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.
Amanda’s professional career has focused on development work for political candidates, non-profits, and associations. She currently serves as the Senior Manager of Development Operations at StriveTogether. Before joining StriveTogether, she served as the Development Director at the Community Action Agency, where she led strategy, execution, and outreach to diversify revenue streams. In Amanda’s free time, she enjoys going on camping trips, hiking with her dog Momma Mia, and exploring Cincinnati’s restaurants.
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.
Matthew Gellin, CFREPast President
Matthew is currently the Executive Artistic Director & CEO at American Legacy Theatre.
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.
Michelle Harpenau is the Executive Director of the World Affairs Council – Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky. She has over 10 years of experience in this strategic leadership role and fundraising.
Lynn Smith, CFRESecretary
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.
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.
Andre DowellCollegiate Liaison
Andre Dowell is an emerging leader in the fundraising profession, serving as the Associate Director of Development for the Carl H. Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati Foundation. Andre was featured in the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP-Global) recent “Voices of Emerging Leaders” spotlight, Co-chair of the Men of Color in Development official group, Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP-Global) Information Technology (IT) Task Force member, and an active & dedicated member of the African American Development Officer Network (AADO), Cincinnati AFP Chapter, National Association of Charitable Gift Planners, The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and The National Capital Gift Planning Association.
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.
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.
Elise Hyder, CFRECo-VP of Membership
Elise believes in the power of the collective good and loves to connect people to their passions to make a difference in our community. She currently serves as the Senior Development Officer at Beech Acres Parenting Center. Elise appreciates the opportunity to grow and support our dynamic AFP chapter and fundraising profession by serving as an AFP board member. Elise’s commitment to making a positive impact is guided by Margaret Meade’s quote, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Elise enjoys singing professionally, volunteering, serving her church, and is grateful to be a wife and mother of 2.
Victoria KuhlmanNPD Chair
Experienced Program Director with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in Relationship Management, Event Planning, Communication, Alumni Engagement, and Team Building. Strong community and social services professional with a Bachelor of Arts Cum Laude focused in Communication and German Studies from University of Cincinnati.
Andrew Polter, CFREVP of Community Engagement
Andrew Polter, CFRE, serves as Director of Development for the University of Cincinnati Foundation. In this role, he represents the College of Arts and Sciences, and works with donors to build a culture of philanthropy at UC’s largest college.
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.
Deborah StevensDirector of YP
Deborah Stevens has recently transitioned into the role of Donor Relationship Manager at Lighthouse Youth and Family Services, in which she will oversee the donor development and stewardship processes for the agency, with emphasis on major and planned giving. Prior to that, she served as the Campaign Manager at Lighthouse, overseeing all activities related to operating a capital campaign to renovate a new residential treatment facility. Previously, she has served at the University of Cincinnati Foundation as the Associate Director of Stewardship Data and Gift Agreements and at ArtWorks Cincinnati as Development Coordinator. She holds both an MA and MBA in Arts Administration from the University of Cincinnati.