Brian Frederick became the fourth chair of our Fund on March 3, 2015. He has served as president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Lorain County since 1998. Additionally, he has served as a board member and governance chair of Team Lorain County, and as the co-chair of the economic development committee for the Oberlin Project. Mr. Frederick was also the founding board chair of Civic Commons. He was involved for 11 years with the creation and implementation of the certification process for National Standards for Community Foundations, was a founding board member of the Community Foundation National Standards Board, and currently serves on the Appeals Committee. He is a faculty member and teaches Community Foundation Fundamentals for the Center for Community Foundation Excellence, and served as board chair of the Midwest Community Foundation Ventures, a four-state collaboration to promote innovation in community philanthropy.
From 1999 to 2011, Mr. Frederick was one of 11 U.S. ambassadors with the Transatlantic Community Foundation Network, and was a founding member of the advisory committee to the German Marshall Fund for the Community Foundation Transatlantic Fellowship. Mr. Frederick received the 2013 Ohio Philanthropy Award from Philanthropy Ohio and the Eric Nord Award for Excellence in Leadership from Leadership Lorain County in 2014.