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Parscher and Schleppi join The Columbus Foundation Team

Columbus, OH (March 7, 2018)—The Columbus Foundation is pleased to announce that Natalie Parscher and Kelly Schleppi have joined the organization’s staff. Natalie serves as the director for the Communications and Marketing department, and Kelly serves as the senior financial reporting accountant for the Finance department.

 Kelly Schleppi and Natalie Parscher

“Natalie and Kelly bring a breadth of knowledge and expertise to the Foundation that supports our strategic efforts,” said Douglas F. Kridler, President and CEO of The Columbus Foundation. “We look forward to their contributions as they help strengthen and improve central Ohio.”

Natalie Parscher served the University Marketing division at The Ohio State University since 2015, first as a senior project manager and then as a marketing strategist. She has more than a decade of experience in developing and executing marketing communications in both the higher education and nonprofit sectors, using her talents to engage audiences across different media channels.

“It is an honor to join The Columbus Foundation and assist in its unwavering commitment to strengthening and improving our community,” said Parscher. “The esteemed reputation the Foundation has throughout central Ohio is a testament to the character of the organization and its people, and I am excited to continue this tradition of excellence going forward.”

Parscher holds a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication and Rhetoric from Saint Louis University, and a master’s degree in Communication and Media Studies from Northern Illinois University.

She resides in Glen Echo with her husband, Justin.

Kelly Schleppi brings eight years of reporting and analysis to her current role after holding previous financial positions at American Signature Inc. and the Ohio Hospital Association. In addition, she was a copy editor for The Columbus Dispatch from 2004 to 2008.

“I’m incredibly proud to join an organization that means so much to Columbus,” said Schleppi. “The Foundation has played an important role in making our community the thriving, generous place it is today. I believe the best is yet to come, and I’m excited to be part of a team so devoted to the city and its future.”

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Ohio University, a master’s degree in Accounting from The Ohio State University, and earned her CPA license in 2011.

Schleppi resides in Columbus with her husband, Jeb Phillips, and three-year-old son, Hap Phillips.

About The Columbus Foundation

The Columbus Foundation is the trusted philanthropic advisor® to more than 2,500 individuals, families, and businesses that have created unique funds and planned gifts to make a difference in the lives of others through the most effective philanthropy possible. More than 70 years strong, The Columbus Foundation is the eighth largest community foundation in the United States. The Foundation’s new Giving Store is a one-stop shop for easy and effective philanthropy. Explore The Giving Store at


March 7, 2018