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Monday, August 28 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Philanthropy and Business Forum

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Expanding access to housing that is affordable, decreasing the rate of cost burden, and supporting the local workforce with key services such as childcare and transportation options are top-of-mind issues in every community. The business community can play a key role in supporting affordable housing development, which when matched with child care and access to transit can be a powerful combination benefiting individual households and the build-up of local economies. In this session, leaders from the Florida Chamber of Commerce Foundation, The Children's Movement of Florida, philanthropic organizations throughout Florida, and other business leaders will share why stable housing crucial to the sustained economic growth of Florida. Panelists will also share models of public/private ventures, how businesses can invest in housing development through philanthropy, and support matching housing for the workforce with childcare.

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Kyle Baltuch

SVP, The Florida Chamber Foundation
Kyle Baltuch serves as the Senior Vice President of Economic Opportunity and Early Learning for the Florida Chamber Foundation. In his role, Kyle runs the Foundations Prosperity Project, Business Alliance for Early Learning, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Project, all of which... Read More →
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James Coggin

Senior Director, Community Foundation for Northeast Florida
James Coggin is the Senior Director for Grantmaking and Impact Investing for the Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, Florida’s oldest and largest community foundation with more than $630 million in peak assets and more than $57 million in grants in 2022. In this role, he... Read More →
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Mike George

President, Bezos Academy
Mike has spent his career building and leading innovative businesses and services that change how we shop, live, and work. Mike spent more than 20 years at Amazon, where he led customer-loved businesses, including the Echo, Alexa, and Appstore. Earlier in his career, Mike spent over... Read More →

LaShunda Gonzalez


Madeleine Thakur

President/CEO, The Children’s Movement of Florida
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Jon Thaxton

Senior VP, Community Investment, Gulf Coast Community Foundation
Jon Thaxton creates and implements Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s key strategies for transforming our region’s nonprofit community and provides leadership on emerging issues. Jon joined Gulf Coast in 2012 as director of community investment while completing his 12th year of... Read More →
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Kate Wilson

Senior Vice President, Community Affairs Manager, Wells Fargo
Kate Wilson is the senior vice president of Community Relations for Wells Fargo in Florida. She directs the company's social impact initiatives, strategic philanthropy, and employee engagement, working closely with other market leaders to influence positive outcomes and solutions... Read More →

Monday August 28, 2023 3:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Executive Ballroom H