Executive Committee

Amanda Jenkins
Amanda JenkinsPresident
Amanda Jenkins is the Senior Manager of Development Operations at StriveTogether, helping the development team achieve their short and long-term fundraising goals.

Amanda’s professional career has focused on development work for political candidates, non-profits and associations. Prior to joining StriveTogether, she served as the Development Director at the Community Action Agency, where she led strategy, execution and outreach to diversify revenue streams.

Amanda currently serves as President-Elect of Cincinnati’s chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Amanda also participated in Class 17 of the Cincinnati Chamber’s C-Change program, a leadership development program designed for professionals looking to increase their civic engagement in the Cincinnati region.

In Amanda’s free time, she enjoys going on camping trips, hiking with her dog Mamma Mia, and exploring Cincinnati’s restaurants.

Lynn Smith, CFRE
Lynn Smith, CFREPresident- Elect
Lynn Smith currently serves as Major Gifts Officer at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, were she gets to live her passion for the arts every day. Her previous positions include Director of Development at Girl Scouts of Western Ohio and Development Director at the music therapy organization Melodic Connections. Her career has spanned marketing, education and fundraising.

Lynn holds a BA in Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an Associate of Arts in Music from Thomas More College, and a graduate certificate in nonprofit management from Northern Kentucky University. In 2019, Lynn received her CFRE accreditation as a Certified Fund Raising Executive through CFRE International. She lives in Anderson Township. In her free time she enjoys hiking, live music of any kind, and yoga.

Dolores Dodson
Dolores DodsonIDEA Officer (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access)
Dolores Dodson is an Assistant Director of Development at the University of Cincinnati Foundation supporting both the College of Medicine and UC Health Medical Center. Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, Dolores traveled to Ohio after to secure a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Miami University followed by a master’s of public health degree from Wright State University.

She has personally benefited from becoming a member of AFP and utilizing resources like networking & knowledge courses and Fundamentals of Fundraising. As a member of the inaugural class of New Faces of Fundraising she understands the power of professional development and mentorship as you navigate the non-profit space. She is involved in AFPs Education committee and serves as co-chair for AFP’s Fundamentals of space. She is involved in AFPs Education committee and serves as co-chair for AFP’s Fundamentals of Fundraising course and serves on New Faces of Fundraising’s committee as well.

Kila Hanrahan, CFRE
Kila Hanrahan, CFRETreasurer
Kila Hanrahan is currently the Director of Development at the Holland Foundation for Sight Restoration. Her thirteen years of experience in fundraising has included work with major gifts, corporate philanthropy, planned giving, and special events. Prior to the Holland Foundation, her most recent role was with the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, where she served as Director of Development at Jewish Family Service and later managed the Federation’s Annual Campaign. She earned her Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential in 2020.

She has been an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals since 2014 and joined the Greater Cincinnati Chapter Board in 2019, serving as President in 2021. Kila currently serves on the AFP Global Nominating Committee and she’s thrilled to be back on the Greater Cincinnati Chapter Board as Treasurer.

Quinton Jefferson
Quinton JeffersonSecretary
Quinton Jefferson, a native of the Greater Cincinnati area, is the Research and Grant Administrator for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. He enjoys discovering funding streams that sustain the Orchestra’s work of bringing music to inspire all individuals and actively looks for resources to improve his knowledge in Fundraising and Prospect Research. As a talented individual on the Philanthropy Team, Quinton has helped secure and report on funding from private and government grants for multiple aspects of the Orchestra’s work and has completed necessary coursework at Xavier University in the completion of his doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership. He holds advanced degrees in Education and Theology as well. As an educator with 15 years’ experience, his belief that education for the sake of education is of utmost importance. Quinton is inspired by traveling both domestically and internationally. His most recent journey took him to Boston where he attended a performance of the Pulitzer-Prize-winning opera, Omar. In his free time, Quinton participates in artistic and/or spiritual events.
Adrienne Taylor, CFRE
Adrienne Taylor, CFREPast President
Visionary. Strategic. Positive

Adrienne Taylor is the Senior Development Director for the Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation. She joined the Women’s Fund after spending 5 years with the University of Cincinnati Foundation. She is a 2013 graduate from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music’s Arts Administration Graduate Program along with receiving her MBA from the Lindner College of Business. Adrienne started her career path in fundraising through the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)-Greater Cincinnati Chapter’s diversity program, New Faces of Fundraising, which she is now serving on the program’s leadership team. She also serves on the AFP Global Board as an At-Large Member. Adrienne is also a wife and mother of 2.

