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: Mario M. Valle, Mary Beth Johns,  Mary Lynn Myers,  Jennifer Walker (Chair), Kathleen L. Kircher, Laird Grant Groody,  Brian V. McAvoy,

Back Row:  Jerry Tostrud, David Watson, Patricia Aiken-O’Neill, Kathleen Kapnick, Eileen Connolly-Keesler, Patricia A. Jilk, Suzanne Lount, George Abounader, John K. Paul, T. Robert Bulloch,

Not Pictured: Dennis C. Brown, Blake Gable, Kim Ciccarelli Kantor, James F. Morey, Marsha Murphy,  Deborah L. Russell


Community Foundation Staff

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