Dan Sharpe Replaces Lisa Courtice as The Columbus Foundation Vice President
The Columbus Foundation has chosen Dan Sharpe to serve as Vice President for Community Research and Grants Management. The position was once occupied by Lisa Courtice, who was chosen last week to lead United Way of Central Ohio as their new CEO and president.
“I am deeply honored to serve in this role for The Columbus Foundation,” Sharpe said in a statement. “My family and I are proud to call Columbus home and to advance our community in increasingly meaningful ways.”
Sharpe is an 11-year associate of the Foundation who was most recently the Director of Community Leadership and Nonprofit Effectiveness in Community Research and Grants Management. He’s also done capacity-building and innovation grant making during his time there, and he led the Foundation’s Nonprofit Forum and Summer Fellowship programs, managed digital media and filled the role of project manager for easyColumbus, a program aimed at engaging and retaining regional college students.
Sharpe, a graduate of Leadership Columbus and a past co-chair of the Create Columbus Commission, received his bachelor’s in politics and government from Ohio Wesleyan. From there he earned a master’s in public administration.
“Dan’s strong qualifications, experience, and knowledge of the nonprofit sector make him an excellent choice to lead the Foundation’s strategic grantmaking efforts,” said Douglas F. Kridler, Columbus Foundation President and CEO. “He has proven skills, integrity, and success—and is unquestionably dedicated to Columbus.”
Sharpe will take over as VP for Community Research and Grants Management on March 27.