Philanthropy & Nonprofits

Nina Waters

President, Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, Jacksonville

The non-profit is Florida’s oldest and largest community foundation, with assets of $546 million. It works to strengthen Northeast Florida through grant making and leadership in neighborhoods, public education reform and addressing poverty. Waters, who began her career working in a minimum security adult prison, has been president of the 22-employee foundation since 2005.

EDUCATION Jacksonville University (BA)
SOMETHING SURPRISING I won’t watch movies with sad endings.
WOULD CHANGE about Florida The humidity
NEW HOBBY Being a grandmother. Best job ever!
ADMIRES Bob Graham. While governor, he emphasized education, especially the improvement of public universities. He also launched the most extensive environmental protection program in the state’s history. After he left the U.S. Senate, he founded the Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida.
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ORLANDO MAGIC YOUTH FOUNDATION

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CHARLES & MARGERY BARANCIK FOUNDATION

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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