Cindy Kahler

Development Director

Cindy is a devoted native Clevelander who loves the YFC mission of reaching out to kids who come from hard places. After over 30 years in for-profit corporate adventures at such companies as General Electric, Ernst & Young and Berkshire Hathaway, Cindy has been called to make a complete 180 and find a home at non-profit GCYFC. Cindy brings a wide variety of life experience to her role as Development Director as she seeks to know the heart of each GCYFC partner and love them like Jesus would. Two important areas of focus are building our Legacy Giving program and leading the Gracehaven expansion from Central Ohio to Cleveland.

In her spare time, Cindy is renovating a c. 1900  3-apartment residential dwelling place, dubbed “JoyLand Home” which will someday house sex trafficked survivors and other teens aging out of the Cleveland area foster care system. JoyLand Home is based on Isaiah 61:7 – “Instead of your shame there shall be a double portion; instead of dishonor they shall rejoice in their lot; therefore in their land they shall possess a double portion; they shall have everlasting joy.”

Cindy also enjoys spending time (i.e. lounging!) with her Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Bentley and Lilly and her kitties Sunshine and Cinder.