Philanthropy & Nonprofits

NINA WATERS

PRESIDENT, COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR NORTHEAST FLORIDA, JACKSONVILLE

The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, which Waters has led for 19 years, is Florida’s oldest and largest community foundation. The foundation helps donors invest philanthropic gifts, helps non-profits serve the region and “helps people come together to make the community a better place,” Waters says. Now in its 56th year, the foundation has assets of $480 million.

EDUCATION Jacksonville University (BA)
PHILANTHROPIC PASSION In addition to its status as a robust hub for philanthropy in the community (more than 570 funds are housed here), the Community Foundation has a reputation for civic leadership that places it ‘at the table’ for nearly every important community topic.
SOMETHING SURPRISING I worked in a minimum-security prison for two years while a student at Jacksonville University.
FLORIDA ISSUE The lack of affordable housing
ALTERNATE CAREER? I wanted to be a marine biologist. Instead of becoming one, I married one.

Greg Asbed

Coalition of Immokalee Workers

STACY BAIER

PINELLAS EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Dominic Calabro

Florida TaxWatch

DICK CORBETT

Philanthropist

CORNELIA CORBETT

Philanthropist

Eric Eikenberg

EVERGLADES FOUNDATION

Linda Landman Gonzalez

ORLANDO MAGIC YOUTH FOUNDATION

Teri Hansen

CHARLES & MARGERY BARANCIK FOUNDATION

Alberto Ibargüen

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Pam Iorio

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Eric Kelly

QUANTUM FOUNDATION

David Lawrence Jr.

THE CHILDREN’S MOVEMENT OF FLORIDA

Rebecca Fishman Lipsey

Miami Foundation

ALONZO MOURNING

MOURNING FAMILY FOUNDATION

Pam Muma

Philanthropist

Les Muma

Philanthropist

David Odahowski

Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation

Kenneth Robinson

Dr. P. Phillips Foundation

HINKS SHIMBERG

PHILANTHROPIST

ELAINE SHIMBERG

PHILANTHROPIST

Susan Towler

Florida Blue Foundation

BOB WARD

FLORIDA COUNCIL OF 100

Nina Waters

Community Foundation for Northeast Florida