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Photo of Elizabeth C. FontesElizabeth Creed Fontes, CAP®, CFRE
Sr. Director of Major & Planned Gifts

Elizabeth C. Fontes is the senior director of planned giving at Rollins College. Ms. Fontes has twenty years of experience in development at higher education and health care institutions in the state of Florida.

Ms. Fontes is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio. She relocated with her family to Tampa, Florida, in the 1970s. She is a graduate of the University of Texas, Austin where she received a B.S. in communications. She began her fundraising career at the American Cancer Society in Tampa where she worked for more than ten years. She went on to the University of South Florida where she served as director of development for the College of Engineering during the $600 million comprehensive Unstoppable Campaign. In her current role, Ms. Fontes is responsible for leading the planned giving department for Rollins College. Rollins College has been ranked 24 consecutive years in a row by U.S. News & World Report among the top two regional universities in the South.

Ms. Fontes has served as a board member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Suncoast Chapter, and as the vice president for the Partnership of Philanthropic Planning of Tampa Bay. She has been a member of the Pinellas County Estate Planning Council and the Central Florida Estate Planning Council. Ms. Fontes is also a member of the Pi Beta Phi Alumni Club of Central Florida.

Ms. Fontes is committed to professional growth and is a chartered advisor in philanthropy and a certified fundraising executive as well as a competent leader and competent communicator through Toastmasters International.


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