Biography

Emily is beginning her sixth year as Director of Development at Columbus Academy. In addition to her main role at CA, Emily is also involved with Academy’s inclusion initiatives and the faculty SEED program. Prior to joining the Academy community, Emily worked at COSI for 13 years where she focused on fundraising and developing relationships between the science center and its corporate and foundation partners. An active member of the Central Ohio Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Emily served six years on the organization’s board and in several leadership roles including board president. Emily has also maintained her certification as a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) since 2012 and is currently pursuing her M.B.A. at Ohio Dominican University, with an anticipated graduation date during the 2020-21 academic year. Emily is happily married to her high school sweetheart and they have three daughters.

Emily’s favorite thing about Columbus Academy

“I love hearing stories from families and alumni about their Academy experience and the lifelong value of their Academy education and friendships. It is incredibly rewarding to fundraise for a school with a strong sense of community, a tradition of excellence and an inspiring vision for its future.”  

Little-known fact

“I studied piano for 15 years and taught private piano lessons for seven years at a music studio in Upper Arlington. Throughout high school and college I served as a piano accompanist for church services and special events.”

Favorite food/place to eat

“My husband and I enjoy cooking and treasure our time around the family dinner table with our kids.”

Education
  • B.A. Denison University