Board & Staff


Abigail Oakes

Manager, Nonprofit Services
Community Investment

(941) 556-7149

What Abigail Does at the Foundation

As Manager of Nonprofit Services, Abigail manages nonprofit training and education for over 600 local organizations. Abigail also manages nonprofit communication, including the Foundation’s monthly e-newsletter Nonprofit News. Abigail works with the Foundation’s team of volunteer consultants to pair them with organizations  requesting assistance with specific projects. She also works with organizations on developing profiles in The Giving Partner, and assists with The Giving Challenge. In her role, Abigail most enjoys helping nonprofit organizations to develop capacity and amplify the powerful work they do in the community.

When Abigail’s Not Working

In her spare time, Abigail enjoys the outdoors and can often be found sailing, kayaking, hiking, and camping. She also enjoys live music and attends concerts across many genres. Abigail is currently in graduate school at Northeastern University working to obtain a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management.


  • Year Abigail joined CFSC: 2016
  • Florida native hailing from Odessa, Florida
  • Graduated from New College of Florida in 2015 with a concentration in Natural Science
  • Dreams of traveling to New Zealand


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