Adrienne Selsor has been a corporate funder, a nonprofit fundraiser, a donor and a board member. She understands the beauty and complexities of each role and can help you navigate the nonprofit landscape.
Adrienne has over 17 years of experience in the philanthropy sector in central Ohio. She served as Chief Fundraising Officer at YWCA Columbus for six years, and managed Battelle’s charitable giving endeavors for eight years. Adrienne's career and volunteer positions have given her a unique perspective on engagement, which she's eager to share with others.
At Adrienne's core, she believes in people. People are the starting point to enhance community work and impact. Coaching and training strengthens individuals and, in turn, nonprofits become stronger. Communities thrive. When nonprofit professionals and volunteers are supported, turnover decreases and fundraising increases. Great work becomes greater.
Coaching and Leadership Development
Adrienne has a passion for coaching and leadership development. She has extensive experience serving on the following boards:
The Executive Committee and Governing Board of Leadership Columbus
The Board of the Columbus Metropolitan Club
The Board of YWCA Columbus
The Board of the Central Ohio Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Mentoring Committee Chair
As Corporate Philanthropy Manager at Battelle, Adrienne served on the Women’s Employee Resource Group and Diversity Leadership Council, chairing its Recruitment, Retention and Communications Committee.
Adrienne has a Certificate in Corporate Community Involvement from the Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College and has served on dozens of community event steering committees, including:
The Ohio Grantmakers Forum
The American Red Cross Humanitarian of the Year Luncheon
The Columbus Council on World Affairs International Awards Ceremony
The Columbus Metropolitan Library Celebration of Learning Event
The American Heart Association Heart Gala
The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute Up on the Roof Fundraising Gala
Columbus Business First Corporate Caring Awards
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society Dinner of Champions
The Ohio Cancer Research Associates Grand Illusions Sauté
The Children’s Hunger Alliance Menu of Hope
The Prevent Blindness Ohio People of Vision Awards
The Community Shelter Board Mel Schottenstein Birthday Celebration
YWCA Columbus Women of Achievement Event
Education & Personal Background
Adrienne has a double major in Human Resources and Marketing with a Bachelor’s Degree from Miami University, and she is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) via CFRE International. Adrienne lives in Lewis Center, Ohio, with her husband and 11-year-old twins.
Columbus Business First named Adrienne a 2014 "Forty Under 40" honoree, one of the "20 People to Know in Nonprofits" in 2014, a 2015 Mentor for the annual Bizwomen Mentoring Monday event, and a 2017 soHza Changemaker.