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Tom Gill, President, Urban Community School

"Collaborative Growth"
When and Where
Friday, February 8, 2019
Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Tower

1360 W Mall Drive
Cleveland, OH 44114
There are valet and self park options available.


11:15 a.m. - Register & Visit
12:00 p.m. - Lunch & Speaker


$35 - individual tickets, pre-paid only.

Jesuit-educated alums and friends are invited to sponsor tables for $400. Each table sponsorship includes 10 tickets and recognition in the event program. You can also purchase a  2019 sponsorship. You’ll receive 10 tickets and recognition in the event program at all three luncheons for $1,100.

All table sponsorships and individual ticket reservations must be made online.

Speaker Biography

Tom Gill is the President of Urban Community School in Cleveland, Ohio. Gill has served UCS since 2010, initially as the Development Director, then Chief Operating and Development Officer, and as Associate Director from 2015- July 2017. He recently guided the school’s “Better Starts Here” $20-million capital campaign and attendant construction project that led to the opening of The Thomas Jeckering Middle School in 2014, increasing the school’s capacity to serve an additional 150 children. Gill has also spearheaded key collaborations with Urban Squash Cleveland, MetroHealth, U.S. Lacrosse, The Foundry, Facing History and Ourselves, and The Refugee Response.

Previously, Gill was a Cleveland Executive Fellow at the Cleveland Leadership Center where he went through four rotations including: Cleveland Metropolitan School District, The Cleveland Indians; Cuyahoga County Land Bank; and St. Martin de Porres High School. He also served as a Community Coordinator for the Casa de la Solidaridad at the Jesuit University of Central America in San Salvador, El Salvador from 2005-2007.

In addition to his work at the school, Gill also chaired the Board of Neighborhood Family Practice, a federally qualified health center and currently chairs the Board of Refugee Response. He also serves on the Partnerships and Services Advisory Board Committee for the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. 

Gill grew up in Bay Village, Ohio, and attended Saint Ignatius High School. He earned a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and BA from Saint Louis University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude earning a triple major in Theological Studies, Spanish, and International Studies.

Gill currently resides in Ohio City with his wife Erika McLaughlin and their two young sons, Andrew and Patrick.

Upcoming Events

Friday, February 8, 2019: Tom Gill
Friday, May 3, 2019:  Kevin T. FitzGerald, S.J., Ph.D., Ph.D
October TBD 2019: David Hollenbach, S.J.
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