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Linking Employment, Abilities and Potential (LEAP) is an agent of positive change, working to advance participation and equality in society for people with disabilities in Northeast Ohio. Founded more than 30 years ago by people with disabilities, LEAP serves over 1,700 individuals annually, and works to promote social change to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities. The majority of staff and board members are people with disabilities themselves.

Executive Director: Melanie Hogan
SVP Lead Partner: Stacey Stingley
First engagement year: 2016

Total SVP Impact as of 12/31/2016

Value of volunteer hours from partners and friends  $ 22,375
SVP direct financial contributions (grants awarded)  Time Only
Indirect contributions because of introduction by SVP  $ 50
Projected operational impact from SVP-supported projects/initiatives  TBD
Value of volunteering and donations:  $ 22,425+ 


Strengthening LEAP
This is a short-term, time-only engagement focused on a single project.


  • Fund Development

Results and Accomplishments:

  • Researched various options for fund development.
  • Recommended developing an income development stream with the development of a “career center” program specifically targeting those with disabilities.
  • Developed a list of next steps to move forward with the new program.

Volunteer Partners of SVP

Volunteer Team: Stacey Stingley (Lead), Jim Wykoff

Advisory Team: Gayle Boyer, Roslyn Chao, Diane Farr, Nichelle McCall, Trevor Shaw, Alan Van Zeeland, Diana Woodbridge