(NCF Alum) Abigail Oakes and Melissa Coleman Sperber

SRQ Magazine, June 29, 2018

Nonprofit Powerhouse 

Abigail Oakes, 25
Manager of Nonprofit Services, Community Foundation of Sarasota County

Your nickname Abigail Oaktree is a personal favorite—I’ve always been a nature nerd. Your brand tagline: Power of love > love of power  Would you rather be an inventor or leader? Inventor! I like thinking creatively about challenges and then empowering others to lead the charge.   Biggest a-ha moment?  I studied science and math as an undergrad at New College, and it really solidified the concept that “there’s more than one way to peel an orange.” 


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