Tami Sender, CEO
Tami Sender, 54, has a notable 30-year track record in the nonprofit arena. During her nine-year tenure as the president and CEO of the Greater Joliet IL Area YMCA, Sender led two successful capital campaigns raising $11.3 million and oversaw construction of a 78,000 sq ft facility, among other key accomplishments. She also served as director of development for a parks foundation where she oversaw a $1.7 million capital campaign and secured more than $365,000 in key grant funding. A graduate of Millikin University, Sender has been a Punta Gorda Isles resident since 2013.
“The Charlotte Community Foundation is pleased to bring on board an executive with Tami’s breadth of skills and depth of experience,” said Foundation Board Chair Mary Byrski. “Her ability to work effectively with donors and nonprofits to assess community needs and pursue initiatives that produce constructive change will be an asset to Charlotte County. Tami is passionate about serving our community and enhancing the quality of life for all local residents.”
In partnership with the Board, Sender will have responsibility for strategic planning and execution, organizational governance and financial oversight. She also will direct asset development, funds management, donor relations, community outreach and linkages with other philanthropic groups.
“The Charlotte Community Foundation and its generous donors have a long and distinguished history of promoting the common good in Charlotte County via distribution of more than $5.6 million in grants and scholarships since 1995,” Sender stated. “I am eager to meet with donors and nonprofits as well as business and community leaders to share thoughts on how the Foundation can play an even greater role as the center for philanthropy in our area. Building relationships and creating meaningful collaborations to help Charlotte County residents connect with the charitable causes that tug at their heartstrings will be my primary goals.”