The Ohio Chapter was founded in May 2005 and is a 501-c3 tax exempt organization. The Ohio chapter was started by Lorraine Dodero. Mrs. Dodero is a Cleveland native and has been a member of the Patron’s of the Arts since 1995, having first been a member of the Florida Chapter. The Dodero family along with her family, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Frankino have personally restored several pieces of artwork for the Vatican Museums.
Mrs. Dodero is also the Executive Trustee of the Corinne L. Dodero Foundation for the Arts & Sciences and the Sam J. Frankino Foundation. Through these Philanthropic Trusts she has made donations to charitable organizations that exceed $10 million dollars.
Mrs. Dodero’s other affiliations include:
- University Hospitals Health Foundation, Cancer
- Northern Ohio Italian Association – Trustee
- Samuel & Connie Frankino Charitable Foundation –
- American Red Cross – Tiffany Circle, Society of Women
- Bishop's Circle