Colleen McCarthy Blair

Interim Chief Philanthropy Officer, Greater Cincinnati Foundation

Colleen McCarthy Blair is the Interim Chief Philanthropy Officer at the Greater Cincinnati Foundation. Colleen, joined GCF in 2017 as the Senior Philanthropic Advisor, received her Executive Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of South Dakota and her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Visual Communication design from the University of Dayton. Before joining GCF, she served as vice president for external affairs for Red Cloud Indian School in South Dakota. Colleen is a native of Cincinnati.


Community Foundations Topical Call: Managing Fee-For-Service Philanthropy Advising and Consulting Work

Posted on September 6, 2023 by Ana Akhtar, J.M. Johnson, Colleen McCarthy Blair, Tony Macklin

The wealth management industry has steadily increased fee-based advisory services, complementing or entirely replacing income earned from assets under management. Two drivers of this shift are the competition from lost-cost investing options shrinking firms’ profit margins, and the interest of rising generations and mass-affluent clients in fee transparency. Community foundations have also been experimenting with fee-based advisory and grantmaking services,… Read More

Community Foundations Network Topical Call: Showcasing Donor Portals

Posted on December 2, 2019 by Emily Davis, Kyla Quintero, Greg Diehl, Colleen McCarthy Blair, Adam Vizard, Heather Pruess

Our January topical call will feature multiple online donor portals. Your donor portal can help enhance your relationship with donors, remind them, and accomplish basic tasks. Join your peers on the computer as they screen share and walk through the experiences on each platform. Note: please join on the computer if possible… Read More