Consistent Community Impact
A major cornerstone of Cohen & Company is our commitment to the communities in which we live and work. Our purpose of engaging, teaching, inspiring and improving the lives of others drives us to give back to our community in meaningful ways.
We seek every opportunity to encourage and support our employees in pursuing their civic and personal passions. Our Cohen Cares Program — a year-round initiative focused on community engagement — helps them do that. Throughout the year, we give each employee a bank of paid time off hours to volunteer for causes to which they feel personally connected. If they prefer, employees can use their time to participate in one of the quarterly team volunteer events coordinated by members of our Cohen Cares Committee. Our focus on consistent community involvement allows the firm to provide hands-on support to dozens of not-for-profit organizations throughout the year.
Knowing there are many ways we can support our communities, we also encourage participation in business, professional and civic organizations. Many members of our firm serve on numerous not-for-profit boards and committees, including local food banks and other community agencies, social service organizations and higher education institutions. Lending our time and expertise in this way allows us yet another opportunity to give back, personally connect with and help strengthen our communities.
In addition to our hands-on community commitment, the firm has found other unique ways to support important causes, including direct giving. In 1999, we launched the Cohen & Company Community Foundation commemorating the official retirement of our founder, Ron Cohen. The Foundation proudly supports civic, art, cultural and entrepreneurial not-for-profit organizations that make a positive difference in our communities. In 2022, we collaborated with Ron’s family to endow the Ronald B. Cohen Forum on Entrepreneurship and Innovation at The City Club of Cleveland. This annual forum will support civic dialogue with entrepreneurs, start-ups and small businesses for years to come.
Browse our people pages to learn how individuals are making an impact in their own communities. And don’t miss photos of our team in action on our Facebook page.