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Cathy M. Lewis, Secretary

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Cathy M. Lewis served as Chairperson of the Board of Directors of The Cleveland Foundation, the nation’s first and second largest community foundation, with assets of $1.6 billion, from 2001-2003. For 21 years, she was a minority owner of RESOURCE CAREERS, an international company specializing in spouse employment services for dual-career families. She was the Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of Baldwin-Wallace College, a past president of Rainbow Babies and Childrens Hospital, and former trustee of University Hospitals and University Hospitals Health System. She currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Center for International Child Health at Case Western Reserve University, and is on the Board of Directors of The Institute for Research on Unlimited Love, also at Case (

In 1991 she traveled to Uganda with a pediatrician from Case to visit a National Institutes of Health project looking at transmission of HIV from mothers to babies. She served on the Citizens’ Committee on AIDS/HIV that devised Cleveland’s strategy for AIDS prevention, education and service delivery, and is chair of its successor organization, the AIDS Funding Collaborative.

She is a graduate of Leadership Cleveland and recipient of the YWCA’s Career Women of Achievement Award, the 1998 Creative Philanthropy Award from the Women’s Community Foundation, the 1999 March of Dimes Franklin Delano Roosevelt Award for Community Service, and the 2003 Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Cathy is a graduate of Smith College, and she and her husband, John, are the parents of four children and the grandparents of six.