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liz carter president and ceo of scripps howard foundation

Liz Carter

President and CEO

Liz Carter joined the Foundation as president and CEO in 2015. She is a champion of journalistic excellence and oversees the Foundation’s investment in local non-profits across the country, including those in Cincinnati, home to The E.W. Scripps Company.

Carter received a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Louisville and worked as a reporter for the Community Press Newspapers in Cincinnati from 1995-1999.

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Dr. Battinto L. Batts Jr.

Journalism Fund Director

Battinto Batts joined the Scripps Howard Foundation in 2016, coming to Cincinnati from Hampton University where he was the assistant dean for academic affairs in the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communication. In addition to his work in academia, he has more than 20 years experience in journalism and public relations. As director of the journalism fund, he supports the Foundation’s journalism programs at the secondary, collegiate and professional levels.

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Meredith Delaney

Director of Development

Meredith Delaney has served as Director of Development since December 2017 and brings with her a decade of experience in fundraising and non-profit industries. She oversees charitable giving for the Scripps and Howard family members, E.W. Scripps employees, retirees and others.

Delaney received a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the Reed College of Media at West Virginia University and a master’s degree in Communication from the University of Cincinnati.

Casey Ruschman

Community Giving Manager

Casey joined the Foundation in 2019. She has experience in corporate philanthropy, employee engagement, volunteerism and community giving. Her passion is working with nonprofits and the local community to advance positive change. Casey’s interest and enthusiasm in childhood literacy comes from her love of reading, volunteering with youth and raising her three children. She just recently received a Master’s certificate in Philanthropic Studies from the Lilly School of Philanthropy. Casey holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ohio University and a MBA from Northern Kentucky University.

Natalie Wenstrup

Support Services Specialist

Natalie joined the foundation team in 2020 as support services specialist. She is responsible for accounts payable processing and tracking pledges and spending from various funds throughout the year. Previously, Natalie worked for a startup company in Cincinnati where she helped build procedures and drive sales. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor’s degree in marketing.

Foundation Board of Trustees

  • Liz Carter, President & CEO
  • Lisa Knutson, Lead Trustee
  • Becky Riegelsberger, Treasurer
  • David M. Giles, Secretary
  • Samantha Brickner Anderson
  • Kathleen Choal
  • Leon Clark
  • Eduardo Fernandez
  • Ray Granado
  • Cheryle Harrison
  • Austin Heidt
  • Jack Howard-Potter
  • Jay Kaufman
  • Carolyn Micheli
  • Roy Perkins
  • R. Michael Scagliotti
  • Margaret Scripps Klenzing
  • Ellen Weiss
  • Pamela Howard, Trustee Emeritus