Douglas Allinger
1944 - 2021
Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service - Northwest Chapel
1740 Zollinger Road
Columbus, OH
Allinger, Douglas
1944 - 2021
Douglas Wilson Allinger, died on Monday, February 1, 2021 at OSU Wexner Ross Heart Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, of heart-related complications, he was 76 years old. Born September 27, 1944 in Hackensack, New Jersey, to the late Robert and Alma Allinger, Doug is survived by his wife, Brenda Cover Allinger, Columbus, Ohio; Lori and Sriram Krishman (stepdaughter and husband); Sathvika and Anand (step grandchildren) Falls Church, Virginia. One sister, Katherine Pinson, Sidney, Ohio, and Chad Allen (Jackie), Seth Allen (Kim) and Luke Allen (Kristin). Doug grew up in the Sidney area, and graduated high school prior to attending Ohio University, Athens, Ohio in 1963 where he received his Bachelor Degree in Communications, to be followed by a Master's Degree in Development at the same university. It was while attending Ohio University, Doug would begin what later would become his development career and life's work while working for the company that was retained to help raise funds for the new O'Bleness Hospital (formerly Sheltering Arms) in Athens, Ohio. Upon receiving his Master's Degree, Doug was employed by the same professional fund raising firm in New York, before enlisting in the United States Army. It was there he also used his development knowledge to help raise funds for the United States Army's National Infantry Museum & Soldier Center at Fort Benning Georgia. Completing his military obligation, Doug was honorably discharged and went to work on major capital fund raising campaigns for hospitals, universities and other non-profit organizations. He worked in numerous cities throughout the United States prior to establishing his own company, Allinger and Associates in 1995. Overall, Doug worked for over 45 years in the development and fund-raising profession prior to retirement in 2015. It should be noted that Doug was recognized by his peers when he received the Outstanding Fundraising Professional award at the 2008 National Philanthropy Day event. Doug had many interests, including collecting fountain pens, pencils, fishing lures, antique barber bottles, pipes and rare books. He also enjoyed fly fishing and boating as a balance between work and play. Although retired, Doug still served charitable causes when asked. He most certainly will be missed by friends and the many he helped. Funeral services are incomplete at this time, following cremation, a memorial service and celebration of life will be planned and held at a later date. If you would like to make a memorial contribution in Doug's name, please remember the Salvation Army and Mid-Ohio Food Bank, or charity of your choice. Family has entrusted SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST with final arrangements. Please visit to share a special memory or to sign Doug's online guest book.
Published by The Columbus Dispatch from Feb. 5 to Feb. 10, 2021.
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Janice Schafer
March 3, 2021
Doug has been a friend and colleague for more than 40 years. Fortunately for me, we first met when I was just getting started in the business. He taught me so much and truly helped our organization in doing so. I regretted never having the opportunity to tell him that until we reconnected recently at McConnell. He was gracious and I think pleased to hear a genuine compliment for his professionalism and kindness. Needless to say, it is shocking to know he is gone and please know he will be missed for his many contributions to family, friends, colleagues and the profession he helped shape in so many ways! RIP, Doug. Blessings of peace and comfort to his family.
Bruce Pontious
February 12, 2021
Dear Brenda and Family, Jim and I are so very sad to hear of Doug's passing. Please know that we are thinking of you and praying for your strength as you deal with adjusting to his loss. With Love, David Hinds and Jim Rossi
David R. Hinds
February 10, 2021
Brenda, I am so very sorry for your loss of Doug. You two were such a loving couple. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Please let me know what I can do for you. Love Debbie
Debbie O'Neill
February 10, 2021
There are so many good things to say about Doug, but the most important one is that Doug was a great friend and counsellor to all. He made our schools, churches, hospitals, universities and other charitable organizations stronger and more able to meet the needs of their communities. In doing so he made all of the people he met stronger and more effective. I will miss him dearly. Life is too short. Godspeed, Doug.
Mike O'Sullivan
February 7, 2021
Doug was a professional colleague and friend for over 30 years. He helped many organizations including ours and was a leader in philanthropy in Central Ohio for many years. He will be missed.
Tom Hofmann
February 7, 2021
Doug was the model of a devoted and insightful development officer. As one of the senior professionals, he was always willing to share those insights and encouragements with his peers. His advice and counsel often delivered with a wry sense of humor and a twinkle in his eye were always appreciated and usually spot on. Rest in peace, my friend.
Chris Norman
February 6, 2021
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