2017 Community Service Award Finalist
Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County
First Security Investments, LLC
Advisor Group – SagePoint Financial, Inc.
Over the past eight years, Jonna Keller has worked closely with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County (BGCSC), organizing fundraising events and offering guidance through leadership positions on its Board of Directors. BGCSC strives to enable all young people to realize their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Each year, the organization serves 5,000 underrepresented youths, providing services such as college and career preparation, character and leadership development, and recreational activities.
In addition to serving as the Chair-elect of the five clubs in Sarasota County, Jonna also leads the Women Ambassadors, which is a group of women who come together with the common goal of changing and improving the lives of children in the community. The group has raised more than $750,000 for after-school programming at BGCSC. Jonna played a critical role in connecting BGCSC’s youth with today’s technology by creating Tech Readers Enrich Kids (T.R.E.K.), which provides electronic readers to at-risk students. T.R.E.K. allows youth who may face homelessness and other instabilities to access school materials in a reliable way. Jonna believes BGCSC can save children’s lives and create opportunity, allowing youth to feel good about themselves and break the cycle of poverty.