Patricia L. Douglas assumes role as board chair
Tampa, FL, July 8, 2014– The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay is pleased to announce the appointment of Lansing S. “Lanse” Scriven and Sarah O. Watkins as members of the Board of Trustees.
“Both Lanse and Sarah bring a wealth of experience and a proven commitment to the mission of the Foundation,” said Patricia L. Douglas, who began a two-year term as board chair on July 1. “Their input and energy will help us continue our mission to build a better community in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando counties.”
Scriven is an attorney with the law firm Trenam Kemker and a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation group. He also serves as a special prosecutor for the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission. He is a graduate of Duke University and the Florida State University College of Law. He is a member of the Florida Bar Board of Governors, the Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation Board of Directors and the Southern Legal Counsel Board of Directors. He is past president of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the National Bar Association Florida Chapter, the George Edgecomb Bar Association, the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts and the Tampa Club. He previously served on the boards of Tampa General Hospital and the Tampa Housing Authority.
Watkins is a community advocate who serves on the board of trustees of Champions for Children Tampa Bay, The Spring of Tampa Bay and Epworth By the Sea Christian conference center and on the University of Alabama College of Human Environmental Sciences Leadership Board. She is a graduate of the University of Alabama and holds a Master of International Business degree from Bond University in Queensland, Australia. Her other civic activities include the Junior League of Tampa, the Investment Strategies Committee of United Way Suncoast and chair of both the 2014 Children Tampa Bay Top Chef Fundraiser and the 2014 The Spring of Tampa Bay Peace Couture Gala Fundraiser.
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The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay has been growing philanthropy in the Tampa Bay region for nearly a quarter of a century. Across Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando counties, the Foundation works with donors to identify and support those initiatives and organizations that improve the quality of life in our community. The Foundation has awarded more than $150 million in grants since its inception and has assets of approximately $182 million.
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