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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

  • Sadie Goble

    Sadie Goble ABoard Treasurer

    Board member since: 2015

    When she isn't governing the Foundation, she is: Assistant Controller at Oberlin College.

  • 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

  • Grace Broome

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    Director

    Board Member Since:  2017

    When she isn't governing the Foundation, she is:  a student at Wellington High School.

  • 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

  • Maria Grega

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    Director

    Board Member Since:  2018

    When she isn't governing the Foundation, she is: Adjunct Faculty at Lorain County Community College and a Special Projects Coordinator at the Centers for Dialysis Care.

  • Katarina Levit

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    Board Member Since:  2018

    When she isn't governing the Foundation, she is:  Vice President, Levit Jewelers, Inc.

     

  • 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.

  • Regan Phillips

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    Director

    Board Member Since: 2018

    When she isn't governing the Foundation, she is:  Administrative Assistant, City of Elyria, Office of Safety Service

     

  • 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We believe in purposeful and collaborative community leadership.

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

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

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

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

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