The Gulf Coast Community Foundation is preparing to launch its second virtual Gulf Coast Board Institute (GCBI) session. Made up of 36 nonprofit board members from across the region, the incoming class will continue to have access to the same high-level governance training as past Board Institutes but from the safety and comfort of their own homes and offices. The participants will begin the four-week program on Feb. 2.

The following community members will take part in the Winter 2021 Board Institute:

  • Craig Badinger, Harborside Center for the Arts 
  • Justin Bloom, Suncoast Waterkeeper
  • Debbie Caseley, Resilient Retreat
  • Robyn Citrin, The Hermitage Artist Retreat
  • Kathy Cromley, Sertoma Club of Greater Sarasota
  • Leigh Dalton, The Out-of-Door Academy
  • Donald Deibert, ITNSunCoast
  • Mayu Fielding, Manatee Literacy Council
  • Ann Fries, Lemur Conservation Foundation
  • Amy Gorman, Sisterhood For Good
  • Terri Griffith, Suncoast Humane Society
  • Virginia Mallof, My Choice Pregnancy Center
  • Gregory Matthews, Education Foundation of Sarasota County
  • Kevin McKenney, Family Promise of Sarasota
  • Michelle McLean, Manatee Literacy Council
  • Patricia Meringer, Impact100 SRQ
  • Marcy Miller, Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota
  • Jessica Millman, Peace River Community Housing Partners
  • Harold Mitchell, The Elling Eide Center
  • Kaveecia Moore, Sarasota African American Cultural Coalition
  • David Morse, The Sarasota Prostate Initiative
  • Cynthia Mumm, Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota
  • Jennifer Niedzinski, Senior Friendship Centers
  • Merrie Lynn Parker, Suncoast Waterkeeper
  • Rhonda Peters, SW FL Association of Fundraising Professionals
  • Deral Pitts, ITNSunCoast
  • Sandra Ripberger, Suncoast Waterkeeper
  • Alice Rothbauer, Women’s Sports Museum
  • Kelley Severns, Venice Youth Boating Association
  • Mark Sharff, Children’s Guardian Fund 
  • Melanie Singletary, Sarasota Manatee Human Resources Association
  • Georgianna Strauser, Sertoma Club of Greater Sarasota
  • Hank Tafaro, Casey Key Foundation
  • Elizabeth Virgilio, community volunteer
  • Greg Wood, Sarasota Scullers
  • Nancy  Woodley, Venice Area Beautification Inc.

The next Gulf Coast Board Institute will be offered in October. Applications for the fall 2021 Board Institute will be available online in August.

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