department of pharmacology



Ben S. Stefanski, II

Polish American Cultural Center
Board Member and Full Time Volunteer,
Pulaski Franciscan Community Development Corporation
St. Stanislaus Shrine Church Affiliate

Ben S. Stefanski, II is a long time civic activist and community leader within the city of Cleveland . He graduated from Gilmour Academy as a class leader in 1956 and is a 1960 alumnus of Case Western Reserve University . He served as utilities director within the Carl B. Stokes mayoral administration and is credited with developing the system that sanitized Lake Erie beaches to make them safe for swimming in the early 1970s. Mr. Stefanski's accomplishments also include his service to the Cleveland-based Pulaski Franciscan Community Development Corporation, his leadership of the Polish American Cultural Center , and his role as President and CEO of Guardian Title Insurance Co. He published a book in 2002 describing the historic Slavic Village within the city of Cleveland, and he was honored by the Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus in 2003 as the first recipient of the Four Eagles Award ; an honor that is bestowed each year to an outstanding individual or association within the community.