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Angela D'Orazio

Program Officer, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

Funders Together Board Member

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Angela M. D’Orazio, MSSA is the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland’s program officer for ending homelessness.

Angela represents the foundation's work in ending chronic homelessness and youth homelessness through grants, technical assistance, convening and collaboration support.

The Sisters of Charity Foundation has been a key leader in building and sustaining a cross-sector initiative called A Place 4 Me. It brings together diverse community partners to collectively prevent and end youth homelessness, especially among youth who have aged out of the foster care system. The Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative is a national partner in this initiative. Working closely with the program director of A Place 4 Me, Angela co-facilitated the community planning process to develop the Cuyahoga County Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Youth Homelessness. She also works on behalf of the foundation to garner private and public investment to support implementation of the plan.

Angela has a Bachelor of Science in psychology and sociology from Kent State University in Kent, OH and a Master of Science in social administration (MSSA) from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH.


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  • Alexis Perlmutter
    published this page in Board 2023-12-08 14:45:26 -0500

We joined Funders Together because we believe in the power of philanthropy to play a major role in ending homelessness, and we know we have much to learn from funders across the country.

-Christine Marge, Director of Housing and Financial Stability at United Way of Greater Los Angeles

I am thankful for the local partnerships here in the Pacific Northwest that we’ve been able to create and nurture thanks to the work of Funders Together. Having so many of the right players at the table makes our conversations – and all of our efforts – all the richer and more effective.

-David Wertheimer, Deputy Director at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Very often a lack of jobs and money is not the cause of poverty, but the symptom. The cause may lie deeper in our failure to give our fellow citizens a fair chance to develop their own capacities, in a lack of education and training, in a lack of medical care and housing, in a lack of decent communities in which to live and bring up their children.

-President Lyndon B. Johnson, 1964 State of the Union Address

Funders Together has given me a platform to engage the other funders in my community. Our local funding community has improved greatly to support housing first models and align of resources towards ending homelessness.

-Leslie Strnisha, Vice President at Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

Our family foundation convenes local funders and key community stakeholders around strategies to end homelessness in Houston. Funders Together members have been invaluable mentors to us in this effort, traveling to our community to share their expertise and examples of best practices from around the nation.

-Nancy Frees Fountain, Managing Director at The Frees Foundation

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