Following the lead of an exemplary extended family, Charna E. Sherman has a distinguished record of community involvement and philanthropy. She brings the same tenacity and commitment she demonstrates in the courtroom on behalf of Fortune 5 companies to her growing portfolio of theater productions, as well as a host of arts non-profits and individual artists.

As an extension of her passions for the transformative power of the arts, Charna serves as a public official as the Board Chair of Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, one of the largest local public funders for arts and culture in the nation. Since 2007, CAC has invested more than $193 million in more than 420 organizations, both large and small, which has made the community a far more vibrant place to live, work and play.


Charna also serves on the Cleveland-Israel Arts Connection, and has previously served on the inaugural Board of FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art; as Vice President of DANCECleveland; on the Board of Directors for the Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA), and on the Board of the Contemporary Art Society, affiliated with the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Charna is especially committed to the expansion of the nationally touted verve of the arts in Northeast Ohio.