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2022-2023 Board of Directors Community Shares is governed by a Board of Directors that includes representatives from member organizations as well as leaders from the Greater Cleveland community.

The Board of Directors keeps Shares focused on its mission: Supporting social justice organizations through workplace giving programs and other philanthropic initiatives.


Board Members



Molly Kaplan, Journey Center for Health and Healing (formerly Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center)


Vice President

Michael Lepley, Fair Housing Center for Rights and Research



Joan Pfingsen, Community Representative. Retired, Cleveland Metroparks



Melissa Miller Sedlock, Jefferson-Puritas West Park CDC


Amanda L. Cramer, City of Lakewood (Community Member)


Linda Kimble, Cleveland MOTTEP


Deb Kline, Cleveland Jobs With Justice


Laura Potter, Les Délices  (Community Member)


Bob Whitney, Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity


Cynthia Ries, Executive Director, Greater Cleveland Community Shares

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The Cleveland Transformation Alliance joins Community Shares!
Community Shares is NP4CLE's Charity Partner of the Month!
Community Shares on WKYC's It's About You


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