Building Philanthropy for a Better Florida

#2019FPN 11th Annual Statewide Summit on Philanthropy

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 (All day) to Friday, February 15, 2019 (All day)
Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Disney's Yacht Club Resort
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February 13–15, 2019 | Lake Buena Vista, Florida

In an era of hashtag philanthropy, we are reminded that our work must reflect the society in which we want to live. The pace of change is as varied as the neighborhoods in which we live, but it starts with a spark – an idea, an action, a connection – when our mission and values intersect with our communities. Throughout history, these sparks have fueled collaboration, leadership and inclusion as grantmakers work toward informed and equitable change in a field that, by definition, practices love of humanity. As the largest gathering of grantmakers in our state, the annual FPN Summit offers a unique opportunity for sponsors to reach a diverse audience from varying organizations while helping to build philanthropy to build a better Florida.



John Annis

John Annis
Senior Vice President of Collaboration and Impact

John Annis is the Senior Vice President of Collaboration and Impact at the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation where he is part of a team committed to promoting meaningful changes in the areas of education, humanitarian causes, arts and culture, the environment and medical research.

John is passionate about creating intergenerational cycles of opportunity for children and their families. Because of his work in this area, he was named as Aspen Institute Ascend Fellow in 2015. Ascend Fellows work across sectors to advance economic security, educational success, and health and well-being.

Previously, John worked at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County where he led the department responsible for grants, scholarships and nonprofit services; the Collins Center for Public Policy where he was the Vice President of Public Policy; and the Herald-Tribune Media Group where he was the Director of Customer Services and a member of the executive team and editorial board.

The majority of John’s professional experience comes from more than 24 years on active duty in the United States Marine Corps. Prior to retiring in 2002, he served in a variety of roles including combat water survival instructor, legal services chief, equal opportunity advisor, and recruiter. John rounded out his military career as the Sergeant Major of Recruiting Station New Orleans, Louisiana, the largest recruiting station in the eastern recruiting region. In addition to John’s corporate and military experience, he has a long history of volunteering and supporting nonprofit organizations. He most recently completed his term as Board Chair of the Human Services Advisory Council for Sarasota County.

John occasionally jokes that he did not fall in love with Sarasota, he fell in love with someone from Sarasota – his wife, Regina Morris, who was born and raised here. They have two sons, both of whom have now “left the nest”; they also share their home with Needy, their Jack Russell terrier. John enjoys reading, most sports and hearing stories from volunteers, staff, board members and donors about the impactful work being done by nonprofit organizations in our community.


Phyllis E. Corkum

Phyllis E. Corkum
Grants Manager: Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation

Phyllis Corkum is the Grants Manager for the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation. She has served in leadership roles in nonprofit and educational settings for more than 30 years, first in the adult literacy field. She was the founding director of a mobile adult education program initiated by the Pew Charitable Trusts to help address high-unemployment and low-literacy rates in a severely depressed former shipbuilding city in the northeast. There she moved into the roles of director of fund distribution and then fund development for the local United Way, where she also managed the county FEMA board and founded the Homeless Services Coalition.

Phyllis later served as the director of the annual fund for Outward Bound National, headquartered in the Hudson River Valley. After moving to Central Florida in 1998, she earned teaching certifications in Montessori and parent education. She taught for 10 years before returning to nonprofit service at the Winter Park Public Library, which was selected by The Aspen Institute to serve as one of five libraries across the country to help define the library of the 21st century. She has served in a variety of board and nonprofit leadership positions, currently as an officer of the Florida Chapter of PEAK Grantmaking.


Stephanie Glavin

Stephanie Glavin
Senior Vice President, Local Market Manager, Palm Beach County

Stephanie Glavin is the Local Market Manager for Palm Beach County, FL.  She is responsible for delivering for Bank of America’s clients/customers, communities and employees across the local market.  

In this role, she oversees the local charitable foundation and sponsorship investments as well as managing the local market delivery team that executes on local strategic plans and client engagement opportunities.  She also coordinates the partnerships among the local market’s volunteer network and affinity groups both internally, and in the community.

Prior to joining Bank of America in 2014, Glavin was the Executive Director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association of South Florida. She has also served as the Corporate Partnership Manager & Director of Merchandise at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, the Spring Training home of the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals.  

A native of Boston, MA, Glavin has a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management and Business Administration from the University of Connecticut. She is a graduate of Leadership Palm Beach County Class of 2018. She is currently on the executive committee for SunFest, chairwoman of the Young Friends of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, and serves on multiple advisory/executive committees including United Way of Palm Beach County, the School District of Palm Beach County’s Financial Education Task Force, Junior League of the Palm Beaches Community Investment committee, Florida Philanthropic Network, the Boca Raton Bowl and the Great Charity Challenge.  Stephanie resides in Jupiter, FL.


Michael David Herrera

Michael David Herrera joined the Community Foundation of South Lake as its Executive Director in April 2016. Originally from New York City Michael has lived in Western, NY and has made Florida his home since 2004. He has been engaged in non-profit work for over twenty years and has previously held leadership positions with local nonprofits in Western, NY and the Tampa Bay region. He has served on various boards and enjoys helping his community.

He is a graduate of St. John Fisher College (Rochester, NY) with a BA in Political Science and is currently completing a Masters in Organizational Leadership at Medaille College (Buffalo, NY). He and his wife Shannon have four lovely daughters and are delighted to make the South Lake community their home.


