Philanthropy & Nonprofits

GORDON GILLETTE

CEO, EARLY LEARNING COALITION OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, TAMPA

Gillette became CEO of the non-profit in 2018, after a 36-year career with TECO Energy. While at TECO, he focused on education-related non-profit leadership, chairing the boards of the Children’s Museum of Tampa, the Hillsborough Education Foundation, the Leadership Council of the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations and the University of South Florida Foundation, where he also co-chaired the second phase of a capital campaign at USF. Gillette has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering from the University of South Florida. He also attended Harvard’s advanced management program.

The Early Learning Coalition administers state and federal funding for subsidized child care for low-income families through the school readiness program, contracting with 881 providers in Hillsborough County. It also administers the state’s voluntary pre-kindergarten program, which serves 74% of Hillsborough’s 4-year-old population.

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Coalition of Immokalee Workers

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PINELLAS EDUCATION FOUNDATION

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Sundari Foundation (DBA Lotus House Women's Shelter)

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EVERGLADES FOUNDATION

GORDON GILLETTE

EARLY LEARNING COALITION OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

Linda Landman Gonzalez

ORLANDO MAGIC YOUTH FOUNDATION

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CHARLES & MARGERY BARANCIK FOUNDATION

Alberto Ibargüen

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

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QUANTUM FOUNDATION

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Miami Foundation

Jim McCarthy

North Florida Land Trust

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MOURNING FAMILY FOUNDATION

David Odahowski

Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation

Kenneth Robinson

Dr. P. Phillips Foundation

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Florida Blue Foundation

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FLORIDA COUNCIL OF 100

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Community Foundation for Northeast Florida