Creative Living has a long tradition to maintain as an organization committed to assisting people with physical disabilities to live independently. Marilyn Frank has played an important role in that tradition. After serving the organization for nearly ten years as Resource Coordinator, Marilyn stepped into the role of Executive Director on September 1, 2001. Marilyn is the daughter-in-law of founder Charles Frank and served as the President of the Service Board in Creative Living’s early years.
In addition to her history of involvement with the organization, Marilyn brings a rich knowledge base to her role as director. Her experience in volunteering, non-profit management and resource management has been demonstrated by years of involvement in the Columbus Junior League, Childhood League, Pleasure Guild and PTO’s. Named “Woman of the Year” by Upper Arlington Rotary, Marilyn has the unique distinction of being recognized as one of Upper Arlington’s most valued volunteers through the establishment of “Marilyn Frank Day” celebrated July 4, 2000.
Marilyn served as 2012 President of the Central Ohio Association of Fundraising Professionals and remains on the board.
Marilyn has been named the 2017 Outstanding Professional Fundraiser by the Central Ohio Association of Fundraising Professionals.