Dan Blakemore, CFRE
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
Dan Blakemore, CFRE, is an enthusiastic advocate for the fundraising profession and the non-profit sector.
Based upon his professional experiences, Dan possesses a skill set that includes an ease with building meaningful relationships, sharp research skills, strong oral and written communication skills, comfort dealing with people and a dedication to intellectually challenging work in individual fundraising.
In addition to his work at Stan Hywet, Dan is an active volunteer with the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
With more than 30 years of marketing, media and public relations experience in Cleveland, Managing Partner Joe Mosbrook has guided a wide range of Fortune-500 companies and large non-profits through a myriad of brand and reputational issues, ranging from national communications strategies to targeted marketing plans. He has served as media spokesperson for FirstEnergy Corp., Lincoln Electric, Moen Incorporated, Cleveland State University and Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson.
Joe drove an extensive public relations campaign that reshaped the faltering image of Cleveland State, now widely regarded as a great Ohio comeback story. When he represented Norwalk Furniture in the throes of bankruptcy during the Great Recession, BusinessWeek magazine credited Joe’s efforts as the tipping point that saved the century-old company. Joe now works with a variety of organizations, giving their brands a unique voice to targeted audiences.
St. Lukes Foundation
Anne has been President and CEO of the $180M Saint Luke’s Foundation since 2014. Her role involves developing and implementing strategies and practices that realize Saint Luke’s’ vision of achieving health equity for all by addressing the social determinants of health.
Before joining the Foundation, Anne served as President and CEO of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank for 15 years transforming the organization from a small non-profit organization to an impactful force in the community. She also held various leadership roles with the Food Bank in Chicago. Her background also includes life as a legislative aide on Capitol Hill and a stint at the Democratic National Committee.
Anne was recognized by Crain’s Cleveland Business with a 40 Under 40 Award in 2001, and as a key leader in the nonprofit community with a Northern Ohio Live Rainmaker Award. In 2004, Smart Business named Anne as its Nonprofit Executive of the Year. Crain’s Cleveland Business named her as one of the “People Who Mattered” in 2009, in 2010, Ernst & Young named her Entrepreneur of the Year, in 2016 Anne was named as one of Cleveland Crain’s businesses’ “Women of Note” and in 2017 she was named one of Smart Business’ “Smart 50”.
A member of Leadership Cleveland’s class of 2003, Anne is a former member of the board of In Counsel with Women and on the executive committee of The Fund for our Economic Future. Additionally, she serves on the John Carroll University Nonprofit Administration Program advisory board.
Anne lives in Shaker Heights with her husband and children.
Anthony Gattuso joined the foundation in October 2016 as Manager of Investments. Anthony works with members of the finance team and the foundation’s independent investment consultant, trustee banks and various other investment managers in overseeing the successful administration of the foundation’s $2.5 billion investment portfolio, cash management and finance/treasury analysis.
Prior to joining the Cleveland Foundation, he worked in the investment office of the Cleveland Clinic Health System as Senior Investment Analyst. In this role, Anthony was part of a team responsible for the oversight and ongoing analysis of a diverse $10 billion pool of endowment and pension assets.
Anthony earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Saint Bonaventure University in New York and studied abroad at Beijing Institute of Technology. He went on to earn an MBA from Cleveland State University. In addition to his academic credentials, he is also a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst. Also, he currently serves on the Investment Practices Committee of the Fiscal and Administrative Officers Group (FAOG) for Community Foundation’s.
Dave Holmes (Moderator)
David Holmes returned to Foundation Center Midwest (now Candid) last year as Cleveland Lead after serving as Senior Consultant with Cleveland fundraising firm Grants Plus. In his initial nine-year tenure with Foundation Center, Dave served in various roles including Regional Training Specialist, Interim Director of Foundation Center – Cleveland, and Director of Capacity and Leadership Development. Earlier in his career, Dave served as a Program Officer for the Stocker Foundation in Lorain, Ohio, and Director of Grants and Prospect Research at Notre Dame College in South Euclid, Ohio. He is a former board member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Northeast Ohio Chapter and of Joyful Noise Music School. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh, an MA from Villanova University, and an MLIS from Kent State University.