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Community Foundation of Collier County Welcomes New CFO

Naples, FL (July 1, 2021) – The Community Foundation of Collier County has welcomed Wendy Ponting to their team as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Her primary role will be to provide executive leadership, vision, and strategic oversight for the Foundation's overall operating, financial, and administrative activities. She will also offer investment management oversight and work actively with the Investment Committee to develop investment policy and asset allocation.

Ponting is new to Naples and spent 23 years with the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, starting in 1998 as an accountant and advancing to Vice President of Finance and Controller. She graduated from Cardinal Stritch in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Masters in Management in 2005.

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Community Foundation of Sarasota County Appoints Director of Organizational Capacity
Lisa Carter will lead employee development, technology, and organizational culture   

May 18, 2021

SARASOTA, FL – With a growing staff of 32 members, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County has created a new role – Director of Organizational Capacity – to plan, direct, and provide oversight for its team member and office resources. Lisa Carter, MS, will spearhead these efforts by building relationships with staff to identify needs and development opportunities, overseeing recruitment and outreach, managing technology and other facility services, as well as cultivating and maintaining a culture based upon diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Florida Humanities welcomes new Executive Director, Dr. Nashid Madyun

May 17, 2021

Florida Humanities is thrilled to welcome Dr. Nashid Madyun as our new Executive Director! With more than two decades of experience in the nonprofit sector, Dr. Madyun brings a life-long passion for the humanities to his new role in leading our organization

Read more about Dr. Nashid Madyun here.


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