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August 2020
As we celebrate and welcome the third BOLD class, we want to meet the demand of nonprofit board leaders in our community. We are now recruiting for BOLD 4. I encourage you to refer a family member, friend, or co-worker to the program who you think would be a good candidate for board service.


Jack FitzGerald
Program Manager, Leadership Council for Nonprofits
40 Named to Leadership Council’s Latest BOLD Class
Forty participants, representing 34 different organizations in the Cincinnati region, including ten nonprofit organizations, have been named to BOLD 3 of Leadership Council for Nonprofits, Greater Cincinnati’s leading nonprofit board training program. The program provides a transformational board leadership development experience to educate and empower local leaders to serve boldly.

“BOLD classes will continue to see an increase in minority representation and diversity of age as a result of strategic partnerships with Black Achievers and the Chamber’s HYPE program,” said Jack FitzGerald, program manager for Leadership Council. “Throughout the 6-week virtual board training program, participants will be educated and empowered through a robust curriculum and board matching. We are grateful to our sponsor organizations Fifth Third Bank (presenting sponsor), BKD, CPAs & Advisors, and NextStep Networking for making the program possible. ”

Nearly 1,500 participants have graduated from BOLD since the first class in 1991. More than 10 BOLD alumni serve on a steering committee to help plan and deliver the program.

The 3rd class includes:
  • Stacey Andrade, Brand Director of Gain at Procter & Gamble
  • Eric Beck, Supply Chain Director, Americas at Michelman
  • Shannon Biehl, CaaS Program Manager at Cincinnati Bell Technology Services
  • Adriana Bitoun, Executive Director of Advancement Services and Philanthropic Stewardship at University of Cincinnati Foundation
  • Julie Bogusz, Senior Manager at KPMG
  • Roberta Boyd, Volunteer Consultant at OneSource
  • Lisa Craig, Executive Director of Gabriel’s Place
  • Asawari Deshmukh, Assistant Professor of Economics at University of Cincinnati
  • Maria Dunlap, Chief Executive Officer at Reviv Family Support Foundation
  • Megan Fischer, CEO, and Founder at Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank
  • Robert Fohl, Manager at BKD CPAs & Advisors
  • Grant Ford, Wealth Advisor at Mariner Wealth Advisors
  • Julian Gaines, Shelf Analytics Manager at Procter & Gamble
  • Carol Hemmer, Vice President at Kevin Hemmer Construction Company
  • Colleen Houston, Chief Executive Officer & Artistic Director at ArtWorks Cincinnati
  • Shane Hutton, RFID Business Development Manager at Avery Dennison
  • Jourdan Ivory, Program Director at Greater Cincinnati African American Chamber of Commerce
  • Andrew Johnson, Associate at Frost Brown Todd
  • Michelle Kirschner, Director of Survivorship Program Development, UC Cancer Center
  • Devin Lally, Technical Account Associate at dunnhumby
  • Janet Li, Senior Manager at KPMG US
  • Kyndal Michel Marks, Senior Operations Analyst at Fund Evaluation Group, LLP
  • Emily Mott, Transfer Pricing Consultant at Ernst and Young
  • Gabriel Moyer, Attorney at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
  • Elisa Perin, Practice Facilitator at The Health Collaborative
  • Veronica Polinedrio, Staff Product UX Designer at Procter & Gamble, Founder at The Welcome Card
  • Emily Reinhold, Senior Manager at PwC
  • Taisha Rojas-Parker, Director of Workforce Connection at Cincinnati Works
  • Danielle Ross, Peer Counselor at the Hamilton County WIC Office
  • Ruzanna Rozman, Senior Product Designer at Procter & Gamble
  • Laurie Stevens, Project Management Specialist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Maurice Stewart, Program Director at UpSpring
  • Andy Tanyatanaboon, Director of Technology Development at Business of Science
  • Sarah Tenhundfeld, Associate Financial Planner at The Asset Advisory Group
  • Juwan Thompson, Communications Manager at Procter & Gamble
  • Brian Tracy, Associate Attorney at Strauss Troy
  • David Voelker, Vice President of Information Technology at Ameritas
  • Mariette Wade, Executive Director at Wesley Education Center
  • Kyla Woods, Communications & PR, MORTAR Cincinnati, CEO & Chief Storyteller at Crowd or Camera Communications
The new class will have the opportunity to learn from prominent leaders throughout the Greater Cincinnati community.
BOLD 4 Applications Open
You can continue to help to build the community through your referrals. Did you have a positive experience while you were a BOLD participant? Do you have friends or colleagues who have a desire to serve? Encourage them to apply for the BOLD 4 class taking place from October 29th through December 10th. The class will meet via Zoom and will be supplemented by online training through our learning management platform, Bridge. Weekly modules are assigned to participants within Bridge. This allows participants to learn at their own pace. Applications will remain open until September 25th or until 60 applications are received. Our class size averages between 30 to 40 participants. Direct your friends, family, and colleagues to apply here.

