Joanne Nowlin is a fund raising and non-profit executive with 20 years of experience leading non-profit organizations with extensive knowledge of the South Florida region. She has senior-level experience in fund raising, board development, volunteer engagement, staff development, advocacy, service delivery and community relations.
Most recently, Joanne was with Florida Atlantic University where she served as Director of Development, Northern Campuses, overseeing all fundraising for FAU Northern Campuses from West Palm Beach to Vero Beach. She also served as Interim Vice President for FAU Division of Institutional Advancement and Interim CEO of FAU Foundation. Prior to that, she served as Executive Director of Southern Florida and Puerto Rico Chapter of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society overseeing Broward and Miami-Dade Counties, Florida Keys, Naples and Fort Myers, and Puerto Rico. She has also served as President and CEO of Gilda’s Club South Florida, and Director of Annual Giving for Kids In Distress in Fort Lauderdale.
She is currently an officer of the board of directors of 211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast and a Trustee of the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches.
She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Florida State University. She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). A Florida native, Nowlin lives in West Palm Beach.