TAMPA, Fla. (November 4, 2019) – Community foundation veteran Sheila Kinman, CAP® has joined the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay’s leadership team as senior vice president of philanthropy. She brings more than a decade of experience facilitating charitable giving in community foundations across the U.S.
At the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, Kinman works with people who want to make a positive impact in our community. She facilitates charitable giving by connecting donors to philanthropic causes, facilitating legacy and planned giving and establishing charitable funds. Kinman also works closely with professional advisors on complex charitable donations for their clients.
“Sheila’s significant experience in charitable giving will allow us to further our relationships in the community,” said Marlene Spalten, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay. “She’ll play a key role in connecting philanthropists to organizations and causes that fit their passions.”
Before joining the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, Kinman worked at the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties as the senior vice president for philanthropic giving. In that role, she facilitated charitable giving for individuals, families and businesses, which resulted in a record number of charitable gifts and funds opened.
Previously, Kinman was the chief advancement officer at the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines. She implemented the comprehensive development plan and led a team of six staff who helped reach annual development growth of over 20% and assisted high-net-worth donors, nonprofits and corporations establish charitable funds.
Kinman earned her chartered advisor in philanthropy (CAP®) designation in 2013. The designation allows Kinman to help clients articulate and advance their highest aspirations for self, family, and society through charitable giving. She is also a board member of National Standards of U.S. Community Foundations and serves as a peer reviewer for its Accreditation Program, which reviews community foundation staff and boards’ processes to make sure they are achieving operational excellence. Kinman graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a bachelor of arts in communications and public relations.
About the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay
Founded in 1990, the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay connects donors, nonprofits, community and business leaders, professional advisors, volunteers and residents to make the maximum positive impact in the Tampa Bay region. For more than 25 years, the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay has been dedicated to making giving easy and meaningful for donors as a way to strengthen nonprofit organizations and build a better, more vibrant community. Since its inception, its donors have enabled the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay to award nearly $215 million in grants to nonprofit organizations across the country.