Cassandra Holmes Named New SCF Foundation Executive Director
(Bradenton, Fla., April 7, 2014) — Cassandra Holmes has been named the new executive director of the State College of Florida (SCF) Foundation Inc. She assumes her position April 7.
“I look forward to partnering with SCF students, faculty, staff, trustees, alumni, businesses and community leaders to further the mission of the State College of Florida Foundation. Together, we can enhance opportunities for the region while connecting the charitable passions of individuals, businesses, foundations, and other important organizations,” Holmes said.
Holmes, a Bradenton resident, was most recently the development director for the Manatee Community Foundation, where she was responsible for generating more than $100,000 in operating and corporate sponsorships each year and $18 million in new assets. She also oversaw the establishment of more than $8 million in new donor legacy funds.
“Cassandra’s experience in the private sector, nonprofit and education environments, and her enthusiasm for and knowledge of the mission of State College of Florida make her a valuable member of my leadership team,” said SCF President Dr. Carol F. Probstfeld.
Holmes has a background in education as the development director for St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Bradenton, where she established an annual fund campaign, concluded a capital campaign, created enrollment campaigns, secured grant funds and managed an annual auction that generated more than $800,000 over five years. She also worked as a statistical associate at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.
Additionally, she has worked as a senior financial analyst for Walt Disney World, where she oversaw a team of accountants and a $150 million budget.
Holmes is actively involved in the community as a member of the Junior League of Manatee County and Southwest Florida Estate Planning Council. She is a 2010 graduate of Leadership Manatee.
She earned an associate degree from Santa Fe Community College and two Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degrees — one with a major in accounting from the University of Central Florida and the other with a major in management from the University of Florida.