The City Year Columbus executive director was voted by peers as one of the region's top chief executives at small nonprofits.

Small nonprofit finalist: Tasha Booker Fowler, executive director, City Year Columbus

For the past five years, Tasha Booker Fowler has served in the top role at City Year Columbus and as vice president for City Year Inc., where she develops annual and long-term strategies and priorities for school and community impact, operations and finance. City Year partners with public schools to help students graduate and be ready for college, a career and a productive life. Fowler was responsible for securing the first school district contract in the organization’s 25-year history. The partnership with Columbus City Schools helped boost private revenue by 78 percent while expanding school partnerships by 43 percent. Fowler’s community involvement includes serving as a member of the board of directors of the Human Services Chamber of Franklin County and Momentum Columbus. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., the Columbus Chapter of the Links Inc. and is a founding member of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Central Ohio Chapter. Fowler was recognized by WELD as a 2018 “Women WELDing the Way” honoree and a 2018 “Progressive Woman” by Smart Women Columbus.

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