Denise Pope, CFRE
Executive Vice President / Chief Philanthropy Officer
Denise joined Tidewell in January 2010. She is responsible for providing strategic leadership and management for Tidewell’s philanthropy and marketing/communications programs. Denise has more than 18 years of philanthropy, marketing and public relations experience. Prior to joining Tidewell, she served St. John’s Hospital and St. John’s Children’s Hospital in Springfield, Ill. as Chief Development Officer for the Friends of St. John’s Hospital Foundation. Denise holds a B.A. in Public Relations from Western Kentucky University and an M.A. in Communication from University of Illinois, Springfield. She has received additional intensive training in major gifts, capital campaigns, planned giving and fund raising management through the Madison Institute, a program of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy and the University of Wisconsin. Denise and her husband have three children. Email Denise at firstname.lastname@example.org
Aida Matic, CFRE
Director of Philanthropy
Aida joined Tidewell in January 2009. Her areas of responsibility include annual giving programs, grant writing and other initiatives to increase private support. Prior to coming to Tidewell, she was the Development Director of the Anna Maria Island Community Center for four years. Her previous experience is in book publishing, journalism and managing the Newspaper in Education Program’s special events and grant writing endeavors. In addition, she was the Director of Operations for an animal welfare organization. Originally from Germany, Aida came to the U.S. in 1997 and has lived in Florida since 2004. She has a degree in American Studies from the Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich and advanced studies in Market Psychology and Civic Law. Email Aida at email@example.com
Philanthropy Services Supervisor
Jane joined Tidewell in May 2011. She is responsible for managing the organization’s constituent database and performs regular data analysis, using those statistics to assist in evaluating current program performance and make recommendations for improvement. Jane has more than 19 years of experience in the hospitality, technology and benefits administration industries. She holds a bachelor's degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management from University of Missouri-Columbia. Jane lives with her husband, Lou, and their cat Oliver, on six peaceful acres in eastern Sarasota County. Email Jane at Jfreitas@tidewell.org
Debbie joined the Philanthropy Department in February 2001. She is responsible for database development, maintenance and report generation, as well as the receipt and acknowledgement of charitable contributions. Email Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Barb joined Tidewell in December 2010. She is responsible for providing administrative support to Denise Pope, EVP/Chief Philanthropy Officer. Barb also serves as the primary contact for all non-monetary donations, the vehicle donation program and facilitates third party special events. Prior to joining Tidewell, she has worked for Deutsche Bank, Capital District YMCA and Bank of America. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from California State University, Fresno. Email Barb at email@example.com
Data Entry Specialist
Gaby joined Tidewell in March, 2010 in the Human Resources Department. In the Fall of 2012, she began in the Philanthropy Department. She is responsible for data entry with regards to Philanthropic records and gifts, assisting with different programs as well. Gaby was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in human resources from Catholic University Andres Bello. After graduation, Gaby spent the next five years working as Director of Human Resources at Venezuela Shoes Corporation where she achieved a certification in conflict resolution. She moved to the United States in 2010.
Email Gaby at firstname.lastname@example.org
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