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Friends of Breakthrough Schools is a non-profit development and advocacy organization. Friends of Breakthrough is responsible for closing the gap in public funding needed to provide quality education to thousands of children in Cleveland each year, as well as working with community, business, and political leaders to build city-wide support for high-quality public school options for all children in Cleveland.
The Semper Virens Legacy Society was established to recognize individuals who have made a long-term commitment to Breakthrough Schools and was created in concert with the recent formation of the Friends of Breakthrough Schools Legacy Fund of the Cleveland Foundation.
If you are interested in making a tax-deductible planned gift, please visit our organizational fund page here. If you would like to learn more about legacy giving, which helps to ensure long-term financial stability through the preservation and investment of dollars for future benefit, you may reach out to Susan Ertle at email@example.com.
Did You Know?
High-performing, non-profit public charter schools in Ohio only receive about 1/2 the funding of traditional district schools.
Friends Board of Directors
Mike de Windt
George von Zedlitz
Friends of Breakthrough Office
Phone: (216) 539-9349
3615 Superior Avenue, Suite 3103A
Cleveland OH 44114
John Zitzner, President
Susan Ertle, Executive Director
Karen Solomon, Director of Annual Fund
Katie Emerson, Director of Engagement and Donor Relations
Doniell Gill, Gifts and Grants Administrator
Samantha Sopko, Director of Grants and Foundation Relations
Sam Steinfeld, Director of Resource Development
Kelly Berg, Director of Volunteer Relations
Liz Hass-Hill, Director of Accounting
Melodee McCrodden, Accounting Coordinator
Michelle Camou, Grants Associate