SocialVentures Announces New Board Members
SocialVentures is proud to announce the appointment of five new members to the SocialVentures Board of Directors for 2021.
Joining the board, effective earlier this month, are Katie Cramer, Tina Fisher, Doug Kelly, Demetrius Robinson and Matthew Orr. The new members will serve under Board Chair Andrea Applegate.
As the Philanthropy and Events Specialist at Big Lots, Katie supports the corporate giving and employee engagement efforts of the company to build a culture of philanthropy. The Miami University alumna studied Marketing and Social Entrepreneurship in college, and is currently working towards her Masters of Arts in Philanthropic Studies at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Katie is also a 2020 graduate of the United Way of Central Ohio’s Project Diversity Pride Leadership Program.
Tina is currently the Co-founder & CEO at Givevia. Givevia amplifies impact for nonprofit organizations. Their Shop-to-Give program allows nonprofits to tap into a new funding source and expanded supporter base. The Powell, OH resident has served on several nonprofit boards in the central Ohio area – notably The Worthington Resource Pantry & Resource Center & The Dublin-Worthington Rotary among others.
The President and CEO of Big Change Solutions has led two of the largest organizations of their kinds to record-breaking growth, and has deep experience managing all aspects of organizations – leadership development, strategic planning, sales/fundraising, operations, finance, HR, and IT. Since 2001, Doug has successfully led three separate large-scale transformation efforts in technology, organization building, and fundraising. Doug is also an alumn of Harvard University and resides in Bexley, Ohio with his family and dog, Tony.
Demetrius is a Partner at KJK’s Tax Services Practice Group and has spent several years working for a Fortune 25 company before transitioning into law, based on his desire to combine his understanding of business with the legal complexities and challenges that exist. Prior to joining KJK, he worked for Ernst & Young and had his own small business. Demetrius is passionate about applying business principles into the intersection of law in order to develop better outcomes for businesses. The tax attorney holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Capital University and a Juris Doctorate from Capital University Law School, where he also earned his Master of Laws in taxation and business. Outside of his legal practice, Demetrius serves in dedication to his country as a member of the Ohio Army National Guard.
Matthew is responsible for the underwriting and administration of equity and mezzanine investments as part of the Stonehenge Community Development team in Columbus.
Mr. Orr gained his early experience as a financial analyst at Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati. Prior to joining Stonehenge, Mr. Orr served as an advisor for the Evans Scholarship Foundation at The Ohio State University, overseeing 76 Evans Scholars and managing the off-campus group living facility. Mr. Orr, who is an Evans Scholar, earned his BS in finance from The Ohio State University.
SocialVentures advances remarkably good businesses—businesses that intentionally integrate social impact as a non-negotiable component of their business model. SocialVentures supports these nonprofit and for-profit businesses so that entrepreneurs, consumers and beneficiaries of their mission-driven endeavors are all better positioned to prosper.