Through his Lost Cleveland program, Dennis is entertaining and educating audiences while raising money to help find a cure for a rare disease.

Dennis and his wife, Mary, have five beautiful grandchildren. Two of their grandsons (Dylan and Sean) have been diagnosed with Ataxia-telangiectasia, more commonly known as A-T.

A-T is an extremely rare, genetic disease. A-T causes progressive loss of muscle control, immune system problems and a high rate of cancer. Sean is already a cancer survivor. He was treated for B-cell lymphoma when he was 2 years old.

Because A-T is so rare, it gets little attention and even less funding. The A-T Children’s Project (atcp.org) was started to raise funds for research and life improving therapies for children with A-T.

All of the proceeds of Dennis’ Lost Cleveland programs will be used to fund the work of the A-T Children’s Project.

To book Dennis, make your tax-deductible donation to the A-T Children’s Project here.

About dENNIS:

About Dennis R. Sutcliffe​

Cleveland, Ohio

Lost Cleveland Memories


Retired executive, local historian, wit

and master storyteller​


Activities / Interests:
Cleveland history enthusiast
​Writing (self-published seven books)

Education / Certification
MBA, Cleveland State University, 1978
BBA, Cleveland State University (Accounting), 1973
Certified Management Accountant
Certified Consultant - EQMentoring


A lifelong Clevelander, Dennis attended Benedictine High School and received his undergraduate degree and MBA from Cleveland State University. 

Dennis spent 28 years working for The Progressive Corporation in various finance and information technology positions.  He retired in 2006. 

​His activities have included serving as a volunteer for the Western Reserve Historical Society. His programs generated thousands of dollars in revenue for the society. He was named volunteer of the Year for 2012.

He is also a board member for E Prep and Village Prep Schools, past-president of his homeowners association, past-president of the Benedictine High School board of governors, past-president of the board of directors of the Tom Evert Dance Company, past-president of the board of directors of PEF Federal Credit Union and past-president of the Benedictine High School Alumni Association.

​Dennis has self-published seven books. 

​Dennis and his wife Mary live in Cleveland Heights. They have three children and five grandchildren.