Since 1941, citizens have provided ongoing support to the City Club through contributions to our endowment. Originally established as The Forum Foundation, the endowment's founders sought to ensure that Cleveland would always have a place for and a practice of convening civil, civic dialogue on the shared issues we face as a community. Today, those original contributions are pooled with bequests and other contributions from our community that will continue to support our programs and operations.

Our Endowed Forums:

The Thomas L. E. Blum Memorial Forum on Overlooked Citizens of the Inner City
The Medical Mutual of Ohio Endowed Forum on Health Care
The David Ralph Hertz Memorial Forum on Civil Liberties
The Annual Bolton Memorial Forum on National Politics
The George Gund Memorial Forum on the State of the American Economy
The Stanley and Hope Adelstein Endowed Forum on the Environment
The Progressive Corporation Endowed Forum on Progress
The Annual Paul A. and Sonja F. Unger International Forum on Cleveland in the World
The Norman A. Sugarman Memorial Forum on Philanthropy in America
The Mandel Endowed Forum on Higher Education
The James S. Lipscomb Memorial Forum on the Philanthropic Spirit in Community Leadership
The Karen Faith Witt and A.H. Weinstein Memorial Forum on the Persecution of Peoples
The Lucile D. & Robert Hayes Gries Forum on Cultural Arts
The Annual Forum on the Power of Ideas
The Samuel O. Freelander Memorial Forum on Free Speech
KeyBank Forum on the Presidency
The John W. Barkley Memorial Forum
The Aaron H. and Ruth S. Zychick Memorial Forum
The Annual Forum on the American Justice System
The Annual George S. Dively Memorial Forum on Cleveland's Tomorrow
The Berneice Kerrigan Smith Forum on Education
The Sadie & Maurice Friedman Memorial Forum
The Sidney D. Josephs Memorial Forum on The Bill of Rights
The Peter DiLeone Endowed Forum on Local Politics
The Colleen Shaughnessy Memorial Forum
The Annual David Warshawsky Memorial Forum
The Annual Nelson E. Weiss Memorial Forum
The Thomas F. & Marguerite B. Campbell Endowed Forum
Herbert and Nettie Bornstein Endowed Forum
The Annual Craig Spangenberg Memorial Forum
The Cyrus Eaton Memorial Forum
The Annual Myron N. Krotinger Endowed Forum
The Annual Sally Gries Endowed Forum in Honor of Women of Achievement
The Larry and Barbara Robinson Family Foundation Forum
The Annual WCLV Forum - Endowed by Robert and Jean Conrad
The Annual Steven A. Minter Endowed Forum
The Annual Robert D. Gries Forum on Inspiration
The Annual Richard W. and Patricia R. Pogue Endowed Forum
The Annual Dick and Sally Hollington Endowed Forum
The Tecovas Foundation Endowed Forum
The Rajanee & Ashok Shendure Endowed Forum
The Cleveland Association of Phi Beta Kappa Endowed Forum
Margaret W. Wong Endowed Forum on Foreign Born Individuals of Distinction
The Ibn Sina Society Forum at the City Club of Cleveland

For more information about our endowment or how you can support the City Club, please contact Noelle Celeste, Director of Advancement at (216) 621-0082 or