Why For-Profit Businesses Create Nonprofit Entities: A Conversation with Helen Barrott, Executive Director of the Fifth C Foundation - April - AFP Tampa Bay

  • April 16, 2024
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Rusty Pelican, 2425 N Rocky Point Drive, Tampa FL 33607
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Why For-Profit Businesses Create Nonprofit Entities

A Conversation with Helen Barrott, Executive Director of the Fifth C Foundation

Since the International Diamond Center (IDC) opened its doors 30 years ago, it has always the ambition of Keith and Peggy Leclerc to impact the community far beyond the diamond business. Helen Barrott was instrumental in bringing this dream to life for the Leclerc family through the establishment of The Fifth C Foundation. She now serves as Executive Director of The Fifth C Foundation, the charitable arm of IDC. Today, IDC gives back to all of the communities surrounding IDC’s stores consistently and authentically through the work of the Foundation.

Join us for an honest conversation with Ms. Barrott as we explore the intersection between for-profit and nonprofit organizations. We will dig deep into the motivations, advantages, and challenges of family foundations as well as how best to approach these generous organizations.


Tuesday, April 16, 2024

11:30 am Networking

12:00 pm Program & Lunch Service


Rusty Pelican, 2425 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa FL 33607 MAP

Valet parking is provided by AFP Tampa Bay for all our guests, self- parking is not permitted.


Program Fee

AFP Member - $35.00

Guest - $45.00

The program will only be offered in-person. Please indicate when registering your meal choice for meal planning purposes.

AFP Tampa Bay aims to be accessible and inclusive to all of our members and guests. If you require special accommodations, please let us know via email so we can plan to make adjustments to the program


Meal Choices

REGULAR Meal: Blacken Chicken with Roasted Peppers & Tomatoes, Whipped Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables


VEGETARIAN: Sauteed Broccolini & Crispy Tofu - Soy Honey Glazed Tofu, Ginger Broccoli Puree, Roasted Red Pepper, Sunflower Seeds

Dessert: Classic Cheesecake

Gluten free and all other dietary restrictions are available upon special request and must be requested when making your reservation.


Applied for 1 hour CFRE


Speaker Bio - Helen Barrott

Helen Barrott is the Executive Director of The Fifth C Foundation and Executive Director of Business Development for International Diamond Center (IDC). Prior to this role she spent 30 years in Marketing and Consulting within the for-profit sector. A long-time resident of St. Petersburg Helen has been on the board of Shorecrest Preparatory School and The Boys & Girls Club on the Suncoast. Currently, she serves on the board of Elevate Tampa Bay and chairs the Five Fabulous Females Luncheon for Academy Prep Center for Education. Helen has a B.A. in Marketing from Stockton State University.

Moderator Bio - Lisa Stueckemann

Lisa Stueckemann, MNA, CFRE, has over 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music and Master of Nonprofit Administration from North Park University provide a unique and creative lens to her fundraising strategy and leadership style. She has on-the-ground experience in annual giving, major gifts, corporate philanthropy, event design, cause-marketing, communications, and planned giving. As Vice President of Philanthropy for New Life Solutions Lisa truly enjoys leading their fundraising, events, and marketing teams as well as forwarding the sector through consulting and mentoring. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and Chair of the Programming Committee of the Tampa Bay Chapter. A sought-after speaker on fundraising and leadership, Lisa regularly speaks at local, state, and national conferences. Some of her most popular sessions are titled, “Go Micro: Tiny Event Big Impact,” “The Art of Collaboration,” and “Leadership the Pain and the Privilege.” She periodically volgs on her Fundraising Rebel Facebook page and on LinkedIn and has been a guest on the Vers Creative Fundraising Renaissance podcast. Recently, she served as Executive Producer for the pro-life documentary, “Choose Courage.”


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