Grace Maseda
APR: Vice President, Marketing – Florida

As Vice President of Marketing with Helios Education Foundation, Ms. Maseda oversees the development and implementation branding and communication strategies to further the foundation’s mission of enriching the lives of individuals by creating opportunities for success in postsecondary education.

Prior to Helios Education Foundation, Ms. Maseda was employed by Hillsborough County Public Schools where she led various marketing initiatives including the implementation of Edsby, the district’s parent communication platform. Additionally, Ms. Maseda enjoyed a tenured career at the Tampa Bay Times were she also held strategic marketing and communication roles.

Ms. Maseda has held numerous leadership positions including chair of the board of trustees for SERVE, Volunteers in Education, chairperson of the City of Tampa Mayor’s Hispanic Advisory Council, and chairperson of the board of directors for KidCity. Ms. Maseda is currently a member of the leadership council of LEAP, Tampa Bay's College Access Network, and serves as co-chair of the network's communications committee.

Ms. Maseda holds the designation of APR, Accredited in Public Relations, from the Public Relations Society of America, is a graduate of Saint Leo University with a Bachelor's degree in Management and also completed graduate studies at the University of South Florida obtaining a Masters of Science in Management.


Sandi Vidal
VP of Community Strategies and Initiatives for the Central Florida Foundation

Sandi Vidal is just a girl trying to change the world one day at a time. She serves as the Vice President of Community Strategies and Initiatives for the Central Florida Foundation (all the fun stuff). Within her role at the Foundation, Sandi works on a variety of initiatives including homelessness, disaster response, social justice, and is the staff liaison for the 100 Women Strong Giving Circle.  Sandi is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Business with a degree in Business Administration and a die-hard Cane in a house full of ‘Noles. She has over 11 years of nonprofit leadership and over 20 years of business management experience.

Sandi has a passion for public speaking, advocating for solutions to homelessness, hunger and poverty, as well as teaching people how to be successful with their job search. She is also a local Jefferson Award winner for volunteerism, and currently serves as the Board Secretary for the League of Women Voters of Orange County, an officer for Leaguers in Action, and Advisory Board Member for the Orlando United Assistance Center.  She has been married 29 years to her wonderful husband Eddie and has 3 amazing kids, and 3 cats.


Cheri Wright-Jones

Cheri Wright-Jones
Regional Vice President, Tampa Bay, Allegany Franciscan Ministries

Cheri joined the staff team at Allegany Franciscan Ministries in early 2011. As Regional Vice President, Cheri is responsible for Allegany Franciscan Ministries’ grant-making and community engagement activities in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. Currently, she leads the placed based, Common Good Initiative in Wimauma, Florida.

Cheri’s career has focused on increasing access to healthcare services and building capacity within non-profit organizations. Most recently she was Executive Director of the Tampa Bay Healthcare Collaborative. She also worked with the Closing the Gap in Infant Mortality grant at the Central Hillsborough Healthy Start Project/REACHUP Incorporated. Cheri has extensive experience in program planning, project coordination, data collection and evaluation. Currently, Cheri is serving as a PLACES Fellow with the Funders Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities. PLACES is designed as a year-long fellowship program that offers tools, knowledge, and best practices to enhance funder grantmaking decisions in ways that are responsive to the needs and assets of low-income neighborhoods and communities of color.

Cheri earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Florida and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Sciences from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University.

Cheri is active in the Tampa Bay area; her community involvement includes: Moffitt Cancer Center, Community Advisory Board; Tampa Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated; Greater Tampa Chapter of Jack and Jill of America; PLACES Fellowship Program and the Blue Ridge Institute for Community Service Executives. Cheri enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and volunteering at church, civic and other community organizations.



Early Rate Deadline: January 11, 2019

Pre-Summit Meeting
CFF Meeting Trustees and CEOs $500      
*Includes registration for up to 4 participants CEO and Three Trustees        
Summit Registration Fees
  Early Rate Regular Rate Early Rate Regular Rate
  by January 11 after January 11 by January 11 after January 11
Full Summit Registration $435 $485 $625 $695
One Day Registration
Thursday or Friday
$345 $380 $475 $525
Optional Summit Dinner Events
CEO & Board Dinner & Dialogue $110   $150  
Mid Level Practitoners Dinner $75   $95  
Optional Summit Epcot Activities
Epcot Dine Around Restaurant Reservation
Your $10 deposit will be applied to your dinner bill. Limited Capacity | Sign up Early
$10   $10  
Epcot Ticket After 5:00 PM $20   $20  
Summit participants may add Epcot tickets to their registration until  January 31st.
Attendee Guest Ticket for Epcot Thursday Night
Guest Ticket, Epcot Reception & Disney After 5:00 PM   $125  
This ticket is available to Summit participants if you would like to bring a guest toFPN's Thursday night reception at Epcot's Italy Isola location. This ticket includes the after 5:00 PM admission ticket to Epcot and the reception.      
Guest Ticket, Epcot Reception   $75  
This ticket is available to Summit participants if you would like to bring a guest to FPN's Thursday night reception at Epcot's Italy Isola location. Your guest must have a separate annual pass or the appropriate admission ticket to Epcot in order to enter the park.      
Adding Guest Tickets to Your Registration?      
Summit participants may add Epcot guest tickets to their registration until January 31st.      

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