Thank you to all our donors who share the vision of a future where every child and family can thrive. Together, we are making an impact. Together, we are stronger.

Giving Societies

The members of Beech Brook's Giving Societies have demonstrated an incredible commitment to the kids and families of our community.

BOLD denotes new members
* denotes deceased

The Jeptha Homer Wade Society

The Jeptha Homer Wade Society honors our most significant supporters, each of whom has contributed $100,000 or more in total to Beech Brook. The Wade Family played a unique and treasured role in our history over several generations, beginning with the donation of the orphanage on St. Clair Avenue in the 1870s to the land and several buildings on our present campus in the 1920s. Members of the Wade Family served more than 130 years on the Board of Directors, and their legacy lives on through ongoing gifts from family members today.

  • The Abington Foundation
  • ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County
  • Administration for Children & Families
  • The Alliance for Children and Families, Inc.
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous Company
  • The Austin Memorial Foundation
  • BakerHostetler
  • Eva L. & Joseph M. Bruening Foundation
  • Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
  • Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Patricia and John G. Chapman, Sr.
  • The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
  • The Cleveland Foundation
  • Cindy and Edward Crotty
  • Cuyahoga County Department of Public Health
  • Alice McHardy Dye Fund
  • Eaton Corporation
  • Char and Charles Fowler
  • Glenmede
  • The Helen Wade Greene Charitable Trust
  • The George Gund Foundation
  • The Hankins Foundation
  • Suzanne B. Harrison*
  • Sandy and Harry Holmes
  • The George M. and Pamela S. Humphrey Fund
  • KeyBank
  • Kulas Foundation
  • The Lerner Family Foundation
  • S. Livingston Mather Charitable Trust
  • Elizabeth F. McBride
  • Sally* and John C. Morley
  • The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation
  • Alice Prince O'Doran*
  • Ohio Children's Trust Fund
  • Ohio Early Start
  • Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
  • F. J. O'Neill Charitable Corporation
  • William J. & Dorothy K. O'Neill Foundation
  • Attorney General, State of Ohio
  • Jane and Jon Outcalt
  • Edda and Terry Owen
  • Margaret Patch*
  • Kathy and Jim Pender
  • The Michael Pender Memorial Fund of the Cleveland Foundation
  • Douglas Perkins Fund of the Cleveland Foundation
  • Helen Wade Greene Perry*
  • The Reinberger Foundation
  • Saint Luke's Foundation
  • The A.H. and Julia W. Shunk Fund
  • Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland
  • The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation
  • Judy and G. Walter Stuelpe, Jr.
  • Roda* and Frank* Teagle, Jr.
  • Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
  • The C. Carlisle & Margaret M. Tippit Charitable Trust
  • The Treu-Mart Fund
  • United Black Fund of Greater Cleveland
  • United Way of Greater Cleveland
  • US Dept of Health and Human Services
  • Thomas H. White Foundation
  • Woodruff Foundation

The Suzanne B. Harrison Society

For more than 60 years, Suzanne Brookhart Harrison dedicated her time, energy and enthusiasm to Beech Brook, earning a special place in our history and in the hearts of everyone who knew her. Her unwavering commitment to children and to the work of Beech Brook inspired this giving society in her name, honoring loyal supporters who have made charitable gifts for 25 years or more.

