Making a Difference


Lois Davis, of Beachwood, wants to make sure her husband, Larry, is remembered.

Larry Davis, who passed away at 75 years old, was the inspiration for The Lois J. and Larry Davis Family Endowment Fund, which provides support for a variety of projects throughout the Northeast Ohio community.

“I couldn’t do it without Larry,” Davis says about the endowment fund. “Larry deserves to be remembered and I want to honor his memory. People recognize the name; if you don’t use the name, no one will follow you (in donating to others).”

Davis says her son, Jeffrey, was the first one to point out that she could make a difference in the community.

Davis went on to choose projects and organizations to donate in her family’s name.

Davis has donated to the Ronald McDonald House Cleveland as an annual room sponsor, providing funding for guest rooms where families can stay at no cost while their child is receiving medical treatment at Cleveland area hospitals.

She also has supported the Jewish Family Service Association of Cleveland’s The Hebrew Shelter Home, a place for women and children escaping domestic violence or homelessness.

“(Opportunities to give) just come up and I can make a difference in a person’s life,” Davis says, which is why she wanted to continue to support “There are so many people that could benefit from this magazine and the website, I wanted to support this project in some way. I know how valuable is for our community.”

Lois Davis helps those in need in memory of her husband, Larry