Police Foundation Announces Early Donors to Leadership Campaign

The CPF hopes to encourage the community to support police officers and the role they play in keeping us safe through its Leadership in Action Fundraising Campaign.

Cleveland, OH (September 29, 2023)—The Cleveland Police Foundation (CPF), an independent fundraising group established to be the fundraising arm of the Cleveland Division of Police, has just announced the early results from its Leadership in Action fundraising campaign, according to Dick Clough, CPF president. Over $50,000 has already been raised with pledges amounting to another $50,000.

“We want to thank our major donors but also want to be certain all of our donors receive the recognition they deserve,” says Clough. “We want Clevelanders to join us as we support the many unfunded initiatives and needs that police officers have, and the Cleveland Police Foundation can underwrite. What we can accomplish depends on the generosity of our community.”

According to the Foundation, it has been the fiduciary for the Cultural Transformation Program, Shot Spotter, and police officer career pipeline feeder programs. It also serves as the clearing house for all police charities and provides funding for police officers and their families when the need arises. “Businesses and individuals should visit our website to make a donation and see how we support the Cleveland Division of Police,” Clough concluded.

The Cleveland Police Charities include Cleveland Cops for Kids, Cleveland Police Athletic League, Cleveland Police Historical Society & Museum, Cleveland Police Mounted Police Unit Charitable Trust, Pipes & Drums of the Cleveland Police, and the Cleveland Police Honor Guard.

Early results for the CPF’s current fundraising campaign

Leadership in Action, Partners in Safety ($500 or more)
  • All Metal Sales
  • Brennan Manna Diamond
  • The Catherine & Edward Lozick Foundation
  • Clough Cleveland
  • Cumberland Development
  • DSC
  • Famicos
  • Green Ribbon Coalition
  • Lake Network
  • Leadership Management Associates
  • Stevens Strategic Communications
Leadership in Action, Angels ($250 to $25,000)
  • Alex Machaskee*
  • Anthony Manna*
  • Bill Dillingham
  • Bob Rotatori
  • Dick Clough*
  • Donald Toth
  • Edward Stevens*
  • George Hwang*
  • Grant Dinner*
  • James Craciun*
  • John Anoliefo*
  • Patrick Kenney*
  • Tom Klocker*
  • Richard Henry*
  • Richard Pace
  • Roger Synenberg*
  • Scott Mawaka
  • Seth Briskin*
  • Steve Anthony*
  • Steve Lorton*
Leadership in Action, Friends ($50 to $1,000)
  • Bob Guttu
  • The Brace Family
  • Brian Cmolik
  • Chris Pannent
  • Dale Heyink
  • Douglas Brown
  • Elizabeth Hejny
  • Fred Midgette
  • Hamid Abdollahian
  • Harry Danik
  • Jack Lieb
  • Jeffrey Hyvarinen
  • John Kikol
  • Joseph Barrett
  • Joseph Hall
  • Keith Asamoto
  • Kurt Walcutt
  • Lois Ganley
  • Matt DeChant
  • Natalie Laszcz
  • Raafat Abou-Ikdeh
  • Todd Harshman
  • Todd Winter


The Cleveland Police Foundation is a recognized 501 (c) (3) and all contributions are tax deductible. Only 10% of each contributed dollar is spent on administration.

* Denotes Foundation Board Members


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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