Chair, Glick Family Foundation
Marianne Glick is the board chair of the Glick Family Foundation, a charitable initiative of Glick Philanthropies focused on building community and creating opportunity in places where the Gene B. Glick Company operates. Marianne has carried on the legacy of her parents, Indianapolis real estate titans Eugene and Marilyn Glick, and the mission of the Gene B. Glick Company through countless investments to enhance education, self-sufficiency and quality of life in Central Indiana.
Marianne is retired as president of Glick Training Associates, a firm she founded in 1986 to assist organizations in enhancing employee productivity and effectiveness. She is an accomplished artist with paintings being accepted into juried competitions and winning awards in Indiana, Michigan, Illinois and Florida.
Glick also serves on the board of directors for the Gene B. Glick Company, United Way of Central Indiana, IUPUI Board of Advisors, Central Indiana Community Foundation, Goodwill Industries of Central and Southern Indiana, Ascend, RISE and the State Board of Trustees for Ivy Tech Community College. She is president of the TeenWorks Board of Directors. She has served on the boards for Women‘s Hospital, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana, Habitat for Humanity, Women’s Fund, and Prevent Blindness Indiana.
She received her bachelor‘s degree in elementary education and master’s degree in educational psychology from Butler University.
Vice Chair, President & CEO, Glick Family Foundation
David Barrett plays a key role in Glick Philanthropies, a family of charitable initiatives, programs and organizations, where he serves as vice chair, president and chief executive officer of the Glick Family Foundation, chairman of the Glick Housing Foundation, and advisor to the Glick Fund at Central Indiana Community Foundation.
David is also the chairman, president and chief executive officer of the Gene B. Glick Company, one of the nation’s largest privately held real estate ownership, development and property management firms, headquartered in Indianapolis. David first joined Glick in 2007 as chief operating officer and assumed his current role in 2008.
David is actively involved in civic and philanthropic groups throughout Indianapolis. Currently, he serves on the board of directors for the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee, the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, the advisory board of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business Center for Real Estate Studies, and the national board of directors for the Indiana University Varsity Club.
David earned a B.A. in journalism and political science from Indiana University and a J.D. cum laude from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where he served on the board of editors of the Indiana Law Journal and was elected to the Order of Barristers.
Glick Family Foundation Board of Trustees
- Marianne Glick – Chair
- Stacey Sunderman – Treasurer
- Jim Bisesi – Board Member
- Tom Grande – Board Member
- Lynda Schwartz – Board Member
- David Barrett – Vice Chair
- Jackie Barrett – Board Member
- Arlene Grande – Board Member
- Alice Meshbane – Board Member
Glick Housing Foundation Board of Directors
- David O. Barrett – President and Chairman of the Board
- Stacey Sunderman – Treasurer
- Adam Richter – Secretary
- Marianne Glick – Director
- F. Brooke Dunn – Director
- Drew Miroff – Director
- Kathy Overbey – Director
- Dean A. Donnelson – Director
- Thomas Schnellenberger – Director
As Vice President of Glick Philanthropies, Ryan works across Glick Philanthropies’ initiatives, programs and organizations to develop and implement strategies that produce positive outcomes for the communities where Glick properties are located. Ryan also serves as a key conduit between Glick’s board, staff and community partners with the goal of maximizing the knowledge, skills and assets of all involved in the grantmaking process.
In Ryan’s 10 years with Glick Philanthropies, he has helped define, organize and prioritize its philanthropic focus areas, developed and implemented the grantmaking process for the Glick Fund at Central Indiana Community Foundation, and launched the Far Eastside Success Initiative, a transformative effort to improve education and economic opportunity on Indianapolis’ far eastside where the Gene B. Glick Company was originally headquartered.
Prior to joining Glick Philanthropies, Ryan worked in the for-profit, government and nonprofit sectors, enabling him to apply business acumen with an on-the-ground understand of what helps communities thrive. In addition to real-world experience, Ryan attained a Master of Public Affairs (MPA) with a concentration in nonprofit management from Indiana University and is highly-active in the Central Indiana civic community. He is a member of the Stanley K. Lacy (SKL) Executive Leadership Series Class XXXV, was name to the Indianapolis Business Journal (IBJ) Forty under 40 list in 2017, and co-founded Giving Sum, a nonprofit organization focused on engaging young professionals in meaningful philanthropy.
