SFNet Tampa Bay Chapter June 2023 Luncheon

June 28, 2023 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

The Centre Club Tampa 123 S West Shore Blvd 8th Floor
Tampa, FL  33609

*Online registration and cancellations for refunds must be completed by the Friday prior to the event

Chad Mitchell, is the Vice President of Partnership Engagement, holds a degree in Criminal Justice, and a minor in Psychology from Kutztown University and joined Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay in the fall of 2016. His ability to inspire and his passion for our mission shows in his leadership and his ability to create many important and meaningful partnerships for the agency. His close ties to the community we serve has proven beneficial to our continued efforts of reaching our goals, defending the potential of our youth and being consistent in making positive long-lasting matches.  Chad is a Big brother to his little Rudy, is happily married to his wife Nereida and has 2 sons, Marcus, and Lucas.  His commitment to his faith, family and community are evident in his continued pursuit to serve others.

Jeannette Rodriguez is the Donor Relations & Event Manager at Feeding Tampa Bay. She has been with the organization for almost three years. She previously held the position of Director of Advancement at Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay.
She likes to say that she “grew up” at Bank of America as she spent the majority of her professional career in financial services & investments. After attending the University of South Florida, she started her career at NCNB, Bank of America’s first iteration in Tampa. Since then, she worked at various other financial institutions primarily as a Relationship Manager. Almost 7 years ago, she went through a paradigm shift and decided she wanted to spend the remainder of her professional career in nonprofit.
Since joining Feeding Tampa Bay, she has served on the Development team as a Fundraiser. She recently worked on the organization’s $60 million Capital Campaign securing major gifts from local corporate leaders including TECO and Bloomin’ Brands. The new facility for Feeding Tampa Bay, scheduled to open in Spring 2024, will be the largest social services project in our region and a true hub of opportunity.

A 25-year YMCA professional, Matt Mitchell is the President and CEO of the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA. Matt guides the advancement of the Y’s mission and cause throughout Tampa Bay, where he is responsible for the overall health and impact of the Y Movement. He ensures the organization has the financial resources and capacity build a stronger community through its 13 Membership Facilities, in addition to a 65-acre Outdoor Adventure Camp, 2 Youth and Family Program Centers, a Community Learning Center and 30 Afterschool Program sites. Matt works with Y staff and a volunteer Governance Board to implement the Y's Strategic Plan and strengthen current Y operations and campaigns.

With a commitment to strengthen the Tampa Bay community, Matt and his team of staff and volunteers impacted nearly 235,000 children, teens, adults, senior citizens, cancer survivors, chronically ill community members, at-risk youth, infants and toddlers through Y programs and community outreach events in 2022. Among those, 53,045 individuals were served at little or no cost thanks to the charitable contributions and volunteer efforts of Y members, donors, community partners and foundation support. With Matt at the helm, in 2022 the Tampa Y invested $7.9 million back into the community through financial assistance to ensure participation in all programs among youth, adults and families facing financial hardship, in addition to, subsidized programs that fill community voids. One such program, Safety Around Water, taught nearly 8,000 kids life-saving skills at more than 30 YMCA pools across Tampa Bay in 2022. Another high-impact initiative flourishing under Matt’s leadership is the Y’s Veggie Van – A Mobile Market Place, providing fresh produce annually to 39,400 kids, seniors and families living in foods deserts. Another 465,269 healthy meals and nutritious snacks were provided to kids as part of the Tampa Y’s out-of-school meal programs.

Matt came to the Tampa YMCA in October 2017 from the YMCA of Greater San Antonio where, as Executive Vice-President and COO from 2012 to 2017, he was entrusted with the management of the association’s $33.2M operational portfolio that included 1,500 staff, 11 Membership Centers, 3 Early Learning Centers, 1 Resident Camp, a Y Living Center and 55+ School Age program sites located in 8 school districts. He orchestrated and strengthened community collaborations and partnerships, increased annual charitable contributions by $700,000, grew member retention by 16 percent and attained 65 percent growth in family memberships and 40 percent growth in overall memberships.

Prior to San Antonio, Matt worked for the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee in various leadership roles including Vice President of Center Operations, Group Vice-President, Senior Branch Executive Director and Branch Director. As Vice President of Center Operations, Matt was responsible for the management of the association’s physical asset portfolio ($110.5M), supervision of 12 Direct Reports (7 Center Executives, Executive Director of Resident Camps and 4 Directors of Facility Operations). Budget responsibility was in excess of $15M and Financial Development responsibility of just over $781K.
Matt holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Matt and his wife, Nicole, both grew up in the upper Midwest and are now immersing themselves in the Tampa Bay community.

Dr. Katie Shultz has spent the past 18 years working as a development professional, including positions in fund distribution for the United Way, individual donor development and grant writing for several nonprofit and government entities, including leading the grants department at St. Petersburg College (SPC).   Currently Dr. Shultz is the Senior Director of Community Investments at Community Foundation Tampa Bay (CFTB). In her position at CFTB, Dr. Shultz oversees the administration of the competitive grant distribution process and other funding opportunities for area nonprofits.  Her focus is on connecting the donor’s dollar to nonprofits that are addressing the most pressing needs in the community.   Dr. Shultz also works to increase the capacity of nonprofits by developing various programming and professional development opportunities.  Dr. Shultz received her Doctorate in Leadership Education (Ed.D.) from the University of New England and holds a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from Rutgers University along with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Eastern University.



Contact Information

Contact: Brooke Grizzard

Phone Number: (813) 728-0417

Email: sfnet.tampa@gmail.com

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