Ocala, FL (April 23, 2021) —The Community Foundation of Ocala / Marion County is happy to announce the growth of our staff! Meet the new team members who have joined us so far this year.
Jim Hillebrandt – Prior to joining the Foundation, Jim was the President & CEO of HEICO Wire Group, a role he held for 17 years until retiring in 2018. Having retired, Jim returned to Ocala, having previously held a 15-year career here at Closet Maid as plant manager, then Director of Operations, and later General Manager of West Coast/Mexico Operations. Jim is an alumnus of Minnesota State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and is a member of The American Wire Producers Association and The Wire Association International, INC. As the Community Foundation’s Director of Asset Development, Jim meets and interacts with current and potential fund holders at the Community Foundation. Jim’s role is help business and individuals with philanthropic interests establish ways to grow their means of giving back.
Thomas Harrington – As the Director of Grant Services for the Community Foundation, Harrington works to connect our community with grants and other resources through identifying and facilitating new and recurring opportunities for addressing the wide array of community needs in Ocala/Marion County. Harrington holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Masters in Political Science from the University of Florida, while also currently pursuing a doctorate. His work spans from campaigning and nonprofit advocacy to grant research, development, and intergovernmental affairs. In addition, Harrington earned the Sunshine Certificate in Nonprofit Management through Florida Association of Nonprofits. He also has taught certification workshops for nonprofit professionals and has served as an Associate Adjunct Professor in Civics at the college level for over ten years.
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The Community Foundation for Ocala Marion County is Building a Stronger Community…One Passion at a Time. Programs include the NonProfit Business Council, the Estate Planning Council, and the new Nonprofit Resource Center in partnership with Marion County, the City of Ocala, the Marion County Hospital District and Advent Health.