August 13, 2019

Library hires Director of Development

Rachel Heine


COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has hired Rachel Heine as Director of Development. She began her role at CML on Monday, July 29.

As Director of Development, Heine is responsible for overseeing the library’s fundraising efforts and serving as liaison to the Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation.

Heine received her master’s degree in public administration from Northern Kentucky University. She most recently served as Director of Development for the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

Prior to her work at the university, Heine served as a fundraising consultant, as well as in various fundraising roles for the OhioHealth Foundation, the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation and the University of Cincinnati Foundation.

“We are very pleased to have Rachel join our team,” said CML CEO Patrick Losinski. “She brings a tremendous amount of expertise from years of leadership in fundraising and stewardship.”

CML’s previous Director of Development & Affinity, Kelly Stevelt, left earlier this year to pursue an opportunity at the OSU Wexner Center for the Arts.

NOTE: Electronic file of Rachel Heine’s headshot is available upon request.

Columbus Metropolitan Library has served the people of Franklin County, Ohio since 1873. With its Main Library and 22 branches, CML is well known for signature services and programs like Homework Help Centers, Reading Buddies, Summer Reading Challenge and Ready for Kindergarten. The library’s Strategic Plan supports the vision of “a thriving community where wisdom prevails,” which positions CML to respond to areas of urgent need: kids unprepared for kindergarten, third grade reading proficiency, high school graduation, college and career readiness and employment resources.

CML was named a 2011 National Medal Winner by the Institute for Museum and Library Services for work in community service, the highest honor for libraries and museums. CML was also named 2010 Library of the Year by Library Journal.