Welcome to Coach Sam's
Inner Circle Foundation

a lifelong educator and former coach of the Cleveland Browns, possesses an enduring passion for helping individuals overcome obstacles. Sam teamed up with , Section Head of Alcohol and Drug Recovery Center in the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, to form the Inner Circle Foundation. Initially created to assist his NFL players maintain healthy drug-free lifestyles. The Brown's Inner Circle serves as a template for all NFL teams today.

Coach Sam's Inner Circle Foundation was later expanded to give elementary students the opportunity for greater lifetime success through our program Aiming Higher. The goal of this multifaceted program is to aid in the development of a well-rounded child by developing the necessary skills to succeed in school and beyond.


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2015 Annual Appeal Letter

Together, you and Cleveland's youngest students are creating an immediate and lasting impact in Cleveland's schools. Your generosity has supported our expansion to a third Cleveland Metropolitan School District school this fall, and we will be in a fourth school in January of 2016. Our plan is to be in a fifth school by the fall of 2016.

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READ MORE of the 2015 Annual Appeal Letter.