The Cleveland Courage Fund was established by Cleveland City Council members Brian Cummins, Matt Zone, and Dona Brady after the discovery of the three women held captive in a Cleveland home for a decade. The fund, named for the fortitude shown by these women, will directly benefit Michelle Knight, Gina DeJesus, Amanda Berry, and Amanda’s daughter.
The immediate outpouring of support for the Cleveland Courage Fund prompted additional action for the fund’s organization and administration. On May 16, 2013, it was announced that Christopher Kelly, partner in charge of Jones Day, and Tom Stevens, vice chair and chief administrative officer of KeyBank, would act as co-advisors to the fund. Jones Day is one of the law firms representing the survivors on a pro bono basis, while KeyBank is accepting the non-tax-deductible donations.
Donations, both monetary and in the form of goods and services, have continued to pour in, and the survivors have expressed their deepest appreciation for the support they are receiving. At this time, however, they have asked the community to remain observant of their request for privacy.
For general information about the Cleveland Courage Fund, please complete this form. Each inquiry will receive a reply; however, because of the high volume of requests, we ask that you allow a minimum of 48 business hours for a response.