The New College Foundation is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that is governed by a volunteer board of directors.

The Foundation and its Board of Directors manages an endowment and a collection of funds that are invested for growth. Each year, endowment earnings are distributed, providing private support, as determined by donors, for students scholarships, academic programs, faculty research, and more.

Through prudent stewardship of donors’ gifts, the New College Foundation is able to ensure stability for programs and provide scholarships for students.

Board Officers & Financial Statements

Sue Jacobson, Chair
Alison Gardner,  First Vice Chair
Christine Jennings, Second Vice Chair
George Augustin, Treasurer
Sharon Ramey ’65, Secretary

Board Members

Janene Amick

Manatee Performing Arts Center
Bradenton, FL

Renee Hamad

Community Leader
Sarasota, FL

Sharon Landesman Ramey ’65

Virginia Tech
Sarasota, FL

George Augustin, CPA

Certified Public Accountant
Sarasota, FL

Charles H. Hamilton ’64

Community Leader
Sarasota, FL

mary ruiz ’73

Ruiz Strategic Advisors
Bradenton, FL
New College Board of Trustees Chair

Beverly Bartner

Managing Member
Bartner Group, LLC
Sarasota, FL

Glenn P. Hendrix ’76

Arnall, Golden & Gregory, LLP
Atlanta, GA

John F. “Jack” Schlegel

Leadership & Governance Consultant
Sarasota, FL

John W. Bean

Retired President
The Ideal Products Corporation
Sarasota, FL

Steve Jacobson ’71

Cryogenics Engineer
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
New College Alumni Association Chair

Henry Smyth ’76

Director and Investment Manager
Granville Cooper Gold Fund II Ltd.
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island

Francine Blum

Community Leader
Longboat Key, FL

Sue A. Jacobson

Community Leader
Sarasota, FL

Robert Turffs ’74

Robert E. Turffs Attorney at Law
Sarasota, FL

Raymonda Burgman, PH.D. ’91

Director, HERS Institute
Littleton, CO

Christine Jennings

Community Leader
Sarasota, FL

Nancy Winship

Faculty Director
Harvard Campus Services
Cambridge, MA

Susan Burns ’76

Editor in Chief
Sarasota Magazine
Sarasota, FL

Charlene Lenger ’78

Tropex Plant Services
Sarasota, FL
New College Board of Trustees Rep.


Alison Gardner

Sr. VP – Financial Advisor & Sr. Portfolio Manager
RBC Wealth Management
Sarasota, FL

George Quarterman, CLU, LUTCF

State Farm Insurance and Financial Services
Sarasota, FL


Karin Gustafson

Retired, Nonprofit Executive Leadership
Bradenton, FL

Charles F. Raeburn ’64

Legal Counsel
Cold Spring, NY


Trustee Emeriti

Richard O. Donegan

Sarasota, FL

Elaine Keating

Sarasota, FL

To contact members of the Board of Directors, call 941-487-4800.