Cincinnati Museum Center announces new Vice President of Institutional Advancement

. March 31, 2016

CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Museum Center today announced that its leadership team has selected Sabrina Hoobler Ragan as the Vice President of Institutional Advancement and President of the Cincinnati Museums Foundation. In this role, Ragan will secure partnerships, endowments and funding for the museum housed in historic Union Terminal. Ragan joins the Museum Center after thirteen years of service at The Ohio State University in Columbus, where she was most recently Senior Director of Development/Chief Development Officer of the College of Medicine.

“Sabrina has a great passion for our mission,” said Elizabeth Pierce, president and CEO of Cincinnati Museum Center. “In addition, she has a unique background that directly relates to our work. I’m confident that she is the right candidate to rally the community around Cincinnati Museum Center for years to come.”

Ragan has garnered support in annual giving campaigns, individual donations and corporate partnerships with great success. As a native Cincinnatian, she grew up going to the Museum of Natural History (now Museum of Natural History & Science) when it was located on Gilbert Avenue. Later, she recalls immense pride as she introduced her children to Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal.

“I am honored to join the team that will see Cincinnati Museum Center into the next generation,” stated Ragan. “I have personally reaped the benefits of Cincinnati Museum Center in my own life, and want to secure its mission well into the future.”

During her time at The Ohio State University’s College of Medicine, Sabrina obtained the largest estate gift ever given to the College. She also increased MD scholarship support by 23 percent in a single year, and guided the College through creating a refreshed five-year alumni relations strategic plan involving campus stakeholders and external volunteers.

“The results of Sabrina’s work really speak for themselves. We’re looking forward to seeing what her passion and expertise will bring to the Museum Center,” said Bob Fregolle, board member and chair of Cincinnati Museum Center’s Advancement Committee. “Her background and connection to Cincinnati are the perfect combination for this role.”

Ragan joins Cincinnati Museum Center at an important time in its history. As restoration of historic Union Terminal is underway, the need for a sustainable support base for the Cincinnati landmark has never been more important. Ragan is up to the challenge.

“I believe that the impact of restoration goes well beyond having a nice building to visit,” said Ragan. “With the right partners, Union Terminal will host community events, spark innovation, draw visitors and enrich our educational system far beyond what we could do before. A restored building is a tool to serve the community well.”

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