Greater Cincinnati Foundation Hires Harold Brown as Vice President of Community Strategies

June 2, 2018

CINCINNATI (June 5, 2018) ― The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) is pleased to announce Harold Brown as its Vice President of Community Strategies. In this role, Harold will be responsible for providing executive leadership and vision for GCF’s comprehensive array of grantmaking programs, including developing an in-depth strategy to advance its community leadership work.

“Harold’s deep experience, in particular creating and managing initiatives that create and facilitate educational opportunities for youth in our community, is perfectly aligned with our work to build a more vibrant Greater Cincinnati now and for generations to come,” said Ellen M. Katz, president/CEO.

Prior to joining GCF, Harold served as a senior officer at KnowledgeWorks, where he developed investment and partnership initiatives designed to improve educational outcomes for disadvantaged youth.

In addition, Harold served as founding president of EDWorks, the fee-for-service subsidiary of KnowledgeWorks, that offered innovative school designs focused on empowering first-generation college-goers and helping traditionally underserved students to graduate from high school.

He also managed KnowledgeWorks Foundation’s $100 million investment in the Ohio High School Transformation Initiative (OHSTI), the Early College High School (ECHS) initiative, Project GRAD, College Access, the Ohio 8 Coalition and a wide range of other education reform initiatives.

Harold earned his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University. He serves or has recently served on the boards of the National College Access Network, Cincinnati Youth Collaborative, Leadership Cincinnati Steering Committee, GreenLight Cincinnati Advisory Board, AchievePoint Career Academies and the Cincinnati Police Chief’s Community Advisory Board.

About the Greater Cincinnati Foundation

As the region’s leading community foundation, the Greater Cincinnati Foundation connects people with purpose in an eight-county region in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. GCF is leading the charge toward a more vibrant Greater Cincinnati for everyone – now, and for generations to come. As of 2017, GCF is the 35th largest U.S. community foundation with net assets of $649 million.