Manatee Chamber Foundation

Manatee Chamber Offices

The Manatee Chamber Foundation has been established for the advancement of education and understanding of economics, matters of public concern, finance, housing, human relations, problems of minority groups, science and technology, economic planning and development, international relations and other subjects related to improved efficiency, development, and acceleration of both the quality and quantity of economic growth and employment opportunities through any activity which tends to promote understanding, unification, or improved relationships between different economic or ethnic groups.

Foundation Programs and Initiatives:
Leadership Manatee
Economic Impact Study of the Arts & Cultural Community
Manatee County Health Care Study
Workplace Wellness, Health Links
Education and Workforce Programs, including Project TEACH, The Big Bank Theory, and Job Shadowing Initiatives

Foundation Officers and Board of Trustees:
Ben Bakker, HJB Properties
Christy Cardillo, Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI)
Mac Carraway, Carraway Consulting
Bobby Cooper, Fifth Third Bank
Jacki Dezelski, Manatee Chamber of Commerce
Rae Dowling, Florida Power & Light
Jonathan Fleece, Blalock Walters, PA