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CFSC president & CEO Roxie Jerde elected to regional foundation board
By Murray Devine / December 7, 2013

Roxie Jerde, President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, has been elected to the Board of Trustees for the Southeastern Council of Foundations (SECF). Her term runs through 2015.

SECF is one of the nation’s largest regional associations of grantmakers, serving more than 330 of the most     dynamic foundations and corporate giving programs in the South. Working in partnership with members in 11 Southeastern states to serve, strengthen, promote and champion the South’s philanthropic voice and infrastructure, SECF provides engaging programming, leadership development training, access to unique resources and invaluable connections. By encouraging philanthropic collaboration, SECF creates opportunities to increase the region’s grantmaking impact and empower transformational community change.

Jerde was elected by the membership in late November during the organization’s Annual Meeting, the largest gathering of philanthropic professionals in the region.

 “We are thrilled to welcome Roxie Jerde to the Board of Trustees at the Southeastern Council of Foundations,” says Janine Lee, SECF President & CEO. “She brings an incredible voice and perspective to the organization as we head into our 45th year, providing an innovative and thoughtful approach to supporting SECF members as we connect, engage and inspire one another to advance effective grantmaking in the South.”

“This is a great distinction for Roxie and our Community Foundation,” said Community Foundation Board Chair Phil Delaney. “Roxie’s vision, leadership, energy and compassion have made a wonderful impact on the Foundation, our donors and the community. Her perspectives will be valuable to the Southeastern Council and, in turn, her interaction with the SECF board of trustees will benefit her and provide a boost for our community. We extend our congratulations to Roxie for this well-deserved recognition!”

Jerde joins Carol Mizoguchi of Casey Family Programs and Gilbert Miller, Trustee with the Beloco Foundation, as a first-term trustee serving SECF.

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