Claire Gauntner, a Cleveland native who is currently working in Kenya with the international aid organization Mercy Corps, has been selected as The George Gund Foundation 2014-2016 Fellow.
The George Gund Foundation Fellows program, started in 2004, provides an opportunity for promising young professionals to work inside the Foundation, an organization that plays an active role in supporting the civic life of Greater Cleveland and in various national policy deliberations that impact our community. Each fellow, selected from a nationwide pool of applicants, works at the Foundation for two years.
Gauntner has a Bachelor of Arts degree in theater from Fordham University and a Master of Public Health degree from Portland State University. She also studied at the British American Dramatic Academy and Moscow Art Theater and worked as an actor in various theaters in New York City. Gauntner has been program administrator and office manager for One on One Productions in New York, a data specialist for Cuyahoga County’s Help Me Grow program and a prevention education intern at the Sexual Assault Resource Center in Portland, Oregon.
She begins work at the Foundation July 14.