Visit the Leadership Council for Nonprofits for more information. Did you know BOLD is a program of Leadership Council for Nonprofits? Click here to read Leadership Council’s latest newsletter to learn about upcoming programs and events.
BOLD Alumni Spotlight | A Great BOLD Story
John DiTullio currently works at Fifth Third, where he manages a team of portfolio managers within the Wealth & Asset Management division. John is a co-Founder of BDK: Brighter Days for Kids. The organization was born out of a desire to help individuals, families, and groups within their community. BDK focuses specifically on improving the lives of children. The goal of BDK is to help children have the opportunities gifted to the founders by their parents. They accomplish this through their BDK Scholars & Brighter Days programs. By 2023, John and BDK aim to have 12 scholars per year of whom they will provide financial support for tuition.

John went through BOLD 2 and met Kelly Collison, Executive Director of Magnified Giving at one of the sessions. John developed a relationship with Kelly and decided to observe a Magnified Giving board meeting. In July of 2020, John became one of four new members to the Board of Directors of Magnified Giving. John shared his story with the BOLD 3 class during their Pre-BOLD orientation in mid-August.

What BOLD board story would you like to share? Send them to us here.
Behind the Scenes of BOLD
  • In August, BOLD presented to Cincinnati City Council about the objectives of the program to diversify nonprofit board leadership.
  • BOLD introduced “Mentor Circles,” where participants are grouped based on their passions and paired with a BOLD steering committee mentor to form learning communities within the program.
  • Lauren Trondle, District Sales Coordinator at Aflac and Sheryce Mundy Goodwin, Supervisor, Policy Owner Services at Ohio National Financial Services, joined the BOLD Steering Committee. For more information about joining a BOLD committee contact bold@leadershipcouncil.us.
  • BOLD alumni and current participants attended the Cincinnati Care’s BoardConnect event on August 12th via Zoom.  
  • Leadership Council and Black Achievers partnered to bring more diverse talent to nonprofit boards.
  • Marta Brockmeyer, Ph.D., and Jim Eilker, Ph.D. have joined the BOLD 4 faculty.

Are you a BOLD alumnus interested in getting connected to your passion?
Send us an email.
Connect | Opportunities to Serve
Thanks to our partners at Cincinnati Cares we are able to feature organizations who are currently looking for board leaders. Create or log-in to your BoardConnect profile today to connect with these organizations.

  • Keep Cincinnati Beautiful: Cincinnati is beautiful. They are committed to keeping it that way. Their education, revitalization, and environmental initiatives build community and foster pride in the places where we live, work, and play. Their grassroots network of neighbors, sponsors, and volunteers put passion to work across all 52 neighborhoods, creating safe, cleaner spaces and higher quality. Rise up, Queen City. Rep the crown.
  • Reviv: Our mission is to provide a lifeline for families in crisis by giving parents access to vital resources, not only during their children's hospital stay but during not after their transition home. We believe no child should fight alone, and no parent should have to choose between survival and supporting their child.
  • Rosemary’s Babies: Rosemary’s Babies Company's mission is to help teen parents master the concepts of self-leadership to leave a legacy.
What We Are Reading...
Jack had a conversation with the Chair of the BoardSource Board of Directors, Cathy Trower, Ph.D., about her experience as a governance consultant for the last 20 years. Cathy is the co-author of The Practitioner’s Guide to Governance as Leadership: Building High-Performing Nonprofit Boards. The book offers a resource that shows how to achieve excellence and peak performance in the boardroom using a groundbreaking model introduced by BoardSource in their book, Governance as Leadership: Reframing the Work on Nonprofit Boards.
Roger Grien: An Empowering Philanthropist
A documentary film about an incredible person premieres Monday, August 31, 2020.

Many know Roger Grien as the man who founded Magnified Giving, but there is another story. One that shows how simple acts of kindness can turn into a lifetime of impact. Adopted when he was six months old to loving parents, Roger’s life was blessed. His mother became his teacher and advocate when she learned he had a physical disability caused by a birth injury that made it difficult for him to walk and affected his speech. Still, she encouraged Roger that he could accomplish anything for which he had a passion. Roger has empowered thousands through his generosity and inspires everyone who comes to know him.

The premiere takes place on Monday, August 31st, at 7:00pm, and the viewing link will be emailed to you upon RSVP. There will be a Q&A with Roger and documentary participants at 8:00pm. Please email to confirm your attendance at RSVP@magnifiedgiving.org or call 513-733-9727 by August 24th.
Engage with Us on Social Media
Jack and Leadership Council Intern, Anne Hugenberg, a sophomore in Marketing at the University of Cincinnati, created this video for our BOLD 3 class. They wanted to share it with the entire BOLD community to showcase how you can join the conversation online.
Thank You to Our BOLD Sponsors!