Erika Kelly is the Community Project Manager for the 2020 Giving Challenge at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. With a background specializing in experiential marketing, event management, and project management, Erika coordinates with community stakeholders and partners to organize the Community Foundation’s efforts for the 2020 Giving Challenge.
Prior to joining the Community Foundation in 2019, Erika began her professional career as a tradeshow coordinator, later accepting a manager position with STAGE Active Brand Marketing, a Connecticut based marketing agency. While developing, executing, and overseeing national experiential marketing campaigns, Erika gained valuable insight into product launches, rebranding, causal fundraising, call-to-action, and general consumer retention and growth strategies.
Locally, Erika has been working as an independent consultant since 2013 with The Patterson Foundation, focusing on a variety of special projects that she feels will positively impact the world and generations to come. Erika has contributed to several of these initiatives, including Legacy of Valor, Recoding Organizational DNA, Margin & Mission Ignition, the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, and Age-Friendly Sarasota.
Erika holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing from Bowling Green State University. A native of Columbus, Ohio, Erika has called Sarasota home since 2009, after vacationing here several times to visit family. Outside of work, Erika can be spotted around town in various yoga classes or kayaking out on the water.