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Founder and CEO

After years of leading relationship management efforts for other organizations, Lorraine Schuchart had a vision for a company that could do well by doing good. She created Prosper for Purpose at her kitchen table in late 2012 and began working with clients a month later. In January 2016, Lorraine earned the company the prestigious B Corp Certification. B Corps meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability, and aspire to use the power of markets to solve social and environmental problems. Lorraine is an accredited public relations strategist and experienced fundraiser who has helped visionary leaders—from large companies to nonprofit organizations and educational institutions– achieve organizational goals for more than 25 years. She has earned numerous awards for both her writing and campaigns. Lorraine earned a BS in journalism and public relations from Bowling Green State University. She serves on the boards of PRSA Cleveland and CBC Magazine, and volunteers with several local organizations. She and her husband, acclaimed artist Robert Hartshorn, have two adult daughters. Their home includes a pack of rescue cats and dogs, proof of her failed ability to foster. Lorraine occasionally shares personal experiences and insights on her blog, Love, Lorraine: Letters from Midlife. Lorraine runs on solar power and caffeine.