Chapter Leadership

Chapter Leadership 2022-08-05T07:56:01-04:00

Executive Committee

Matthew Gellin, CFRE
Matthew Gellin, CFREPresident
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.

Fundraising Innovator | Artistic Developer | Empowering Leader

Adrienne Taylor, CFRE
Adrienne Taylor, CFREPresident-Elect
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.

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, CFREPast President
Kila is the Associate Director of the Annual Campaign at the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati. Her 10+ years of experience in fundraising includes work with special events, planned giving, major giving, and corporate philanthropy.

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.

Michelle Harpenau Glandorf, CFRE
Michelle Harpenau Glandorf, CFRETreasurer
Michelle Harpenau is the Executive Director of the World Affairs Council – Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky. She has over 8 years of experience in this strategic leadership role and fundraising.
Andre Dowell
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.

Board Members

Lauren Frooman
Lauren FroomanVP of Community Engagement
Elise Hyder, CFRE
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.
Amanda Jenkins
Amanda JenkinsCo-VP of Education
Amanda Jenkins is the Development Director at the Community Action Agency. Amanda received her B.A. with a concentration in public policy from Indiana University. Her professional career has focused on development work for political candidates, non-profits, and associations. She is a life-long learner and excited to help lead the Education Committee. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, kayaking, and hiking the many trails in our community with her dog.
Spencer Mapes
Spencer MapesNPD Chair
Andrew Polter, CFRE
Andrew Polter, CFRECo-VP Education
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.

Lynn Smith, CFRE
Lynn Smith, CFRESecretary
Lynn Smith is the Director of Development at Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, where she works as part of a team to support more than 33,000 Girl Scouts and 10,000 volunteers to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. She was previously Development Director at the arts 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. Lynn is active in Cincinnati Rotary Club and serves as co-chair of the Youth Exchange committee. She lives in Anderson township with one remaining at-home teenager and two cats.

Kat Steiner, CFRE
Kat Steiner, CFREWomen's Impact Initiative Director
Deborah Stevens
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.
Rebecca Vachon, CFRE
Rebecca Vachon, CFREDirector of Strategic Planning
Rebecca is currently the Assistant Director of the Cincinnati and Southwest Ohio Office of The Nonprofit Spot. She specializes in annual giving and donor retention strategies. In her first year as a fundraiser, Rebecca was fortune enough to attend an AFP International Conference (now known as ICON) and has been involved with AFP ever since. Though AFP Rebecca was able to make connections that led to job opportunities, receive her CFRE and form long-lasting friendships. She is thrilled to give back to an organization that has helped her so much by serving on the board. Outside of work, Rebecca enjoys travelling, hiking, crafting and spending time with her pets.
Tracy Wells
Tracy WellsVP Development