Foundation Honors Marc Krantz


S. Lee Kohrman, Esq.: "Philanthropy benefits not just the recipients, but all of us."

S. Lee Kohrman, Esq.: “Philanthropy benefits not just the recipients, but all of us.”

August 2015 — The David and Inez Myers Foundation announced a $100,000 gift to Legal Aid over the next two years, including $50,000 to establish The Marc Krantz Fund to Benefit Legal Services for the Poor.

Krantz, who passed away in December 2014 at 54, ran Kohrman Jackson Krantz since 1999. He led by example, encouraging the attorneys at the firm to volunteer time and financial support to Legal Aid. The Myers Foundation wanted to memorialize its former trustee, and Legal Aid was the appropriate place.

“I hope when people remember Marc they will remember his kindness, his sensitivity and his awareness that society is uneven, and that it serves us all best when those who have the capacity try to level the playing field,” said Myers Foundation President S. Lee Kohrman. “[Philanthropy] benefits not just the recipients, but all of us.”

“I’m sure people who knew Marc and value his memory will view this as a fitting memorial. I hope others who feel strongly about his memory and leadership of the whole community will remember the work he did and will be moved to add to this fund at Legal Aid,” said Kohrman.

This endowment fund will provide an investment in Legal Aid attorneys focused on civil legal issues of safety, health, shelter and economic security. With this endowed fund, Legal Aid can improve access to legal services for low income individuals who have a legal problem that – if left unresolved – might result in losing the family home, a child unlawfully expelled from school, a spouse unable to leave her abuser, or not having food for the family. With an attorney to defend their rights, they will be better able to redirect their lives down a better path.

To make a gift to complement the Myers Foundation, call 216-861-5590 or visit to give online with the designation of “Marc Krantz Fund.”

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