Sarasota, FL: Following an extensive, nation-wide search, the Pines of Sarasota Foundation Board of Trustees has named Ruth Frazier, CFRE, as the organization’s new President. Frazier will succeed Janet K. Ginn, CFRE, who is retiring. Frazier’s tenure as president will begin June 7.
Foundation Board Chair Eddie Morton said, “There were many qualified applicants, but as soon as we met Ruth, we knew we had found the right person to lead the Foundation. She has the perfect combination of experience, qualifications, heart for our mission, and commitment to working on behalf of our community. We are confident that, with Ruth’s leadership, our mission is secure and our future is bright.”
Upon accepting the position, Frazier said, “I am humbled to have been selected as president of Pines of Sarasota Foundation. This is a truly special opportunity to lead such a well-respected organization that is serving those who need us most. Being able to continue building upon their legacy in the Sarasota community by caring for seniors is something for which I will forever be grateful.”
Frazier has over 20 years of experience with nonprofits, working in California for two large hospices and an educational organization before becoming chief development officer for a national organization based in Louisiana. She moved to Sarasota in 2019 to join Senior Friendship Centers as their first chief development officer.
Over the last two decades, Frazier established solid development programs by focusing on building relationships with donors, the community, and her teams. She has expertise in all areas of fundraising and nonprofit leadership, including donor cultivation and stewardship, strategic planning, and fiscal management.
Frazier earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Central Arkansas. She is a certified fundraising executive (CFRE) and has received certificates in nonprofit management from Louisiana State University and fundraising management from the esteemed Lilly School of Philanthropy at Indiana University.
Prior to her work in the nonprofit arena, Frazier worked in political campaign management and fundraising for a U.S. Congressman and Senator before joining an internationally renowned political consulting firm where she led campaigns for a variety of candidates across the country.