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Nancy Grayson, President of the Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky

Northern Kentucky’s own community foundation whose mission is to unite resources to raise the quality of life for all people in the Northern Kentucky community. As President, Nancy is responsible for implementing the vision and strategic direction of Horizon Community Funds as set by the Council of Trustees, working collaboratively with other community leaders to serve the community’s needs.
A recognized leader, Nancy has served on numerous boards of organizations dedicated to improving education, promoting healthy family relationships, and preserving the natural resources and history of Kentucky. She currently serves on the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence Board of Governors, Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative Governing Board, Endow Kentucky Commission, Metropolitan Club Board of Governors, Trinity Episcopal Church Vestry, Duke Energy Ohio & Kentucky Advisory Council, and United Way Northern Kentucky Action Council.
Nancy has received various awards, including Cincy Magazine’s 2020 Power 100, the 2019 Venue Magazine Woman of Influence Award, the 2018 Northern Kentucky Tribune Newsmaker Award, and the 2011 Northern Kentucky Champion for Education Award. She is an alumna of Leadership Northern Kentucky (Class of 2009). Nancy graduated summa cum laude in Political Science from the University of Kentucky and received her Juris Doctor from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.
She currently resides in Boone County with her husband, Trey, and their two daughters, Alex and Kate.

 

Aaron Grant, President of the Cincinnati Area Volunteer Administrators

Aaron Grant serves as president of the Cincinnati Area Volunteer Administrators network (CAVA), an organization made of and for local volunteer managers that seeks to provide skills-based training and support for those who manage unpaid labor. CAVA’s network includes members from dozens of area nonprofits in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, including those working in housing, human services, the arts, animal welfare, health care, education and others.

Aaron is a senior project manager at People Working Cooperatively in Cincinnati where he manages PWC’s Volunteer Involvement Program and works on health-focused housing initiatives through PWC’s Whole Home Innovation Center. Aaron holds an M.A. in Public Service and is also a licensed Risk Assessor with PWC’s Lead Poisoning Prevention program. Aaron has worked in the nonprofit housing sector for 12 years in the areas of home repair, accessibility and lead abatement, and provides direct services to low-income residents while coordinating the activities of more than 3,000 volunteers annually.

 

Sharon Fusco, CEO of Redwood Northern Kentucky

Prior to assuming the CEO role, Sharon held a number of positions in a wide variety of organizations and industries in the U.S., Japan and Italy. What links her past to the present is that every position she held was a new position to the organization. As such, Sharon has built a reputation as a strategic intrapreneur who facilitates growth and innovation within organizations and across communities.  Sharon is from Nebraska. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a specialty in economics from Auburn University in Montgomery and a masters degree in human relations from the University of Oklahoma.
Sharon is married to CMSgt (retired) Mick Fusco and has two dogs Tobias and Basil. When she is not at work, she is most often found in her art studio or working in her gardens.