In his work with Glick, Ryan is moved by teachers, caretakers and parents – especially single parents – that go to extraordinary lengths to give the next generation greater opportunity to reach their full potential.
“Gene and Marilyn Glick’s story embodies the American dream. They were fair, hardworking and lived lives focused on others. As a result, they left the world a better place. Their ethos and values continue on in the Glick family and company. It is a true honor to do what I can to keep their spirit alive for future generations,” Ryan says.
Ryan’s spare time is increasingly focused on parenting alongside his wife, Francesca, as they raise their two children, Jack and Gina. In addition, he loves to stay active through swimming, biking and running and work on projects including home renovations. Ryan also had a stint in high school and college as a bike mechanic, so if you ever need your tire changed, gears adjusted or bike tuned-up, he’s your guy.
Director of Resident Success
As Director of Resident Success, Ceceily Brickley is focused on how the Gene B. Glick Company and Glick Philanthropies can develop and expand strategies that support residents through the Service Coordination (SC) Program, resident success centers and efforts to help vulnerable populations.
Ceceily brings a passion for housing and community empowerment to this role. Her personal mission and professional background position her to support the Glick team in meeting residents where they are with the advocacy, information and resources they need to live lives of dignity.
Prior to joining Glick, Ceceily served as Sr. Director of Member Services with Indiana United Ways, the state association for local United Ways in Indiana. She has focused her career on community development, grant management, program development and evaluation, coaching and consulting.
In addition to her professional experience, Ceceily is an active community leader. She currently serves as a board member for Renew Indianapolis, a civic member for Indy CREW, a Starfish mentor, a Women’s Build team leader and committee chair with the Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity, and a board chair for the Indianapolis Freedom School Partnership.
In 2020, Ceceily was recognized as a finalist for Junior Achievement’s Indy’s Best and Brightest and the Center for Leadership Development’s Minority Achievers. She graduated from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs with a Master of Public Affairs in Public Financial Management, Public and Non-profit Management. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and African American & African Diaspora Studies from Indiana University’s College of Arts and Sciences.
Director Of Philanthropy
As Director of Philanthropy, Ben works across the various organizations and initiatives within Glick Philanthropies to maximize the community impact of Glick’s philanthropic work. Ben manages community relations related to Glick Philanthropies and leads day-to-day operations associated with grantmaking and evaluation.
Ben brings a strong background in event management to his role at Glick Philanthropies, having joined the organization after four years in the events department at Lucas Oil Stadium. His experience coordinating major sporting events such as the NFL Scouting Combine, 2015 NCAA Men’s Final Four, Indianapolis Colts games and more has translated nicely to his role in planning and executing large-scale volunteer events with community partners on behalf of Glick.
Ben is inspired by selfless people who go above and beyond to make the world a better place – which is why he finds carrying on the philanthropic legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick so fulfilling. He is especially excited to make the work of Glick Philanthropies more visible in the community. “For decades, Glick has been working behind the scenes to make central Indiana a better place to live, work and play. I’m fortunate to be able to help share the message of Glick Philanthropies as well as help connect Gene B. Glick company employees to meaningful philanthropic opportunities within the community,” Ben says.
Currently, Ben serves as a board member with the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. and the JCC Indianapolis, as well as on advisory boards for Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana and the Indiana University School of Medicine – Department of Ophthalmology.
Ben obtained his Master of Arts in Philanthropic Studies through the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI. He also holds a Bachelor of Science from Indiana University. When he’s not at work or supporting community organizations, Ben enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter and twin boys.
Allissa is the Director of Family Philanthropy at the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) and Senior Advisor to Glick Philanthropies.
Joining the CICF team aligns with her personal mission of cultivating meaningful relationships while positively impacting her community through thoughtful engagement, service, and joy. She has a passion for innovation and ingenuity, and a keen appreciation for equitable systems, processes, and structures. She adores Indianapolis and living in Fletcher Place allows her to lean into the activities she loves; walking, eating at locally-owned restaurants, and biking on the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene & Marilyn Glick with her husband Matt and their daughters, Alice, Mari, and Josephine (Jojo) who are twins.
