The Bridge Board

The Bridge Board is a diverse group of young professionals committed to supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland. Through strategically planned programming and a variety of fundraising events, the Bridge Board helps deliver the mission of the Clubs to encourage the kids and teens to become productive, responsible and caring citizens.


Maintaining a consistent presence in the clubs is one of the pillars of the board’s strategy. We hold monthly volunteer events in the clubs and encourage additional volunteering from our members. Our volunteer events cover a variety of educational and lifestyle topics and cater to both elementary-aged and high school students, offering many ways to connect with the club members.


We host two major fundraising events throughout the year. The funds raised through these events help us continue to provide programming to the clubs, as well as scholarships to college-age alumni of the clubs.

Our upcoming events:

11th Annual Tailgate in Tremont – September 21, 2019
Join us at The South Side in Tremont for a tailgate event including college football games on TV screens, raffles, corn hole, and typical tailgate food and drink. Tickets on sale, here.


Our board includes young professionals from a variety of fields, including law, accounting, finance, marketing, education and healthcare. Joining our board offers networking opportunities among members of all boards connected to the Boys and Girls Clubs.

If you are interested in The Bridge Board, our quarterly networking events are a great opportunity to meet our members and learn about the board.

How to Join

Contact us for information about joining The Bridge Board.

Or, complete our application and submit it to the Board Development committee to be considered for membership on The Bridge Board.

Our members

  • Andrew Cleves Chair
  • Nina Nager Vice Chair
  • Jeff Haynes Trustee
  • Naomi Johnson Treasurer
  • Jennifer Robock Secretary
  • Yentil Rawlinson Chair Emeritus
  • Keniece Gray Board Development Chair
  • Caitlin Kaser Marketing Chair
  • Steve Smola Volunteer Chair
  • Russ Sirochman Fundraising Co-Chair
  • Tracy Catlin Fundraising Co-Chair
  • Allison Taller-Reich
  • Michael Houser
  • Brittni Sanders
  • Rob Murphy
  • Patrick Bloom
  • Matthew Polefko
  • Jocelyn Ball
  • Joey Binder
  • Alexander Bolden
  • Erin Burke
  • Anthony Fiorini
  • Lauren Harris
  • Ariana Johnson
  • Curran Kennedy
  • Dave LaPuma
  • Katherine Moran
  • Rachel Wojtkun