Tony Gorant CLI

The Tony Gorant Community Leadership Institute is a customized CLI in partnership with Leadership Akron and Cleveland Clinic Akron General, honoring the late Anthony “Tony” Gorant. The program provides a platform for current and future CCAG leaders to learn more about and engage in community involvement efforts.

The Tony Gorant CLI features four full-day programs, providing case studies and visits for areas Cleveland Clinic Akron General has identified as priorities for exposing its team members to the community. The program days focus on organizations that are best-in-class in these areas and emphasize the role of community leaders in fostering success in that area. The sessions include background on the locations and how they fit into the picture of a healthy Akron; involvement of executives of the participating organizations and key volunteer leaders; and exploration/inquiry with CCAG participants on how their individual and organizational resources and leadership can enhance that dimension of a healthy community. Each class plans and completes a community-enriching project.

Tony Gorant — A Leadership Legacy

Anthony "Tony" Gorant spent 15 years as an executive at Akron General Health System. His philanthropic and civic involvement was unparalleled. This program is named after Tony Gorant because of his passion for community and developing leaders. Though we lost Tony Gorant in September 2011, his legacy continues on through this program and through the leaders who follow his example by participating in the Tony Gorant Community Leadership Institute. Tony was a “do-er,” and this effort aims to inspire participants to make things happen in the community, just like Tony did.

Program Dates

The Spring 2019 Program will take place on four Thursdays from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Program dates will be posted as they are confirmed. Any CCAG employees interested in participating in this program should inform their managers of their interest, as the selection of the class takes place within Cleveland Clinic Akron General.


The application period is closed. The application for 2019 Tony Gorant CLI will be available in February 2019. Tuition for the Tony Gorant CLI is covered in full by Cleveland Clinic Akron General.