Intergenerational Schools and our fundraising entity – Friends of Intergenerational Schools –  are 501-C-3 nonprofit organizations chartered by the State of Ohio. 

Community public schools receive state funding for facilities and capital needs. Charter schools do not. 


Community public schools receive income from local tax levies. Charter schools do not. 


Intergenerational Schools operate with about 2/3 of traditional school funding. For Intergenerational Schools, successful fundraising is essential. 


Intergenerational Schools are free and open to anyone. Intergenerational Schools spend between $10,000 - $11,000 per student to provide a high quality education. The difference between what Intergenerational Schools receive from state, federal and levy dollars is made up through fundraising from private individuals and foundations committed to ensuring our successful schools endure and thrive. View our most recent annual reports.


We are lean and depend on fundraising to make up the difference.

For more information, or to donate, contact:

Nichole Collins, Advancement Director

Friends of Intergenerational Schools

216-800-5181 ext. 2901

Mailing Address: PO Box 602070, Cleveland OH 44102

Board of Directors FY2018-19

Mark Charvat, Board Chair

Near West Intergenerational School Representative          

Community Volunteer 

Jonathan Holody

Lakeshore Intergenerational School Representative

Director of Planning & Development, City of Euclid

Lee Trotter

The Intergenerational School Representative       

Community Volunteer

Molly Wimbiscus, MD

Near West Intergenerational School Representative

Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Cleveland Clinic

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