Cleveland Storyteller Dan Ruminski has created unique events that have raised vital funds and awareness for more than 20 local nonprofits since 2008

The Legacy of Charity in Cleveland: Dan & the Willoughby Rotary Autism Project


Weaving together his passion for Cleveland history, his mission to support the city, and Cleveland's reputation as one of the most charitable cities in the world, Cleveland Storyteller Dan Ruminski has created unique events that have raised vital funds and awareness for more than 20 local nonprofits since 2008.

Among his most notable engagements was Dan's collaboration with White North Stables to preserve its historic barn and stables, while also raising funds for Gates Mills Historical Society and Hunting Valley Historical Society. More than 200 attended the event to hear stories of The Great Estates of Gates Mills and Huntington Valley, creating excitement, civic pride, and community awareness.

Showcased at historic locations and venues across Northeast Ohio, Cleveland Storyteller events have been hosted in a myriad of locations from mansions and theatrical venues, to restaurants, hospitals, and schools.

Support for the Autism Community

Since 2011, Cleveland Storyteller events have raised more than $50,000 for individuals with autism, providing more than 250 iPads and vital funding to 10 Cleveland area organizations. iPads have been show to assist autistic children who have difficulty communicating. This work has been accomplished through collaboration with the Willoughby Rotary Autism Project (W.R.A.P.), Autism Speaks, and more. To learn more, visit clevelandstoryteller.com/autism.html.

Scheduling an Event

Contact us, and we'll help you create a special event or host a speaking engagement with Cleveland Storyteller that will benefit your organization and those you serve. Choose from one of nine presentations that share incredible true tales of Cleveland that you'll never find in a history book. Your guests will be entertained, enlightened, and inspired, and full of civic pride.

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