About Us

Mission Statement:

The mission of Fisher Board Fellows is to serve our communities through partnerships with non-profit boards. Fisher Board Fellows accomplishes this by providing strategic business assistance that helps each partner board fulfill its organization’s mission while exposing Fellows to meaningful non-profit leadership experiences that exercise and develop their business acumen.

About Us:

Founded in the summer of 2004, Fisher Board Fellows (FBF) is a student-run organization at the Max M. Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. FBF brings together the Columbus community and the College by selecting Fisher MBA and MHRM candidates and placing them on boards of area non-profits as non-voting members during the second year of their respective programs.

Fellows, mentored by a board member and with the full support of the non-profit executive director and board chair, contribute to their non-profit organizations by attending all board and assigned committee meetings. In addition, Fellows complete a strategic, board-level project that harnesses the Fellow’s business expertise and adds long-term value to the partner organization.

FBF develops relationships that are beneficial to all parties. Fellows gain valuable experience working with non-profits and senior business leaders. Boards receive new perspectives from experienced professionals and educated analysis on topics integral to the success of their organizations.

Timeline for Fellows:
September: Recruitment of Fellows – information sessions, FBF Barbecue
October – November: Applications due, interviews with prospective Fellows

December: Successful Fellows admitted
January – April: Training for Fellows.
February – March: Matching process for Fellows and non-profits
April: Fisher Board Fellows leadership transition and banquet

Timeline for Non-Profits:
May – November: Board Recruitment
We recruit boards year-round; the time period listed above is to ensure that boards are considered for the subsequent academic school year. To partner with Fisher Board Fellows, organizations must complete an Organization Partnership Request (go.osu.edu/FBFOPR).
December – January: Board & Fellows Mid-Year Review
February – March: Board Pairing Process
April: Board & Fellows EOY Review and Transition

For more information, please contact Neha Gupta at gupta.838@osu.edu

Fisher Board Fellows Leadership Team

Neha Gupta, Chair– gupta.838@osu.edu

Katie Abdellatif, Co-Vice Chair– abdellatif.9@osu.edu

Kaitlyn Kendall-Sperry, Co-Vice Chair– kendall-sperry.2@osu.edu

Andris Koh, Director of Training and Treasury– koh.117@osu.edu

Hayden Young, Director of Recruitment– young.1473@osu.edu

Taylor Cooper, Director of Marketing– cooper.2004@osu.edu