  • Hope* and Stanley* Adelstein
  • Mary and Richard Albrecht
  • Stephen J. Alfred
  • Anonymous
  • Elizabeth and Albert A.* Augustus II
  • Jan and Harold Babbit
  • Richard T. & Martha B. Baker Foundation
  • Vivian and Raymond Balester
  • Richard H. Bamberger
  • Mary* and Charles* Barkwill
  • Caroline* and William* Barney, Jr.
  • Sarah* and Edward* Bartlett II
  • Gloria and Joseph Bauer
  • Patricia H. Beall*
  • Sylvia Beckerman
  • Wilma* and William* Bemis
  • Ann and Robert Berger, Jr.
  • Glenna* and Howard* Bissell
  • Maud and Pierce* Bray
  • Irene and John Briedis
  • Ann and Hugh Calkins
  • Leigh Carter
  • Isabel* and William* Chamberlin, Jr.
  • Emily and Lee Chilcote, Jr.
  • Virginia* and Lee* Chilcote
  • Ellen Wade Chinn*
  • Alvah Stone and Adele Corning Chisholm Memorial Foundation
  • Susan and Michael Clegg
  • Helen* Teagle Clements and Robert* Clements
  • The Cleveland Foundation
  • The Cliffs Foundation
  • Iris* and Arthur Codner
  • Helen C. Cole*
  • Mary F. and William E. Conway
  • Elizabeth Fackler Herrick Cozier*
  • Cindy and Edward Crotty
  • Shirley* and Albert* Culbertson
  • Sally and Pitt Curtiss
  • Frances and David Dickenson II
  • Lucille and Paul F. Dickey
  • William E. Dohnal*
  • Isabelle* and James* Dunlap
  • Caroline B.* and Frederick L.* Emeny
  • Eleanor E.* and Morris* Everett, Sr.
  • Margaret and Stanley* Ferguson
  • The Firman Fund
  • Elizabeth T. Fogg
  • Caryn* and C. Henry Foltz
  • David K. Ford
  • Harry K. & Emma R. Fox Charitable Foundation
  • joan and vic* gelb
  • Glenmede
  • Lily B. and Ronald* D. Glosser
  • Barbara V. Gould*
  • Sally and Robert D. Gries
  • Sally* and Bruce* Griswold
  • Delos T. Nelson*
  • Sally and Francis Neville
  • Cheryl and Mark Groner
  • The Gordan and Llura Gund Foundation
  • Virginia Hamann*
  • Ruth L. Hankins* & The Hankins Foundation
  • Judith and H. Stuart Harrison, Jr.
  • Suzanne Brookhart Harrison*
  • Henry Harvey*
  • Robin and Henry Hatch III
  • Patricia and William Hatch
  • Dorothy* and Scott Hayes
  • Ellen and Craig Heberton III
  • Martha* Eaton Hickox and Charles* Hickox
  • Arthur and Arlene Holden Fund
  • Joan and Daniel Holmes, Jr.
  • Sandra and Harry Holmes
  • Jean Homrighausen
  • The George M. and Pamela S. Humphrey Fund
  • Betsy and Dudley Humphrey, Jr.
  • Kitty* and Norman* Jeavons
  • Anne and Brooks* Jones
  • Kathryn and James Kaesberg
  • Pamela and Stephen Keefe
  • Carter Kissell*
  • Mary* and G. Robert * Klein
  • Nancy J. Kortemeyer
  • Mary and Clarence* Kubik
  • Eleanor* and Milton* Kuss
  • Helen* and Fredrick Lamb
  • Lander Circle Kiwanis
  • Carolyn and Ronald Lang
  • Barbara H. Larson
  • Patricia and James* Lightbody
  • Chris and Richard Lightbody
  • Ann H. and Robert A.* Little
  • Gordon G. Long
  • Evelyn* and Joseph* P. Long
  • Kathryn M.* and George P.* Loomis
  • The Lubrizol Foundation
  • Molly* and Elliot* Ludvigsen
  • Anne* and David* Manuel
  • Eileen and John* Manuel
  • Susan and Charles Marston
  • S. Livingston Mather Charitable Trust
  • Ann S. McConnell
  • Betz* and S. Sterling* McMillan
  • Judith and Ted McMillan
  • Meisel Family Foundation
  • Rosemary and Arthur Merriman, Jr.
  • Carol and Anthony Michel
  • Sally* and John Morley
  • Jean and Thomas Moseley
  • Gloria* and Edwin R. Motch III
  • David & Inez Myers Foundation
  • Janet and Robert* Neary
  • Ruth C.* and Hal H.* Newell
  • Chloe* and Frederick* Oldenburg
  • Amelia and William Osborne, Jr.
  • Oswald Companies
  • Arleen* and Thomas* Patton
  • Kathy and Jim Pender
  • Jeanne* and Jacob* Perkins
  • Helen Wade Greene Perry*
  • Marianne and Arvid Peterson
  • The Plain Dealer
  • Katherine and C. Carver* Pope
  • Frank H. Porter*
  • Clara Taplin Rankin and Alfred M.* Rankin, Sr.
  • Debra Rex and George George
  • Claire and Charles Rossbach, Sr.
  • Margo and Robert Roth
  • RSM US LLP
  • Sandra Russ and Thomas C. Brugger
  • Sandra and A. James Schneider
  • Sally and John Schulze
  • Elizabeth W.* and Ellery* Sedgwick
  • Sedgwick Family Charitable Trust
  • Paula and Thomas Seger
  • Laura and Michael Shannon
  • Shepard Foundation
  • Kim Sherwin
  • Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland
  • Josephine and Edward* Sloan, Jr.
  • Miriam Smead
  • The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation
  • Gretchen and Ward* Smith
  • Janice and James Spencer
  • Judy and G. Walter Stuelpe, Jr.
  • Esther* and Edmund* Sylvester
  • Jean H. Taber
  • Janet* and John* Telich, Sr
  • Cindy and W. Hayden* Thompson
  • The C. Carlisle & Margaret M. Tippit Charitable Trust
  • Betty T. Toguchi
  • Roberta and Mario Tonti
  • Merlene and Arthur W. Treuhaft
  • The United Black Fund of Greater Cleveland
  • The Clara Weiss Fund
  • Jill and Frederick Wenham III
  • Emma and Fred* White, Jr.
  • Virginia and John Wilhelm, Jr.
  • Lydia* and Lewis* Williams
  • Lynn and Alan Wood
  • Janet and Robert Yaroma
  • Joan and William Ziegler
  • Amelia* and Roy* Zook

