Our Team

Kimberly Fleischman

Director of Development

Kim is an experienced fund-raiser with a demonstrated success working in human services, education and arts organizations. Skilled in philanthropy, management, marketing strategy, and social media, she enjoys showcasing the transformational work being done at the Akron Urban League and sharing her passion with others.

After starting her career in the non-for-profit sector in Massachusetts as the Youth Services Director at the YWCA of Southeastern MA, Kim went on to serve at two United Way offices in that same region, where she instructed agencies and community stakeholders in community impact. Her time in Massachusetts also included a position at Plimouth Plantation, an outdoor living-history museum. She returned to her hometown of Cleveland in 2007 and has worked for the Western Reserve Historical Society, Humility of Mary Housing and, most recently, Rainey Institute. Kim oversaw fund development for Rainey, an arts education organization in Cleveland’s Hough neighborhood that empowers youth to imagine and create a future in which they are involved citizens.

A graduate of Denison University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Kim earned a Master of Science in Education degree from Bank Street College/Parson School of Design in New York City. She currently lives in west Akron with her husband, Paul Herold, and rescue dog, Fiona. The dog is housebroken, trained and well behaved. Kim is still working on Paul.