Frederick H. Goff

…of a sailing vessel and circumnavigated the Great Lakes. In his first month as an attorney, he earned fees totaling $2.40—about $50 today. Goff made an offer to John D. Rockefeller, his law firm’s client, to take on the restructuring of Standard Oil to meet federal antitrust regulations. The proposed negotiation was rejected by President Theodore Roosevelt, whose administration subsequently entered into litigation that forcibly broke up the…

Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

…lp administer his charitable affairs. Edith studied at Flora Stone Mather College of Western Reserve University and at the Cleveland School of Art, becoming a published poet. She was one of the first women to be appointed a trustee of the Cleveland Public Library. When she determined to honor her father with a prize, she chose literature—a universally popular vehicle—to bring national attention to the causes they both embraced. So in 1934, Edith…

Raymond C. Moley

…rade—Moley favored a certain degree of protectionism—prompted the assistant secretary’s resignation in September 1933. He soon found new bully pulpits as a syndicated political journalist and the editor of the weekly journal Today (which later merged with Newsweek). When he left the Cleveland Foundation, Moley said that he regretted the move because he considered Cleveland “in many ways the most progressive city in America.” Later in life, he…

Global Impact

…ield will soon be addressed. An international research partnership funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation of Flint, Michigan, is gathering hard data as well as narrative evidence documenting the field’s impact for the world’s first comprehensive atlas of the community foundation movement. As part of its contribution to the 100th anniversary of the movement in 2014, the Cleveland Foundation is collaborating with the Foundation Center, the…

Enduring Concerns

…mber, Constance Mather Bishop. Although the foundation’s trailblazing was a faded tradition by 1955, when this picture of the trustee bank presidents holding a replica of the foundation’s logo was snapped, its stature as the world’s first community trust remained a source of pride. The multitude of organizational nameplates on the door to the Cleveland Foundation’s offices in the 1970s testified to its rebirth as a nexus of progressive…

Ronald B. Richard

…recruitment of highly skilled immigrants and residencies by artists presenting the best of world culture—all in an effort to inspire Cleveland, whose economy has been battered by global competition, to reinvent itself as a truly global city. In its annual reports and other public forums over the past decade, the foundation has also exerted its moral authority more forthrightly than ever before, taking impassioned stands in support of the right…

Inajo Davis Chappell

…s public institutions and nonprofit entities. Her legal expertise focuses on various aspects of corporate law and corporate governance, general business transactions, and commercial real estate acquisition, development, construction and financing. Chappell has served as bond and company counsel to a variety of government and corporate clients. She has particular expertise representing school districts in the provision of educational programming…

James V. Patton

…of new business development for United Way Services. He has also served on the boards of the Cleveland Advertising Club and Holy Name High School, the advisory board of Catholic Social Services of Cuyahoga County, and as a trustee of the American Cancer Society’s Cuyahoga County Division. Upon his retirement from the Cleveland Foundation board, Patton served as a trustee of Suite 1300 Services Inc., the foundation’s separate nonprofit arm which…

Supporting Organizations

…nority Arts and Education Fund Directors: Kathy Allen, Robert Eckardt, Maria Haller, Steven Minter, Mia Moore, Yvonne Pointer, Terrell Pruitt, Martin Sweeney, Hilary Taylor 1998 Billie Howland Steffee Family Fund Directors: Susan Cargile, Susan Eagan, Robert Eckardt, Billie Howland Steffee, Jon Outcalt 1998 Medical Mutual of Ohio Charitable Foundation Directors: Inajo Davis Chappell, Michelle Gillcrist, John McBride, Sharon Sobol Jordan, Susan…

Establishing a Groundbreaking Interracial Forum

…and accidentally crushed to death a Presbyterian minister who had joined an on-site demonstration organized by a coalition of civil rights groups to protest the construction project’s reinforcement of school segregation. The news of the Reverend Bruce W. Klunder’s demise horrified James A. Norton, the director of the Cleveland Foundation’s affiliated philanthropy, Greater Cleveland Associated Foundation (GCAF), who had for months been trying to…