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Community Investment Council

Charlotte Barnes, University of Florida
Bill Baxter, Community Volunteer
Kimberly Buchholz, Community Volunteer
Cheryl Calhoun, Santa Fe College
Everett Caudle, Alachua County Public Schools
Pam Davis, Gainesville Housing Authority
Denny Gies, United Way Board of Directors
April Griffin, Alachua County Public Schools
Thomas Heffington, North Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center
Jen Homard,  Santa Fe College
Gavin Johnson, Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group
Lacey Jones, RTI Surgical
Patricia King, Agency for Person's with Disabilities
Laura Knudson, Alachua County Sheriff's Office
Joe Lowry, Jr., Lowry Financial Advisors
Cecilie Lynch, Nationwide
Becky O'Brien, Community Volunteer
Gregg Perry, Enterprise Holdings
John Power, Alachua County Tax Collector's Office
Patricia Sand, Milliken
Dr. Patricia Snyder, Univeristy of Florida
Steve Stagliano, GRU
Ester Tibbs, Community Volunteer
Cheryl Twombly, Department of Children and Families
Lauren Weseman, CampusUSA Credit Union


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.