SCF Foundation Names New Development Director

(Bradenton, Fla., Oct. 17, 2017) —  The State College of Florida Foundation has hired a new director of development to lead fundraising for scholarships, equipment and capital campaigns at SCF. Barbara Lewis Bourgoin has been working in fundraising for more than a decade in Manatee and Sarasota counties. She comes to the SCF Foundation after serving as chief development officer for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County.

“I have a deep passion for higher education,” Bourgoin said. “I am proud to be an SCF employee with all of the exciting things going on.”

Bourgoin, a certified fundraising executive, also has served as the development director for Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC) and the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. She is excited to be a part of the ongoing capital projects at the College, including the Studio for the Performing Arts, Health and Human Performance Center, and the newest project, SCF Parrish.

“We are excited to have Barbara on our Foundation team,” said Cassandra Holmes, executive director of the SCF Foundation. “We know she will be an asset in connecting donors' passions with State College of Florida's outstanding students, faculty, programs and community.”

Bourgoin said SCF’s growth and dynamic reputation in the community are what attracted her to the role as development director.

“We’re building like crazy and providing valuable resources,” she said. “I love all the student stories and how we’ve been able to help them.”

For more information, visit To contact Bourgoin, call 941-752-5398 or email

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