About the Foundation

Here to Serve the Underserved

The Columbus Chamber of Commerce Foundation has a mission to improve the economic well-being of underserved individuals through enhanced access to workforce and diverse supplier development programs that lead to employment and contracting opportunities​.

  • Establish an inclusive culture where employees have a sense of belonging and bring “their best selves” to work each day.
  • Create and maintain a diverse workforce by attracting and recruiting from a more expansive pool of talent.
  • Contribute to the economic growth of the Columbus Region through the use of diverse suppliers.

Chamber Foundation Team

Kelly Fuller

Vice President of Talent & Workforce Development

Sherrice Sledge-Thomas

Vice President of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Access

Danielle Losos

Director of Development

Chamber Foundation Board of Directors

Don DePerro

CEO & President

Derrick Clay

Senior Vice President
Shumaker Advisors
Chair Vice-President

Tony Ruscilli

Ruscilli Construction

Brandon Dupler

Dupler Office

Darci Congrove

Managing Director
GBQ Partners LLC

Key Partners

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