Philanthropy & Nonprofits

DOMINIC CALABRO

PRESIDENT & CEO, FLORIDA TAXWATCH, TALLAHASSEE

Florida TaxWatch, with 20 employees, is a non-partisan, non-profit research group and government watchdog that is known for its annual Turkey Watch reports, the TaxWatch Productivity Awards and the more recent evidence-based TaxWatch Principal Leadership Awards. Florida TaxWatch has won all seven cases involving briefs it’s filed, including the most recent on pension reform. Calabro began leading the organization at 25 and has been at the helm for 39 years.

EDUCATION Broward Community College (AA), Florida International University (BS), Florida State University (MPA)
CIVIC EFFORT I am most proud of our recent work involving the economic assessment of the COVID limited liability shield, with its impact in saving 356,000 jobs and $28 billion in personal income and its benefits to Florida. I am also very excited on securing the enactment of the remote sales and use tax.
SOMETHING SURPRISING I graduated from St. John Vianney Catholic (Minor) Seminary as class president, as well as captain and most valuable player of my high school basketball team.
ADMIRES Syd Kitson, chairman and CEO of Kitson & Partners. He is a bright, inspiring visionary who seeks out opportunities and works relentlessly to execute them successfully with class, distinction, a sense of purpose and compassion.
SABBATICAL TOPIC Become fluent in Italian
READING His Excellency: George Washington, by Joseph J. Ellis; A Land Remembered, by Patrick Smith (rereading)

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