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.

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.

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.

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.

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
Kelly P. Conlin
John W. Hayden
Anne La Dow
Roger L. Ogden
Mary M. Peirce
Mike Philipps
J. Marvin Quin
Kim Williams

Foundation Board of Trustees

Charles Barmonde
Samantha Brickner
Robin A. Davis
Eduardo Fernandez
David M. Giles
Jack Howard-Potter
Mike Scagliotti
Margaret Scripps Klenzing
Lisa A. Knutson
Brian G. Lawlor
Paul K. Scripps
Adam P. Symson
Ellen Weiss
Pamela Howard, Emeritus
Matt Meyer, Chairman Emeritus
Edward W. Scripps Jr., Emeritus
Robert P. Scripps, Emeritus