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 seventeen years of experience in the philanthropy sector in central Ohio; serving as the chief fundraising officer at YWCA Columbus for six years and managing Battelle’s charitable giving endeavors for eight years prior to joining the YWCA. Her career and volunteer positions have given her a unique perspective on engagement that she's eager to share with others.
At Adrienne's core, she believes in people. She knows that people are the starting point to enhance good work and impact. By focusing on coaching and training, individuals are strengthened and, in turn, nonprofits are stronger and communities thrive. When nonprofit professionals and volunteers are supported, turnover decreases and fundraising increases, allowing more great work to be done.
Coaching and Leadership Development
Adrienne has a personal passion for coaching and leadership development and has served on the Executive Committee and Governing Board of Leadership Columbus, the Board of the Columbus Metropolitan Club, the Board of YWCA Columbus, and the Board of the Central Ohio Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, chairing its Mentoring Committee.
In her role as Corporate Philanthropy Manager at Battelle, she also 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's Celebration of Learning Event, the American Heart Association's Heart Gala, the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute's Up on the Roof Fundraising Gala, Business First's Corporate Caring Awards, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's Dinner of Champions, the Ohio Cancer Research Associates' Grand Illusions Sauté, the Children’s Hunger Alliance's Menu of Hope, the Prevent Blindness Ohio's People of Vision Awards, the Community Shelter Board's Mel Schottenstein Birthday Celebration, and YWCA Columbus' Women of Achievement event.
Education & Personal Background
Adrienne has a dual 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 eleven-year-old twins.