Administration

Responsible for leading and managing all aspects of the Foundation under the direction of the Board of Directors.

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Roxie Jerde

President and CEO

941-556-7112

Responsible for supporting the President and CEO and communications to the Board of Directors.

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Shaun Rogers

Executive Assistant

941-556-7146

Responsible for providing legal guidance to CFSC staff and maintaining relationships with Professional Advisors.

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Betsy Pennewill, JD

General Counsel

941-556-7152

Responsible for administrative support.

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Barbie Gonzalez

Coordinator, Administrative Services

941-556-7138

Responsible for talent acquisition, onboarding, total rewards and employee development, as well as oversight of IT and facilities.

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Nicole Coudal

Vice President, Human Resources

941-556-7109

Responsible for supporting the recruitment process, providing day-to-day human resources guidance to the team, and supporting compensation and benefits.

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Kim Wolz

Generalist, Human Resources

941-556-7115

Responsible for being the welcoming face and voice for the Foundation, including administrative support.

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Lori Schaub

Receptionist

941-556-7116

Community Impact

Leads the team responsible for Community Impact strategy, including grants, scholarships, and nonprofit services.

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Kirsten Russell

Vice President, Community Impact

941-556-7158

Responsible for overseeing the foundation's grantmaking and scholarship areas, working closely with grantees and nonprofits.

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Michelle Croft

Director, Community Impact

941-556-7114

Responsible for planning and implementing nonprofit trainings, educational opportunities, and other services to help nonprofit organizations assess needs and build capacity.

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Aude-Eureka Mondé

Manager, Nonprofit Services

941-556-7149

Assists in administering key Community Impact department initiatives.

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Maddi Williams

Coordinator, Community Impact

941-556-7110

Responsible for supporting operations of the Foundation’s scholarship programs, including 2Gen scholarships and initiatives

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Laura Dykstra

Coordinator, Community Impact

941-556-7113

Finance

Responsible for leading the Foundation’s financial reporting, risk management, budget, technology roadmap, and investment oversight.

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Erin Jones

Chief Financial Officer

941-556-7144

Responsible for leading and overseeing day-to-day accounting functions.

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Julie Avins

Controller

941-556-7136

Responsible for providing accounting services for the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and its supporting organization, Manatee Community Foundation.

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Casey Grisanti

Accounting Manager

941-556-7128

Responsible for providing accounting services for the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

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Tia Cruz

Staff Accountant

Responsible for accounting services, including accounts payable processing, detailed general ledger work, reconciliations and reporting.

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Derek Oberly

Staff Accountant

941-556-7148

Responsible for processing grants, including performing due diligence.

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Kellie Gearon

Coordinator, Grant Administration

941-556-7162

Philanthropy

Leads the team responsible for cultivating relationships with donors and prospects, as well as providing donor services.

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Jay Young

Vice President, Philanthropy

941-556-7178

Serves as the internal resource for donors and donor prospects.

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Heidi Kellman

Director, Philanthropy Administration

941-556-7126

Responsible for engaging donors and financial advisors to advance philanthropy across diverse communities and causes in our region.

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Rina Alvarez

Director, Donor & Advisor Engagement

941 556-7106

Responsible for working with individual donors to help them achieve their philanthropic goals through social impact investments in the community.

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Laurie Scott

Philanthropic Advisor

941-556-7155

Responsible for administrative and analysis functions to support Philanthropy Administration.

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Michelle Gingrich

Data Coordinator, Philanthropy

941-556-7124

Responsible for providing administrative support to the Vice President of Philanthropy and members of the Philanthropy Team.

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Heather Strasser

Coordinator, Philanthropy

941-955-3000

 Strategy & Communications

Responsible for developing the Foundation’s strategic position and leading the teams responsible for data-supported understanding of our region, and for executing marketing and communications.

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Mischa Kirby, APR

Vice President, Strategy and Communications

941-556-7103

Responsible for developing and implementing approaches to share big data trends and analysis to inform grantmaking and giving strategies.

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Scott Henderson

Director, Insights

941-556-7160

Leads and develops the foundation's storytelling, public relations, and other communications.

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Rebecca Abrahamson

Senior Manager, Communications

941-556-7122

Responsible for the production and management of the Foundation's in-person and virtual events.

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Sarah Firstenberger

Manager, Events

941-556-7153

Responsible for contributing to event coordination, optimizing email campaigns, and managing social media to share the foundation's stories.

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Amanda Suits

Coordinator, Marketing and Events

941-556-7104

Responsible for developing systems and processes to enhance data collection and perform data analysis.

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Sumitra Sankarasubramanian

Data Analyst

941-556-7102