Staff Detail

Gina Grote

Director of Strategic Partnerships

In addition to the many volunteer positions she has held, her career as a CPA, tax advisor and business consultant for over 25 years has provided her with many opportunities to provide advisory services to nonprofit clients and donors. With this experience comes an excellent understanding of the unique governance, compliance, and financial issues that arise in nonprofit organizations. As a trusted advisor, Gina has worked with families and businesses to determine when and where to focus their charitable giving in line with their long-term goals and desired areas of impact.

Personal Information / Notes

Gina graduated from Kent State University with a bachelors of business administration. She and her husband, Bob, have called Delaware County "home" for 27 years. They have raised their three children here and have been actively engaged in the community, having spent many hours volunteering for various school, church, and fundraising organizations.

In 2011, she was asked to become a founding member of the Women’s Leadership Network (WLN). Through this involvement, Gina learned of the many needs and initiatives going on in her own back yard and cultivated some wonderful relationships in the community. She has been extremely involved with the United Way ever since and has accepted each challenge they have brought her way—from growing the WLN, to raising funds for Turning Point and, currently, raising awareness and funding for the Strengthening Families Center. She has experienced first-hand the unstoppable nature of a team connected with the common desire to help and make a positive impact.

Why I enjoy working for United Way of Delaware County

"Being involved in a number of charities and successful fundraising initiatives has enriched my life, and it’s a blessing to know that my efforts have done the same for others. This is where I want to turn my focus for the remainder of my career. I am thankful to have a job that enables me to make a direct impact in the community."