Children's Hope Society

The Children’s Hope Society honors donors whose planned gifts demonstrate their commitment to the work and future of Beech Brook. These gifts, which are placed in Beech Brook’s Endowment Fund, allow supporters to create their own legacies of hope for children and families. The interest income from the endowment supports the ongoing provision of high-quality services for children and families, innovation and program development, and research.

  • Glenna* and Howard* Bissell
  • Thomas H. Brooks*
  • Eileen M. Burkhart
  • Patricia and John G. Chapman, Sr.
  • Cindy and Edward Crotty
  • Francis E.* and Julia R.* Drury
  • Alice McHardy Dye*
  • Kathryn and Robert Falls
  • Eleanor Gregory
  • Suzanne Brookhart Harrison*
  • Anne and Brooks* Jones
  • Carol S. Markey
  • Delos T. Nelson*
  • Alice Prince O'Doran*
  • Margaret Patch*
  • Kathy and Jim Pender
  • Douglas Perkins*
  • Helen Wade Greene Perry*
  • Jolan B. Petro*
  • Manda H. Raab*
  • Robert R. Rhodes*
  • Julia W. Shunk*
  • Mabel E. Talbot*
  • The C. Carlisle & Margaret M. Tippit Charitable Trust, in honor of Kathryn M. Loomis*
  • Ellen Garretson Wade Memorial Fund

Samuel Clemens Society

In 1869, Samuel Clemens was so moved by the work being done by the Cleveland Protestant Orphan Asylum that he donated the entire proceeds of his January 22nd performance at Case Hall that year. He closed his lecture with an impassioned appeal to his Cleveland audience to likewise lend their generous support.

Today Beech Brook’s Samuel Clemens Society recognized individuals, foundations and organizations that generously support our work with gifts of $1,000 or more each year. These annual gifts provide critical funds that enable Beech Brook to respond to the needs of our community’s children and families.

Visionary Circle - $10,000+

  • The Abington Foundation
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Eva L. & Joseph M. Bruening Foundation
  • The Cleveland Foundation
  • Alice McHardy Dye Fund
  • Eaton Corporation
  • The Hankins Foundation
  • Sandra and Harry Holmes
  • Ohio Mental Health & Addiction Services
  • William J. & Dorothy K. O'Neill Foundation
  • Douglas Perkins Fund of the Cleveland Foundation
  • RPM International, Incorporated
  • Sally and John Morley Family Fund
  • The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation
  • The A.H. and Julia W. Shunk Fund
  • United Way of Greater Cleveland
  • Thomas H. White Foundation
  • Woodruff Foundation

Champion Circle - $5,000+

  • The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities
  • Mary and William Conway
  • Iris and Victor DeMarco
  • Megan and Robert Fellinger
  • The Helen Wade Greene Charitable Trust
  • Home Savings and Loan
  • Jones Day
  • Kaulig Giving
  • Edda and Terry Owen
  • Kathy and Jim Pender
  • Robert Phillips-Plona
  • RSM US LLP
  • Tracy and Thomas Seifert
  • Ann and Charles Zellmer

Guardian - $3,000+

  • Tracy and Dave Crandall
  • Huntington National Bank
  • HW&Co.
  • Amanda and Ryan Miller
  • John C. Morley
  • Lynn and Mark Singer
  • Judy and G. Walter Stuelpe, Jr.

