New College Foundation Welcomes New Board Members in 2024

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The New College of Florida Foundation has added seven new members to its Board of Directors for 2024. The Foundation, which raises money to support student scholarships, academic programs, faculty hiring, capital improvements to the New College campus, and other key initiatives, is striving to build on the fiscal success achieved in 2023. Rob Bilott‘83 – Bilott is a partner in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky office of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, where he has practiced in the Environmental and Litigation Practice Groups for over 32 years. Hazel Bradford ’73 – Bradford is an award-winning senior reporter covering institutional investing regulatory issues in the United States and Europe. She is a graduate of New College and has previously served on the New College Alumni Association Board. Greg Douglas – Douglas is a Sarasota native and local business owner. He graduated with honors and distinction from Stanford University with degrees in history and political science. Brian McCarthy – Admiral McCarthy is a Vietnam combat veteran who served for three decades in the U.S. Navy. As a longtime entrepreneur, Admiral McCarthy most recently founded The Pickleball Club, with the first location opening in Lakewood Ranch and several additional under development. James McDonald ’77 – McDonald is a member of the bar in Florida and California, having founded the Irvine, California office of Fisher & Phillips LLP. Elizabeth Moore – Moore co-chaired the 2023 New College Foundation Clambake. She has been a significant civic activist and philanthropic conservationist in Sarasota and Manatee counties for years, supporting noteworthy initiatives such as Mote Marine Aquarium and Research, Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast, Lemur Conservation Foundation, Tree Foundation, Southface Institute, Climate Adaptation Center, Gulf Shellfish Institute and, recently, Roger Williams College President’s Taskforce on the Blue Economy. Fermin “JJ” Miranda – Miranda served previously on the New College Board of Trustees as an appointee of then-Governor Rick Scott. He is passionate about education for underprivileged children, serving for 15 years in various roles with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast and on a national leadership position on an advisory council to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. His daughter Alexandra is a New College alumnae who is giving back to the community as a teacher at Bradenton Christian School. Learn more about the New College Foundation at ncf.edu/alumni/foundation.

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