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.

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

Upcoming meetings will be publicly noticed here.

Board Officers

  • Adam Kendall, Chair
  • Vacant, Vice Chair
  • Monica Van Buskirk, Secretary
  • Larry Geimer, Treasurer

Financial Statements

Financial audits for the New College Foundation can be viewed here.

Board Members

Rob Bilott '83 Partner Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP Crescent Springs, KY
Hazel Bradford '73 Senior Reporter, Pensions & Investments Crain Communications Sarasota, FL
Benjamin Brown '05 - Ex-Officio Attorney Benjamin Brown & Of-Counsel Kina DeCrescenzo, PC White Plains, NY
Susan Burns '76 Retired, Editor in Chief Sarasota Magazine Sarasota, FL
Greg Douglas President Douglas Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram Venice, FL
Christie Fitz-Patrick - Ex-Officio Chief of Staff New College of Florida Sarasota, FL
Larry Geimer CPA/CDFA Kerkering, Barberio & Co. Sarasota, FL
Debra Jenks '76 - Ex-Officio New College Board of Trustees Chair Palm Beach County, FL
Lance Karp - Ex-Officio Dentist Sarasota Dental Group Sarasota, FL
Adam Kendall '98 First Vice President - Wealth Management Morgan Stanley Sarasota, FL
Brian McCarthy CEO & Founder The Pickleball Club LLC Sarasota, FL
James McDonald '77 Partner Fisher & Phillips LLP Lakewood Ranch, FL
Fermin "JJ" Miranda Head of Association Services Truist Bank St. Petersburg, FL
Elizabeth Moore Founder The J. Stuart & Elizabeth Moore Charitable Foundation Sarasota, FL
Henry Smyth ’76 Director and Investment Manager Granville Cooper Gold Fund II Ltd. Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
Monica Van Buskirk Owner Monica Consults, PA Sarasota, FL

Trustees Emeriti

Richard O. Donegan Sarasota, FL
Elaine Keating Sarasota, FL