Notice of Blackbaud Data Breach

Blackbaud is a trusted vendor providing education administration, fundraising, and financial management software for non-profits in healthcare and the education industry. The Columbus Medical Association Foundation was one of hundreds of non-profit organizations served by Blackbaud that were impacted by a recent cyber-attack. The hackers were able to access a subset of Blackbaud’s data, which included some of The Columbus Medical Association Foundation’s donor information. The Columbus Medical Association Foundation does not store credit card or other financial information. Most of the data which could have been accessed was likely already publically available information and included donor names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and giving/donor history.

IMPORTANT: No credit card information, bank account information or social security numbers were accessed as a result of this incident. This data is encrypted.

The Blackbaud Cyber Security team engaged with independent forensics experts and law enforcement to address the data breach with confirmation that the data  obtained from the system had been destroyed. For additional information please visit Blackbaud’s at

We take information security very seriously, and we will continue to take all appropriate action with respect to this incident.

There is no need for you to take any action at this time. As a best practice, remain vigilant and promptly report any suspicious activity or suspected identity theft to the proper authorities. If you have any immediate questions or concerns, please contact Ann Eliot at or 614-255-4410.