Our Governing Board
"I’m passionate about GCF’s impact on the Cincinnati community. No organization is better situated to have a powerful impact on Greater Cincinnati."
George H. Vincent, Esq.
"I am so proud of and energized by GCF’s commitment to racial equity. This work is catalyzing transformative conversation and action across our community."
Ellen van der Horst
"The work at GCF that I am most passionate about is our relentless pursuit to drive change for racial equity in our community."
Immediate Past Chair
"I am passionate about GCF because good ideas from good people are funded to produce great work that narrows the gap between rich and poor."
Robyn F. Chatman, MD
"GCF is a wonderful bridge between donors and the community and in doing so they provide donors with a way to maximize their giving and together they positively impact challenging issues in the community."
Sheila Cohen, PhD
"I am most passionate about GCF’s work in helping donors identify efforts and organizations where additional resources can create the deepest impact for our community."
"I am passionate about GCF's commitment to helping the vulnerable and disenfranchised in our community through their focus on racial equity, racial justice and programs to address poverty."
“I am most passionate about GCF’s sensitivity and meeting the diverse needs of the community, it’s GCF’s difference!”
Stephen L. Hightower
"Through philanthropy, GCF exists to improve our community in a variety of ways. This coincides with my passion to support efforts that improve lives of those in our community who need it most."
"In my experience on the Board, I’m most passionate about GCF’s ability to quickly mobilize resources and efforts around community issues such as racial equality, affordable housing and the pandemic."
"I am most passionate of the work GCF is doing which focuses on disparities. GCF is attracting many of our local partners to this effort and I am especially pleased with action and results through partnership and community mobilization."
Uma R. Kotagal, MD
"I am most passionate about the work that GCF does improving the lives of children."
Ernest F. McAdams, Jr. Esq.
"I am passionate about GCF creating awareness and driving change in our community for diversity, equity and inclusion."
David P. Osborn, CFA
"I am passionate regarding the goal to increase donor advised funds and private foundations with prospective clients."
Maribeth S. Rahe
"As I reflect on the work of GCF, I am most passionate about GCF's strategic approach to insuring best practices while addressing racial equity within our community."
“I am moved by GCF’s efforts to lift Cincinnatians by supporting economic mobility, affordable housing, and equity for all.”
"I am most passionate about GCF’s work in making Greater Cincinnati a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive community which is foundational in making us a 'Tier One city'."
"I am excited about GCF’s focus on racial equity - lifting us all by including everyone."
Nita Walker, MD
"I am truly inspired by GCF’s work to increase racial equity in our community. This lens has motivated me to increase both my giving and advocacy."
"I am passionate about GCF’s efforts to impact and improve the lives of people in our community and promotion of philanthropy to accomplish that."
Ronald C. Christian, Esq.
President and CEO