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Roxie Jerde

President and CEO

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


Roxie Jerde

Roxie Jerde has served as President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County since March of 2011.

Roxie works closely with Community Foundation donors, along with area nonprofits, businesses and foundations, to solve important issues affecting our community, always searching for answers that impact multiple generations through shared values. Under her leadership, the Community Foundation has inspired philanthropy across the region through The Giving Partner, as well as the Giving Challenge, which has raised more than $92 million for local causes over nine challenges hosted over the last decade. Other initiatives Roxie oversees include Season of Sharing, the Campaign for Grade Level Reading and EdExploreSRQ, and the Suncoast Disaster Recovery Fund; while all unique, each of these programs expands opportunities and ideas for everyone in our community.

Roxie has held key volunteer leadership roles with the Community Foundations of Florida, Philanthropy Southeast and has received numerous leadership awards. She holds a BBA in Marketing and Management from the University of Iowa and a MBA in Finance and Organizational Behavior from the University of Missouri – Kansas City.

An avid bicyclist with her husband, Mike, Roxie enjoys exploring Sarasota’s beautiful roads and trails. Roxie also enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes, yoga, and reading.