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Ronn Richard Reflects on 20 Years at the Cleveland Foundation and Greater Cleveland’s Future

Ronn Richard share insights and lessons from his tenure at the Cleveland Foundation.

In January 2023, Ronn Richard announced his plans to retire from his role as president and CEO of the Cleveland Foundation after 20 years at the helm of the world’s first community foundation. As Mr. Richard prepares to retire at the end of July, he will join Tony Richardson, President of The George Gund Foundation, in a conversation reflecting on his tenure at the Cleveland Foundation and his hopes for the future of Greater Cleveland. In this forum, Mr. Richard will share insights and lessons from his tenure at the Cleveland Foundation as well as his perspective on the role of community philanthropy in moving Greater Cleveland forward.

This forum is presented in partnership with The Cleveland Foundation. Production and distribution of City Club forums in partnership with ideastream is generously provided by PNC and the United Black Fund.


  • Ronn Richard President & CEO, Cleveland Foundation


  • Tony Richardson President, The George Gund Foundation