Since the 1980s, Youth Challenge has had a relationship with Sherwin-Williams. Through this partnership, we are privileged to have Mark Dvoroznak on our Board of Trustees! In 2020, Mark retired from his position of Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management at Sherwin-Williams after more than 30 years. He’s been on the YC Board of Trustees for eight years.
At Sherwin-Williams and beyond, Mark has been a tireless champion of Youth Challenge. He’s never afraid of a challenge, from fundraising for YC’s Annual Fund to creating exciting auction packages for the Annual Benefit and Auction. Notably, Mark facilitated the introduction of Youth Challenge to the Sherwin-Williams Women’s Club, which plans the Where Will Color Take You? 5k Race & 1-Mile Walk & Roll. Thanks to Mark’s leadership, and the hard work from the Women’s Club, the race has raised more than $150,000 for Youth Challenge in the last two years!
Both Mark and his wife, Sue, grew up in families where they were raised to be simple, humble, and care for others. Their parents were involved in service-related projects and with their church communities. By serving Youth Challenge, the couple sees a way to honor their parents’ legacy while also passing on the importance of giving to their children and grandchildren.
Their support is making a difference for Youth Challenge today but also focused on the future. They established the Dvoroznak Family Charitable Fund in 2014 to ensure sustainability for the organization. “Being on the board, we are very aware that the funds are needed to support the Youth Challenge mission. Hopefully, our endowment will help so that the organization will be able to provide consistent and reliable services.”
Now retired, Mark and Sue enjoy spending lots of time with their three children and their families. He’s blessed to have his grandchildren local, and he’s already preparing them to be future YC volunteers! Mark is also a huge Cleveland Sports fan. While he enjoys all the teams, he and Sue love watching the Indians at Progressive Field most of all!