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.

  • Susan J. Bowers

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    Board Chairperson and Executive Committee Chair

    Board Member Since: 2012

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

  • Kevin Donovan

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    Board Vice Chair and Audit Committee Chair

    Board member since: 2014

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

  • 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.

  • 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

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    Board member since: 2012

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

  • Brian Burke

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    Director

    Board Member Since:  2019

    When he isn't governing the Foundation, he is:  Minister at Community Congregational United Church of Christ in Amherst

  • 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

  • Rey Carrion

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     Governance Committee Chair

     Board member since: 2014

     When he isn’t governing the Foundation, he is:  Facility Director at Kendal at Oberlin

  • Veronica Gilbert

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    Director

    Board Member Since:  2019

    When she isn't governing the Foundation, she is:  Vice President of Human Resources at HDT Global

     

  • Sadie Goble

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    Board member since: 2015

    When she isn't governing the Foundation, she is: Auditor, Office of the Chief Financial Officer at NASA Glenn Research Center

  • Maria Grega

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    Grants Initiative Committee Chair

    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.

  • Tina Kishman

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    Director

    Board Member Since:  2019

    When she isn't governing the Foundation, she is:  Assistant Lorain County Prosecutor

  • Katie McNulty

    Director

    Board member since:  2019

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

  • A. G. Miller

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    Director

    Board Member Since:  2019

    When he isn't governing the Foundation, he is:  Pastor of the Oberlin House of the Lord Fellowship

  • Brenda Norton

    Director

    Board Member Since:  2020

    When she isn't governing the Foundation, she is a community volunteer serving as co-chair of the Blessing House Rock-a-Bye Ball.

  • Regan Phillips

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    President, African American Community Fund

    Board Member Since: 2018

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

     

  • Judy Recknagel

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    Director

    Board Member Since:  2019

    When she isn't governing the Foundation, she is:  Owner of The Mermaid's Tale in Amherst

  • Nick Ross

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    Director

    Board Member Since:  2019

    When he isn't governing the Foundation, he is:  Owner of Ross Builders

  • 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 Clearstead.

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

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

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

We believe in purposeful and collaborative community leadership.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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