Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

A ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland improves the lives of those most in need with special attention to families, women and children living in poverty. As a faith-based organization, the foundation extends the values of Jesus Christ through the mission of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and also works to sustain the ministries of women religious.

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland seeks to improve its community's capacity to help families and individuals overcome the challenges of poverty in a sustainable way. The foundation has identified the following areas of need for addressing poverty: reducing health and education disparities in Cleveland's Central Neighborhood and ending homelessness in Cuyahoga County.

The foundation also commits to supporting communities of Catholic women religious and their ministries. For decades, they have formed a critical part of our community's capacity to help those who are vulnerable. In this focus area, the foundation honors their dedication and strengthens their service.

Furthermore, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is the lead organizer on behalf of many partners to implement the Central Neighborhood Promise Neighborhood - a transformative program that wraps children in high-quality, coordinated health, social, community and educational support from the cradle to college and career.


Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

2475 East 22nd Street
Fourth Floor

Cleveland, OH 44115

p: 216 241 9300

Established 1996

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland improves the lives of those most in need with special attention to families, women and children living in poverty. The foundation works to end homelessness in Cuyahoga County and to reduce health and education disparities in Cleveland’s Central Neighborhood. As a faith-based organization, the foundation extends the values of Jesus Christ through the mission of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and also works to sustain the ministries of women religious. The Sisters of Charity of Cleveland was endowed in 1996 from the proceeds of a partnership involving St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. Previously, the sisters used the proceeds of the sale of Saint Ann Hospital in 1973 to endow the Saint Ann Foundation, the first health care conversion foundation in the United States. In 2006, the two foundations merged and blended their missions.

Susanna Krey

President,
Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

Susanna Krey

Susanna H. Krey serves as senior vice president for foundations, outreach ministries and external affairs at the Sisters of Charity Health System. Additionally, she has been serving as the president of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland since 2004. During her tenure with the health system, Ms. Krey has been actively involved in hospital and health care system administration in the areas of marketing, public relations, planning, strategic alliance activities and managed care. As president of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Ms. Krey carries out the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine’s 160-year commitment to improving the lives of the poor and underserved. Read More »

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland elects 2019 board officers and welcomes new board members

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland welcomes three new board members in 2019, as well as announces the board’s 2019 officers: Robyn N. Gordon, chair; Judge Michael John Ryan, vice chair; Woodrow Whitlow, PhD, vice chair; Sean Hennessy, treasurer; Joe Gibbons, secretary.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland supporting event to celebrate Catholic sisters

Sisters, associates and lay partners across Northeast Ohio will discuss civil discourse and its role in today’s society in a March 3 event titled “Civil Discourse: How to Have Difficult Conversations” to celebrate National Catholic Sisters Week. Featuring keynote speaker Sr. Janet Mock, CSJ, former executive director of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), the event is Sunday, March 3.[More]

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Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland supports launch of Lead Safe Cleveland Coalition

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is one of several local philanthropic organizations providing initial support to Lead Safe Cleveland, a coalition organized to prevent lead poisoning in Cleveland.[More]

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New Promise Neighborhood partner helps students transition to high school

In its years of work Cleveland’s Central community, the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood has recognized that the process of choosing a high school starts in middle school. Unfortunately, many of Promise’s families report that students currently transitioning from middle to high school have access to few resources to motivate them around personal interests and high school choice. To help students better understand their options for high school and recognize what makes a good fit, Promise worked with College Now Greater Cleveland to install a full-time high school transition advisor in Central middle schools.[More]

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Housing Justice Alliance grows from Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland’s The Innovation Mission

Hazel Remesch, one of the fellows in The Innovation Mission and a supervising attorney at the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, has spurred conversation across Cleveland about the right to legal counsel in eviction cases. Through The Innovation Mission fellowship, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is empowering Remesch and four other experts to develop their own innovative approaches to breaking the cycle of poverty.[More]

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