September 17, 2019 - The In’s and Out’s of Corporate Funding

  • September 17, 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Centre Club, 123 South Westshore Blvd, Tampa FL 33609
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The In’s and Out’s of Corporate Funding

 Amanda Stevens

Arleen Quiñones

Caroline Vostrejs

Moderator: Michelle Turman

Join representatives from some of Tampa Bay’s key corporations in a close up and personal conversation about approaching prospective corporate funders for your organization. Moderated by Michelle Turman, CEO of Catalyst Consulting Services, participants will learn how to identify key values for funders, stewardship best practices, and how to create lasting philanthropic relationships with corporations in our area.

Tuesday - September 17, 2019

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Doors open at 11:30 AM

11:30 Networking
11:45 Announcements
12:00 Program

Regular Meal & Gluten Free Meal: 

Braised Short Rib | Ancho and Honey with Crispy Onion


Stuffed Portabella Mushroom | Four Cheese, Balsamic and Spinach

PLEASE NOTE: Once a meal choice has been made, it CANNOT be changed the day of at the luncheon.  Food service has been extremely delayed at the past few meetings for a number of our guests due to attendees changing their meal or sending their meal back for changes. Applied for 1 hour CFRE Credit


$25.00 for Members

$40.00 for Guests

Payments may be paid in advance or at the door.  Reservations after 12 PM on the Friday before the meeting, and walk-ins, are charged $40 at the door.  No shows will be billed. 

Michelle Turman, MA, CFRE is the CEO of Catalyst Consulting Services whose mission is to facilitate positive change in the areas of executive searches, organizational management, and fundraising. With over twenty-four years of nonprofit experience, Michelle established Catalyst Consulting Services and has been responsible for increasing the impact and best practices of nonprofit organizations she serves and has raised over $60 million for the Tampa Bay community through her professional and personal philanthropic efforts. In addition to facilitating change nationally and in the Tampa Bay area, Michelle’s community service has included leadership roles on the boards of the Arts Council of Hillsborough County, Suncoast Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Centre Club’s Philanthropy Committee, Charitable Gift Planners of Tampa Bay, Donate Life America, Leadership Pinellas, the South Tampa Y and University of South Florida’s Women in Leadership & Philanthropy, the Women’s Exchange (WE), and Working Women of Tampa Bay Foundation. Turman is author of the best-selling book, Jumping the Queue – Achieving Great Things Before You Are Ready which focuses on how young professionals can seize personal and professional opportunities, achieve great things, and get what they want and deserve. Turman is a Key Partner and educational trainer for the Nonprofit Leadership Center of Tampa Bay and at the Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership at Rollins College. She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive and specializes in professional education in the areas of change management, capital campaigns, volunteer management, board governance, and fund development. Turman has been featured in American Express: Open Forum, Arizona Business Magazine,, Inside Business, New York Daily News, Investor’s Business Daily, Nerdy Girls Express, Young Upstarts, and Rural Messenger as an expert and author for her focus on change management in the workforce. In 2015, Turman was recognized by Tampa Bay Metro Magazine as one of Tampa Bay’s Distinguished Women in Business and the Face of Nonprofit Change in 2016, nominated by Tampa Bay Business Journal as Business Woman of the Year in 2007, 2016 and 2017 and was recently nominated by the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce as The Outstanding Small Business Leader of the Year for 2018.

Arleen Quiñones has served as Corporate Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications since July 2014. In this role, she is responsible for developing and strategically managing the content and flow of company information to the investment community, as well as oversight of internal and external communications that enhance Tech Data’s brand and global reputation. Previously, she served the company as Vice President, Investor Relations and Shareholder Services. Prior to joining Tech Data in 2010, Arleen served as Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications for HD Supply, a diversified wholesale distributor, and as Vice President, Investor Relations for Hughes Supply, a wholesale distributor acquired by The Home Depot in 2006. She also served as Director, Investor Relations and Shareholder Services for Genuity, Inc., a provider of internet infrastructure services, and spent more than 16 years in various financial roles of increasing responsibilities at GTE Corporation, now known as Verizon. Arleen holds an MBA from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University and a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of South Florida.

Caroline Vostrejs, Director of Business Development, The Beck Group.  Based in Tampa, Caroline oversees Beck’s business development and marketing efforts, implementation of the regional strategic plan and serves as a member of the Florida Region’s leadership team. Caroline also oversees the annual Beck Scramble, which has raised over $1.5MM during her tenure to benefit The University of Tampa Scholarship fund. She joined Beck in 2005, where her aptitude for client service and teamwork was recognized in 2008 with a Beck’s People’s Choice Award for Outstanding Achievement by her peers. She credits her passion for community service for teaching her about motivating others because “with volunteers, it isn’t a paycheck.” In her spare time, Caroline enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and volunteering. Caroline is a proud second generation Florida Gator.

Amanda joined Raymond James Bank in July 2018. As the chief operations and strategy officer, Amanda works in partnership with the business divisions to develop and execute on the bank’s strategic vision. She and the operational team focus on providing excellent service delivery for Raymond James clients. In addition, Amanda oversees the Bank’s Community Reinvestment Act initiatives.

Amanda’s background includes over 20 years in the financial services industry, most recently as the chief financial officer of USAmeriBancorp, Inc. where she was responsible for developing and executing on the financial and strategic objectives of the company. Previous to that role she served as an executive at Crowe in the financial services group.

Amanda serves as the vice president on the board of The Helen Gordon Davis Centre for Women in Tampa. She also serves on the awards committee of University of South Florida’s Women in Leadership & Philanthropy.

Amanda earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of Florida.

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