Benefactor Circle - $2,000+

  • Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
  • Cavaliers Youth Foundation
  • Dan and Ellen Zelman Family Foundation
  • Mary and Jack Herrick
  • Betty Intorcio*
  • Rudolph Jaros
  • Kathryn and James Kaesberg 
  • James T. Kitson
  • Jennifer Mills and Douglas Kohler
  • Patricia C. Lightbody
  • McMahon DeGulis LLP
  • Anne and Thomas Merriman
  • The Meyer Company
  • Jennifer* and Brandon Miller
  • Jane and Jon Outcalt
  • Sue and Nick Peay, Jr.
  • Jane and Gary Small
  • Lori Locke and Jack Stinedurf
  • United Black Fund of Greater Cleveland
  • United Way of Greater Milwaukee

Friend Circle - $1,000+

  • Anonymous
  • Kevin Bachman
  • Cleveland Marathon Charities
  • Maryann Correnti
  • Joanne and Joseph Crea
  • Nathan Edmunds
  • Fairport Wealth
  • The FirstEnergy Foundation
  • Char and Charles Fowler
  • Fraternal Order of Eagles, Wickliffe
  • Glenmede
  • Gould Inc. Foundation
  • Annie and Richard Hubbard
  • Key Private Bank
  • Lisa and Brad Kostka
  • Carol and Anthony Michel
  • Michael Miller
  • The Michael Pender Memorial Fund 
  • PRADCO
  • Progressive Insurance Foundation
  • Debra M. Rex and George George
  • Thomas Royer
  • Paula and Thomas Seger 
  • Noreen and Brad Sussman
  • Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
  • Thompson Hine
  • The Clara Weiss Fund
  • Shawn Wright

All Donors

$500 - $999

  • LaVisa and Jamaa Bell
  • Mary Bowers
  • Irene and John Briedis
  • Larry and Ellen Chernikoff Philanthropic Fund
  • Suzanne and William B. Doggett
  • Zach Durastante
  • Shelley Earl
  • Eileen M. Burkhart & Co.
  • Facebook FirstEnergy Service Company
  • Margaret and Christopher Furey
  • Marc Giguere
  • Cheryl and Mark Groner
  • Geoffrey Gund
  • Nancy Kortemeyer and Paul Jennings
  • Tom Kirkham
  • Patrick Lewis
  • Polly and Richard Marabito
  • Kathy and John Mayher
  • Parker Hannifin - Fluid Connectors Group
  • Douglas Pinkerton
  • Jennifer N. Pinkerton
  • Kenneth Prabucki
  • Roop & Company
  • Bernadette and Jack Staph
  • Kris and Jason Tercek
  • Barbara and Bruce Twarog
  • Diane Wilcox

$250 - $499

  • Richard H. Bamberger
  • Cynthia Bassett
  • Pamela and Ronald Bohlander
  • Annamarie and William Brancovsky
  • Jennifer and Craig Bruehler
  • Antoine Chelala
  • Rita and Aims Coney, Jr.
  • Peter Danford
  • Charles Dolan
  • Gretchen Evard
  • C. Henry Foltz
  • joan gelb
  • Andres Gonzalez
  • Carol Hoffstetter
  • Reggie and Stacy Holmes
  • The Richard Horvitz and Erica Hartman-Horvitz Foundation
  • Betsy and Dudley Humphrey, Jr.
  • Carolyn and Ronald Lang
  • Legacy Village
  • Richard Lightbody
  • Dori and David Loomis
  • Susan M. Lundgren
  • Helen and Chester Marshall
  • Ann S. McConnell
  • Angela McDonald-Fisher
  • Kathy A. Mindek
  • Venezuela Robinson
  • Neil T. Ruddock
  • Edwin Z. Singer
  • John and Ann Steinbrunner
  • Teresa T. Thompson-Davis
  • Allison Tirabassi
  • United Way Bay Area
  • United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey
  • Anne Marie Witmer