Board Members

Analisa Condon
Analisa CondonCo-VP of Education
Analisa Condon is the Manager of Corporate Engagement at United Way of Greater Cincinnati. After receiving a B.A. in Communications from Xavier University in 2013, this Chicago native has continued to call Cincinnati home. Her career in the non-profit industry has included working for Crayons to Computers, Episcopal Retirement Services, and currently United Way of Greater Cincinnati. She recently served as a member on the AFP Education Committee, facilitating the webinar series for 2022 and was a member of the National Philanthropy Day committee in 2021 and 2022. Outside of work, Analisa enjoys reading, walking while enjoying podcasts, spending time with friends, and visiting the best coffee shops in town.
Zac Corbett
Zac CorbettCo-Director of Emerging Leaders
In 2020, Zac graduated from Mount Saint Joseph University with a BS in Marketing and Communications & New Media Studies. Graduating into a pandemic, the job hunt was a challenge, luckily Maple Knoll Communities was hiring. Zac had already been working at MKC for several years, even interning in the marketing department. After a year in marketing, he moved into a development position and has worked his way up. Zac is now the Corporate Director of Development, overseeing annual, major, and planned gifts.

Zac resides in Cincinnati with his husband and rescue border collie, Piper. When not at Maple Knoll Village or The Knolls of Oxford, Zac can be found spending time with his family, working out, or gardening.

Tanya Cornejo, CFRE
Tanya Cornejo, CFRECo-VP of Membership
Tanya Cornejo, CFRE, has more than 20 years of experience as a senior leader in fundraising and philanthropy. She has a track record of developing high-performing teams, implementing multi-tiered fundraising campaigns, and directing strategy to exceed fundraising goals. Tanya excels at fostering collaboration and communication. As a Senior Consultant at Benefactor Group, Tanya supports clients with fundraising assessments and plans to develop organizational capacity as well as customized campaign services.

Her past leadership roles include Chief Philanthropy Officer at United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Vice President of Philanthropy at Cincinnati Ballet, and Development Director of Cincinnati’s Ronald McDonald House. In these and other roles, Tanya led programs that realized nearly $400 million in gifts.

Josh Hamilton
Josh HamiltonCollegiate Liaison
Josh Hamilton is a dedicated nonprofit professional who began his nonprofit journey at the Ronald McDonald House of Greater Cincinnati as a Development Intern. While furthering his education in the MPA program at Northern Kentucky University, Josh served several nonprofits across Ohio: Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, St. Vincent de Paul, and Ohio Valley Voices. These experiences solidified his passion for serving Greater Cincinnati as a nonprofit development professional.

Today, he serves Northern Kentucky University as an Associate Director of Development while furthering his education at Indiana University in The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. He finds time to relax by cooking, baking, and cheering on the Bengals with his wife, Rachel.

Catherine Hann, CFRE
Catherine Hann, CFRECo-VP of Education
Catherine Hann is the Assistant Director of Individual Giving at the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Before joining the CSO and Pops in 2017, Catherine raised funds and coordinated volunteers at other organizations in the arts and human services sectors. She earned her CFRE in 2019, and previously chaired AFP Cincinnati’s CFRE education programs and co-chaired the Mentoring program.

She has a B.A. in Arts Administration with an emphasis in Music Performance from the University of Kentucky, and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Toledo. When not at Music Hall, Catherine can be found enjoying local restaurants with her husband, or exploring parks with their rescue dog.

