Cleveland Police Foundation receives $10,000 MassMutual Foundation Grant


June 21, 2018

Cleveland, OH – Cleveland Police Foundation (CPF) has received a $10,000 grant from the MassMutual Foundation as part of a national Community Service Award (CSA) program. Cleveland Police Foundation is one of twenty-two organizations nationally to receive an award. The MassMutual Foundation made the grant as a tribute to the volunteer efforts of Jeff Zemito, a MassMutual agent with Skylight Financial Group in Cleveland, OH.

“We are stronger when we come together as a community, and our Community Service Awards program recognizes a group of MassMutual financial professionals who embody this spirit, working with members of their respective neighborhoods, towns and cities, helping nonprofits with which they are involved grow and thrive,” said Dennis Duquette, Head of MassMutual Community Responsibility and President of the MassMutual Foundation.   “We are proud of the time and energy Jeff dedicates to better his community and delighted to support the great work MassMutual financial professionals do with organizations across the country.”

The mission of CPF is to improve quality of life for all members of the community and to strengthen the bonds between the Cleveland Division of Police (CDP) and the citizens it serves by investing in advanced education, training, technology, and equipment so members of CDP can better perform their duties and by providing funding and support for a range of youth and community engagement programs, community policing initiatives, and seven affiliated charities that benefit the police and the public. The goal of strengthening these bonds is to improve the relationship between the police and the community, thus fostering trust and cooperation.

Jeff has been with Skylight Financial Group for 17 years.  He has been committed to the Cleveland Police Foundation since 2015 and has dedicated countless hours to help the organization grow and flourish.

“I am very pleased that my dedication to the Cleveland Police Foundation has been recognized by the MassMutual Foundation,” said Jeff. “This grant will provide much needed funding to continue supporting our community through various outreach programs with the ultimate goal of helping families in crisis.”

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