Philanthropy & Nonprofits

DAVID ODAHOWSKI

PRESIDENT, CEO & TRUSTEE, EDYTH BUSH CHARITABLE FOUNDATION, WINTER PARK

With a staff of five, the Bush Foundation is one of Central Florida’s leading grant-making institutions, working at the intersection of business, government and non-profits, Odahowski says. “We fund work that business and government either cannot or will not fund.” Odahowski, who once worked in philanthropy in Minnesota, has been the CEO of the Bush Foundation for 30 years. The foundation is building a 16,000-sq.-ft. headquarters in Winter Park.

EDUCATION University of Wisconsin-Stevens Points (BS), Hamline University School of Law (JD), Rollins College (MBA)
SOMETHING SURPRISING I have played tennis for 50-plus years, and I have never loved the game more, even while my game struggles. Slowly I’m beginning to learn that it’s not if you win or lose, it’s how you play the game — and who you play the game with.
ADMIRES Harvey Massey and Massey Services for creating economic prosperity for his family, his employees and the communities they operate in
READING The Art of Gathering, by Priya Parker; BE 2.0, by Jim Collins and Bill Lazier

Greg Asbed

Coalition of Immokalee Workers

STACY BAIER

PINELLAS EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Dominic Calabro

Florida TaxWatch

CONSTANCE COLLINS

Sundari Foundation (DBA Lotus House Women's Shelter)

Eric Eikenberg

EVERGLADES FOUNDATION

GORDON GILLETTE

EARLY LEARNING COALITION OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

Linda Landman Gonzalez

ORLANDO MAGIC YOUTH FOUNDATION

Teri Hansen

CHARLES & MARGERY BARANCIK FOUNDATION

Alberto Ibargüen

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Eric Kelly

QUANTUM FOUNDATION

Rebecca Fishman Lipsey

Miami Foundation

Jim McCarthy

North Florida Land Trust

ALONZO MOURNING

MOURNING FAMILY FOUNDATION

David Odahowski

Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation

Kenneth Robinson

Dr. P. Phillips Foundation

Susan Towler

Florida Blue Foundation

BOB WARD

FLORIDA COUNCIL OF 100

Nina Waters

Community Foundation for Northeast Florida