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Kellie Smith

Kellie Smith

Director of Foundation, Jewish Federation and Foundation of NE Florida

Kellie Smith, MS/MA is currently serving as Director of Foundation at the Jewish Federation and Foundation of NE Florida. Accepting the role to lead the Jewish Foundation in 2018, shortly after the organization merged with the Jewish Federation of Jacksonville, she has devoted herself to ensure Jewish life has a future in Northeast Florida. In just three years growing the Foundation from under $20 million to over $40 million and awarding over $7 million in grants to help secure the future of local nonprofit agencies, schools, and synagogues in Northeast Florida. Kellie strives to connect people to their passions and help them fulfill their vision for their legacies by delivering high quality customer service and donor engagement. Prior to leading the Foundation Kellie successfully led a $20 million initiative to bring no cost lodging for cancer patients traveling into Jacksonville for life saving treatment. Between 2014-2018 Kellie served as the Campaign Director for the American Cancer Society's Southeast Region, a survivor herself, she worked tirelessly to surpass the capital goal and secure a $10 million endowment to operate the Hope Lodge and ensure others facing cancer can access the first class care available in Northeast Florida.

Kellie Ann hosted the first Hope Lodge guests at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville for dinner on the first two evenings the Lodge was open to Cancer patients and family members.

Kellie also serves as the President of the Board for the Women’s Center of Jacksonville. Advocating for women’s rights, access to education, employment, and raising awareness around Sexual assault.