The Governing Board is responsible for establishing policies and standards for the administration, maintenance and future development of the Washington Gladden Social Justice Park and its affiliated programs. The Board appoints staff members (paid and unpaid) to develop, operate, and maintain the park, and its affiliated programs; oversees finances (operating budget, capital budget, fundraising, grants); approves policies related to park purpose, communications, programs, events; develops policies related to security and insurance; and in all actions, honors the legacy of Rev. Dr. Washington Gladden for whom the park is named.
Governing Board Members
Allen Baker, Principal of Baker Designs Ltd.
Yvette McGee Brown – Partner, Jones Day
Miranda Kridler – VP for Planning & Operations, Columbus College of Art and Design
Michael Curtin, former Vice-Chairman of Dispatch Printing Co.
Tracy Ross – Director of Community Outreach, Broad St. Presbyterian Church
Caitlin Graham – Sr. Vice President of Operations & Patient Care, AndHealth
Anne Jeffrey Wright – Community Leader
Barbara Poppe – Founder and Principal of Barbara Poppe and Associates
Alejandro Rodriguez, Executive Director, The Spirituality Network
PARK FUND TRUSTEES
The Trustees oversee the investment and administration of the Washington Gladden Social Justice Park Fund of the Columbus Foundation. Disbursements may be made for qualifying expenses to a qualifying organization (a not-for-profit organization that maintains its tax-exempt status and administers the park and its programs). The Board is responsible for determining if a proposed expense meets the described purpose of the fund or the restricted purpose of a designated gift. The fund includes a designated endowment component. The Board of Trustees will appoint necessary staff members for the administration of the fund.