Manatee Chamber Foundation
The Manatee Chamber Foundation has been established for the advancement of education and understanding of economics, matters of public concern, finance, housing, human relations, problems of minority groups, science and technology, economic planning and development, international relations and other subjects related to improved efficiency, development, and acceleration of both the quality and quantity of economic growth and employment opportunities through any activity which tends to promote understanding, unification, or improved relationships between different economic or ethnic groups.
Foundation Programs and Initiatives:
Economic Impact Study of the Arts & Cultural Community
Manatee County Health Care Study
Workplace Wellness, Health Links
Education and Workforce Programs, including Project TEACH, The Big Bank Theory, and Job Shadowing Initiatives
Foundation Officers and Board of Trustees:
Jackie Barron, The Mosaic Company
Christy Cardillo, Shinn & Company, LLC
Mac Carraway, Carraway Consulting
Bobby Cooper, Fifth Third Bank
Jacki Dezelski, Manatee Chamber of Commerce
Chris Pennewill, Hancock Bank
Cliff Walters, Blalock Walters, P.A.