We connect people who care with causes that matter

The Community Foundation of Lorain County is dedicated to enriching the lives of those living and working in Lorain County, Ohio.

Board

The following individuals comprise our Board of Directors.  Directors serve four-year terms with a two term limit except for the Presidents of the African-American Community, Hispanic, Women's and Youth Funds who serve during their Presidency. Our board governs the Foundation, oversees our grantmaking, and ensures that the Community Foundation provides leadership and value as an anchor instititution in our community.

  • Farnaz Ansari Berna

    AnsariBoard Chairperson

    Board member since: 2011

    When she isn’t governing the Foundation, she is: VP of Marketing & Sales for the Insurance Board

  • Susan J. Bowers

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    Board Vice Chairperson

    Board Member Since: 2012

    When she isn’t governing the Foundation, she is: President of Mercy Allen Hospital

  • Margarita Quinones

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    Board Treasurer

    Board member since: 2014

    When she isn’t governing the Foundation, she is: Community Reinvestment Market Manager at FirstMerit Bank

  • Rey Carrion

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     Board Secretary

     Board member since: 2014

     When he isn’t governing the Foundation, he is:

     Facility Director at Kendal at Oberlin

  • Charlita Anderson-White

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    Board member since: 2016

    When she isn't governing the Foundation, she is: Magistrate with the Lorain County Juvenile Court

  • Chris Bellamy

    Chris BellamyInvestment Committee Chair

    Board member since: 2012

    When he isn’t governing the Foundation, he is: a Partner at Cohen Fund Audit Services

  • Albert Calo

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    President, Hispanic Fund

    Board Member Since:  2016

    When he isn't governing the Foundation, he is: Sales Engineer at CenturyLink

  • Raymond L. Cushing

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    Board member since: 2011

    When he isn’t governing the Foundation he is: Corporate Treasurer, Nordson Corporation

  • Kevin Donovan

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    Grants Committee Chair

    Board member since: 2014

    When he isn’t governing the Foundation he is: a Partner at Fauver, Keyse-Walker and Donovan

  • Sharon Furcron

    SharonFurcronGovernance Committee Chair

    Board member since: 2011

    When she isn’t governing the Foundation, she is: Product Manager, NA Components, General Electric

  • Sadie Goble

    Sadie Goble ADirector

    Board member since: 2015

    When she isn't governing the Foundation, she is: Senior Accountant at Maloney & Novotny, LLC

  • Cynthia Gilles McGuire

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    Chair, Women's Fund

    Board Member Since:  2016

    When she isn't governing the Foundation, she is: 

    Vice President of North American Express Transportation

  • Edward Moore

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    Chair, African American Community Fund

    Board Member Since:  2016

    When he isn't governing the Foundation, he is:  employed at the Lorain County Juvenile Court

  • Mike Shebak


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    Board Member Since:  2017

    When he isn't governing the Foundation, he is:

    Senior Managing Director, Head of Institutional

    Consulting at Hartland & Co.

  • Randy Wagner

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    Board Member Since:  2016

    When he isn't governing the Foundation, he is:  A resident of Kendal and a recent retiree from Organ Supply Industries, Inc. in Erie, PA. He is involved with the Harry W. & Helen L. Wagner Family Fund at the Community Foundation that supports the Herrick Memorial Library, the Spirit of '76 Museum, and the Wellington Schools.

  • Karen A. Wells

    WellsCommunity Engagement Committee Chair

    Board member since: 2012

    When she isn’t governing the Foundation, she is: Executive in Residence at Lorain County Community College

  • Eric Woidke

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    Director

    Board member since: 2013

    When he isn’t governing the Foundation, he is: Vice President of Ancora Group

We exercise and promote leadership in meeting the changing needs and opportunities in the community.

We support innovative programs and act as a catalyst in identifying problems and sharing information with individuals, other foundations, and corporations.

We value community, which we define as putting self aside for the betterment of the whole.

We believe strategy, creativity, and adaptability are keys to thriving in a constantly changing world.

We believe access to the CFLC should be fair, inclusive, and equitable.

We work to mobilize individuals to become active partners in building a better community.

We believe the perpetuity of our efforts are linked to sustainable practices.

Through our efforts, the Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life and to instill a greater sense of unity in Lorain County.

We provide a permanent instrument for receiving and managing charitable gifts and bequests.

We believe in purposeful and collaborative community leadership.

We value excellence, which we define as providing the best service to all.

We believe integrity is our greatest asset and value trust earned with fiscal responsibility, ethical stewardship, and transparency

We value integrity, which we define as always doing the right thing.