Philanthropy & Nonprofits

ERIC KELLY

PRESIDENT & CEO, QUANTUM FOUNDATION, WEST PALM BEACH

The sale of the not-for-profit JFK Hospital 21 years ago created the original $125-million endowment for the Quantum Foundation, which has distributed $140 million in grant financing to public and non-profit organizations to improve community wellness in Palm Beach County while maintaining $150 million in endowment funds. Contributions from the fund helped Florida Atlantic University start its medical residency program; another donation mobilized a community wellness and revitalization effort in West Palm Beach.

EDUCATION Florida State University (BS), Florida Atlantic University (MA)
SOMETHING SURPRISING I am a fan of authentic leadership theory, which has its roots in ancient Greek philosophy. It is a type of management style in which people act in a real, genuine and sincere way; true to who they are as individuals.
ADMIRES My friend and colleague Paul Leone, CEO of the Breakers Palm Beach. Paul is the quintessential servant-leader.
SABBATICAL TOPIC The brain-gut connection. The connection between the central nervous system and the enteric nervous system

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 Ibarg├╝en

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