January 29, 2023

Nonprofit / Philanthropy

North Florida Land Trust, Jacksonville

Matt Rapp is the new board chair of North Florida Land Trust and Charley Moore has joined the board of directors. Rapp will serve a two-year term. He joined the board in 2019 and was vice chair in 2022. Rapp is the PGA TOUR's senior vice president of Championship Management. Moore is the founder and president of The Moore Group, a corporate consultancy and investment firm. Read more »
Published on 1/25/2023

North Florida Land Trust, Jacksonville, FL

Roney Gutierrez has joined North Florida Land Trust as its chief operating officer. He will oversee operations and administrative functions, lead the strategic financial planning and monitor processes to maximize effectiveness and organizational stability. Gutierrez is a graduate of Cornell University and earned his master's degree from North Carolina State University. Read more »
Published on 10/19/2022

Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Jacksonville

The Monique Burr Foundation for Children (MBF) announces the appointment of Garrison Burr, the son of Ed Burr and the late Monique Burr, to its Board of Directors. Garrison Burr will join his father, MBF Founder and Board Chairman, and his brother, Austin Burr, to serve on the MBF Board. MBF provides Prevention Education Programs geared towards children and teens. Read more »
Published on 9/26/2022

United Way of Broward County, Fort Lauderdale

United Way of Broward County announced the appointment of Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President & CEO of Celebrity Cruises, as its new Chairperson. Lisa is a dynamic business leader with great vision. She has been a dedicated advocate of United Way of Broward County for several years and was the recipient of the 2019 Women of Inspiration Award at the Magnolia Luncheon. Read more »
Published on 8/22/2022

North Florida Land Trust, Jacksonville, FL

North Florida Land Trust has named Megan Porter as its chief operating officer. Porter will oversee all operational and administrative functions, systems and processes including human resources and information technology. Porter earned her master's in business administration from the University of North Florida and her bachelor's in accounting from Auburn University. Read more »
Published on 5/17/2022

Trust for Public Land, Tallahassee

Trust for Public Land welcomes Charles Hines, Esq. as the Florida Gulf Coast Trail Program Director. After serving 8 years on the Sarasota County Commission, Hines is passionate about building healthier, more equitable communities. He will help fulfill the vision for the Gulf Coast Trail, transforming communities and the quality of life for people in southwest Florida. Read more »
Published on 4/4/2022

Florida Wildlife Corridor Coalition, St. Petersburg, Florida

The Florida Wildlife Corridor Coalition has announced its new Director of Development, Danna Bramlett. Bramlett will support the team by connecting donors to Corridor Coalition's mission to connect, protect, and restore the Florida Wildlife Corridor. A fundraising professional for 26 years, Bramlett most recently served as the Senior Director of Development at ZooTampa. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2022

Hanley Foundation, West Palm Beach

Turner Benoit with Hanley Foundation has been promoted to Chief Philanthropy Officer. He will directly oversee the Foundation's major gifts and transformational programs. He will also continue to manage the Foundation's fundraising events and the Lifesaver Program, which provides financial scholarships for quality addiction treatment. Read more »
Published on 1/11/2022

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, Orlando

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida has named Derrick Chubbs as its new President and CEO.  Chubbs previously served as President and CEO of Central Texas Food Bank, the... Read more »
Published on 12/6/2021

North Florida Land Trust, Jacksonville, FL

Ramesh Buch is North Florida Land Trust's new director of conservation acquisitions. He will oversee all conservation activities including acquisitions, landscape initiatives and community conservation projects. Buch has 30 years experience in the environmental field, is certified in public management, supervisory management, and has a Florida real estate license. Read more »
Published on 10/18/2021

Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, Tampa

The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay has elected Mike Starkey as the Chair of the Board of Trustees. He has served on the Community Foundation's Board of Trustees since 2014 and previously chaired the governance and investment committees. Read more »
Published on 8/16/2021

Florida Wildlife Corridor Coalition, St. Petersburg, FL

Mallory Lykes Dimmitt joins the Florida Wildlife Corridor Coalition this August as the inaugural CEO. Instrumental in the Coalition's development, Dimmitt will now lead the team as they continue to champion a collaborative campaign to connect, protect, and restore the Florida Wildlife Corridor. Dimmitt previously served as VP of Strategic Development for Lykes Bros. Inc. Read more »
Published on 8/16/2021

