Community Partners of the Month

CPF Community Partner of the Month - May 2023 - St. Mark Catholic School

The Cleveland Police Foundation is delighted to acknowledge the support of our men and women in Blue by our community partners. This month, we recognize the children and staff at St. Mark Catholic School in West Park. They’ve continually supported our safety forces, standing by us during both good times and tragedy.

Earlier this spring, the children, under the guidance of the staff, assembled care packages for each member of the Cleveland Division of Police. These packages included snack bars, candy, drinks, and homemade greeting cards. In a thoughtful gesture, they also provided fruit, treats, and chew toys for our K-9 officers.

Patrol Officer Tom Ross, 2nd VP with the CPPA, who nominated St. Mark Catholic School, spoke warmly of their efforts. He said, “From this generosity in providing snacks to all of our officers this spring, to the way they supported the Bartek family after losing Shane, they truly exemplify kindness and the human spirit. I am proud to protect them and to be part of the parish.”

For their unwavering support and care for our CPD officers, the Cleveland Police Foundation is honored to name St. Mark Catholic School as our Community Partner of the Month for May 2023.

– Bob Guttu, Cleveland Police Foundation

(Nominated by CPD Patrol Officer Tom Ross)

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About the Community Partner of the Month Program

The Cleveland Police Foundation has implemented the Community Partner of the Month Award, given to individuals from the community who strive to support the mission goals of The Cleveland Division of Police and the CPF. These good folks support law enforcement and continue on a daily basis to help improve their individual neighborhoods. Award recipients receive a plaque and appropriate recognition. Thank you to these achievers!


The Cleveland Police Foundation is the official charity for the Cleveland Division of Police and the only organization authorized to solicit charitable contributions on its behalf.

We provide funding for youth and community outreach programs, community policing and engagement initiatives, safety & crime prevention programs, and support the members of the Cleveland Division of Police to help them better perform their duties. Contributions to the CPF are tax deductible under section 501 (c)(3) of the IRS Code.

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