VENICE, FL (June 1, 2022) – Gulf Coast Community Foundation (Gulf Coast) has announced the promotion of a seasoned staff member, the addition of a philanthropic trailblazer, and the addition of an experienced donor relations staff member.
“We are thrilled to announce Kelly Borgia’s promotion within Gulf Coast Community Foundation. Kelly has contributed to our entire team, year after year, in meaningful and dynamic ways,” said Mark Pritchett, President|CEO of Gulf Coast Community Foundation. “We also welcome Sasha Hausman Pyatte and Priscilla Boward to the team, as they embark on their new careers at Gulf Coast and share their talents with our donors.”
Kelly Borgia joined Gulf Coast in the summer of 2018 after having worked 10 years at Asolo Repertory Theatre as their Production Stage Manager. Borgia served as a Philanthropic Coordinator and Administrator in the Philanthropy Services team at Gulf Coast, and she has now been appointed to Strategic Engagement Manager. As a member of the Brand Strategy team, Borgia will work closely with all functional teams at Gulf Coast to create and execute impactful and meaningful engagement experiences. She is also responsible for managing Gulf Coast’s Arts Appreciation and sponsorship grant programs. Borgia earned her bachelor of fine arts from the University of Central Florida.
Sasha Hausman Pyatte, CFRE joins the Gulf Coast team as a Philanthropic Advisor, bringing experience in leadership, communications, donor cultivation, and stewardship. Pyatte most recently served as Director of Advancement & Strategic Partnerships at the Van Wezel Foundation where she developed, executed, and evaluated long-term goals and strategies for the foundation and the future Sarasota Performing Arts Center. Pyatte has also served as Executive Director of the AdventHealth Zephyrhills and Dade City Foundation where she had responsibilities for the direction and development of two hospital foundations. In the past, Pyatte was the Director of Philanthropy for Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida for 10 years. Pyatte earned her bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Central Florida and has earned her Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE).
Priscilla Boward joins the Gulf Coast team as Philanthropic Administrator. Boward hails from Caledonia, Michigan where she worked with many nonprofits for several years. She brings experience in donor relations, volunteer coordination, and communications. In her new role, Boward will work closely with the Philanthropy Services team to assist donors in establishing relationships with Gulf Coast. She received her bachelor of arts in Strategic Communication from Cornerstone University.
For more than 25 years, Gulf Coast Community Foundation has transformed our region through bold and proactive philanthropy. Gulf Coast serves the needs of the region through systemic change and viable solutions, as a partner in philanthropy and a leader in community initiatives.
About Gulf Coast Community Foundation
For more than 25 years, together with our donors, Gulf Coast Community Foundation has transformed our region through bold and proactive philanthropy. Gulf Coast is a public charity that was created in 1995 through the sale of the Venice Hospital. Since then, we have become the philanthropic home of over 950 families, individuals, businesses, and organizations that have established charitable funds here. Together, we have invested over $460 million in grants in the areas of health and human services, civic and economic development, education, arts and culture, and the environment. Learn more at GulfCoastCF.org.