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FL 2030 Trailblazer Spotlight – Mark Pritchett, Gulf Coast Community Foundation

Tell us a little about Gulf Coast Community Foundation.

Gulf Coast Community Foundation is headquartered in Venice, Florida and has a second office in downtown Sarasota. Since 1995, Gulf Coast has transformed it’s four-county region by granting more than $500 million in the areas of health and human services, civic and economic development, education, arts and culture, and the environment. Gulf Coast was named one of the “Best Nonprofits to Work For” nationally by The Nonprofit Times in 2010, 2011, 2017, 2020, and 2021.

What made you join the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Board of Trustees, and what would you say to other Florida leaders about the benefit and value of this partnership?

Our Florida Chamber Foundation membership keeps us abreast of the latest policy changes in Tallahassee while exploring the latest innovations in communities around our state.

What are Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s particular areas of interest as they apply to reaching the Florida 2030 Blueprint goals designed to make Florida a top 10 global economy by 2030?

As a community foundation, we are interested in all of the Florida 2030 Blueprint goals aimed at making Florida a top 10 global economy by 2030.  Improving student outcomes, providing a safety net for our most vulnerable families, preserving our clean waters, creating beautiful parks and vibrant arts all lead to a better quality of life for all of us.  We welcome and challenge all of our Chamber Foundation Trustees and stakeholders to leave their regions and the State of Florida better than where they found it.

Click here to learn about the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Board of Trustees who are uniting Florida businesses for good around the Florida 2030 Blueprint.

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