Cecilia H. Render

Eric Nord Award for Excellence in Leadership

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Cecilia H. Render

Cecilia is currently the Executive Director of the Nordson Corporation Foundation based in Westlake, OH.  She has been at the Foundation since 1999 starting as the Program Officer.  Prior to Nordson, Cecilia was employed in the field of education.  She is actively involved in the Philanthropy Ohio Education Advisory Committee and Corporate Funders group, ReacHigher, the Lorain County P-16 council and the STEM education workgroup with the Association of Corporate Contribution Professionals.  She has worked as an advisor for Cleveland Scholarship Programs and the Educational Opportunity Program at Tri-C.  Cecilia has also been a part-time instructor at ClevelandStateUniversity in the School of Education.  She holds a M.Ed. from CSU with a concentration in Adult Learning and Development and a B.A. in Psychology with a concentration in Child Development from SmithCollege.


Cecilia has been married to Darryl for 24 years.  They have two children, Darryl, a junior at the University of Pittsburgh and Anna, a sophomore at Smith College.

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