MELBOURNE - The Community Foundation for Brevard has elected three new members to its volunteer Board of Directors.
They are Keri K. Donald, Robin Fisher, and Douglas G. Holton, each of whom brings years of community service and leadership to the board.
The Community Foundation for Brevard's mission is to build a healthier, more vibrant community through philanthropy.
Since 1981 the foundation has invested more than $21 million in philanthropic gifts from generous donors to build a better, more vibrant Brevard County.
“2021 marks the Community Foundation for Brevard’s 40th anniversary of helping to create communities that are safe, vibrant, and inclusive for all,” said Amanda Smith, Board Chair. “Our board, fund holders and staff are united in maximizing our impact and addressing the most critical issues here in Brevard and beyond.”
About the new board members:
* Keri K. Donald: An active community volunteer and philanthropist, Ms. Donald is the co-chair of Steadytown, a private operating foundation focused on ending homelessness and advancing equity of opportunity. Through innovation, collective action, and strategic philanthropy, she has helped address chronic homelessness; inclusive and affordable housing in Brevard; and the revitalization of South Melbourne. Ms. Donald is past president of the South Brevard Sharing Center, where she continues to serve on the board. Along with her husband, she holds the Keith and Keri Donald Brevard Impact Fund with the Community Foundation.
Prior to her community activism, she was a senior developer with Harris Corporation. She holds a bachelor’s in computer science from the University of Alabama. A longtime Brevard resident, Donald resides in West Melbourne with her family.
* Robin Fisher: A community leader and businessman, Mr. Fisher is the owner of the Robin L. Fisher Insurance Agency, Inc. and an investor in real estate. He has applied his skills on behalf of the Brevard community, serving on both Palm Bay and Titusville city councils and as a two-term Brevard County Commissioner. Additionally, he has lent his time and resources to nonprofit organizations, including serving for 30 years on the boards of the Central Florida YMCA and Titusville YMCA, as well as on the boards of Junior Achievement of the Space Coast and Eastern Florida State College.
Mr. Fisher holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Florida, where he’s recognized as one of the best linemen in Gator history. Fisher and his wife Rhoda are active in the community and reside in Titusville.
* Douglas G. Holton: Mr. Holton is a U.S. Air Force veteran, community volunteer, and philanthropist. He retired from a successful career in information technology that spanned the private sector to the U.S. Government; he also taught as an adjunct professor for a decade at Brevard Community College. Mr. Holton holds a bachelor’s degree from American University and a master’s in management from Troy State University. He has contributed his time and resources to many organizations in Brevard, focusing on those helping people in need and serving as a full-term board member for Family Promise of Brevard. He and his wife Kathleen hold the Holton Family Fund with the Community Foundation. Longtime Brevard residents, they live in Melbourne.
Learn more about the Community Foundation of Brevard by visiting their website - cfbrevard.org .