2015 Keynote

 Doug Kridler
President and CEO of The Columbus Foundation

on Green Funds

Kridler DougDoug is the fifth president of The Columbus Foundation, a community foundation serving the central Ohio region since 1943. During 2010, the Foundation awarded more than $100 million in grants to more than 2,000 charitable organizations in such fields as education, health, social services, community development, urban affairs, and the arts. As of 12/31/10, the Foundation’s assets totaled more than $1 billion.

Kridler is also an independent director of Nationwide Mutual Funds, an international asset management firm based in Philadelphia with more than $40 billion in assets under management in an array of over 70 U.S. mutual funds.

Prior to joining The Columbus Foundation as President & CEO in February 2002, Kridler served for 18 years as the president of the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA), during which time he oversaw the expansion of CAPA from one theater in Columbus to owning/operating six theaters in Columbus, the Chicago Theatre in downtown Chicago, and the legendary Shubert Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut. During his tenure, Kridler undertook restorations of the Ohio, Palace, and Southern theatres.

Before his selection as CAPA’s president, Kridler was tour manager of The Cleveland Orchestra as well as concerts director for Blossom Music Center, its 18,000-seat summer home. He is a past chair of the International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA), an international organization of leading arts professionals from more than 50 countries in every region of the world.


Sit down lunch will be during keynote at noon.

  • 1 AIA LU/HSW and 1 GBCI CEU

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