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Veronica Brady to join Foundation staff as VP


Sub­mit­ted by Gulf Coast Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion of Venice

Veron­ica Brady will join the staff of Gulf Coast Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion of Venice in Sep­tem­ber as vice pres­i­dent for phil­an­thropy and donor relations.

Brady will guide the Foundation’s work with phil­an­thropic fam­i­lies, indi­vid­u­als, and busi­nesses to help them achieve their char­i­ta­ble goals. She will also engage these donors and local non­profit orga­ni­za­tions in build­ing the Foundation’s per­ma­nent endow­ment for the community.

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Brady cur­rently serves as senior vice pres­i­dent of pri­vate wealth man­age­ment for Sun­Trust Bank.

The Foun­da­tion and our com­mu­nity could not be more for­tu­nate in hav­ing Veron­ica Brady lead our phil­an­thropic ser­vices team,” said Foun­da­tion Pres­i­dent and CEO Teri A. Hansen. “Veronica’s knowl­edge, skill, and ded­i­ca­tion will enable donors to build a stronger Gulf Coast region while real­iz­ing their char­i­ta­ble dreams.”

Brady brings an impres­sive com­bi­na­tion of wealth man­age­ment exper­tise, knowl­edge of local non­profit orga­ni­za­tions and ties to the com­mu­nity. In nearly 25 years with Sun­Trust and its pre­de­ces­sor bank, she has served in a vari­ety of lead­er­ship posi­tions, includ­ing High Net Worth Client Advi­sor. Her com­mu­nity involve­ment has included board lead­er­ship roles with the Junior League, The Well­ness Com­mu­nity, Sara­sota Fam­ily YMCA, Mote Marine Lab­o­ra­tory, Asolo Reper­tory The­atre, His­toric Span­ish Point, and Lead­er­ship Sarasota.

Brady has also chaired fundrais­ing events to ben­e­fit numer­ous local orga­ni­za­tions, and she has been rec­og­nized with awards that include Girls Inc.’s “She Knows Where She’s Going” award, the YMCA First Cit­i­zen Award, the National Coun­cil of Jew­ish Women’s Women in Power honor, and, most recently, the Lead­er­ship Sara­sota Out­stand­ing Lead­er­ship Award.

Brady is a 1982 grad­u­ate of Venice High School, where she was stu­dent body pres­i­dent and a National Merit Scholar. She earned her bachelor’s degree in finance from the Uni­ver­sity of Florida and is a Cer­ti­fied Finan­cial Planner.

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