Activities Beyond the Classroom (ABC) announced today the addition of Kate Solomon to its Board of Directors.
In October 2018, Solomon was named Vice President, Community Relations & Executive Director of the FC Cincinnati Foundation. Prior to this new role, she led the Marketing & Community Engagement team of FC Cincinnati for nearly three years.
In her roles with FC Cincinnati and the FC Cincinnati Foundation, Solomon oversaw the marketing strategy for FC Cincinnati for its first three seasons, and led the launch of the FC Cincinnati Foundation. The Foundation’s focus is to improve the lives of children through soccer, which it does by supporting various youth soccer initiatives throughout the city as well as installing mini soccer fields, or “mini pitches,” in communities that lack soccer facilities.
“ABC’s mission ties in so closely with the mission of the FC Cincinnati Foundation, and I’m honored to join ABC’s Board of Directors,” Solomon said. “Kids learn so many positive values through sports, which also instill confidence, teamwork, and the lesson of learning to work with people who are different from you. All of those skills will translate well to whatever they plan to do in their future.”
Solomon is no stranger to Cincinnati sports; prior to her time with FC Cincinnati, she worked for the Cincinnati Bengals for six years as the Premium Seating Services Manager. Her accomplishments in Cincinnati sports have been recognized with the Great Leaders Under 40 Award from Lead Cincinnati (2017) and Women of Influence Award from Lead Cincinnati (2019).
“I am very pleased and excited to welcome Kate to the Board of Trustees of Activities Beyond the Classroom,” said Dick Friedman, President of the ABC Board of Directors. “She will be an important asset at the Board table, bringing with her wide-ranging community involvement experience, both as a professional and volunteer. Her diverse perspective is a critical piece of the conversations and deliberations around creating high quality extracurricular opportunities for the children of the Cincinnati Public Schools.”
In addition to her professional roles, Solomon serves on the Board of Directors of the Carl H. Lindner YMCA and is an adjunct faculty member at her alma mater, the University of Dayton. Solomon lives in Montgomery with her husband Stuart and son Jack.