Matthew has lived all over the country working in the nonprofit and for-profit sectors, and represented the USA in both the People’s Republic of China (business) and Romania (arts) for a period of time.
Fundraising Innovator | Artistic Developer | Empowering Leader
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.
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.
Outside of work, she’s an avid runner and active in her community, as a board member for the Cincinnati Chapter of the Road Runners Club of America and coach & SoleMate for Girls on the Run. Kila graduated from both NKU with a B.A. in Organizational Leadership and the National Outdoor Leadership School based in Lander, WY.
His career aspirations include assisting with the development, engagement, and philanthropic initiatives that help further the institutional mission and vision while creating a diverse experience that strives for the constant pursuit of excellence. He is a collegiate scholar who received a Bachelors’ and Master’s Degree from Western Kentucky University while also engaging in a Distinguished Minority Graduate Fellowship.
He is an innovative dreamer and logical planner. He’s also relationship-oriented, a networked leader, and a goal-oriented manager. Technology, social media, photography, and creative design guru. Leadership, development, and business bookworm.
Andre enjoys spending time with his family, friends and going to church. He loves traveling, engaging in philanthropic service, and being active with his fraternity alumni chapter and alma mater alumni association.
Creative & Innovative fundraiser Andre has a passion for higher education and strives to make institutions stronger.
Polter most recently served as Associate Director of Development at Eastern Kentucky University. He has additionally served in development roles at Miami University, Boston Lyric Opera, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and the Chautauqua Institution.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in music performance from Miami University and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). He serves as Co-VP of Education for the AFP Greater Cincinnati Chapter and lives in Oakley with his wife, Rachael, and their Golden Retriever, Theo.
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.
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.