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 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 is especially committed to the expansion of the nationally touted verve of the arts in Northeast Ohio.
- At the start of the co-RONA-virus pandemic, Charna volunteered to compete as a Celebrity Dancer for Groundworks’ annual It Takes Two annual fundraising gala… and won as ROSIE with her partner! Watch her “virtual” dance.
- 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. View photos from the event..