Nina Waters currently serves as President of The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida in Jacksonville. She was promoted to this position in January 2005 after serving as Executive Vice President for three years. Her primary responsibilities include the leadership and management of the donor services, grantmaking services and administrative services functions of the Foundation. Accomplishments include launching the Foundation’s Quality Education for All initiative in 2005 which lead to the creation of the Jacksonville Public Education Fund. The initiative has received recognition and support from the Pew Partnership for Civic Change, the Aspen Institute and the Mott Foundation. Under her leadership, Foundation assets have more than doubled to $156MM and annual grants to the community have grown from $9MM to $14.6MM in 2011. Nina also assisted in the development of the Women’s Giving Alliance in 2001, the Foundation’s first giving circle. She continues to be instrumental in the successful implementation of the Alliance. In just ten years, WGA has awarded more than $3MM in grants in the Northeast Florida area.
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