Helene Herbert
Helene HerbertCo-VP of Membership
Helene is an Engagement Specialist at Grants Plus, providing best in class grant writing, research, and strategy services as a consultant for a portfolio of nonprofit clients throughout the U.S. Prior to her work at Grants Plus, Helene served as Director of Individual Giving (and Director of Individual Giving and Grants) at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. She was also Director of Development for Cincinnati May Festival and Vocal Arts Ensemble (VAE) and has held development positions at Brevard Music Center (Brevard, NC), Handmade in America (Asheville, NC), Cincinnati Ballet, and Carnegie Hall (NYC).

Helene holds both an MBA and a Master’s in Arts Administration from University of Cincinnati (UC), a Master’s in Music Performance from UC-College Conservatory of Music, and a Bachelor of Music from Furman University. She has been a member of AFP since 2012.

Victoria Kuhlman
Victoria KuhlmanNPD Chair
Victoria Kuhlman serves as Director of Alumni Engagement for the UC Alumni Association, focusing on developing alumni engagement programs and volunteer opportunities at the Lindner College of Business. She has been with the UC Foundation and Alumni Association for 7 years. Victoria earned her Bachelors in German Studies and Communication and her Masters in Communication from the University of Cincinnati. Her Masters praxis focused on managing tensions in volunteer groups. In her spare time, Victoria enjoys cooking, reading, and reality television.
Sydney Pepper
Sydney PepperCo- VP of Communications
Sydney Pepper joined the Children’s Law Center as Development Director in 2023. Prior to joining the team at CLC, Sydney worked at the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati as Director of Development, Grants, the American Sign Museum, and the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. Sydney switched from the arts sector to human and social services in 2021 to better serve her passion for equity and justice for individuals in Greater Cincinnati and beyond.

Sydney graduated from the University of Cincinnati with an MA in Arts Administration and an MBA. She currently serves as Consultant for The Gena Branscombe Project, a small arts nonprofit out of Boston, MA, that promotes equity and access in the arts. Sydney resides in Cincinnati with her fiance and their two cats.

Andrew Polter, CFRE
Andrew Polter, CFREVP of Community Engagement
Andrew Polter, CFRE, serves as Senior Director of Development for the University of Cincinnati Foundation. In this role, he oversees all alumni fundraising for the institution’s College of Medicine.

Polter most recently served as Director of Development for the UC Foundation, and Associate Director of Development at Eastern Kentucky University. He has additionally held development roles at Miami University, Boston Lyric Opera, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and the Chautauqua Institution.

He earned a master’s degree in higher education administration from the University of Cincinnati and bachelor’s degree in music performance from Miami University. He is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and currently serves as one of 38 CFRE Global Ambassadors in the world. Polter also serves on the AFP Greater Cincinnati Board of Directors, where he leads all Community Engagement efforts.

Polter is an active presenter and frequently speaks on the topics of major gifts, building cultures of philanthropy, and innovation with the fundraising profession.

Jake Tancer
Jake TancerVP of Communications
Jake Tancer serves as the Senior Director of Development for the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati, overseeing the Fund Development team and Major and Planned Giving.

Jake has worked with multiple organizations, from smaller-sized local organizations to large national organizations, touching all aspects of development work and has also been involved in political work in the past.

In his free time, Jake enjoys hiking and climbing, cooking, and hanging out with his wife, Paige, and dog, Beatrice.

Ali Winters
Ali WintersCo-Director of Emerging Leaders
Ali Winters relocated to Cincinnati, to begin her fundraising career, in 2018. Ali began her career in the arts before making the switch to social services and has served as a Major and Planned Gift Officer for Freestore Foodbank since 2022.

Ali graduated from the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University with a B.F.A in Stage Management and later on, an M.A. in Nonprofit Management.

In addition to her work with AFP, she serves on the board of her Community Council, and is an active changemaker.

In her free time, Ali can be found working in her yard, exploring local restaurants, and running around with her rescue Corgi, Susie.