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Nancy Grayson


Nancy Grayson is President of the Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky, where Northern Kentuckians make a lasting difference in their own local community.  As President, Nancy is responsible for implementing the vision and strategic direction of Horizon Community Funds as set by the Council of Trustees, working collaboratively with other community leaders to serve the community’s needs.

A recognized leader, Nancy has served on numerous boards of organizations dedicated to improving education, promoting healthy family relationships, and preserving the natural resources and history of Kentucky.  She currently serves on the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence Board of Governors, Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative Governing Board, Metropolitan Club Board of Governors, Duke Energy Ohio & Kentucky Advisory Council, United Way Northern Kentucky Action Council, and Trinity Episcopal Church Vestry.

Nancy was named a Northern Kentucky Tribune Newsmaker for 2018 and she received the Northern Kentucky Champion for Education Award in 2011; she is an alumna of Leadership Northern Kentucky.  She graduated summa cum laude in Political Science from the University of Kentucky and received her Juris Doctor from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

She currently resides in Boone County with her husband, Trey, and their two daughters, Alex and Kate. Her top weekend activities include exploring the many new restaurants in Northern Kentucky, listening to Bluegrass music in Rabbit Hash, and experimenting with a new recipe using one of her many kitchen gadgets.  

Five fun numbers from Nancy:

  • My husband (Trey Grayson) and I are parents to two wonderful daughters, Alex and Kate.

  • I have lived in Northern Kentucky since 1999 (except for our three-year sojourn to Boston, MA).

  • We have one brilliant but stubborn miniature dachshund, Oliver.

  • I am a sixth generation Kentuckian.

  • My favorite way to cook an egg? Sous vide, 62 degrees Celsius.

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Trey Bramble

Director of Accounting & ADministration

Trey Bramble is the Director of Accounting and Administration of Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky.  As Director, Trey is responsible for the development of the accounting department and providing accurate and timely financial reporting to best serve the organization and the community.

Trey is an alumnus of the University of Louisville and was an active member in the Young Professionals of Louisville, where he was a member of the Professional Development Committee, the Technology Committee, the Finance Industry Group, and the Emerging Leader program.  Since Trey has returned to Northern Kentucky, he has been actively finding ways to be engaged throughout the community and has joined organizations such as Legacy Young Professionals. 

Trey’s favorite weekend activities include experiencing the local culture, festivals, restaurants, and breweries. He also likes to explore Newport, Covington, and Bellevue’s shops and attractions. Trey enjoys reading, running and staying active while balancing time with friends and family.

Five fun numbers from Trey:

  • I am married to the wonderful Mikhaila Manalastas.

  • I love traveling and exploring the world! I have visited 14 states, four countries (Quebec, Canada, France, Sweden, Philippines), and can’t wait to experience more cultures and cuisines.

  • I have one dog, Louis the escape artist, and two fun feline friends, Aurora and Marely.

  • I was born in Northern Kentucky, took a hiatus to Louisville for school, and I am happy to be back home, engaged in the local community and supporting the Northern Kentucky renaissance.

  • My favorite food is Italian, but I can never pass up a good barbeque with friends.

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Tess Brown

Director of Marketing & Communications

Tess Brown joined Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky in November 2017 as Director of Marketing and Communications. Tess connects donors, nonprofits, and the community to Horizon Community Funds through social media, website management, media relations, and more. 

Tess graduated cum laude from Northern Kentucky University in 2009 with bachelor’s degrees in both English and Geology, and immediately carved a path in the nonprofit and public sectors, leading her to her role at Horizon Community Funds.

Tess currently serves on the board of Musicians for Health, a new nonprofit for musicians to help cure disease through awareness, fundraising, and sound. She previously worked on the Cincinnati Preschool Promise initiative and was involved in the Make-A-Wish Southern Ohio young professional advisory committee.

Tess currently lives just across the river in the Prospect Hill neighborhood of Cincinnati with her husband, Adam, and their two rescue dogs, Vlad and Lobo. On the weekends, you can catch her exploring record stores, walking her dogs, shopping at Findlay Market, or trying a new recipe.

Five fun numbers from Tess:

  • I spent 10 years volunteering in the summers with Parish Kitchen in Covington, starting when I was seven years old.

  • I married my husband at a 150+ year-old cabin overlooking the Licking River in Cold Spring.

  • My husband and I have a fun number of records--I’d say nearly 1,000 between us. We find places to buy records in nearly every city we visit.

  • Our rescue dogs add an additional 100 pounds of furry fun to our house.

  • I have been enjoying Cincinnati Opera with my family and friends for more than 25 years.

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