Joanne Cohen

Vice President of Philanthropic Services, The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida

Joanne E. Cohen is the Vice President of Philanthropic Services for The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida. Cohen joined the Foundation in August of 2012. For the prior ten years, she was the Assistant Executive Director of Jacksonville Jewish Federation, responsible for a $2 million annual campaign. Her experience includes work at the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton, LexisNexis, The Education Law Center and Association of Retarded Citizens, both in Pittsburgh.

She provides staff leadership of The Donors’ Forum of Northeast Florida, the Weaver Philanthropic Initiative program for Next Gen philanthropists and three giving circles: the Women’s Giving Alliance, a giving circle with over 400 female members, the Beaches Community Fund where donors are focused on geographic needs and the MyVillage Community Fund working to educate and increase philanthropy in the African American Community.  She works closely with donors to provide deeper service and attention to their philanthropic vision.


2022 Community Foundations Family Philanthropy Network Workshop

Posted on April 5, 2022 by John Oddy, Hali Lee, Nicole Kyauk, J.M. Johnson, Ali Sirkus Brody, Jennifer Touchet, Jennifer Olson Curry, Joanne Cohen, Michael Moody, Robyn Schein

This workshop, exclusively available for members of NCFP’s Community Foundations Family Philanthropy Network, is an excellent opportunity to learn from your peers and build professional skills! Network members may register up to five staff member attendees at no cost. Please note: This is a standalone workshop, not connected with any other NCFP events. View the agenda… Read More

Community Foundation Spark Session: Community Foundation Business Models for Family Philanthropy

Posted on August 24, 2017 by Joanne Cohen, Kim Wright, Tony Macklin

Your community foundation wants to provide more intensive services to philanthropic families. But how will you define your customer segments and their goals? What unique value proposition will you deliver? What will be your goals for revenues and costs? And how will you define external and internal success measures? The community foundation field is experimenting with a variety of answers… Read More