Advancing in Your Career
Current climate have you nervous about your future in philanthropy? Not sure how to take the next steps in your career? Learn from our panel of tenured Tampa Bay fundraisers as they answer questions about how they advanced in their careers. Attendees will come away with personal anecdotes about taking next steps, navigating our current climate, and best practices in advancing your career in philanthropy.
Moderator: Kathy Rabon, Vice President of Philanthropy, Suncoast Hospice Foundation
- Marion Yongue, Associate Vice President of Development, University of South Florida Foundation
- Jenine Rabin, Executive Vice President, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Foundation
- Stacy Baier, CEO, Pinellas Education Foundation
Kathy Rabon, CFRE
Marion T. Yongue, CAP
Associate Vice President
University of South
Jenine Rabin, M.B.A.
Executive Vice President,
Johns Hopkins All Children's
Tuesday - June 16, 2020
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Applied for 1 hour CFRE Credit
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Marion Yongue is a member of the University of South Florida Foundation leadership team. Over the past 8 years, he has been honored to work with donors who have included the University of South Florida in their philanthropic plans. He manages a team that is responsible for gift planning, corporate relations, foundation relations, alumni giving, and WUSF Public Media.
Marion has more than 20 years of professional experience in the areas of major gifts, estate planning, non-profit management and donor focused fundraising. His career began at Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation working with grateful patients, faculty and staff.
Marion received a B.A. in accounting from the University of South Florida. In 2016, he earned the designation of Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP) from the Richard D. Irwin Graduate School of the American College.
In addition to serving on the current board of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners, Yongue is a past President of the Charitable Gift Planners of Tampa Bay, the Rotary Club of Tampa Westshore, and AFP Tampa Bay. Yongue is also member of the Suncoast Estate Planning Council, the Tampa Bay Estate Planning Council and the Pinellas County Estate Planning Council.
Jenine Rabin, M.B.A. - As executive vice president of the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Foundation, Ms. Rabin plays a key role in defining organizational funding needs and shaping the philanthropic opportunities that invite donors to become involved through their gifts of time, talent and treasure. She is responsible for all fundraising activities and personnel. Under her leadership, the Foundation was able to raise a record breaking $24 million in fiscal year 2019.
Before joining the John Hopkins All Children’s Foundation in October 2012, Ms. Rabin was campaign director for the Smithsonian Institution, leading the Smithsonian's first national, comprehensive campaign of $1.75 billion to benefit its 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research facilities. Ms. Rabin’s 24 year career in fundraising also includes running programs at American University, Stetson University, the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and Washington Very Special Arts.
Ms. Rabin earned a bachelor of arts degree at American University in Washington, D.C. and an M.B.A. at Stetson University in Deland, FL. She is a member of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, the Association for Fundraising Professionals and the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy. Serves on Children’s Miracle Network CDO Advisory Board and actively speaks on fundraising topics at conferences.
Jenine lives in Saint Petersburg with her husband Drew, and their daughters, Verity, and Chance.
Dr. Stacy Baier has more than 10 years of experience in foundation development and capacity building, including identifying partnership opportunities and strategic investment goals implementation. As CEO of the nationally recognized Pinellas Education Foundation, Stacy leads all development, program and administrative activities at the Foundation while cultivating a strong working relationship between the business and school communities. Her proven leadership and extensive policy background was most recently utilized at the Florida Philanthropic Network where she served as president and CEO. Prior to that, Stacy was vice president and program director of College and Career Readiness for Helios Education Foundation. She has also served as executive director of the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations. She has held numerous leadership positions at state and national levels, including serving as chair of the Florida Education Foundation Board, chair of FPN’s Education Funders Affinity Group, co-chair of the National Collaborative for Student Success and co-chair of the Grantmakers for Education Annual National Conference.
Stacy received her doctorate in Educational Leadership at the University of Florida and holds a Master of Education from Harvard University. She is the immediate past president of The Junior League of Tampa. A graduate of Leadership Florida, Class XXXII, Stacy is also a founding board member of the National Schools Foundation Association and author of “From Better to Best: Practical Strategies to Boost Efficiency in Your Education Foundation,” a strategy guide to enhance the effectiveness of education foundations and improve financial return.
Kathy Rabon, CFRE, CFRM, is the Executive Director and Vice President of Philanthropy for the Suncoast Hospice Foundation, a member of Empath Health. Previous positions include Executive Director of the Performing Arts Center Foundation at Ruth Eckerd Hall; Deputy Director of Development for the Salvador Dali Museum; Vice President of Development and Communications for the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA; Chief Development Officer for the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida and President/CEO of the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce. Kathy is an AFP Certified Fundraising Executive and holds her Certification in Fundraising Management from the Lily Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University and Certification in Organizational Development from the University of Georgia.
Kathy has served as a board member on two International boards, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Int. and Association of Junior Leagues, Int. In 2019, she was one of 5 women selected by AFP to serve as professional fundraising mentors. She has served in many local board positions including Suncoast AFP Executive Committee; past president, Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin; past president Leadership Pinellas; board member, Leadership Tampa Bay; United Nations Association Board of Directors; St. Petersburg College Board of Advisors; Clearwater Jazz Holiday Foundation; Clearwater Marine Aquarium Board of Directors.
Community honors include: National Association of Community Leadership’s Distinguished Leader Award; Soroptimist International Women Honoring Women; JLCD Volunteer of the Year, Community Volunteer of the Year and Sustainer of the Year; Leadership Pinellas Outstanding Alumni Award; Who’s Who in American Business; International Who’s Who of Public Service; YWCA Tribute to Women in Tampa Bay; and was honored to carry the Olympic Torch in recognition of her community service on its journey to the Atlanta Olympic Games in 1996.