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Glick Promotes Director of Philanthropy, Hires Communications Manager

Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Ben Grande and Hannah Riffle

Glick Philanthropies announced the promotion of Ben Grande to director of philanthropy and Hannah Riffle to communications & engagement manager on June 1. The moves advance Glick Philanthropies' mission of building community and creating opportunity in Central Indiana and the places where the Gene B. Glick Company operates through grantmaking, stakeholder engagement, and cause-related communications.

“Glick Philanthropies imagines a future where all members of our community are connected and empowered to reach their potential,” Ryan Brady, vice president of Glick Philanthropies, said. “By promoting Ben and hiring Hannah, the Glick Philanthropies team is well-positioned to leverage our time, talent and treasure to support organizations and elevate initiatives that are creating strong, vibrant communities.” 

The Gene B. Glick Company also promoted Grande to director of corporate social responsibility (CSR). In this shared role between the Gene B. Glick Company and Glick Philanthropies, he will work across departments and geographies to carry out the company’s three CSR goals of helping team members and their families reach their goals, creating transformational opportunities for residents, and strengthening the quality of life in the communities served.

Prior to this promotion, Grande served for five years as the philanthropy manager for Glick Philanthropies and the CSR manager for the Gene B. Glick Company. This May, he completed a master’s degree in philanthropic studies from Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

As communications & engagement manager for Glick Philanthropies, Hannah Riffle will work closely with board members, grant committees, grantees, foundations, public officials, community leaders and neighborhood representatives to understand challenges, identify potential areas for impact, and create effective, action-oriented communications.  

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