THRIVE! 2021

Friday, November 12, 2021

12pm – 1:30pm

Union Club of Cleveland (1211 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115) * FREE PARKING is included in the ticket price


This event highlights Seeds of Literacy student achievement and recognizes one outstanding Seeds stakeholder. Enjoy a delicious lunch and inspiring student speakers in a classic Cleveland venue. All proceeds support adult education instruction at Seeds of Literacy.

This year, we’ll present Cultivator Impact Award, given to an individual or organization who has generously contributed significant resources to help our students, and Seeds, grow and Thrive!

The recipient of the 2021 award is Richard “Rich” Clark. Learn more about this incredible individual below.

Kathleen Kelley | 216.661.7950 |

IMPORTANT: Your health and safety are important to us. We are closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and its variants. We will follow all CDC guidelines and recommendations, and will provide updates in the event of a postponement or cancellation.



Carnegie Management and Development Corporation

William & Joyce Litzler

MIGHTY OAK – $5,000

NOBLE FIR – $2,500

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Rich Clark’s name is synonymous with Catholic education in Cleveland— and not just because of the 12 years he spent as the first lay principal of Saint Ignatius High School. He went on to found and serve as President of Cleveland’s Saint Martin de Porres High School, the third largest Cristo Rey school in the nationwide 37-school network.

Nearly 17 years later, he’s at it again, this time bringing another new school concept to Cleveland through Partnership Schools. The first two elementary schools open this year and four more are on the near horizon.

His work doesn’t end with children. As a board member at Seeds of Literacy, he also attacks systemic educational deficits for adults.

Rich has 3 children with wife Moira, the president of Rocky River Catholic high school Magnificat.


Your sponsorship raises our students to new heights. Becoming a Thrive! sponsor brings you the opportunity to invest in students who are:

  • Dedicated – students choose to enroll
  • Nontraditional – most are in their late 20s to early 40s
  • Limited in reading, math, and computer skills

The typical Seeds student is a woman of color raising children, who approaches Seeds in her 30s to work towards a High School Equivalency.

Our students are ripe for transformation. You are the perfect partner to help them Thrive!

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