Tampa, Fla. [May 25, 2023] – The Community Foundation Tampa Bay is pleased to welcome Dr. Diana Santangelo as the new Director, Thrive by Five, a cross-sector network focused on supporting families with young children. The goal of Thrive by Five is to increase the percentage of children in our community “ready” for kindergarten. The initiative works with diverse partners throughout the community to achieve a multi-faceted common vision, ensuring that children, families, schools, and the community are aligned in supporting the development of young children.
“We are very excited to have Diana join our team. She has a wealth of Collective Impact experience and is a staunch advocate of youth success, prosperity, and equity,” said Dr. Jesse Coraggio, Senior Vice President, Community Impact.
About Diana Santangelo:
Dr. Diana Santangelo has a demonstrated history of working in education, nonprofit, and community-based organizations across Florida. She has a love of the classroom and a passion for education, having spent the start of her career as an educator she then worked in leadership roles at United Way Miami and other prominent CBOs in Miami-Dade County. She has extensive experience overseeing programming, funding, community impact efforts, board management, strategic partnerships, and launching various community-driven initiatives. Dr. Santangelo received her Bachelor of Arts in English from The Ohio State University, a Master of Special Education from the University of Florida, and a PhD from Florida International University.
About Community Foundation Tampa Bay:
The Community Foundation 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 30 years, the Community Foundation 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 Tampa Bay to award more than $355 million in grants to nonprofit organizations across the country.