Committees & Task Forces

At The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, our Governing Board members and other community volunteers contribute their time and expertise on a variety of standing committees and task forces.

Community Investment Committee

Oversees all responsive grantmaking:

  • Charles R. Scheper, Chair
  • Ellen Banks

  • Jennie Berliant

  • Crystal Gibson

  • Delores Hargrove-Young

  • Quinten Harris

  • Wijdan Jreisat, Esq.

  • Kurt Kiessling

  • Uma R. Kotagal, MD

  • Monica Mitchell, Ph.D

  • Barbara Schaefer

  • Nancy Swanson

  • Matt Van Sant

  • Kent Wellington 

Executive Committee

Provides guidance on an as-needed basis for opportunities that may not pertain specifically to an individual committee’s work, but encompass multiple areas of the Foundation’s work.

  • Dianne M. Rosenberg, Chair
  • Thomas D. Croft
  • Christopher L.  Fister
  • Delores Hargrove-Young
  • Charles R. Scheper

Finance and Audit Committee

Recommends financial policies and budgets to the Governing Board and monitors financial operations. Oversees all aspects of the external audit including selection of auditors and review of their performance, audit planning and negotiation of fees.

  • Ann M. Schwister, Chair

  • Calvin D. Buford, Esq.

  • Paul Chellgren

  • Thomas D. Croft

  • Robert Ford

  • Dan Geeding

  • Mike Keating

  • Art Roberts

  • Patricia Mann Smitson, Esq. 

Giving Strategies Committee

Develops giving strategies and promotes the Foundation to the community.

  • Ryan Rybolt, Chair

  • Dave Foster

  • Molly A. Katz, MD

  • Herb Robinson

  • Charles R. Scheper 

Governance Committee

Advises the Board as a whole on corporate governance matters and nominates Governing Board appointees.

  • Patricia M. Smitson,Esq.,  Chair

  • Calvin . Buford, Esq.

  • Christopher L. Fister

  • Ryan M. Rybolt

  • Ellen van der Horst

  • Ron Christian, Legal Counsel 

Grants for Kids Grant Review Committees

Makes decisions for Summertime Kids and Learning Links grant requests. Learn more about Grants for Kids

Learning Links

  • Clare Blankemeyer

  • Elaine Dickhoner

  • Megan Elicker

  • Becky Gallagher

  • David Greulich

  • Ann Hernick

  • Zach Horn

  • Diane Mularoni

  • Lisa Nelson

  • Rachel Rasmussen

  • Jen Rourke

  • Julie Schaber

  • Danielle Seurkamp

  • Barbara Sferra

  • Brad Soper

  • Amy Thomas

Summertime Kids

  • Amy Albert

  • Ellen Banks

  • Helen Bushnell-Delaney

  • Monica Faison

  • Chris Fister

  • Sherri Friedman

  • Julie Hein

  • Tara Keith

  • Claudia Kimura

  • Lisa deHart Lehner

  • Kirsten Lupinski

  • Mona Morrow

  • Beth Nowak

  • Dianne Rosenberg

  • Danielle Seurkamp

  • Kara Shibiya

  • Andrea Siefring-Robbins

  • Kai Stoudemire

  • Amy Thomas

  • Mary Wulfeck

  • Felicia Zakem

Impact Investment Committee

Provides strategic guidance to the Foundation’s Impact Investments effort; review and decide on proposed impact investments.

  • Calvin D. Buford, Esq., Chair

  • Michael Collette

  • Marc Fisher

  • Christopher L. Fister

  • Wym Portman

  • J. David Rosenberg

  • Patricia Mann Smitson, Esq.

  • Simón Sotelo 

  • Ellen van der Horst

Investments Committee

Recommends investment policies to the Governing Board and monitors investment performance.

  • Thomas D. Croft, Chair

  • Howard Kaplan

  • Patrick Rogers

  • Charles Seal

  • Jim Silver 

  • Annette Teders

Technology Committee

Provides technical oversight, consultation and advice related to planning, implementation and performance of the Foundation’s information and technology strategy and systems.

  • Rick Hensley, Chair

  • Rahul Bawa

  • John Daugherty

  • Robert Garriott

  • Jeff Lloyd

  • Ryan M. Rybolt

  • Geoff Smith 

Other GCF volunteers

Volunteers also serve on GCF's Foundation Advisory Network for professional advisors and on The Women's Fund Leadership Council.


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