Building Philanthropy for a Better Florida

Ashley Heath Dietz appointed President & CEO of Florida Philanthropic Network

September 30, 2020

TAMPA, Fla. – Florida Philanthropic Network (FPN) announced the appointment of Ashley Health Dietz as their new President and CEO. She succeeds Robert “Bob” McFalls” who retired earlier this year. Dietz comes to FPN with over ten years of experience in grant making and philanthropy.

Ashley brings to FPN her love of philanthropy and an imaginative and thoughtful vision for a robust, engaged, diverse and inclusive membership focused on our mission to build philanthropy for a better Florida.” said Térèse Coudreaut Curiel, FPN board chair and Knight Foundation VP/Administration and Secretary to Knight Foundation’s Board of Trustees. “She knows the right solutions stick when those involved in the outcomes are involved in the inputs and she works tirelessly to engage stakeholders in everything she does.”

Prior to joining FPN, Ashley served as Senior Director, Community Partnerships and Operations for United Way Suncoast, where she led the integration of the community investment process, partnership strategies, and regional contract management process across the organization’s five county footprint, ensuring sound stewardship of financial and non-financial resources.

She is also the current chair of the Florida Chapter for PEAK Grantmaking, a member-led community of grants management professionals who foster collaboration to enable philanthropy to achieve its full potential for good.

Ashley previously worked at the City of Sydney Council in Sydney, Australia for five years, managing complex funding streams and processes at the local government level.

She has a Master’s in Policy Studies with a focus in International Relations from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. She has a B.A. in Media Communications with a Minor in Political Science from Webster University in St. Louis.

“I am proud to join the Florida Philanthropic Network to lead alongside our members as we focus on sector collaboration, equity, advocacy and excellence in our field”, says Ashley.

About Florida Philanthropic Network

Florida Philanthropic Network is a statewide membership network of philanthropic organizations working to build philanthropy to build a better Florida. FPN's members are private independent, corporate and family foundations, community foundations, public charity grantmakers and corporate giving programs - from Miami to Jacksonville; Naples to Pensacola - who hold over $6.5 billion in assets and invest over $435 million annually (excluding members located outside Florida) to improve the quality of life for our citizens. Our members share a commitment to promoting philanthropy, fostering collaboration and advancing public policy by Florida, in Florida. 


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