Volunteer Leadership History

Many individuals have served as volunteer leaders of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation since 1963, leading our organization to continued success. We thank them for their service through GCF's formative years, guiding its transition to a professional staff and providing the diverse and thoughtful guidance the organization needed.

Current Governing Board members listed in italics
* Deceased
+ Currently serving on a Governing Board committee or task force

Distribution Committee & Governing Board 1963-Present

Distribution Committee 

Edward F. Willenborg* 1963-64
Frank T. Hamilton* 1963-68
Jacob E. Davis* 1963-74
James L. Elder* 1963-75
Louis Nippert* 1963-72
Ralph Lazarus* 1963-70
Charles Sawyer* 1963-78
John J. Cranley, Jr., M.D.* 1965-66
Joseph E. Ghory, M.D.* 1966-69
Lawrence H. Rogers II 1968-76
Elmer R. Maurer, M.D.* 1970-73
Philip Steiner* 1971-80
Harold S. Schiro, M.D.* 1973
Mark Upson* 1973-77
Eugene J. Burns, M.D.* 1974-76
Dean P. Fite* 1974-82
Robert O. Klausmeyer* 1976-85
Edmund C. Casey, M.D.* 1977-79
Marjorie Hiatt Marx Motch 1977-86
William T. Earls* 1978-79
William C. Portman* 1979-83
Robert H. Castellini 1979-87
Neal N. Earley, M.D.* 1980-84
William A. Friedlander* 1981-90
John L. Strubbe* 1983-92
Kathryn M. Pettengill 1984-93
Richard B. Budde, M.D. 1985-89
Robert G. Stachler 1985-95
Doris R. Sells* 1987-88
Charles S. Mechem, Jr. 1987-91
Louise A. Head 1987-96
W. Wallace Abbott 1988
William D. Atteberry* 1989-92
Cynthia O. Booth 1989-97
Sidney A. Peerless, M.D.* 1990-92
John G. Smale* 1991-94
Dwight H. Hibbard 1991-99
W. Monty Whitney, Ph.D. 1992
Frank Bloom 1992-2000
Herbert R. Brown 1993-2000
Frank W. Cianciolo, M.D. 1993-2000
John T. Lawrence III 1993-2001
Paul G. Sittenfeld 1993-2001
Joseph A. Pichler 1994-96
Robert I. Westheimer* 1994-97
Elizabeth D. Goldsmith* 1994-2002
Merri Gaither Smith 1994-2002
William R. Burleigh 1995-2001
John S. Stith 1996-2004
Walter E. Bartlett* 1997-99
David B. O’Maley 1997-2002
Bert M. Huff 1998-2003
Lee A. Carter 1997-2005
Myrtis H. Powell, Ph.D. 2000-2007
Barbara G. Lewis 2001-2008
Jennifer M. Dauer 2001
Thomas A. Brennan 2001-2009
Marvin H. Rorick, M.D. 2001-2009
Johnathan M. Holifield 2002-2005
Paul W. Chellgren 2002-2010
William C. Portman III 2002-2010
Carole T. Rigaud 2003-2005
Cathy T. Crain 2003-2011
Nancy K. Swanson 2003-2011
Thomas G. Cody 2004-2012
Jane V. Domaschko 2004-2012
Ron D. Wright 2005-2008
John L. Henderson, Ed.D. 2009-2012
Marie Michel-Tucker 2008-2009
Joseph P. Tomain 2005-2014
Alva Jean Crawford 2006-2014
David W. Ellis 2006-2014
Linda C. Fath 2006-2014
Peter S. Strange 2006-2015
Dianne M. Rosenberg 2009-
Neil Comber 2010-2014
Patricia Mann Smitson 2010-
Molly A. Katz, M.D. 2010-
Teri L. List-Stoll 2011-2013
Christopher L. Fister 2011-
Thomas D. Croft 2012-
Calvin D. Buford 2012-
Janet B. Reid, Ph.D. 2013-2014
Ryan M. Rybolt 2013-
Charles R. Scheper 2013-
Delores Hargrove-Young 2015-
Mike Keating 2015-
Uma R. Kotagal, MD 2015-
Ellen van der Horst 2015-
Maribeth S. Rahe 2016-

 

Directors

Mark Upson* 1963-71
William E. Anderson* 1963-71
Jacob E. Davis* 1978-87 W
William D. Atteberry* 1987-88
William O. Coleman 1988-90
William A. Friedlander* 1990-94

Associate Directors

William E. Anderson* 1969-71, 78-80
Jacob E. Davis* 1974-78
Walter L. Lingle, Jr.* 1974-94
William D. Atteberry* 1979-87
James P. Orr II* 1981-83
Robert I. Westheimer* 1982-93
Herbert R. Brown 1983-91
Nelson Schwab, Jr.* 1984-94
William O. Coleman 1985
Charles W. Goering 1988-94
Daniel W. LeBlond 1988-94
Elizabeth D. Goldsmith* 1990-93
Merri Gaither Smith 1992-93 

Legal Counsel

Robert P. Goldman* 1963-76
William T. Bahlman, Jr.* 1976-94
Richard J. Ruebel* 1995-2006
Daniel J. Hoffheimer 2006-2013
Ronald Christian 2013- 

Public Relations Counsel

Oliver M. Gale* 1963-83

Controller

Raymond W. Klink* 1974-83
Oliver H. Hunter, Jr.* 1983-87

Administrative Associate

Thomas S. Heldman* 1990-94

Volunteer Coordinator

Raymond W. Klink* 1974-83
Oliver H. Hunter, Jr.* 1983-87
Barbara G. Lewis 1991-94 

Location

200 West Fourth St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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