Walter Wright joined the Cleveland Foundation in 2011 as the project director of the Greater University Circle Community Wealth Building Initiative. This effort is supported by Living Cities, a collaboration of 22 of the nation’s largest foundations and financial institutions. Cleveland is one of five cities nationally selected to participate.

The $14.77 million, three-year award of grant and loan funds to the Cleveland Foundation will support community and enhance wealth-building opportunities in Greater University Circle and new development in the Health Tech corridor. Walter earned a bachelor’s degree in art education and a master of arts in education from Case Western Reserve University. He also holds a certificate in studio art from the Cleveland Institute of Art.