JON THAXTON is the Senior Vice President for Community Investment at Gulf Coast Community Foundation. He creates and implements Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s key strategies for transforming our region’s nonprofit community and providing leadership on emerging issues. Jon joined Gulf Coast in 2012 as director of community investment while completing his 12th year of service on the Sarasota County Commission, and he was promoted to senior vice president in 2015. In this role, Jon works with nonprofit organizations, donors, and other community partners to invest Gulf Coast grants and resources in projects that will transform our region and improve public policies. His knowledge of the region and the relationships he built as a public servant are tremendous assets to his work. Jon is also recognized throughout Florida as a leading advocate for protecting the natural environment. A fourth-generation Floridian, he was raised on a farm near Osprey and began working at his family’s real estate company at 14. Jon began his environmental advocacy at Venice High School in 1974 as a founding member of the Ecology Club.
Mr. Jon Thaxton | Senior Vice President for Community Investment | Gulf Coast Community Foundation
Venice, Florida | (941) 486-4600 | JThaxton@gulfcoastcf.org