Jay Young is Vice President of Philanthropy at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. As a member of senior staff, Jay oversees all facets of the philanthropy team, working with prospective and current donors to connect them with the causes they are most passionate about to ensure their philanthropic goals are accomplished in our community.
Jay has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, providing solutions for investment management, employee retirement plans, and custodial needs. Jay most recently oversaw a regional team covering the state of Florida and portions of the Southeast at Fifth Third working with large for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. He previously held positions at Fidelity Investments and SunTrust Bank (now Truist).
Jay received his bachelor’s degree from American University in Washington, DC, and throughout his career has served as a volunteer on the board of various arts and human services organizations.
Jay and his wife, Amy, are native New Englanders who have two daughters in college. On the weekend you may find him hiking, running, playing tennis, or at one of the fabulous beaches on the west coast of Florida.