Joined The Staff
Favorite Thing About ACF
The unique opportunity to steward legacies for so many organizations and individuals who seek to serve beyond themselves and share in a common goal of making our community better than how we found it.
What He Does
Brian cultivates relationships in the community to better understand nonprofit needs, resources and opportunities to ensure their good work continues forever. He enhances the community foundation's services for agency endowment and designated fundholders, including stewardship, endowment building, and other technical needs. Additionally, he educates nonprofits about strategic capacity building, financial viability, and fundraising best practices while also assisting in our grant process.
What He Did Before
Brian has a strong leadership background in Northeast Ohio's nonprofit sector, including roles as an executive director, director of fundraising, and major gifts officer. He has served on numerous boards in the area and was previously the executive director of Hale Farm & Village and Habitat for Humanity of Portage County. He holds a bachelor's degree in history from Kent State University.