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Steve Minter receives Distinguished Friend of Education Award

Posted July 22, 2019 in Articles

Cleveland State University’s Steve Minter is the 2019 recipient of the Distinguished Friend of Education Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

He is one of just six individuals honored for extraordinary service in education and advancement.

Minter is an Executive-in-Residence in CSU’s Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs as well as a Fellow at Levin’s Center for Nonprofit Policy & Practice. He has advised three presidents and facilitated collaborations between the University, business and civic communities.

He also has served as Interim Vice President for Advancement and Interim Executive Director of the CSU Foundation. He is a longtime member of the Foundation Board of Directors, including two years as Chair; a former community member on the CSU Board of Trustees; and served on the leadership cabinet for ENGAGE: The Campaign for Cleveland State University, which raised $114 million for scholarships, surpassing its $100 million goal two years ahead of schedule.

During 28 years with the Cleveland Foundation, including 19 years as president and executive director, he guided engagement and grant-making that impacted public education, jobs, housing, health care, neighborhood development, and the arts.

Judged by peers and colleagues, CASE’s Distinguished Service Award winners epitomize the advancement profession’s highest standards. CSU proudly congratulates Steve Minter!

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