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Will Woodward named The Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s First Chief Financial Officer

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) is pleased to welcome its first Chief Financial Officer Will Woodward. 

CINCINNATI (March 27, 2017) — The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) is pleased to welcome its first Chief Financial Officer Will Woodward. 

Woodward is the former Vice President of Finance for UNIRUSH, an innovative private equity backed company that contains the largest privately held VISA prepaid debit card company and second largest privately held paycard company in the United States. Prior to that Woodward was Director of Finance for Mercy Health and began his career with Deloitte. He succeeds current GCF Vice President of Finance Scott McReynolds who will be retiring later this year.

“Will brings an exceptional combination of financial oversight and innovative business leadership to The Greater Cincinnati Foundation," said Ellen M. Katz, President/CEO. “His focus will be to build on the historically strong financial stability of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, and assist in new opportunities to grow the impact of the Foundation’s assets. With more than $560 million in assets, the role of CFO is a critical leadership position.”

Woodward’s responsibilities will include management of the business planning and finance, including oversight of the investment strategy and investment management, as well as management of the Foundation’s financial systems which support donor access, grant distribution and operations. He will also oversee the technology and data security management at GCF.  Woodward will also play a key role in partnering with Foundation donors and financial partners in the community to manage and grow the assets of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation. “I’m excited to join the GCF team. This is my hometown and I’m looking forward to helping expand the great and important work of the Foundation.”

Woodward is a Certified Public Account (CPA) and Chartered Global Management Account (CGMA). He earned his Bachelors of Science in Accountancy and Master of Business Administration from Miami University.  

He a member of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and serves on the Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati’s Board of Directors.

About The Greater Cincinnati Foundation 

One of the nation’s leading community foundations, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation helps people make the most of their giving to build a better community. We believe in the power of philanthropy to change the lives of people and communities. As a community foundation, GCF creates a prosperous Greater Cincinnati by investing in thriving people and vibrant places. An effective steward of the community’s charitable resources since 1963, the Foundation inspires philanthropy in eight counties in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. At the end of 2016, GCF had net assets of $562 million.



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