Pines of Sarasota Foundation President Janet K. Ginn Announces Her Retirement

Peter Ward
March 4, 2022
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Sarasota, FL: Janet K. Ginn, CFRE, President of Pines of Sarasota Foundation, has announced she will retire in June of 2022. Ginn joined Pines of Sarasota Foundation in 2016 as Director of Development. She became President the following year, launching a new era of success for the Foundation.

Ginn led the Foundation team in building strong relationships with philanthropic members of the community, tirelessly advocating for the medically fragile seniors cared for by Pines of Sarasota, a not-for-profit senior care community. During her tenure, more than $50 million was contributed toward the Foundation’s mission to support the capital, programmatic, and endowment needs of Pines.

Chief among her many accomplishments was the skillful guidance and direction of the Foundation’s support for the transformation of the Pines campus, which included the renovation of the Assisted Living Facility, the construction of a new 90-bed skilled nursing building, new sidewalks, parking, and landscaping, and a new childcare center and park opening summer 2022.

Throughout her tenure, the Foundation successfully focused on its core mission: ensuring Pines is able to continue to provide exceptional care for all its residents including those who outlive their financial resources. Ginn created and formalized all aspects of the Foundation’s administrative infrastructure. She provided steadfast leadership during the uncertainties of the pandemic. She advocated for and created the first Foundation-managed endowment that, as it grows, will secure the future.

In announcing her retirement, Ginn said, “Being the president of Pines of Sarasota Foundation has been the highlight of my career. I am so grateful to the Board of Trustees, staff, and amazing donors who have helped us achieve our mission during my tenure with the organization.”

“I have to admit,” she added, “I’m a little envious of my successor. There has never been a more exciting time to join Pines of Sarasota Foundation!”

Eddie Morton, Chair of the Pines of Sarasota Foundation Board of Trustees said, “Janet has led the Foundation with exceptional skill and heart. She built an organization and a team that believes in excellence is unwavering in its principles and is dedicated to our donors and our residents. We are sincerely grateful. We know we can never replace her, for she is truly irreplaceable. But we will find a worthy successor—someone talented, committed to our mission, and ready to move the Foundation forward. We are certain Janet will be cheering us on.”

Ginn and her husband Randy plan to relocate to Texas to be closer to family. Pines of Sarasota Foundation’s Board of Trustees will conduct a national search for her successor.

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