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Kirsten Russell

Vice President, Community Impact

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


Kirsten Russell

Kirsten Russell is Vice President of Community Impact at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

Kirsten holds a BA in English from Drew University and an MBA in Finance from The George Washington University. Prior to joining the Community Foundation, Kirsten worked as Vice President of Client Development at Marsh & McLennan, Group Publisher for The Magazine Group, and Publisher and Director of Sales and Marketing for Business Forward magazine.

Outside of work, Kirsten enjoys raising monarch butterflies and is a fitness fanatic, participating in several Tough Mudder and Savage Races. Kirsten also enjoys spending quality time with her husband, daughter, and two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.