Eileen Connolly-Keesler

Eileen is the President/CEO and oversees the Community Foundation’s mission and addresses community needs by providing leadership and coordination through grantmaking and fund development. Contact Eileen at ekeesler@cfcollier.org. Eileen is Board Chair of the Florida Nonprofit Alliance and serves on the boards of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and CFLeads (Community Foundations Leading Change).…

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Laura Bidireanu

Laura is the Director of Education/Scholarships and oversees the scholarship funds administered by the Foundation. Contact Laura at lbidireanu@cfcollier.org. She works with donors, families, students, committees, and community partners on the various efforts related to the scholarship program. Laura has been with CFCC since 2020.

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Dawn Grundeman

Dawn is the Grants Administrator and supports the grants team in their work with program and donor-advised grants. Contact Dawn at dgrundeman@cfcollier.org. Dawn Grundeman supports the grants team in their work with program and donor-advised grants, as well as being responsible for communications to the Board of Trustees. For the past five years, Dawn has…

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Lisette Holmes

As Financial Analyst, Lisette supports the CFO in providing the vision and strategic oversight for the overall operating, financial and administrative activities of the Foundation. Contact Lisette at lholmes@cfcollier.org. Lisette provides investment management oversight and works actively with the Investment Committee to develop investment policy and asset allocation. She joined the Community Foundation of Collier…

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Eric Kingsley

As Accounting Manager, Eric oversees the accounting function for the Foundation, including financial statement preparation and investment pool management. Contact Eric at ekingsley@cfcollier.org. Eric joined the Foundation in April 2013. He earned his B.S. in Accounting from Florida Gulf Coast University and has worked in both the public and private sector. Prior to joining the…

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Marsha Lewis

Marsha is the Donor Information Specialist and ensures that the Foundation’s information system is accurately maintained and ensures the accuracy of the processing of all the grants disbursements and the contributions received. Contact Marsha at mlewis@cfcollier.org. She began employment at the Foundation in September 2004, after 20 years of accounting in City Government in both…

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Meredith Nassif

Meredith is the Director of Donor Services and works with fundholders, enthusiastically supporting them in achieving their philanthropic goals. Contact Meredith at mnassif@cfcollier.org. She has been fortunate to work at the Foundation since 2019 helping to ensure that fundholders receive the highest level of service. Prior to joining the Foundation, she was the Director of…

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Flo Noel

Flo is the Administrative Assistant and is responsible for the overall management of the Community Foundation office and administrative needs, as well as support to the CEO and staff. Contact Flo at fnoel@cfcollier.org. Flo has been with the Community Foundation since 2021. Previously, she worked in sales at Shoreline Flooring Supply. She is also a…

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Deborah Olson

Deborah is the Scholarship Coordinator and supports the scholarship department with various administrative duties relating to the scholarship funds that CFCC administers. Contact Deb at dolson@cfcollier.org. She assists students and parents with the application process. Deb prepares scholarship payments to be sent to the institutions and performs other duties as assigned. Deb has worked at…

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Wendy Ponting

As CFO, Wendy provides executive leadership, vision, and strategic oversight for the overall operating, financial and administrative activities of the Foundation. Contact Wendy at wponting@cfcollier.org. Wendy provides investment management oversight and works actively with the Investment Committee to develop investment policy and asset allocation. She joined the Community Foundation of Collier County staff as their…

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