$100 - $249

  • William Akins
  • Ciani Albert
  • Sara Al-Nimer
  • Laura Bergant
  • Pamela Bertaud
  • Cassandra Bigsby
  • Claire Billingsley
  • Sally Brocious
  • Debra Brown
  • Janalee Brown
  • Jenna Bruckman
  • Sandra Russ and Thomas C. Brugger
  • Jeannine and Robert Brzezinski
  • Diane E. Caine
  • Betty Ann Carmosino
  • Chagrin Chiropractic and Wellness
  • Charities Aid Foundation of America
  • Peggy Corbin
  • Bob Darden
  • Alex Dorman
  • Mary Emerson
  • Michelle Erksa
  • Caroline and Daniel Flannery
  • Heidi Friedman
  • Marcia Gaige
  • Anthony Gamellia
  • Stacey and Gary Gardiner
  • Jaclyn Godic
  • Robin W. Gooch
  • Brenda Gray
  • Daryl Hannes
  • Pamela Harris Cox
  • Judith and H. Stuart Harrison, Jr.
  • Betsy and Robert Harting
  • Linda and Lawrence Hatch
  • Jean Homrighausen
  • Chlondra Hunter
  • Marianne and Theodore Jalowiec
  • Janeen Kastner
  • Katherine Solender and William E. Katzin
  • Nancy and Robert Klein
  • Julia and Alexander Kobulsky
  • Bob Kosek
  • Amy Kress
  • Molly and Bob Laks
  • Barbara Larson
  • Ann Harte and Albert Leizman
  • Susan and Todd Locke
  • Rachel Margulis
  • Anne and William McCarron
  • Patricia Menendez
  • Molly Dixon and Jerry Murphy
  • Carl Murway
  • Michael Nash
  • Network for Good
  • Peter and Kathy Oddo
  • Steven Oprea
  • Myron Pakush
  • Eric Petry
  • Wendy Pietrangelo
  • Alex Potter
  • David Ptasznik
  • Brandy Reischman
  • Lyn and Tom Riemersma
  • Erin and Andrew Ross
  • Hilary Rossen
  • Betsy and James Sampliner
  • Veena Sanil-Papouras
  • James Saunders
  • Marilyn and Jerald Schneider
  • Samuel Selekman
  • Jacqueline Shelby
  • James G. Tamburro
  • Paul T. Tavano
  • Brad Thalman
  • Betty T. Toguchi
  • Michael Tomaro
  • Roberta and Mario Tonti
  • Jeffrey Tucker
  • Aseem Uppal
  • Lee Walko
  • Christine and James Wamsley III
  • John Warcaba
  • Dawn and Grady Williams
  • Lynn and Alan Wood
  • YourCause
  • Donna Zink

$1 - $99

  • Sylvia and Jeffrey Aarons
  • Zachary Aarons
  • Derricka Agee
  • Gary Amendola
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Frank Artino
  • Baird Foundation, Inc
  • Anne Batzell
  • Rachel Belcher
  • Phonesavanh Benford
  • Elisabeth Bohlander
  • Brenda Burston
  • Audrey Cahn
  • Liz Callahan
  • Elizabeth M. Carstensen
  • Katie and Jeremy Clark
  • Tim Clepper
  • Linda Coffman
  • Community Shares
  • Beth and Peter DeVito
  • Sue and John Diemer
  • Chris Dorman
  • Corrine Dorman
  • Randy Dorman
  • Ashley Engelbach
  • Thomas Evans
  • Ruth Fenske
  • Katherine Funkner
  • Marilee Gallagher
  • Jeanne and George Gascoigne III
  • Arielle Goler
  • Sally and Robert Gries
  • Amy Hall
  • Lee E. Hamilton
  • Sabrina Hammond
  • Jill and Bradley Helfman
  • Kim Henderson
  • Patricia Ianni
  • Denis Ishmekeev
  • Janet and Nathan Jacobson
  • Maura Jochum
  • Ryan Johnson
  • Julia Kaesberg
  • Jennifer L. Karvonen
  • Hannah Kemp
  • Megan Kinney
  • Lindsay Kirkham-Olsen
  • Farah Kittoe
  • Kevin Krencisz
  • Laura A. Kulber Mintz
  • Betty Jean Kundrat
  • Michelle Landis
  • Marc Latkovic
  • Stephanie Latkovic
  • Virginia Lester
  • Annette M. Lowe and Doug Dolch
  • Cindy MacLaren
  • Donald Mascola
  • Laura and John McMullen
  • Rosemary and Arthur Merriman, Jr.
  • Michael Mintz
  • Laura Montgomery
  • Amanda Nowak
  • Danielle Oddo
  • Terry O'Donnell
  • Michael OHara
  • Stan Olejarski
  • Andrew Peko
  • Alison Potash
  • Donna Puskas
  • David Romano
  • Fred Rosenberg
  • Claire and Charles Rossbach, Sr.
  • Patricia and Anthony Russo
  • Evelyn and Gordon Safran
  • Michael Schindler
  • Jonathan Seewald
  • Lynn B. Shaw
  • McKenna Sklut
  • Jennifer Smith
  • Alyssa Somody
  • Lee Szambecki
  • Carolyn Szweda
  • Karen Theaker
  • Kevin Thomas
  • Adrian Thompson
  • Jan Tiedemann
  • United Way - Metro Chicago
  • Diana Wallace
  • Susan Wang
  • Andrea Ware
  • Pina Weinland
  • Shirley Wenson
  • Karl West
  • Parker Wouters
  • George H. Yarbrough
  • Chuan Yen
  • Mikel Zeidenstein
  • Christina Ziegler
  • Mary Frances Haerr and Kalman Zucker

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