LUMINARIES: ST LUCIE COUNTY
Aug. 02, 2016
By Thom Jones
The St. Lucie County Education Foundation, Inc. appointed Leslie Kristof, Campus President of Keiser University (Port St. Lucie), as Chair of the Board, during its Annual Meeting. The Foundation also appointed Robbi Giaccone, of Dr. Daniel Holley’s Office, as Vice Chair of the Board.
Other Board of Director appointments include Ian Cotner, Regional Director at AT&T, Joel Zwemer, Attorney & Shareholder of Dean Mead Minton Zwemer Law Firm, and Brandon Nobile of Morganti. All other current Board members were re-elected.
Thom Jones was appointed President of the Education Foundation at the meeting. Jones previously served as Executive Director and now joins the Board as a corporate officer.
Leslie Kristof stated that she will focus on initiatives that support improving literacy in the age 3 to grade three levels as well as workforce readiness programs designed to help more at risk students graduate from high school and ultimately attend post-graduation studies right here in St. Lucie County.
Jones thanked Immediate Past Chair Carissa Zerga, Seacoast Bank Vice President, for her significant leadership during an especially challenging term. Jones noted the Education Foundation has made significant progress in 2015-2016 in raising awareness of the Foundation and building strong partnerships with community leaders and other civic organizations. He stated his goal is to strengthen the Foundation’s mission to promote, encourage and recognize excellence in public education.
Jones also welcomed Clair Clark to the professional staff. Clark will manage office activities and support various programs. She has over 20 years experience in the school district environment.
The St. Lucie County Education Foundation, Inc. is a direct support, 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation created to advance K-12 public education.
The Foundation builds stronger partnerships with the private sector to provide grants to teachers; scholarships to students as well as mentoring and employee recognition programs. Visit EFSLC.org to learn more and follow us on Facebook.