Jim and Amy Kubacki, well-known for their work at Cleveland Catholic high schools, are teaming up to move the city’s four Partnership schools forward.
Jim retired as president of St. Edward High School a year ago, after leading the school to unprecedented success during his twelve-year tenure, including significant expansion of its academic programs and facilities. Amy has enjoyed a long career in fundraising, including stints locally at Cleveland Clinic and Magnificat High School. Amy and Jim will serve as co-vice presidents of development for the Partnership.
“These schools are undertaking a critical mission on behalf of Cleveland children,” Amy explained. Jim adds, “It is also an honor to carry on the work of the Partnership that Rich Clark brought to Cleveland.” Clark, who founded Saint Martin de Porres High School in 2003, died unexpectedly last September, after initiating the Partnership’s expansion to Cleveland in 2020.
“Providing every child with an excellent, values-based education is the best hope for the next generation in Cleveland,” said Amy. “Jim and I are excited to be joining the talented Partnership Schools team and to use our experience to realize the vision first imagined by our friend, Rich Clark.”
Jim adds, “The Partnership Schools are the best-kept secret in Cleveland. We plan to raise awareness and raise the necessary support for these deserving youngsters. Every child deserves an opportunity to fulfill his or her own God-given potential.”
They have added Theresa Day, a seasoned development professional, as a third member of their team and director of development.
Christian Dallavis, superintendent of the Partnership Schools in Cleveland, commented, “We are so excited to work with Jim, Amy, and Theresa. They share our ambitions for the students and school communities we serve, and I can’t think of better people to carry Rich’s vision forward.”