North Florida Land Trust, Jacksonville, FL

Lee Anderson Louy is North Florida Land Trust's new director of philanthropic services. She will lead the fundraising division and work to expand the donor base. Louy, a Jacksonville native, earned a doctorate of education and masters in public administration. She also holds the CFRE designation; a certified fundraising executive credential that is recognized worldwide. Read more »
Published on 8/16/2021

Connecting Everyone with Second Chances , Tallahassee

Connecting Everyone with Second Chances (CESC) has appointed Samantha Vance as CEO of the organization. She will oversee The Kearney Center and other CESC programs designed to end homelessness in the Florida panhandle. Vance is a business and nonprofit leader, who carries a wealth of experience in nonprofit management, operations, and consulting. Read more »
Published on 7/26/2021

Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach

Loggerhead Marinelife Center is pleased to announce Dr. Kyle Van Houtan as its newly appointed President and CEO. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2021

Florida Nonprofit Alliance, Jacksonville

Sabeen Perwaiz joins the National Council of Nonprofits Board of Directors. Perwaiz serves as the President & CEO of Florida Nonprofit Alliance, Florida's nonprofit state association. A Jacksonville resident, Perwaiz also serves as a Commissioner for Volunteer Florida and on the Board of Directors of United Way of Northeast Florida. Read more »
Published on 2/22/2021

Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Jacksonville

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation has named Dr. Irvin "PeDro" Cohen as Executive Director of LISC Jacksonville Read more »
Published on 12/28/2020

BayCare Health System, Clearwater

BayCare Health System has named Emily Allinder Scott, MHA, FACHE, Senior Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer. Read more »
Published on 10/14/2020

Pepin Academies Foundation, Tampa

Don Orrico has been named the Director of Development at Pepin Academies Foundation. He will be leading the Foundation's strategic partnership operations, building and managing a fundraising initiative to support the growth of Pepin Academies, a network of not-for-profit, tuition-free public charter schools for students with learning and learning-related disabilities. Read more »
Published on 10/5/2020

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County (BBBS), Fort Lauderdale

Malena Mendez-Dorn has been named President/CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County (BBBS). Mendez-Dorn, who starts in January, comes to Big Brothers Big Sisters after holding leading fundraising and marketing roles at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. She has been a great supporter of BBBS and its mission of igniting the power and promise of youth. Read more »
Published on 9/14/2020

Legal Aid Service of Broward County , Plantation, Florida

Legal Aid Service of Broward County and its Board of Directors have announced Patrice Paldino, Esq., M.S.Ed will be the organization's next Executive Director, effective January 1, 2021. Paldino is driven to improving the lives of under served members of our community and has a great track record of identifying necessary resources to effectively serve those most in need. Read more »
Published on 9/7/2020

Family Support Services of North Florida, Jacksonville

Family Support Services of North Florida, the lead agency for foster and adoptive services in Duval and Nassau counties, has appointed Jenn Petion its new president and chief operating officer. Petion's extensive experience working with the Florida Legislature and her passion for the state's community-based child welfare system will serve her well in the new role. Read more »
Published on 9/7/2020

United Way of Broward County Board of Directors, Broward County

United Way of Broward County announced Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President & CEO of Celebrity Cruises, as Vice-Chair of its Board of Directors. Lutoff-Perlo, the recipient of the 2019 Women of Inspiration award during the organization's annual Magnolia Luncheon, has been an active member of the Tocqueville giving society, and involved with Women United since 2012. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2020

United Way of Broward County Board of Directors, Broward County

United Way of Broward County has announced the appointment of Gary Rosen, Managing Shareholder of Becker, as the new Chair of its Board of Directors. Rosen has been a major donor since 2012 and involved with the Alexis de Tocqueville giving society since 2015 while serving on several of the organization's committees. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2020

Jackson Health Foundation, Miami

Jackson Health Foundation, the fundraising arm for Jackson Health System, announced today that Flavia Llizo, formerly with Chapman Partnership and Nicklaus Children's Hospital Foundation, is now the new Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for the Jackson Health Foundation. Flavia has been an integral part in leading the "Together, We Are Jackson" fundraising initiative, helping the Foundation raise over $3.5 million in donations to support frontline workers at Jackson Health System fighting COVID-19. To learn more about Jackson Health Foundation, visit www.SupportJHF.org. Read more »
Published on 8/17/2020

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