BVU is celebrating 25 years of engaging businesses and nonprofits to work together to strengthen Northeast Ohio! On behalf of the Board and Staff, thank you to the businesses, nonprofits, foundations, and volunteers in Northeast Ohio for your many years of dedicated service to our community and support of BVU.

Originally a concept developed by five leading businesses in Cleveland, BVU began by training and matching their executives to nonprofit boards. It has since grown to match over 3,000 professionals to nonprofit boards, work with over 800 nonprofits each year, manage a Volunteer Center that serves 20,000 people annually and serve a regional footprint of 8 counties in Northeast Ohio.

BVU is proud to say that we have helped:

  • Businesses improve their communities and instill greater purpose into the lives of their employees;
  • thousands of nonprofits receive transformational support to help them be more sustainable and effective in delivering their missions;
  • impact the lives of dedicated individuals who are able to find greater purpose by finding unique volunteer engagements.

Thank you for all that you’ve done to support BVU. We welcome your continued input and involvement as we evolve for the next 25 years.

With Deep Gratitude

Brian F. Broadbent                                            Michael A. Cogan
President & CEO                                                 President & CEO, Ohio
BVU                                                                     Northern Trust Bank
Board Chair, BVU



Presenting Sponsor                                                      Champion

KeyBank          Moen



Accenture      Benesch        Eaton         Fathom        Jones Day        Marcus Thomas        Medical Mutual      Squire Patton Boggs            RPM           Thompson Hine



am Higley     BakerHostetler      Bober Narkey Fedorvich        Calfee       Dix & Eaton      Dominion Energy      Falls Communications     Huntington        Hyland             KPMG          Lorain County Community College        Lubrizol         McDonald Hopkins     Nordson        Northern Trust Oswald         Ratliff & Taylor        Sherwin-Williams        Skoda Minotti       Ulmer Attorneys        University Hospitals        Westfield