Easterseals Southwest Florida

Join CAA Sarasota for a tour of Easterseals!

Easterseals Florida is leading the way to full equity, inclusion, and access through direct and life-changing disability and community services. They offer a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life's challenges and achieve personal goals. 

We will be joined by President and CEO of Easterseals Southwest Florida, Tom Waters. Lunch will be provided and guests are welcome.

Registration is required to attend! Please RSVP by May 3rd on this page or by emailing [email protected] so we know you and your guests will join us.

Tom Waters 


Tom Waters, longtime local philanthropy leader and president and CEO of Easterseals Southwest Florida, has extensive work experience in nonprofit management, fundraising and community partnerships. Waters leads one of Southwest Florida’s oldest and most successful nonprofits serving children, teens and adults with developmental disabilities. He recently added comprehensive autism services with over thirty community collaborators, leveraging the power of partnership and positive impact regionally and across the state.

As chief advancement office at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, Waters led the organization’s 2020 vision and strategic plan. He was responsible for surpassing initial fundraising goals and executing the successful beginnings of a $50 million comprehensive fundraising effort.

Throughout his noteworthy career, Tom has held leadership positions at several nonprofits, including Mile High United Way in Denver, Colorado and the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. In his twelve years as Vice President of Philanthropy at the Community Foundation of Sarasota, he led a team whose fundraising efforts help grow to over 200 million in assets, with another $200+ million in future commitments.

Waters is a third-generation Sarasota “snowbird” and has been a permanent resident of Florida for the past twenty-five years. He carries on a family legacy of community engagement and commitment to serving others.

May 07, 2024 at 11:30am - 1:30pm

Easterseals of Southwest Florida

350 Braden Ave
Sarasota, FL 34241
United States

Gerry Ronkin '70BUS

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