Community Foundation Appoints Two New Staff
WEST PALM BEACH, FL (January 4, 2016) – The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties has appointed Corrie Edwards as Marketing & Communications Manager and Lisa Huertas as Major Gifts Officer.
Corrie Edwards is responsible for developing and executing marketing strategies that promote the Foundation’s mission to connect philanthropists to important causes and nonprofits in order to build stronger communities. In addition to administering its public relations and digital programs, Edwards is integrally involved in the Great Give Palm Beach and Martin Counties. This 24-hour online giving event on May 3, 2016 allows every nonprofit in Palm Beach and Martin counties to raise as much money during this time period as possible to support their programs.
Edwards was most recently the Marketing & Communications Manager for Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. Her creative expertise includes marketing strategy, crisis and corporate communications, and digital marketing. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Public Relations Society of Florida – Palm Beach Chapter and received her Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Marketing from Florida Gulf Coast University.
As Major Gifts Officer, Lisa Huertas is responsible for donor development and securing funds for the organization. Prior to moving to Florida in 2001, Huertas worked in development positions at Carnegie Hall, The Asia Society, and The National Council on Alcoholism.
Huertas serves on the boards of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Palm Beach County Chapter, Miami City Ballet, Career Transition for Dancers, and the Yale Club of the Palm Beaches. She is also a member of the Round Table of the Palm Beaches, The Forum Club, and the Planned Giving Council. Huertas received a Bachelor’s degree in the History of Art from Yale and an MBA in Arts Administration from SUNY-Binghamton.
“Corrie and Lisa are both passionate about the role philanthropy plays in shaping a community,” said President and CEO Brad Hurlburt. “As the Community Foundation continues to grow to meet our region’s critical needs, we welcome their new perspectives and expertise.”
As one of the largest community foundations in Florida, the Foundation manages an endowment of $160 million, and has been serving the region for 43 years. Together with its donors, the Foundation makes grants, awards scholarships and makes continual effort to improve the lives and opportunities of its residents – both now and in the future.
For more information on the Foundation, visit www.yourcommunityfoundation.org.
ABOUT THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION: The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties is one of Florida’s largest community foundations. The nonprofit organization has provided $120 million in grants and scholarships over its 43-year history. At its core, the Community Foundation is an organization created with gifts from generous people committed to local causes. For donors, the Foundation serves as a philanthropic advisor. For the community, the Foundation serves as a grant maker and a civic leader. Through the support of its donors and fund holders, the Foundation has been able to address some of the community’s most pressing needs, including hunger, housing and education.