Scioto Foundation Hires New Donor Relations Coordinator


The Scioto Foundation has announced the appointment of Patty Tennant as Program Officer whose primary responsibility will be donor relations. Tennant joined the SF staff at the beginning of August.

“We are so thrilled to welcome Patty Tennant to the Scioto Foundation staff,” said SF Executive Director Kim Cutlip. “She brings a wealth of experience to the Foundation from her work for the Notre Dame Development Department. I am confident that Patty will be instrumental in expanding the services of the Scioto Foundation to our current as well as future donors.”

Born and raised in Scioto County, Tennant graduated from Green High School in 1972. She attended Ohio University Portsmouth for one year before entering the work force as a Claims Supervisor for Daniels-Head & Associates where she was employed until the birth of her first child. In 2000 she started working part time for Central Presbyterian Church as a secretary. She graduated from Shawnee State University with a degree in Business Management in 2003 and was named Outstanding AAB/Business Management Graduate.

In 2005 she was named Development Director for Notre Dame Schools, where she was responsible for the Annual Fund Drive and “Bid Your Heart Out”, a Notre Dame fundraiser that has grown to be one of the most successful events in the area thanks to the large number of dedicated volunteers from Notre Dame and the support of the community, according to

Tennant. In addition to those fundraisers, she was in charge of marketing, publicity, alumni relations and grant writing for the ND schools during the ten years she spent there.

Patty attends St. Monica Church in New Boston where she served as Director of Religious Education for over 20 years. A member of the Leadership Portsmouth Class of 2009, she has also worked with Habitat for Humanity.

She is married to Steve Tennant, Modernization Coordinator at Portsmouth Metropolitan Housing Authority. Her children include Stephanie (Josh) an engineer for CH2M; Brian (Alison) an athletic trainer employed by SOMC and Kyle, a student at The Pontifical College of the Josephinum in Columbus. She also has six grandchildren.