CLAW Distribution Press Release July 2018
P. O. Box 111282, Cleveland, OH 44111
Cleveland, Ohio, July 2018 -- CLAW Corp. distributed $75,000 to community charities, representing the net profits of CLAW 18, held in April. Since it began in January 2002, CLAW’s annual event has raised $596,000 for 49 charities. CLAW Corp. has helped raise an additional $282,000 at hundreds of smaller events around the country -- bringing CLAW Corp.’s fundraising total to $878,000. This year’s total is the second highest for a single year.
23 different charities were awarded money, each with important missions. The largest shares were awarded to the Leather Archives and Museum ($20,000), the Leather Heart Foundation ($8500), LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland ($8000), and Rainbow Railroad ($8000). A complete list of beneficiaries and their missions is attached and is available at clawinfo.org.
Big thanks to everyone who made these exciting results possible, especially our five Master Sponsors: Square Peg Toys, Mr S Leather, LeatherWerks, Twisted Headz Smokeshops, and FLEX Spas.
CLAW voted to increase the size of the Board of Directors from 12 to 15 people over the next three years. CLAW is pleased to announce new Board of Directors members Jonathan Schroeder, Tom Stebel, Steve Givens and Dr. Ralph Bruneau, as well as the renewed terms of Jack McNulty and Noel LeBoeuf, and the election of Scott Douglas as Treasurer.