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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