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Community Investment Council


The Community Investment Council (CIC) is comprised of local volunteers who serve as an advisory board for the UWNCFL’s funding process of grants and awards from its Community Investment Fund. Through an intensive process involving detailed reviews of agency applications for funding, agency visits, and personal interviews, the CIC selects which programs will receive funding from the Community Investment Fund. These volunteers meet several times a year to review reports and discuss future plans, and help to implement the metrics-based accountability system the UWNCFL uses to inform its funding process.

Monica Perez-McMillen, Law Offices of Monica McMillen, P.A., Chair
Bill Baxter, Community Volunteer
Kimberly Buchholz, Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage LLC
Casey Buddle, Publix Supermarket
Cheryl Calhoun, Santa Fe College
Everett Caudle, Alachua County Public Schools
Tina Certain, Alachua County School Board
Pam Davis, Gainesville Housing Authority
Denny Gies, United Way Board of Directors
Thomas Heffington, North Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center
Jen Homard, Santa Fe College
Jason Hurst, Avison Young and Maple Street Biscuit Company
Gavin Johnson, Avison Young
Joe Lowry, Jr., Lowry Financial Advisors
Cecilie Lynch, Nationwide
Bobby Nellis, Publix Supermarket
Mercy Perkins, Publix Supermarket
John Power, Alachua County Tax Collector's Office
Mana Rose, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
John Sanchez, Capital City Bank
Kevin Spellicy, Campbell Spellicy Engineering, Inc.
Cheryl Twombly, Department of Children and Families
Lauren Weseman, CampusUSA Credit Union