Michael Chatman built his career on the mantra “anyone can be a philanthropist,” and Cape Coral is fortunate to have his steady hand guiding the Foundation’s future. In August 2016, Chatman stepped into his current role and quickly proved to be a powerhouse in forming strategic partnerships that will pave the way for the growth and development.

Chatman is one of the most influential philanthropy leaders in America.

Whether it’s leading the Financial Advisors Charitable Fund, serving as president of the Global Center for Generosity at Cape Coral Community Foundation, hosting “The Michael Chatman Giving Show” on the Unity Worldwide Radio Network, promoting the annual Philanthropy Experts & Leaders Academy, Chatman has an extensive network as a social media maven, publisher of digital content, corporate social responsibility consultant, public speaker and thought leader on cultivating generosity.

If you have a vision for a fund or idea for a special program, call (239)542-5594 or send a note to Michael@capecoralcf.org. To connect with him on social media, follow him Twitter @MichaelChatman or LinkedIn.


Executive Board:


Dennis Gingerich


Alison Hussey

Vice Chair

Keith Veres


Wayne Kirkwood



Board of Directors:

Dana Brunett

City of Cape Coral

Donna Caruso

DJC Insurance &
Financial Services

Brian Gomer

Premier Cape Construction

Joan Henry

Lusk, Drasites & Tolisano Law Firm

Gary Jackson

Economist, Retired

Sally Jackson

Lee Health, Retired

Carolyn Johnson

Goodwill Industries of
Southwest Florida

Charles C. Jones


Robert D. Knight

Paul Homes

Laura Koehn

Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce

Joe Padgett

Lee County Electric
Cooperative (LCEC)

Al Rich

Nolte Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors

Brian Smith

EnSite, Inc.

Ben Spence

Lee Health

Danielle Gates-Trustee

D. Gates Wealth Management, LLC.

Tim Hauck-Trustee

Fuller Metz Cremation & Funeral Services