Former CSU faculty member named to Boys & Girls Clubs management position

Stella Singer, a former Cleveland State University faculty member who launched a career in nonprofit development, is the new corporate and foundation relations manager for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland.

Singer, who served as a faculty member in CSU’s English Department for eight years before leaving the academic profession, trained in the Nonprofit Management program at CSU’s Levin College of Urban Affairs. She joins BGCC after developing her fundraising skills at Lake Erie Ink, a writing space for youths, The Centers for Families and Children and the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning, where she secured multiple awards from new funders for both existing programs and new projects.

At BGCC, she will help guide the corporate and foundation grant program.

“I’m thrilled to be working for our city’s young people at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland,” Singer said. “What the BGCC provides is so important – the clubs save lives and strengthen communities.”

Singer has a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied medieval languages and literature.

One of three sisters, Singer spent her childhood in England before moving to the U.S. as a teenager. She is a resident of Cleveland Heights.

She is deeply committed to the education and enrichment of children and youths in the community. Singer has volunteered with the Fresh Air Fund, the Special Olympics and Big Brothers, Big Sisters.

Founded in 1954, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland serves nearly 8,000 youths in Cleveland’s inner-city neighborhoods, Cleveland Heights, East Cleveland and Garfield Heights. The clubs provide a safe place for children to learn and grow, to develop ongoing relationships with caring adult professionals, to engage in life-enhancing programs and to create a culture of hope and opportunity.

BGCC’s mission is to inspire and enable young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.