Meet Our Committee Members | Simone Swanson

Meet Our Committee Members | Simone Swanson


Learn more about our amazing team of committee members with these interesting tidbits on donations committee member, Simone.

Simone SwansonSimone Swanson A long-time volunteer of EC, Simone is co-chairing the donations committee this year.

What kind of music are you feeling the most right now and who are you listening to? I am so moved by music so I don’t limit myself. It really just depends on the mood I’m in. During the week I might be into jazz and R&B and on the weekend, rap and pop. But no matter what mood I’m in, my all-time favorite artist is none other than Beyoncé!

If you could design your perfect Cleveland evening, what would you do? Hmm… my perfect Cleveland weekend would probably start with cocktails at Bodega with my girls. The next day I’d go shopping at Crocker Park with my family and that night, go to a summer festival or art show with my boyfriend, followed by dinner in Little Italy. I’d round my weekend out at my church, the historical Antioch Baptist church, and head to the West Side Market for groceries after!

East Side or West Side and why? West Sideee (in my Tupac voice) because I just moved there and I love it! Although I’m always going to be an East Sider at heart.

If Cleveland proposed to you, would you accept the engagement and where would you want the proposal? I would say yes! But ONLY if it was in the Flats, near water, with fireworks and Champagne!

What is your favorite Cleveland hidden gem? My favorite Cleveland hidden gem would be all the amazing nonprofit organizations that we have here, small and large. It would amaze some people to learn about all of the great things people are doing to raise money for a cause, build houses, feed the homeless, support people with illnesses, the list goes on. I’m proud to say I’m a part of a city that is passionate about helping people just as much as I am!