Susan Cole Urano

Susan Cole Urano is the executive director of the Athens Foundation. She serves on the boards of several nonprofits and has been executive director of four organizations. Susan lives in rural Ohio with her husband, David.

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The Community Table · Event Fundraising Lessons from Bounty on the Bricks
By Susan Cole Urano

In Athens County, the poorest in Ohio, staff and volunteers at the nonprofit Athens Foundation came up with a daring idea: to host a locally sourced, gourmet dinner for four hundred people. The meal would be held on the brick-paved main street of the city of Athens, to raise funds for the food bank, and increase awareness of the persistent local struggle with food insecurity.