Patrick Points | Director, IT
In his role as Director of IT for Ignite Philanthropy, Patrick oversees technical projects, leverages existing and new technologies to improve the company’s processes, and provides strategic advice and support to the company. In his own words, he applies his love of problem solving to helping his colleague do their work more efficiently and with fewer frustrations. He still spends a significant portion of his time supporting Ignite’s Philanthropic Services division.
Before joining Ignite, Patrick worked as an academic librarian at Northern Kentucky University and as a law librarian for Taft, Stettinius & Hollister. He transitioned to an IT career when widespread access to the Internet lead to a decline in library usage. As a member of Taft’s IT department, he focused on database and website development and administration, with a focus on document management systems.
Patrick received his B.A. in English and Philosophy from Centre College and has Master’s degrees from the University of Virginia and the University of Kentucky.
Patrick serves as Secretary on the Board of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. He was a founding partner of Social Venture Partners Cincinnati (SVP), an organization that combines the concepts of collaborative giving with engaged philanthropy. His involvement with SVP included serving on the board, the Investment Committee, the Fast Pitch Committee and Chair of the Marketing and Communications Committee.