Vice President of Philanthropic Services
A friend, donor and volunteer of the Foundation, Kelli was recruited in 2000 to join the staff part-time (6 hours weekly) to build the Foundation’s young donor group, the Future Fund. Almost immediately after the Future Fund was introduced to the community, it celebrated 400 members and became the ‘hot spot’ for young donors and future philanthropists.
Over the years, Kelli’s creativity would lead to the development of many programs--mainstays of the Foundation’s current work. These include Corporate Partners in Philanthropy, Great Grant Giveaway, Philanthropy Central, Impact grantmaking, the historical galleries featured throughout the Champion Building, Concours du Soleil, Trolley Tours, the Social Giving Club and highly anticipated donor recognition events.