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May Dugan Features

Bruce Smith, Broderick Johnson and Gracie Riggins

Cleveland insider: meet three stalwart volunteers

Three long-time area volunteers reveal what drives them to give so generously, how they've soldiered through the tough times and the ways in which their efforts pay back – and then some.

Executive Director Rick Kemm of The May Dugan Center

Q & A: Rick Kemm

The executive director of the May Dugan Center chats about his passion for health and human services and what ignited his decades of work in the nonprofit sector.

Kelly Reinhold, student at May Dugan Center's Education and Resource Center

Turning back from the edge

Fresh Water contributor Brandon Baker uncovers compelling success stories from Clevelanders who have overcome untold challenges and crises.

May Dugan and friends (back left, with her daughter, Rita Reynolds Kiousis)

The very Irish history of Cleveland's west side philanthropy

The colorful history of May Dugan and how she embodied West Side philanthropy shimmers with the emerald green of her family's heritage.

The May Dugan Center

In gentrifying Ohio City, helping the ones who need it most

Not everyone's feeling the craft food boom in Ohio City. The nonprofit May Dugan Center has anchored the corner of Fulton and Bridge for 46 years, helping poor residents meet their basic needs.
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