Tracy Kirby Harbold
Tracy Kirby Harbold has served as the Executive Director of the Upper Arlington Community Foundation since January of 2015. Tracy has spent most of her adult career working in philanthropy. She started her philanthropic career at Michigan State University as a development assistant for both Athletics and the College of Veterinary Medicine. In 1999, she moved to Ohio and spent over 12 years working for The Ohio State University. Her positions there included: Manager of the Wexner Center Foundation; Assistant Director of Development in the College of Veterinary Medicine; Director of Development for the College of Human Ecology and Senior Director of Development for the College of Education and Human Ecology.
In 2011, Tracy left OSU and spent 4 years at National Church Residences as Senior Director of Resource Development. Her scope of work included healthcare fundraising for most of the state of Ohio, Hospice and raising funds to build housing for the formerly homeless. She has raised tens of millions of dollars throughout her career and is honored and humbled to now serve her own community where she lives and raises her family.
As a passionate and creative learner, Amy Shannan is a great fit for this ever growing foundation. Amy majored in Communication Studies with a concentration in Organizational Communication and a minor in Spanish and Latin American Studies at Otterbein University – Graduating Class of 2016. She has worked in communications in an array of roles, spanning from event planning, copywriting and overseeing social media (at Greentree Dental Group and NuGrowth Solutions LLC), to being the Communications Manager at a local coffee favorite (Stauf’s Coffee Roasters). She has also given her time outside of work to many non-profit causes, traveling to a number of countries in order to serve.
Today, Amy is newly married, serving as Administrative Associate alongside Tracy Harbold for the foundation as well as volunteering with her local church and helping with marketing and dental assisting at Greentree Dental Group in Upper Arlington.