TAMPA, FL February 7, 2013 – National Christian Foundation Tampa Bay has named David Brownlee as area director for its new program entitled Mission Increase Foundation (MIF). MIF will provide free training and consulting for hundreds of area nonprofits to help improve their organizational effectiveness and fundraising prowess. In addition, MIF will make dozens of major grants typically ranging from $15,000-25,000 each year to the same local charities. MIF and NCF seek to increase the mission of all nonprofits by teaching transformational giving principles through a combination of workshops, seminars and personal consultations.
Brownlee previously served as Chief Operating Officer of the Tampa-based LCM Group, Inc., an investment management and wealth advisory firm, where he was one of the founding partners. Brownlee brings management experience from both publicly and privately held companies as well as from the nonprofit sector. He has lived in Tampa for 22 years and during that time served on a number of nonprofit boards, including the Tampa Metro YMCA, Young Life and the National Christian Foundation Tampa Bay.
“I will enjoy working every day with nonprofit organizations in our community,” said Brownlee, “assisting them to grow their capacity and effectiveness in the areas of fundraising, board governance, leadership and other organizational areas. What a gift it is to be able to use my past work experience, the tremendous curriculum and resources of Mission Increase, and the partnership of the National Christian Foundation to deliver assistance and training in the most challenging areas for nonprofits – all free of charge.”
“This is a major development in our city,” added Bob Collins, President of NCF Tampa Bay, “free training, free consulting and a new major grants program will help literally hundreds of local charities and the thousands of people they serve.”
Brownlee is a member of Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church where he has served in the areas of Christian education and missions. He attended the University of Michigan, graduating with a degree in Economics. He is married to Debbie and has two adult daughters who currently live in the Northeast.
NATIONAL CHRISTIAN FOUNDATION
Headquartered in Atlanta, National Christian Foundation (NCF) is a nationwide grant-making network that funds the Christian causes recommended by their givers. The NCF Giving Fund® helps Christians simplify the process of giving to their favorite ministries and helps multiply the impact of their gifts through tax-wise strategies. Since 1982, NCF has become America’s largest sponsor of donor-advised funds for Christian givers with over $4.9 billion in contributions and more than $3.3 billion granted to thousands of churches, ministries, and nonprofits. NCF is currently ranked third by Charity Navigator in its list of the “top 10 charities everyone’s heard of,” and is the 19th largest U.S. charity. National Christian Foundation Orlando was established in 2004.
To learn more about National Christian Foundation Tampa Bay or Mission Increase Foundation or to request an interview with Area Director David Brownlee, call Stacy Vick Foster at 813.567.1499