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Kirsten Russell

Initiative Consultant
Special Projects

(941) 556-7158

What Kirsten does at the Foundation

Kirsten is an initiative consultant for the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. Working with the senior vice president of community investment, she focuses on the Community Foundation’s two-generation initiative, creating opportunities for and addressing needs of both vulnerable children and their parents together, as well as the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, an effort to ensure all children read on grade-level by the end of grade three. Her passion for this works stems from her belief that all children can succeed if given the opportunity.

When Kirsten’s Not Working

Kirsten enjoys a challenge and finds them around every corner –  training and competing in the Savage Race,  testing her green thumb with new flowers and plants in her garden, or mastering a new recipe in the kitchen. 

  • Year Kirsten began consulting at CFSC: 2014
  • Raised in Syracuse, NY
  • Released over 50 monarch butterflies this year and hundreds over the last few years
  • Hopes to someday eat her way through Italy with her family
  • Join Kirsten on Twitter: @KRussellSRQ


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