Esther Bardo

Manager of Foundation Relations

Esther Bardo is the Manager of Foundation Relations at The Buckeye Institute.

In this position, Bardo executes and oversees Buckeye’s grant process and facilitates relationships with foundation donors.

Prior to her position at Buckeye, Bardo was the Manager of Development Research for Malone University. She also served for a year with AmeriCorps, working at the Little Beaver Creek Watershed District. In both roles, she worked to promote and advance the organizations' missions through data analysis, community/donor involvement, grant management, and research.

Bardo holds a Master’s degree in Information Science from Kent State University. She is also a graduate of Malone University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Psychology, participated in the Canadian Parliamentary Internship program, and was awarded the Outstanding Political Science graduate.

Bardo enjoys traveling with friends, baking, and spending time with family on their century old dairy farm. Bardo lives in Columbus, Ohio.