years of experience
million in grants
UBF’s mission has changed significantly from the days when we simply sought out local, grass-roots agencies that deserved our support of their mission. We now are actively engaged with our agency partners to help them become sustainable, growth-oriented resources for their communities. We aid those in need by better preparing the nonprofits who serve them.
Cecil Lipscomb is Executive Director of the United Black Fund of Greater Cleveland, Inc. He received his undergraduate degree from Ursuline College, his MBA from Weatherhead School of Management, and certificate of nonprofit management from Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Case Western Reserve University.
Mr. Lipscomb recently completed 10 years of service as a board member for The Center for Community Solutions. This organization is the premier statewide resource for providing objective research, analysis and advocacy to improve the health, social and economic conditions of all Ohioans, with a focus on Northeast Ohio. In 2016, Mr. Lipscomb was appointed to the Board of Eliza Bryant Village, the oldest continually operating African American long-term care facility in the United States. He also serves as 2nd VP of the Board for Eliza Bryant Village. He assumed the leadership post at UBF in 2011, one of Cleveland’s premier grant funders. Prior to this, Mr. Lipscomb was Senior Director of Institutes at Cleveland Clinic and worked as Director of Fundraising for Case Western Reserve University’s School of Engineering. Before 2004, he worked in commercial and government sales, management and marketing in the telecommunications sector for 10 years with two Fortune 100 companies who eventually merged to create Verizon.
Mr. Lipscomb is married to his high school sweetheart Erica Lipscomb. They have three beautiful daughters, Sydney, Lauren and Cierra.
Andrea Nelson Moore, Atty.
Amos Z. Mahsua, CPA
Ronald V. Johnson, Jr., Atty.