Mischa Kirby, APR, is Vice President of Strategy & Communications at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.
As a member of the foundation’s leadership team, Mischa is responsible for developing our strategic position and leading the team responsible for executing external communications, including public relations, marketing and events.
As an accredited professional with more than 20 years of experience, Mischa combines her experiences in journalism, agency, and nonprofit management to develop thoughtful (and award-winning) communications campaigns.
Mischa earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Florida and obtained her accreditation in public relations (APR) from the Universal Accreditation Board in 2014. She joined the foundation in 2018. Mischa has held various volunteer roles in the community, notably as a past president of the local chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association and is a graduate of the Leadership Sarasota County program.
Mischa and her husband, Chet, live in Venice with their daughter. Mischa finds inspiration enjoying the outdoors and through poetry.