Volunteer Florida Foundation

The Volunteer Florida Foundation is a non-profit established as a direct support organization for Volunteer Florida. The Foundation raises funds to support Volunteer Florida’s programs, which put national service and volunteers to work in schools and communities across the state. The Foundation also supports special Governor’s initiatives, including Florida’s Black History Month and Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations, as well as honoring our state’s outstanding volunteers, veterans, and educators.

Governor's Initiatives

  Donations to the Foundation support Volunteer Florida’s important work and the following Governor’s special initiatives:
  For sponsorship information, please contact: Debbie Aleksander deborah@volunteerflorida.org (850) 339-8116



Volunteer Florida is grateful for our corporate partners, who make it possible for us to:

  • Put AmeriCorps members to work in programs across the state so that they can serve at-risk students, job-seekers, and veterans
  • Maximize community service and increase volunteerism
  • Target volunteers and donations where they are needed most following disasters such as hurricanes, tornados and, flooding, as well as preparing communities for disaster and responding to disasters
  • Administer the Governor’s special initiatives

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Program Sponsors


In-Kind Sponsors


The Volunteer Florida Foundation is a non-profit charity established, organized, and operated exclusively as a direct support organization to assist the Florida Commission on Community Service, known as Volunteer Florida.  The Foundation raises funds to aid the Commission in accomplishing its goals of meeting important human needs in Florida.  The Foundation’s activities are guided by a voluntary board of directors.


Chucha Barber
Chair, Volunteer Florida Foundation
President, Chucha Barber Productions
Derek Cooper
Vice-Chair, Volunteer Florida Foundation
Vice President of Government Affairs and Community Investment, Comcast

Board Members

Monesia Brown

Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations, Walmart
James Croteau
Former CEO & President, Elder Care Services
Juan C. Flores
Vice President of Governmental Affairs, AT&T
Wendy Hedrick
Director, Client Services at Centene Corporation - Dental Health & Wellness/Envolve Dental
Mike Jennings
Vice President of Government Affairs, Prudential

Debra Kerr
Head of Sales, Age of Learning, Inc. / ABCmouse.com
Wade Litchfield
Vice President and General Counsel, Florida Power & Light
Maritza Rovira-Forino
MBE Director / Client Relations, Foresight Construction Group

Steven Uhlfelder

Attorney, Uhlfelder & Associates