Azylah C.

College Student/ The Ohio State University

Thank you Ohio Sister Circle for your generosity. Thank you Sharon Clark for being apart of my academic journey and life. It has been a pleasure meeting and working with you all. The Ohio sister circle scholarship helped fund my educational journey. I was able to apply the scholarship directly to my student account to cover cost. It was a great support to me financially. I am now attending The Ohio State University with the help and support of OSC

Brittany Rians

Inspired Leaders Employee Network Group

It was a pleasure for our team to partner with you on such an amazing project. As a result of our collaborative efforts "The Back to School Drive" impacted over 100 students providing books and tools for their success this school year. Your passion for our Youth is incredible. Looking forward to working with you again in the future. Brittany Rians MGM Northfield Park Inspired Leaders Employee Network Group Chair

Noria N.

College Student / University of Akron

My name is Noria, and I just wanted to thank you and the Ohio Sister Circle organization for your generosity and willingness to be a part of my academic journey. Your gifts have made my first semester of school overall more enjoyable, and I could not thank you enough for that. It relieved a lot of financial stress from myself and my family. I am grateful to have been accepted into your circle and if you ever need anything from me do not hesitate to reach out!

Tracy Cargle

Parent/Financial Literacy Teacher

It is with great pleasure I recommend Sharon Clark and the Ohio Sister Circle. Over the years I have seen the hard work and dedication of this organization to become what it is today; servicing young ladies and their families moving toward adulthood and beyond. The mentorships and community outreach gives the recipients the opportunity to not only support their communities but gain self confidence in knowing they can make a difference. The mentorships allows one on one relationships to support each other and gain additional knowledge that each young lady can use to become aware and responsible adults. This year my daughter (Chelsi Cargle) submitted an essay and was recognized as one of their outstanding scholars; the dorm gifts she received were amazing and useful. We are so grateful for the experience and the opportunity OSC has afforded us and the continued support they provide. This organization makes a difference and we are fortunate to be part of it. Thank You again Sharon Clark and the Ohio Sister Circle for taking us along on this journey to success. Tracy Cargle, MBA Financial Literacy Teacher PGCPS

Mattie Jones Hollowell/Key Bank

Executive Board Member/OSC

As an Executive Board member of Ohio Sister Circle Inc.’s Rising Star program, it is my pleasure to share a few observations of how the organization has impacted the lives of many young adults throughout northeast Ohio and beyond. I’ve been a part of this organization for more than 15 years and can attest to the growth that has taken place. OSC contributes to our communities by offering a strategic program that develops young people. This is done by multiple mentoring opportunities which allow for growth in the areas of education, communication, professionalism, and community involvement. On a professional level, Ohio Sister Circle Inc. continues to evolve and includes many fundraisers, and events that goes right back into the community. The board is comprised of individuals from both the private and public sectors. Listed below are a few of OSC’s most recent successful events: • Peer mentoring program • Prom Dress give away program • Warm Essentials program • Award, Recognition and Scholarship programs • Backpack/Book Give Away • Toy Give Away • BeFit Sports Clinic • College Application Sessions Certainly, OSC is a testament to strength of the organization and the CEO, Sharon Clark – who’s ability to lead the organization into the future is to be admired and duplicated. Ohio Sister Circle's mission is to enhance the lives of women and children through programming and events, that will help to build a brighter future and a better life and the overall commitment to positively impacting the next generation is why I continue to serve and support. Please feel free to contact me for any further information. Thank you for your consideration. Sincerely, Mattie Jones Hollowell Vice President - Corporate Responsibility Officer -NEO KeyBank National Association

Christa Nuru


I would like to say thank you to you and your organization Ohio Sister Circle for your mentorship and support with my daughter who was a graduating senior 2022. She is currently at the University of Akron thriving and doing very well. I think the mission for the Ohio Sister Circle's has truly enhanced her life and will continue to enhance the lives of other young women and children throughout the programming and events that are offered. Not only do I love the support given through the mentorship program. The Backpack for literacy program was a huge success. It is a wonderful initiative to support literacy in our youth ages 6-14. Your organization is such a blessing to the community that it serves. I hope you and your team continue to be a positive influence on our children. Sincerely Mrs. Christa Nuru