From the desk of Claudia Owens

I hope this December newsletter finds you enjoying family and friends during this season of happiness. As we end 2022, I want to get you excited about some of the many opportunities awaiting Legacy Leaders in 2023.  Legacy Leaders play an integral role in shaping efforts that affect change. Now is the perfect time for Legacy Leaders to expand in numbers and increase their efforts and projects. Please invite your friends and former colleagues to contact me ( to join our mailing list to learn how they can stay involved in the community. 

Accelerate 2023
Accelerate is CLC’s annual civic pitch competition for individuals with bright ideas to make a difference in Greater Cleveland. We invite Legacy Leaders to attend the Accelerate Pitch Practice on Tuesday, January 24th from 5-7 pm (location will be shared ahead of the date). During the pitch practice, Accelerate presenters will practice their pitches in front of guests who will provide feedback on the pitch - the content and their presentation skills to help them refine their presentation ahead of the main event, which is scheduled for February 23rd at the Huntington Convention Center. This is an incredibly valuable experience for the pitch presenters and a great way for Legacy Leaders to support Accelerate! RSVP directly to Rachel Ciomcia (

Hot Topics 2023
Is there an issue, topic, or event you’d like to know more about or a person you’d like to meet and learn from? Share those with me as we look to build a learning series in 2023 based on the interests of Legacy Leaders! We hope to use this series to enhance your understanding of the community and identify ways to be more involved and collaborate together. Email me your ideas at

If you have questions or want to learn more about anything in this newsletter, please contact me at

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