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The City Club of Cleveland Forum Foundation Board

The City Club Forum Foundation is a 509(a) Type 1 supporting organization operating exclusively for the benefit of the City Club.

Douglas Wang, President

Doug Wang is a retired Senior Vice-President of The Northern Trust Bank. Mr. Wang received his Bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Kenyon College and a Master of Science in Management with a focus on finance, from the Sloan School at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Mr. Wang held finance positions with Lakepoint Investment Partners, Stein Roe & Farnham, American Asset Management, and The First Boston Corporation. He is currently board chair of Judson Services and a board member of University Circle, Inc; Cuyahoga County Board of Health; Policy Matters Ohio; and The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland. He previously served as Board Chair of the Saint Luke’s Foundation.

Dave Kall, Secretary

Dave Kall is Managing Partner of the McDonald Hopkins, LLC Cleveland office, vice chair of the Tax and Benefits Department, chair of the Multistate Tax Practice Group, and chair of the Capital Markets Practice Group within the firm’s Business Department. As chair of the Capital Markets Practice Group, Dave spends a considerable amount of time counseling early and growth-stage companies, capital providers and entrepreneurs in a vast array of legal areas.

Prior to joining the firm in 1996, Dave was a senior tax manager at Coopers & Lybrand LLP. While at Coopers & Lybrand LLP, Dave was responsible for providing advice to publicly traded and large privately held companies on a wide range of technical issues, including corporate, partnership, and REIT taxation.

Dave earned a J.D., with honors, from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 1993. He received a B.A., summa cum laude, with Distinction in Political Science and Honors in the Liberal Arts, from The Ohio State University in 1989.

Robert Lustig, Treasurer

Robert M. Lustig is an attorney and serves as an arbitrator in labor, securities, construction and commercial matters.  He joined the City Club in 1964, has served as President of the Club and as President of the Forum Foundation.  A regular at the Friday Forums, he is known to ask pointed questions of our speakers.

Fareed Siddiq

Fareed Siddiq is an experienced Wealth Management Advisor at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and has built and expanded his business through dedicated service as a Financial Advisor to his clients. He helps provide counsel in the areas of financial planning, risk management, investment management, estate and tax planning strategies, and retirement planning. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, Accredited Investment Fiduciary, Accredited Retirement Fiduciary, and has earned the title of Senior Investment Management Consultant and Portfolio Management Director through his extensive work in the area of professional money management.

Fareed was born and raised in Pakistan and attended St. Patrick College in Karachi, majoring in Business before moving to the United States in 1972.

Fareed is an active member of the Greater Cleveland community. In addition to the City Club, he sits on the Board of Trustees of several local organizations including: The Diversity Center, American Red Cross, Cleveland Council of World Affairs and The Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland (Lifetime Trustee).

Kaye Ridolfi

Kaye Ridolfi is Vice President, Development at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. An experienced development professional, she has spent more than three decades in the field. Prior to joining the Rock Hall, Kaye served as Senior Vice President, Advancement for the Cleveland Foundation from 2011-2022.

Previous positions include Associate Vice President of Institutional Development and Campaign Director for Case Western Reserve University; Assistant Vice President for Major Gifts at The Ohio State University; and Director of Development for Ohio Wesleyan University. The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) recognized Kaye as Fundraiser of the Year in 2019.

Kaye holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Ohio Wesleyan and a master’s degree in public policy and management from Ohio State.

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