Adrienne Wells

Name: Adrienne Wells
Title: Manager, Public Policy
Phone: 614.914.2249

Here’s what I can help you with:

  1. Information on Philanthropy Ohio’s Education Initiative and its related programs
  2. Joining the Education Initiative Coalition

What’s the best part of your job?

The opportunity to research and learn new things and getting to know members as part of the Education Initiative and with broader organizational activities

When did you start work at Philanthropy Ohio?

I came to Ohio Grantmakers Forum (OGF) – as Philanthropy Ohio was called back then – in October of 2006 on a temporary assignment. In January of 2008, I became an “official” employee.

Career background/education?

I earned a liberal arts undergraduate degree from Denison University and have previously helped people in a variety of ways at a retirement community, a local news station and an IT firm.

What do you love about where you live?

I live in a suburb of Columbus and love the wide open spaces and beautiful views of the sky.

Favorite brand or flavor of ice cream?

Ben and Jerry's Coffee Toffee Bar Crunch (though it is a rare treat because I am lactose intolerant).

What do you do outside of work?

I spend time with my family and dogs, indulge in pop culture and do creative stuff.