Anderson Moves to JHCF

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BY JACOB OGLES SRQ DAILY FRIDAY WEEKEND EDITION FRIDAY JUN 17, 2016

After nearly a decade boosting the philanthropic community at the Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Scott Anderson will take a new job as vice president of Philanthropy for the Sarasota-based Jewish Housing Council Foundation. The move will allow Anderson to slow down personally but still make a big difference in lives of individuals in the region. “I wanted in the next chapter of my life to be taking care of people,” he says. After years on the board of the Jewish Housing Council, the move seemed natural.

Jewish Housing Council Foundation provides financial support for Kobernick-Anchin-Benderson, a rental senior community in Sarasota offering a full continuum of care. CEO Heidi Brown said Anderson’s arrival comes just as the organization launches new programs and invests $1.5 million in renovations and enhancements. “We’re also poised to expand the campus to include other models of independent living and adult day care services,” she says. “Scott’s philanthropic reach and expertise will help us continue to raise the standard in senior living and care. He brings to us his love for the Kobernick-Anchin-Benderson campus and its residents, his deep knowledge of our nonprofit community and enormous enthusiasm for programs that benefit older adults.”

Anderson expects to rely on a the network of connections and visibility in the community. He has lived in the region for 26 years, including about nine and a half at Gulf Coast. In her new capacity, fundraising will remain a priority, and he noted major events like Keeping the Dream Alive and Eight Over 80 continue to be important for the organization.

He will start the new post in July, and stressed he still strongly supports everything Gulf Coast has accomplished in the region. He said working for individuals, notably past CEO Teri Hansen, has been essential in developing his philanthropic vision and ability. Now he will take the stewardship developed to his next job.

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