Community Foundation for Brevard Welcomes Donna Sewell in New Role as Philanthropy Manager

MELBOURNE, Fla., (August 21, 2020) – The Community Foundation for Brevard, a public foundation that partners with individuals, families and corporations and enables them to maximize their philanthropic impact, welcomes Donna Sewell as philanthropy manager. In the role, Donna will lead the Foundation’s annual competitive grant and scholarship programs. Additionally, she will help in the Foundation’s core work of catalyzing our philanthropic partners to create positive lasting change and meet our communities’ critical needs.

Previously, Donna served for seven years as the manager of education and outreach at the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts. In this role she was responsible for the development and delivery of educational and visitor services programs and activities. Prior to her experience at the RFCTA, Donna spent thirteen years in Japan teaching English.

“We are thrilled to welcome our new colleague,” said Theresa Grimison, president & CEO of the Community Foundation for Brevard. “Donna brings the perfect blend of passion, professional acumen, and commitment to community to help us deliver on our promise to our partners, now and forever.”

Donna will hit the ground running as she gears up for the Foundation’s Competitive Medical Research and College Scholarship programs this fall. These signature programs honor our fund holders’ intent to connect their philanthropic legacies with issues currently impacting our community. “I am excited to join this exceptional team and to play a part in an organization that is supporting our community and beyond in countless ways,” remarked Donna Sewell.

About Community Foundation for Brevard

The Community Foundation’s for Brevard’s mission is to strengthen communities through philanthropy. Since 1981, we have helped donors invest their philanthropic gifts wisely, supported nonprofits in serving the region effectively, and inspired people to make the community a better place. With the deepest integrity and best practices, the Foundation has successfully stewarded the philanthropic interests of donors, granting more than $20 million to build a better, more vibrant Brevard County and beyond. Visit to learn more and join us.