About the Project

“Leading a Century of Change” draws upon a rich archive of Cleveland Foundation publications, incorporating material and information from annual reports, newsletters and white papers; the foundation’s 50th anniversary history, Trust for All Time: The Story of the Cleveland Foundation and the Community Trust Movement; the foundation’s 75th anniversary history, Rebuilding Cleveland: The Cleveland Foundation and Its Evolving Urban Strategy; and monographs examining the tenures of two foundation CEOs: The People’s Entrepreneur: Homer C. Wadsworth, Director of the Cleveland Foundation 1974 to 1983 and A Foundation for Growth: The Dramatic Work of Steven A. Minter and the Cleveland Foundation.

This site, which provides an overview of the foundation’s 100-year-old partnership with Greater Cleveland, is intended to be a living document. If you have collaborated with, or been touched by, the Cleveland Foundation, we would like to hear from you. Please contact us with additional information, relevant photographs and significant corrections.

About the Text

Principal Writer: Diana Tittle
Copyeditor: Kathleen Mills
Editorial Committee: Leslie A. Dunford, Robert E. Eckardt, Mary Louise Hahn, Steven A. Minter, Michael D. Murphy and Ronald B. Richard
Special thanks to the following Cleveland Foundation staff members for their assistance: Kate A. Asbeck, Marvelous R. Baker, Jan Carpenter, Kathleen A. Cerveny, Susan Christopher, Janice M. Cutright, Pamela F. Jaffe, Diane C. Kaszei, Laura Lash, Christine M. Lawson, India Pierce Lee, Karen Long, Ginger F. Mlakar, Cindy Naegele, Kathy S. Parker, Terry L. Pederson, Sylvia E. Pérez, Paul Putman, Kaye Ridofi, Kimberly Sabo, Patty A. Takacs and Joyce Wilson

About the Website

Concept, Design and Programming: Nesnadny + Schwartz
Creative Director and Principal Photography Research: Mark Schwartz
Design: Shawn Beatty, Ryan Camp, Gregory Oznowich and Jamie Wilhelm
Programming: Bryce Taylor and Shawn Beatty 

About the Photographs

The Cleveland Foundation extends thanks to all the generous individuals and institutions that contributed images to this project. Please contact regarding any errors, omissions, or comments about the photographs appearing on this website.
Principal PhotographyAt Land’s End Photography, Roger Mastroianni, Thom Sheridan Photography and Jeff Stephens
Additional PhotographyApollo’s Fire, James Baughman, BioEnterprise, Margaret Bourke-White, Hilary Bovay, Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Case Alumni Association, Case Western Reserve University, Center for Public History and Digital Humanities, Cleveland State University, Centers for Families and Children, Janet Century, Gus Chan / The Plain Dealer, Cleveland Asian Festival, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Green Building Coalition, Cleveland Heights Historical Society, Cleveland Historical, Cleveland Housing Network, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland Metroparks, Cleveland Municipal School District, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Orchestra and Musical Arts Association, Cleveland Play House, Cleveland Press Collection / Michael Schwartz Library / Cleveland State University, Chuck Crow / The Plain Dealer, Timothy Culek / The Cleveland Press, Cuyahoga Community College, Dancing Wheels Company & School, Detroit Publishing Company, Brent M. Durken, Encyclopedia of Cleveland History, Evergreen Cooperatives, Feinknopf Photography, Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center, Fireplace Chats, Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland, Fresh Water, Friends of Shaker Square, Getty Images, Global Cleveland, Gordon Square Arts District, John Goski / The Cleveland Press, Great Lakes Science Center, Great Lakes Theater FestivalJoe GrimandoGroundWorks DanceTheater, Cathy HaglundcIdeastream, Invest in Children, JumpStart, Inc., Juniper Gallery, Karamu House, LAND Studio, Lexington Village Apartments, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, MAGNET (Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network), MidTown Cleveland, Incorporated, Robert Muller, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, MyCom, Neighborhood Connections, Neighborhood Progress Inc., Nesnadny + Schwartz, NewBridge Center for Art & Technology, Bernie Noble / The Cleveland Press, Northeast Ohio University, Oberlin College, Alfred T. Palmer, United States Office of War Information, Bob Perkoski / The Plain Dealer, PlayhouseSquare Foundation, Progressive Urban Real Estate, Trey Ratcliff, Marc Riboud, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Mark Schwartz, Shaker Heights Historical Society, Scott Shaw / The Plain Dealer, Patrick Shepherd, Shorpy Archive, Singing Angels, John Slater, Special Collections / Michael Schwartz Library / Cleveland State University, Teaching Cleveland, University Circle, Inc., University Hospitals of Cleveland, Walter Leedy Collection of Cleveland Postcards, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Western Reserve Historical Society and Roger Zender

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