources for new Parents 

We collaborate with MetroHealth Medical Center to provide the parents of newborn children with CCPL's Baby & Me resource kits. The kits, made possible by a Foundation grant, include a growth chart, health diary, baby's first library card, information about the Library's Baby Club parent education program and other helpful parenting resources. 


cuyahoga county public LIBRARY FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBERS  

Janet AuWerter
Nancy Barnes 
Caroline Borrow, PhD
Monica K. Brown
Kristine Bryan
Michelle Buckley
Helen Rankin Butler
Quo Vadis Cobb
M. Lily Datta 
Allyn Davies, Secretary 
Bob DiBiasio ​
Eric Dicken 
Susan Donlan 
Lori Ann Franklin 
Jennifer Hartford 
Claude E. Kennard 
Carlos Ledet 
Paul Linehan 
Shaun Ng 
Anthony Panzica 
Jennifer Parmentier 
Anne-Marie Petros 
M. Neal Rains 
William I. Russo, CFP®, Treasurer
Caroline Selman 
Lorie Hollington Smith, Chair
Tara Stewart 
Tracy Strobel, President
Grace Wilson

Contact

Bridget Hawes
Development Director
216.749.9475
email