MEET CHARNA E. SHERMAN
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 has served and currently serves on the following Boards as well as President of the Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) Board of Trustees:
Charna also serves on the Board of the Contemporary Art Society, affiliated with the Cleveland Museum of Art. She previously served on the inaugural Board of FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, as Vice President of DANCECleveland, and on the Board of Directors for the Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA).
Charna is especially committed to the expansion of the nationally touted verve of the arts in Northeast Ohio.
- Over the 2016 RNC, she served as the Executive Producer of an art installation by two Brooklyn artists, Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reese, at The Transformer Station, whereby a 3,000-pound ice sculpture of The American Dream was melted down.
- She was recently called on by the Cleveland Public Theater to serve as its Patron Ambassador to the National New Play Network.
- In 2015, the Ruby Shoes Fund helped launch in Ohio for the first time the highly acclaimed Women to Watch program of the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
- In 2013, she spearheaded and co-chaired a new effort to pull influential women in Cleveland together to support Cleveland's Public Theater and the Gordon Square Arts District (See photos from the event).