Philanthropy & Nonprofits

STACY BAIER

CEO, PINELLAS EDUCATION FOUNDATION, LARGO

The Pinellas Education Foundation is a coalition of business and community leaders committed to building and supporting a high-quality K-12 public education system. The mission is to accelerate educational achievement for all students through the mobilization of innovation, relationships and resources. The foundation, which employs 32, serves as a catalyst for advancing better outcomes in two primary areas: Student academic achievement and preparing students for multiple pathways whether that path is college, career technical education, military or a job. The foundation focuses much of its efforts on populations of students where inequities exist in outcomes. Baier has been CEO for four years.

EDUCATION University of South Florida (BA), Harvard University (EdM), University of Florida (Ph.D.)
PROFESSIONAL EVOLUTION I was always interested in education, but I knew my strength would not be in teaching. Finding my first job at the Hillsborough Education Foundation showed me the role philanthropy could have to influence student outcomes.
SOMETHING SURPRISING I went to the Junior Olympics in Tae Kwon Do when I was in high school.
ADMIRES David Lawrence of The Children’s Movement. He could have retired from the newspaper business and led a lovely life of golf, travel and boating. But instead he dedicated himself to a social cause and as a result changed the trajectory of thousands of lives.
READING White Fragility, by Robin DiAngelo; The Ultimate Guide to Raising a Puppy, by Victoria Stilwell

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