Formally, Allissa was the Development Director for UNCF’s (United Negro College Fund) Indiana Area Offices where she drove fundraising goals and advised four Leadership Councils in Indianapolis, Ft. Wayne, Evansville, and Northwest, Indiana. The success of these efforts broke down barriers for families and improved the pipeline of Black college-ready students.
In her recent past, she transitioned out of the classroom to work towards closing the diversity gap between teachers and students by founding an Indianapolis region of Enriched Schools. She cultivated 15+ school partnerships and recruited over 120 educators of color to staff schools, support teachers, and students while managing and growing national educator and partnership pipelines, along with special revenue-generating projects.
Communications & Engagement Manager
As Communications & Engagement Manager, Hannah works to advance Glick Philanthropies’ mission of building community and creating opportunity in Central Indiana and the places where the Gene B. Glick Company operates through stakeholder engagement and cause-related communications. Hannah works closely with board members, grant committees, grantees, foundations, public officials, community leaders and neighborhood representatives to understand challenges, identify potential areas for impact and create effective, action-oriented communications.
Hannah’s background is in storytelling to inform, inspire and compel audiences to think, feel and act in ways that advance important community issues. Previously, Hannah served as a strategic communications consultant to Glick Philanthropies, Gene B. Glick Company, AT&T, Bank of America, Conner Prairie, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, the Indianapolis Prize, Indy Chamber, and the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation with VOX Global. Hannah has also served a variety of nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and private sector companies with Indianapolis-based communications agency Hirons and national B2B technology companies with Boston-based media relations agency PAN Communications. In 2019, Hannah received a Best of Show Pinnacle Award from the Hoosier Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America for her team’s external communications campaign for the Indianapolis Prize, the world’s leading award for animal conservation.
In addition to her professional experience, Hannah Riffle regularly volunteers at Second Helpings, an Indianapolis nonprofit addressing food rescue, hunger relief and culinary job training. Hannah graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations.
Outside of work, Hannah enjoys spending time with her friends and family, particularly her rescue dog Rex. She and Rex love to explore the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene & Marilyn Glick – Hannah for the views, Rex for the smells.
Jennifer advises and assists the Glick Philanthropies staff on strategic initiatives with a focus on food insecurity and helping people in need.
Prior to joining Glick Philanthropies, Jennifer served as CEO of Second Helpings, a Glick Philanthropies community partner for more than two decades. As CEO, she doubled the organization’s hunger relief capacity and formed strategic partnerships to broaden the response to hunger and poverty throughout Central Indiana. In 2020, Jennifer mobilized public and private community resources to address the unprecedented food crisis presented by the pandemic, resulting in millions of meals to food insecure families and homebound seniors.
Before coming to Second Helpings, Jennifer worked in human resources and labor relations and previously served as Indiana State Personnel Director and Vice President of Human Resources for Support Net, Inc.
Recognized by the Indianapolis Business Journal as a “Woman of Influence” in 2014, Jennifer’s community leadership includes the Boards of Directors for the Indiana Repertory Theatre, the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, the Local Organizing Committee for the Big Ten Football Championship, and the United Way’s Agency Executive Committee, among others. She is frequently called upon to advise community organizations on philanthropy, food insecurity, and not-for-profit leadership and has presented at national conferences for Make-A-Wish, the Philanthropy Roundtable, and The National Alliance to End Hunger’s Hunger-Free Communities Summit.
A native of Cleveland, Vigran is a graduate of Wellesley College with a Master of Labor and Human Resources degree from The Ohio State University.
On joining Glick Philanthropies, Jennifer commented, “As someone who led a Glick Philanthropies community partner agency, I’ve seen first-hand this organization’s transformational impact and how it inspires others. I’m honored to be able to continue and build upon that work for the future.”
Jennifer and her husband, Gary, live in Indianapolis where they’re adjusting to their lives as empty nesters. When not working with Glick Philanthropies and community organizations, Jennifer is enrolled in the Ivy Tech culinary program, honing her cooking skills, and still in pursuit of the perfect pie crust.