Leadership

Liz Carter

President and CEO

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 received a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Louisville and worked as a reporter for the Community Press Newspapers in Cincinnati from 1995-1999.

Dr. Battinto Batts Jr.

Journalism Fund Director

Battinto Batts started off 2016 with a new job and a new home for his family. He came to the Scripps Howard Foundation in Cincinnati from Hampton University where he was the assistant dean for academic affairs at the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communication. In addition to his work in academia, he has more than 20 years experience in journalism and public relations. As director of the journalism fund, he will support all of the Foundation's journalism programs at the secondary, collegiate and professional levels.

Meredith Delaney

Director of Development

Meredith Delaney has served as Director of Development since December 2017 and brings with her a decade of experience in fundraising and non-profit industries. She oversees charitable giving for the Scripps and Howard family members, E.W. Scripps employees, retirees and others.

Delaney received a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the Reed College of Media at West Virginia University and a master’s degree in Communication from the University of Cincinnati.

Vickie Martin

Grants Administrator

Vickie Martin joined the Foundation team in 1998. She is the grants administrator and is responsible for accounts payable processing and tracking pledges and spending from various funds throughout the year.

She administers the Matching Gift and Volunteer Grant programs as well as serves as liaison for the National Merit and Scholarship America scholarship programs offered to children of Scripps employees.

Linda Morgan

Director of Program Management

Linda Morgan joined the Foundation as Director of Program Management in 2018. She is responsible for project planning and reporting for the Foundation’s largest initiatives.

Morgan has experience in operations management and program leadership primarily in the financial services industry. Most recently, she spent five years with the Program Management Office (PMO) for the E.W. Scripps Company where she supported large projects for several lines of business. She earned a bachelor's degree from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from the University of Wyoming.

Lee Rose

Director of Community Investments

Lee Rose is the director of community investments for the Foundation. She is responsible for the direction and development of the Foundation’s program that awards grants to worthwhile charitable causes.

Rose has experience in management and communication as well as a commitment to community service in Greater Cincinnati. She is dedicated to strengthening relationships with non-profit organizations in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region.

Debbie Schneider

Executive Assistant

Debbie Schneider is the executive assistant to the Foundation’s president. She has been with the Scripps Howard Foundation for 21 years. She provides secretarial and administrative support to Liz Carter and other staff members of the Foundation for its wide-ranging philanthropic mission.

From 1990-94, she was secretary and receptionist in the Scripps corporate office to the late Charles E. Scripps.

Board Members, The E.W. Scripps Company

Richard A. Boehne Adam P. Symson Charles L. Barmonde Lauren Rich Fine John W. Hayden Anne La Dow Roger Ogden R. Michael Scagliotti J. Marvin Quin Kelly P. Conlin Pete Thompson Kim Williams

Foundation Board of Trustees

Samantha Anderson Charles L. Barmonde Robin A. Davis Eduardo Fernandez David M. Giles Jack Howard-Potter Lisa A. Knutson Brian G. Lawlor R. Michael Scagliotti Paul K. Scripps Margaret Scripps Klenzing Adam P. Symson Ellen Weiss Pamela Howard, Emeritus Edward W. Scripps Jr., Emeritus