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Al DiFranco

Al DiFranco President - Leadership

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  (440) 339-1974

I am proud to serve as the President at Junior Achievement of Greater Cleveland! I was born and raised in Lake County and currently live in Mentor. I graduated from Baldwin Wallace University with a political science degree and also have a Master's in Higher Education Leadership from Capella University. I really enjoyed the JA experience as a student, then as a volunteer, and now am proud to lead our team in making a difference for young people in our community!

I am a strong believer in the philosophy of "Servant Leadership" and speak to professional and student groups about the importance of enriching the lives of individuals, building better organizations, and creating a more caring world through service. I try to make this concept the center of my personal life and the mantra for the team here at JAGC.

I enjoy playing different golf courses and serving as a volunteer coach with First Tee of Cleveland!

My favorite…

Part of My Job: Watching our students and volunteers actively participate in our programs and learn from each other – that's what it is all about!

Spots in Cleveland: On the links or cheering on one of our teams!

Quote: "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel" – Maya Angelou


Hallie Gallagher

Hallie Gallagher Vice President of Development - Development

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  (216) 861-8080

I am proud to serve as the Vice President of Development at Junior Achievement of Greater Cleveland! I was born and raised in Lakewood and just purchased my first home! I graduated from Canisius College with a degree in Communications with a concentration in PR and Advertising and a minor in Family, Child & Community Studies.

I have spent the last 15 years of my career concentrating on education and creating affordable opportunities for students. I’ve worked with John Carroll University, Notre Dame College, Oberlin College, Hospice of the Western Reserve, Cleveland Central Catholic High School and most recently, the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC).

My favorite…

Part of My Job: Giving back to the community that has given me so much!

Spots in Cleveland: Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica for live music in the summer!

Quote: Go forth and set the world on fire. -St. Ignatius of Loyola


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