The Pines of Sarasota Foundation has named Ruth Frazier the organization’s new president. Frazier will succeed Janet K. Ginn, who is retiring. Frazier’s tenure as president will begin June 7.
Frazier has more than 20 years of experience with nonprofits, working in California for two large hospices and an educational organization before becoming chief development officer for a national organization based in Louisiana. She moved to Sarasota in 2019 to join Senior Friendship Centers as its first chief development officer.
Frazier earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Central Arkansas. She is a certified fundraising executive (CFRE) and has received certificates in nonprofit management from Louisiana State University and fundraising management from the esteemed Lilly School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. Prior to her work in the nonprofit arena, Frazier worked in political campaign management and fundraising for a U.S. congressman and senator before joining a political consulting firm, where she led campaigns for a variety of candidates across the country.