Our Leadership Team

2016-2017 Board of Trustees

The Community Foundation of Collier County is governed by a Board of Trustees and committees comprised of local community leaders and philanthropy enthusiasts.  The Community Foundation is administered by a full-time professional staff. Operating expenses are paid from management fees, through grants and partnerships with local and national foundations and organizations, and from gifts designated by donors to cover Foundation operating costs. Click here to read about our new members who came on board in July, 2016.

Front Row: Patricia A. Jilk, Christine R. Flynn, Mary Lynn Myers, Mary Beth Johns, Jennifer Walker (Chair), Suzanne Lount, Kim Ciccarelli Kantor, Laird Grant Groody, Donna M. Messer, and Kathleen L. Kircher

Back Row: Brian V. McAvoy, Dennis C. Brown, David Watson, George Abounader, Kathleen Kapnick, T. Robert Bulloch, William D. Lange, Harold L. Zink, Mario M. Valle

Not Pictured: Patricia Aiken-O’Neill , Blake Gable, James F. Morey, Marsha Murphy, John Paul, Deborah L. Russell, and Jerry Tostrud


Community Foundation Staff

 President/CEO  Eileen Connolly-Keesler
 Education/Scholarship Director  Sharon Bayata
 Scholarship Assistant  Sherri Eppich
 Vice President of Community Grantmaking  Mary George
 Administrative Assistant  Dawn Grundeman
 Chief Financial Officer  Lisette Holmes
 Director of Donor Services  Ann Hughes
 Accounting Manager  Eric Kingsley
 Events Coordinator  Carri Kreisman
 Donor Information Specialist  Marsha Lewis
 Marketing Director  Cindi Withorn

 Trustees Emeriti

Ann E. Berlam Brad A. Havemeier John M. Passidomo
Jane Billings Mana A. Holtz Alan D. Reynolds
Dolly Bodick Alan M. Horton James T. Rideoutte
Christopher P. Bray Thomas E. Ingram Ned R. Sachs
Cornelius P. Cacho Frank L. Klapperich, Jr. Thomas G. Schneider
Joe B. Cox William Laimbeer, Sr. Michael J. Schroeder
Alison K. Douglas James B. Lancaster, Jr. Beverly A. Smith
Jeffrey R. Erickson  L. Bates Lea John F. Sorey, III
Linda C. Flewelling Linda R. Malone Duane Stranahan, Jr.
Marion T. Forte Ramiro Manalich William E. Thomas
Dorothy A. Gerrity Thomas D. McCann Gordon R. Watson
J. Dudley Goodlette John J. Morgan, Jr. Joanne S. Wyss
Kevin C. Hale J. Richard Munro