Staff 2018-06-13T07:20:03+00:00

Kelly Markey, CFRE

Executive Director

Kelly Markey, CFRE, is a seasoned development and strategic specialist with over 20 years of experience in all aspects of nonprofit management including program development, operational efficiencies and fundraising success. During her career, she’s worked with institutional organizations as well as community-based organizations, including University of Florida College of Pharmacy, Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), Empowering Women in Technology Success, Inc. (Ewits®), Soteria Diagnostics, Florida Diabetes Camp for Children, PACE Center for Girls, Inc. and the Sebastian Ferrero Foundation.

Her expertise includes campaign management, international fundraising, program development and management, and donor moves management. Her specialty is strategically aligning initiatives to realistic outcomes and raising resources to achieve the mission of the program.

As Executive Director, Kelly is on the front lines of both the Foundation’s fundraising and management. She builds the Foundation’s activities so they are in-line with mission-based initiatives and will have a tangible impact on the population the AUTM Foundation serves. She is responsible for keeping all operational aspects of the Foundation running smoothly as well as enhancing its capacity for large-scale programs.

She received her Bachelors of Science in Communications from the University of Miami in Coral Gables Florida and is Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE).

Liz DiVito

Development Coordinator

Liz DiVito graduated from the University of Florida in 2016 with Bachelor’s degrees in both International Studies and Political Science. She has experience working with non-profit organizations in the US and around the world, and before joining the AUTM Foundation, she served as a Fulbright US Student grantee in Amman, Jordan. Liz has a passion for working with value- and community-based organizations of all types, but particularly those working through international and gender lenses. As Development Coordinator, she is responsible for writing concise grant proposals, fundraising through strategic marketing, overseeing volunteers, and creating, implementing, and managing innovative programs.

Jess Coons

Special Projects Coordinator

Jess Coons graduated from the University of Florida in 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in Event Management and minors in Non-profit Organizational Leadership and Mass Communication. She has experience working with non-profit, for-profit, and government organizations and before joining the AUTM Foundation, she worked with entities such as Gainesville non-profit The Repurpose Project, software startup Eventplicity, and the City of Gainesville’s Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs Department. She has a primary interest in working with non-profit and community-based organizations that serve to enrich the human experience in not only local communities, but the world. As Special Projects Coordinator, she focuses on a variety of projects that range from event and meeting planning to website management and development to writing and editing.