Donte L. Gibbs (CWR ‘10, SAS ‘12)

Donte L. Gibbs (CWR ‘10, SAS ‘12) is the recipient of the 2018 Young Alumni Award, recognizing outstanding alumni under the age of 35 who have demonstrated excellence in their professional field and/or service to their community, the public or humanity. Gibbs, the 2017­-2019 Gund Fellow at the George Gund Foundation, created Donte’s Gift Express, delivering gifts and handwritten cards to East Cleveland homes on Christmas Eve for over three years. Gibbs was named CWRU’s Top Thirty Under 30, named a community leader in Who’s Who in Black Cleveland, and honored as Radio One Cleveland’s Future History Maker. He has served on the board of CWRU’s African American Alumni Association, is secretary for Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation’s Board of Directors, and is the volunteer coordinator for Manna Food From Heaven, serving meals at local shelters. He also serves on the East Cleveland Civil Service Commission, which reviews police and fire exams and interviews candidates to be employed within the fire and police department.