Board Vice President
Term: April 1, 2014 – March 31, 2017
Steven Minter was appointed Executive-In-Residence at Cleveland State University in September 2003, following his retirement after 28 years from The Cleveland Foundation. At Cleveland State he assists the President in strengthening collaborative relationships between the university and community and is a Fellow, Center for Nonprofit Policy and Practice, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs.
He served as President and Executive Director of The Cleveland Foundation, the nation's first community foundation, from 1984 until his retirement in July 2003. The Foundation's mission involved improving the quality of life in Greater Cleveland, building community endowment, and providing leadership on key community issues. The Cleveland Foundation under his guidance became the largest private source of arts and culture contributions in Cuyahoga County.
Outside the Foundation, he spent over 15 years in governmental positions. This includes service as the first Under Secretary for the United States Department of Education under President Jimmy Carter; Commissioner of Public Welfare for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and Director of the Cuyahoga County Welfare Department. Mr. Minter has served on and or chaired boards of numerous national and regional organizations and corporations including College of Wooster, Community Foundations of America, American Public Welfare Association, National Community AIDS Partnership, United Way Services, Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, KeyCorp, Dominion Resources, Inc., CNG, Rubbermaid and Ohio Bell Telephone Company.