The Foundation is excited to welcome Ellie Preston, our new Executive Assistant! Ellie is a native of Columbus, Ohio. Ellie is an experienced non-profit administrator who previously worked at Bridgeway Academy, a nonprofit education center serving children with autism and developmental disabilities.

Q: What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

I am a big fan of Hanlon’s razor: “Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by neglect.” I like to use this practice in both my personal and professional life, keeping it simple: most transgressions are not intentional.

Q: If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would you choose?

My Granny – she is an artist, and it would be so cool to see the world through her eyes.

Q: Which season is your favorite and why?

My favorite season is summer, I love the warm weather and doing as many outdoor activities as possible.

Q: Dogs or cats?

I love both equally! I have 2 cats and 1 dog – and I love them both very much.

Q: What’s your go-to karaoke song?

Either something by Bruno Mars or Fleetwood Mac.

Q: What are you most looking forward to with the Foundation?

Working for a mission-focused organization is very important to me, and I am excited to expand my skillset to other areas of need across the state of Ohio