Rafael E. Robles was recently appointed as the executive director of the Sarasota Military Academy (SMA) Foundation, the nonprofit behind the Sarasota Military Academy, a public charter middle and high school with a college preparatory focus. With more than 28 years of experience in the education and philanthropy sectors, Robles brings extensive leadership and business acumen along with knowledge of development initiatives, donor relations and fundraising to his new position.
In his new role, Robles will lead and manage all aspects of the SMA Foundation under the direction of its board of trustees. He will promote the philanthropic investment in and the strategic growth of the SMA Foundation by establishing a culture of philanthropy, observing fiscal accountability and transparency and raising awareness of the needs of the Sarasota Military Academy in the community. Prior to joining SMA Foundation, Robles led the philanthropic efforts at Loveland Center, Inc. as the chief philanthropy officer and directed the senior leadership transition team in 2017.