History

MISSION

Acting as a catalyst for inclusion, The Presidents’ Council Supports, Develops, and Advocates for our region’s current and future generations of African-American entrepreneurs and business leaders through sustainable wealth creation.

VISION

The Presidents’ Council is committed to excellence. We will be a catalyst for wealth creation and an engine for capital formation. We shall serve as an advocate for African-American inclusion in mainstream economic enterprises through internal and external partnerships. We will be a model for self-sufficiency through access to resources, mentoring and coaching.

HISTORY

The Presidents’ Council Foundation (PCF) was founded in 2000 by The Presidents’ Council, LLC – an organization consisting of African-American business owners who provide leadership, innovative ideas, and resources to advance African-American owned and operated businesses throughout Northeast Ohio; contributing to the overall economic growth and development of the region.

The PCF is not a traditional foundation and does not give funding; rather, it seeks funding to support its programs and mission.

Core Programming

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Emerging Entrepreneurs

The Emerging Entrepreneurs Program (EE) assists African-American entrepreneurs, whose companies enjoy high growth potential, to move beyond the emerging phases and become vibrant, fully realized businesses. In partnership with Baldwin-Wallace …

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PC Scholars

Each fall, the PCF works with high school guidance counselors in the Cleveland area, to select a group of sophomores whose GPAs range from 2.5 – 3.0, have a career interest in business, construction, entrepreneurship, financial services, healthcare, …