TAMPA, FL – The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay is pleased to announce that Grace Hengesbach has joined the Advancement team as Nature Coast Community Consultant.

Grace is a Consultant with Beech Street Consulting who engages with non-profits and small businesses through a variety of services.  She is lifelong resident of the Nature Coast and most recently worked as the Executive Director of a feeding agency serving Citrus County.

A decade into her career, Grace has been recognized as a Pillar of the Business Community and as a successful fundraiser by the University of Florida. A graduate of Leadership Citrus, she serves as a board member for the PACE Center for Girls (Citrus) and the Chamber of Commerce. Grace is a member of the Central Florida College Advisory Council and the Rotary Club of Crystal River. She has been awarded for Service Above Self, Making a Difference, and as the Citizen of the Year. In addition to her fundraising and marketing experience, Grace is certified to teach elementary school within the state of Florida.

Grace holds a BA in Elementary Education from The University of North Florida. She and her husband, Seton, live in Homosassa and enjoy playing golf in their free time.

“We are thrilled to have Grace join us and expand our reach in the Nature Coast area,” said Marlene Spalten, President & CEO. “She has deep roots in the community.”

***

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 30 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. Learn more at CFTampaBay.org.