Florida’s Southern Gulf

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Florida’s Southern Gulf

General Information

Florida’s Southern Gulf Chapter of the American Red Cross proudly serves over 1 million residents in Collier, Glades, Hendry & Lee Counties.
Naples Office
Address: 2610 Northbrooke Plaza Drive, Naples, FL 34119
Phone: (239) 596-6868

Fort Myers Office
Address: 7051 Cypress Terrace, #110, Fort Myers, FL 33907
Phone: (239) 278-3401

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Emily Borababy, Interim Chapter Executive Director

Emily Borababy is a nine-year non-profit professional with a track record of successfully managing volunteers, developing strategies, and working alongside individuals and corporations to strategically conceive of and achieve their philanthropic goals. She has worked in fundraising positions at such institutions as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Celebrity Series of Boston, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, and now the American Red Cross, where she oversees the growth, cultivation, and stewardship the Red Cross’ Tiffany Circle of South Florida, society of women leaders. Over the past year, the Circle has enjoyed 33% growth into the largest chapter in the nation while under her oversight. Borababy is humbled to have worked alongside generous philanthropic partners on several impactful donor-funded endeavors, including the establishment of the music therapy program at Nickalus Children’s Hospital.

Borababy believes strongly in giving back in her free time as well by serving on several boards and steering committees throughout Miami, including Young Patronesses of the Opera, Ellevate, and Nu-Deco ensemble. She graduated summa cum laude from Boston University with a degree in vocal performance where she participated in the elite Trustee Scholar program, a full, four-year merit-based scholarship. She currently resides with her dog Lincoln and cat Rosie in Miami Shores.

Board of Directors

South Florida Region - Board of Directors

Marie Grasmeier, Board Chair

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  • Steven Adamczyk, Partner at Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest & Cross, PLLC
  • Jamie Andersen, U.S. Trust
  • Kevin Boyd, Commander – American Legion Post 38
  • David Lupo, Attorney, The Law office of Sam J. Saad, III
  • Thomas Messmore, Retired Executive and Chairman of TE Messmore Associates, LLC
  • Ronald Nordmann, Retired Executive
  • Jill Y. Palmer, Director, Volunteer Resources, Auxiliary Development and Arts in Healthcare, Lee Memorial Health System