A 501 (c) (3) non profit organization that provides  SUPPORT FOR  LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS,

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Diagnosed with lung cancer in February 2011, my father, Charles Bowlus survived only 6 months before passing away.  He was young, only 64 years old.  Everyone close to him was not only in shock but devastated.  He was a positive influence on anyone’s life he has walked through and has impacted each one of them in some way, either personally or professionally.  My father was the most selfless person I knew.  He had always taught me to give to others that were less fortunate.

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Our Promise

Our promise is to annually choose a charitable organization,  meeting our mission’s criteria, to be the beneficiary of our sponsored fundraiser. 

Our Mission

Our mission is to support local nonprofit organizations in Greater Cleveland who focus their efforts on 

cancer/health/wellness, women & children.

In February 2013, we wanted to honor my father and continue his passion of improving quality of life to those in need. Barbara Birk and I started Charles Bowlus Charities Inc. as a way to keep his memory and selflessness alive.  We want to give back to the Greater Cleveland Community.

Thank you for your support to keep my father's memory alive.  - Melissa

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We raised $12,000 for The Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland 


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What a success! 4th Annual Event