The History of The Newman Foundation of Northern Ohio
To understand the working of the Newman Foundation, one must first learn a bit about Saint John Henry (Cardinal) Newman, and the movement he inspired among Catholic students, faculty and staff that became Newman Campus Ministry.
Sustain and develop the endowment fund
Steward and distribute funds
Share skills, experience, and insight
Promote awareness of Newman campus ministry
Offer prayer and spiritual support
To support and further the mission of Newman Campus Ministry in the Diocese of Cleveland.
The Newman Foundation’s Impact Across Ohio in 2021
Programs supported on seven campuses
Grants distributed to campus partners
Board President’s Welcome
Welcome to the website for the Newman Foundation of Northern Ohio. We’re glad you’re here!
In the world of campus ministry to colleges and universities, Catholic Colleges establish and maintain their own Catholic campus ministry programs. Other institutions of higher education must rely on Newman Catholic Campus Ministry. In this part of northern Ohio, Newman Catholic Campus Ministry is funded by the Diocese of Cleveland. The Newman Foundation Board exists to assist our Bishop, Edward Malesic, with this important ministry. With the help of our supporters, we steward an endowment fund that enables us to distribute approximately $50,000 a year to Newman Catholic Campus Ministry programs on seven campuses in the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland. We are grateful to Bishop Malesic, and to the Bishops who preceded him, for assuring that vibrant Newman Catholic Campus Ministry programs continue to thrive in the diocese.
We, the members of the Newman Foundation Board, invite you to spend a little time here with us, learning about what is happening on our campuses at: The University of Akron, Ashland University, Baldwin Wallace University, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, Oberlin College and The College of Wooster. Many of the programs and events you can read about here have been sponsored (in large part) with funding from this Board. At the same time you will learn about our namesake, Saint John Henry Cardinal Newman and about the wonderful 75 year history of the Newman Foundation here in the Diocese.
In the process, if you feel called to support us financially with this important and exciting ministry, please donate. We are a 501c3 corporation, with a Board consisting entirely of volunteers; so every dollar you contribute goes to support the faith development of students, faculty and staff members on these campuses.
Most important, whether you are called to contribute or not, please pray for these and all Catholic campus ministry programs across the globe. Together they contribute mightily to the formation of intelligent, faith-filled and faithful Catholics who will continue to have a huge impact for good – for God – in our world! Thank you!
Sincerely Yours in Christ,
William B. Miller
President Newman Foundation Board of Northern Ohio
Newman Foundation Board Members 2022
Most Reverend Edward Malesic, Honorary Chairman, Bishop of Cleveland
Joann Rymarczyk-Piotrkowski, Diocesan Director for Newman Catholic Campus Ministry
President: William Miller, Cuyahoga Falls OH
Secretary: Anthony Camino, Willoughby Hills OH
Treasurer: Karen Hurley, Willowick OH
Robert P. Lawry, Shaker Heights OH
David Perry, Akron OH
Shawn Witmer, Cleveland OH
Linda Kacenjar, Sheffield Lake OH
Molly Rehak, Lakewood OH
Jean Ann Montagna, Strongsville OH
Michalena Mezzopera, Lyndhurst OH
Caitlin Arbogast, Brunswick OH