Four leaders in Florida's philanthropy field have joined the Board of Directors of Florida Philanthropic Network, a statewide association of grantmakers. At its meeting on January 30, 2013, FPN's Board elected Kim Bentley, JM Family Enterprises, Inc.; Matt Haggman, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; and Patricia Maddox, Winter Park Health Foundation, to three-year terms on the Board. The Directors also elected to bring back to the Board Susan Towler, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Foundation, in May 2013.
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Two leaders in Florida's philanthropy field have joined the Board of Directors of Florida Philanthropic Network, a statewide association of grantmakers. At its meeting on January 29, 2014, FPN's Board of Directors elected Miguel Milanes, Allegany Franciscan Ministries, and Ashley Smith Juarez, Emily Balz Smith Foundation, to three-year terms on the Board.
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Richard J. "Rick" Walsh was reelected after previously serving from 2007 to 2013. Walsh retired in 2007 following a 25-year career with Darden Restaurants. While with Darden, he served as Senior Vice-President Corporate Affairs and served on Darden's Executive Committee. Today he serves as CEO of the Knob Hill Companies, a media, investments, agriculture and business strategy enterprise, assisting established and emerging businesses develop and thrive.
Dedicated to driving social change and improving the impact of resources invested, the Community Foundation of South Lake County has recently begun a strategic shift. The incoming Executive Director will work with the Board to finalize the strategic plan and direct the future of the Foundation and its work.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is currently in the process of implementing changes made during the 2014 legislative session to Florida's Solicitation of Contributions Act - changes in which FPN played an advisory role. This February 2015 webinar, presented with Florida Nonprofit Alliance, provided an opportunity to learn about these changes firsthand from representatives from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
A report by the Philanthropy Awareness Initiative tells the story of how FPN's Statewide Summit on Philanthropy helped accelerate the conversation between philanthropy and state government leaders in Florida.
The theme of Florida Philanthropic Network’s 2013 Statewide Summit on Philanthropy was “What Is Philanthropy’s Leadership Opportunity?” So it was a particularly appropriate occasion for FPN to honor two people who have taken full advantage of thei
Two leaders in Florida’s philanthropy field have joined the Board of Directors of Florida Philanthropic Network, a statewide association of grantmakers. At its meeting on January 28, 2015, FPN’s Board of Directors welcomed Térèse Coudreaut Curiel, Vice President of Administration for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in Miami; and Teri Hansen, President/CEO of Gulf Coast Community Foundation in Venice. Both new members were elected to three-year terms on the Board.
Donors Forum of South Florida, a regional association of funders in South Florida, has reached an agreement to merge with Florida Philanthropic Network, a statewide association of foundations, corporate givers and other grantmaking organizations.
Florida Philanthropic Network President & CEO David Biemesderfer has been elected Chair of the Board of Directors of the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers in Arlington, Va., the largest network serving the philanthropic sector in America. The Forum's network of 34 regional associations of grantmakers collectively represent more than 5,000 private and community foundations, corporate givers and other philanthropic organizations.
With the Florida Legislature in session and healthcare coverage being an important topic, Florida Philanthropic Network, through our Florida Health Funders (FHF) member affinity group, has adopted the following position statement on the issue.
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The Florida Philanthropic Network’s 2012 Statewide Summit on Philanthropy is off to a fabulous start – inspiration, innovation and fresh approaches from some of the country’s leading philanthropic thinkers.
“Collaboration” is a word that has been bandied about a lot in the philanthropy and nonprofit sectors in recent years, with calls for nonprofit collaboration escalating after the recession hit in 2008.
FPN’s current president and CEO, David Biemesderfer, has accepted the position of president and CEO of the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers in Washington, DC. His last day at FPN will be December 31, 2015. We are sad to see David go, but we are so proud of his accomplishments and this opportunity to bring a Florida leader to the national level at the Forum, which is the largest network serving philanthropy in America.