Friends of Literacy is The Literacy Cooperative’s associate board that focuses on fundraising, friend-raising, and volunteer activities to support the organization’s work. Members advocate for The Literacy Cooperative by helping to promote the mission of The Literacy Cooperative. Members have strong leadership skills and the desire to build upon leadership skills.

Group activities include but are not limited to:

  • Organizing group volunteer activities.
  • Being a connector to individuals and companies to share the mission of TLC.
  • Developing creative fundraising and friend-raising activities
  • Annual ‘meaningful donation’ amount to The Literacy Cooperative.
  • At least 75% attendance to meetings and two planned committee events per calendar year.
  • Complete at least one TLC volunteer activities in the calendar year.
  • Each member is expected to participate. By engaging in the work, members take part in constructively creating recruitment, member engagement, volunteering, and social events.
  • There is no age limit or work experience requirement to join.

Questions or do you want to learn more before submitting an interest form? Contact Celia Lamb at

Upcoming Events

Member List

  • Marisa Arancibia, OverDrive
  • Hayley Bock, JobsOhio
  • Jessica Boiner
  • Nathan Boninger, Benesch
  • Tony Contrucci, Jones Day
  • Gail Davis, Scarlino Speaker Strategies
  • Mariah Dobies, Cross Country Mortgage
  • Amina Doleh, Maloney Novotny
  • Will Froliklong, Cuyahoga County Public Library
  • Celia Lamb, HW&Co. CPAs & Advisors
  • Leah Schaffer, Briljent
  • Joesie Schmotzer, DLR Group
  • Macin Sheeder, Business Volunteers Unlimited
  • Dorothy Swagler, Tucker Ellis LLP
  • Eboney Thornton, Center for Community Solutions
  • Jessica Walsh-Frazier, Kids’ Book Bank
  • Claire Weibel, OverDrive