The Dublin Foundation Elects Antonelli, Crawford, Fullenkamp, Galeano and Northup to Board of Governors
Dublin, Ohio – (March 6, 2015) –The Dublin Foundation – a tax-exempt organization that distributes grant money to help meet the continually evolving needs of the Dublin community — has announced that Ben Antonelli, Brent Crawford, Jenna Fullenkamp, Judith Galeano and Chris Northup have been elected to the Board of Governors.
Dublin Foundation members and elected officials returning to the Board of Governors include President Tim Long, Long Law Offices; Past-President Cap Clegg, Columbus Financial Concepts; President Elect, Michelle Cramer, Cramer and Associates; Secretary Kelly Godshall, DTZ; Chris Kelly, City of Dublin; Marlen Marthias, Coldwell Banker King Thompson; and Jenn Dring, Communications Manager at CLB Restaurants.
“While the Dublin Foundation continues to remain true to the vision set forth at its creation, it also is paving the way for community members and organizations to make their own mark on the community. As a community foundation, we are created by and for the people of Dublin, Ohio, and are here to help donors make a positive impact on the community,” says Tim Long, President, Dublin Foundation.
Antonelli joined the Dublin Foundation, serving as board treasurer. He is a graduate of Bowling Green State University where he received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, specializing in accounting. He is currently a partner and Certified Public Accountant at Rea & Associates, Inc., located in Dublin, where he has more than 11 years of experience working with organizations in various industries including healthcare and not-for-profit. Antonelli is a member of the Ohio Society of CPAs, the American Institute of CPAs, and the Young Professionals Network of Columbus. He also serves on the finance committee of Prevent Blindness Ohio and is a Leadership Dublin Graduate.
Crawford, a long-term resident of Dublin, is a Principal and Founder in the full services real estate firm Crawford Hoying and family of companies. He has guided the vision of the company for the past 20 years, which has grown from a single investment property in 1994 to one of the largest real estate firms in Columbus. Crawford has spoken at many events as a guest speaker covering topics such as current real estate trends, multi-family markets, and development growth in Central Ohio. In addition, he taught property management and real estate trends at the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State for two years.
Fullenkamp resides with her husband, Ryan, in Dublin. She is Marketing Director at iQ Solutions Group where she was recognized with the Above and Beyond award during her first quarter with the organization. She began her marketing career at The BMW Store after graduating from Xavier University with a degree in Marketing and Graphic Design. Her community service and passion for helping others started at a young age. Most notably within her volunteer work, she served on the XU Habitat for Humanity board for four years, as Co-President as well as Fundraising Director, and assisted in the construction as well as funding of three homes. Fullenkamp chaired the silent auction committee for the InReturn Golf Outing as well as served on the event planning committee the year prior. She also contributed on the Run With A Will Event Committee that raised funds for Shriner’s Hospital in Cincinnati. Fullenkamp and her husband are current members of St. Brendan’s Parish.
Galeano and her family have been residents of Dublin for the past 16 years. She received her B.A. in Economics from the University of Toledo graduating cum laude and her J.D. from The Ohio State University College of Law, where she was the recipient of the DeArce Koch Scholarship. Galeano was formerly the judicial clerk for the Presiding Judge of the Third District Court of Appeals. Her law firm, Mowery Youell & Galeano, Ltd., has been located in Dublin for the past 15 years. She concentrates her private legal practice in the areas of general civil litigation, employment discrimination law, labor law litigation and domestic relations law. Galeano is an AV rated attorney, the highest attorney rating by the Martindale-Hubbell Attorney Directory, and she has been voted an Ohio Super Lawyer by her peers for each year from 2009 through 2015. She has also been voted as one of the Top 25 Women Lawyers in Columbus and is a member of the Women Lawyers of Franklin County, Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association, and the American, Ohio and Columbus Bar Associations, where she is on the Professional and Ethics Committee. She is also a member of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce and a member of St. Bridget of Kildare Parish.
Northup and his wife graduated together from Dublin High School in 1990. He believes strongly in giving back to the Dublin community. Seeing the changes and growth with in this city over the past 25 years, he works hard at being a part of the growth and direction for the city. Northup has served on multiple boards and committees within the Dublin community. Previously, he was chairman of the board for the Dublin Soccer League, served on the Dublin Sells PTO, and created the Sells 5K race for Cancer research. He is a current member of St. Brigid of Kildaire Catholic Church, and volunteers his time as a coach for Dublin Youth Athletics programs basketball, and baseball. Northup also currently serves on the board of directors for Dublin Football League as well as coached the DFL buckeyes and 4th grade Allstar team. He is currently Regional Vice President for First Merit Bank’s mortgage division.
The Dublin Foundation’s mission is to improve, enhance and enrich the quality of life for all residents in Dublin and surrounding communities. With the assistance of The Columbus Foundation, it receives and invests charitable gifts from individuals, families, businesses and other groups. Applications are received quarterly and reviewed by a Board of Governors. These monies are then distributed to approved applicants for grants and projects that help meet the continually evolving needs of the Dublin community. Since The Dublin Foundation’s inception in 1982, more than $350,000.00 in grants have been approved and issued for the following categories: Arts and Cultural Endeavors, Civic Affairs and Community Services, Education, Environment, Health, Human Services and Safety, Historic Preservation and Recreation. Visit www.dublinfoundation.org for more information.
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