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 leads one of the media industry's largest and most creative investors in journalism education and the operator of one of the news industry's best-known celebrations of journalistic excellence, the annual Scripps Howard Awards. She also oversees the foundation's investment in local nonprofits across the country, including those in Cincinnati, home to The E.W. Scripps Company.
Liz also launched the Foundation’s first employee-focused, companywide literacy campaign in 2016. In the campaign’s first four years, the Foundation has raised $900,000 to purchase books for impoverished children, many of whom live in homes bereft of books.
Prior to the foundation, Carter served as executive director of St. Vincent de Paul in Cincinnati since 1999. She was responsible for leading planning, design, implementation and evaluation of all the organization's programs. In her 15 years at the helm of St. Vincent de Paul, Carter oversaw continuous growth, including increasing the number of people helped from 50,000 to 120,000; increasing the number of active and associate members from 656 to 910; and increasing the agency's budget from $1.5 million to $15 million.
She also helped change Ohio laws to permit charitable pharmacies and then created Ohio's first, the St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy. She also helped increase revenue at the Cincinnati area Thrift Store and Donation Centers from $2.1 million in 2002 to $11.6 million in 2013.
Carter received a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Louisville. She worked as a reporter from 1995-1999 and as a non-profit chief executive from 1999 until joining the Foundation.
Additional honors include Woman of Influence 2014 by Venue Magazine and WE Celebrate 2011 Non-Profit Woman of the Year by Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber.
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