Greater Toledo Community Foundation Welcomes New Chief Operations Officer

Toledo, OH – November 10, 2020 – The Board of Trustees of Greater Toledo Community Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Ken Elkins to the staff as Chief Operations Officer & Vice President-Special Projects. Mr. Elkins will assume this new role on December 1, 2020.

Mr. Elkins will be relocating to Toledo from Macomb, Michigan.  He is leaving his position as Regional Executive Director of Big Green, which office is located in Detroit, Michigan.  Prior to his position with Big Green, Mr. Elkins held the position of Chief Operating Officer of Winning Futures, a nationally recognized expert in empowering high school students to succeed.

“We are excited to announce this addition to the Foundation staff. Ken is the ideal candidate to serve in this important staff leadership role, and we look forward to the contributions he will make offering his skills, experience and management style to help this organization grow,” said Zac Isaac, chair, Greater Toledo Community Foundation Board of Trustees.

The Chief Operations Officer at Greater Toledo Community Foundation is a newly-created position that reports to the President and supervises the Vice President of Philanthropic Services & Advancement, Vice President of Community Investments, Director of Marketing & Communications and the Director of The Center for Nonprofit Resources. This executive is charged with meeting goals and contributing to the overall growth of the Foundation; to oversee the day-to-day operations for the organization; and overseeing special initiatives or projects on behalf of the Foundation.

“After an extensive search, we determined that Ken is the right person for this position” said Keith Burwell, president, Greater Toledo Community Foundation.  “We are fortunate to have someone with his background and experience who will contribute to the overall growth of the Foundation.”

Mr. Elkins obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Digital Media Production and Marketing from Ferris State University; a Certificate in Fundraising from Boston University’s Nonprofit Management program; and a Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Northern University’s Nonprofit Management program.  He has significant experience in media production, and served in the U.S. Navy Reserves before being honorably discharged as an E-4 rank.

“I am honored to accept this new and exciting role with the Greater Toledo Community Foundation,” said Ken.  “My goal has been, and will continue to be, to help build communities where all have the opportunity, resources and power needed to thrive. I look forward to joining this dynamic team and to furthering the mission of creating a better community for generations to come.”



About Greater Toledo Community Foundation
Greater Toledo Community Foundation is a public charitable organization created by citizens of our community to enrich the quality of life for individuals and families in our area. In existence since 1973, the Foundation has more than 900 funds with assets of approximately $330 million. The Foundation provides philanthropic services for individuals, families, businesses and corporations to meet their charitable giving needs. For more information about Greater Toledo Community Foundation, visit www.toledocf.org or follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.