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Rest in Peace,
Thank you Ronn Richard, Richard and David Goldberg, and the Board of the Cleveland Foundation
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 02/01/2010 - 16:39.
Clara Evelyn Roulet, 1 minute old
I was so busy yesterday having a beautiful baby girl (by waterbirth - by hypnobirth - amazing photos and video to come), I didn't have a chance to thank Ronn Richard and the Board of the Cleveland Foundation for a second great gift that day, showing they recognized the need to transform our regional redevelopment and transformation efforts at the core, after many years supporting and funding what we now have. I believe this opens up new world's of opportunity for our region, just when they are needed most.
The Moment of Birth - Hypnobirth - Waterbirth - no medical intervention - the miracle of life
The Plain Dealer's panicked and unprofessional response to the Cleveland Foundation's reasoned actions may be the straw that breaks the Plain Dealer's back, and give me reason to believe Clara Evelyn Roulet will never have the opportunity to read the newspaper I grew-up reading, in any format. I don't know if the editor and publisher there really understand the fire they are playing with, in defense of a bunch of Christmas card buddies far outside the true power structure here.
Time to make some new friends.
I appreciate the bold demonstration of leadership by the Cleveland Foundation, saying they want to fund more, and focus on more smart things in Cleveland... MY TOWN. I may not like all their current directions, but I look forward to seeing changes made by them now make enough difference to turn-around even some of the worse outcomes of the past few years, and allow our community to do great things ahead. The Cleveland Foundation has the wealth and power to help enable that, working with independence and with the citizens.
Thanks again, Cleveland Foundation... from Clara Evelyn Roulet, as well.