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Marlene Spalten

Marlene Spalten

President & CEO

Marlene Spalten joined the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay as its President and CEO in October 2012. With an objective of significantly increasing philanthropy in the region, she was listed on Tampa Bay Business Journal’s “25 People to Watch in 2013”. Since its inception in 1990, CFTB has distributed more than $210 million in grants while building assets to more than  $250 million through community leadership, philanthropic services, and creative grantmaking. Marlene serves on the boards of the Florida Philanthropic Network, the Florida College Access Network, and Community Foundations of Florida. She is a peer reviewer for the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations Accreditation Program.

Kory Burkley

Kory Burkley

VICE PRESIDENT AND CFO

Kory Burkley joined the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay in 2017. He previously was Director of Finance for IMA World Health and a Senior Financial Analyst for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Kory has a BS in Finance from Creighton University and an MBA from the University of Denver.

Contact Kory by email or at 813.609.4854

Beverley McLain

Beverley McLain

SR. VICE PRESIDENT, PHILANTHROPIC SERVICES

Beverley McLain has been with the Community Foundation since 2004, serving in a variety of roles from communications to marketing to planned giving. Currently working with our community of professional advisors, Beverley brings her years of experience to bear to ensure that advisors know the value of working through the Foundation with their charitable clients. She has a BA in Education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and an MBA from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Contact Beverley by email or at 813.609.4855

Jesse Coraggio  Phd

Jesse Coraggio Phd

VICE PRESIDENT, COMMUNITY IMPACT

Jesse was previously the Vice President of Strategic Impact at St. Petersburg College. He is a former Chair of the Florida College System’s Council of Instructional Affairs (CIA) and a former President of the Florida Association for Institutional Research (FAIR). His involvement in the community includes serving as the Chair of the Seminole Educational Ecosystem and a member of the Leadership Council for LEAP Tampa Bay. He holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an Emphasis in Measurement and Evaluation from the University of South Florida. A recognized influencer in his field, his work has been published, and he has presented papers and presentations at more than 75 conferences.

Contact Jesse by email or at 813.609.4867

Molly James

Molly James

VICE PRESIDENT, PHILANTHROPY

Molly James joined the Foundation in 2014, working with donors to develop strategies to meet their giving goals. She previously was director of development at the Salvador Dali Museum and the Tampa Museum of Art. A long-time community volunteer, Molly has a BA in psychology from Emory University.

Contact Molly by email or at 813.609.4857

Wilma Norton

Wilma Norton

VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING/COMMUNICATIONS

Wilma Norton joined the Community Foundation in 2014. She was a journalist at the St. Petersburg Times (now the Tampa Bay Times) for more than 20 years. Most recently, she was assistant director of public information at St. Petersburg College. Wilma has a BA in journalism and in political science from Western Kentucky University and an MBA from Florida International University.

Contact Wilma by email or at 813.609.4858

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