Published On: Wed, May 15th, 2019

Boca Raton Resident to Lead Local Charity Aimed at Supporting Teenage Philanthropists

Amy Brand

Philanthropy Tank Welcomes New Executive Director Who Brings More Than 20 Years of Nonprofit Experience in South Florida

Following five years with Habitat For Humanity, Amy Brand joins charity aimed at mentoring teenage “CHANGE makers”

Boca Raton, FL – Amy Brand, who has more than 20 years of nonprofit development experience in South Florida, has been named the new Executive Director of Philanthropy Tank (www.philanthropytank.org). Brand has spent the last five years as the Chief Development Officer for Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County. She increased revenue there by more than 500% through strategic partnerships and donor relations.

Brand has already begun her new position as Philanthropy Tank’s leader. The charity challenges and empowers young philanthropists to develop and execute high impact and sustainable community betterment projects. Palm Beach County (7th-12th grade) students have the opportunity to secure mentoring from leaders in the philanthropic community, up to $15,000 of program funding and participate in learning workshops led by local experts. Since 2015 the program has awarded $400,000 in grants to teen-led programs that have impacted more than 200,000 lives. More than 500 local students have been involved in clubs supporting Philanthropy Tank programs.

“We believe that Amy’s record of success as a leader, fundraiser and advocate for various organizations in our community makes her the right person to lead us to new opportunities in support of more young ‘changemakers’ who wish to positively impact our community” says Evan Deoul, Philanthropy Tank’s Co-Founder.

About the position Brand adds “I am looking forward to this next chapter in efforts to further the mission of Philanthropy Tank.  It is important to empower and engage our next generation of change leaders as they create practical solutions to impact our community.”

Brand career path has also included Area Development Director of the Broward County American Cancer Society and several roles for 13 years with the Bethesda Hospital Foundation before working for Habitat of Humanity.

She is the past president of the Association for Women in Communications (AWC), Atlantic Florida Chapter and the Palm Beach County chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP.)  Brand is a graduate of Leadership Palm Beach County and a sustaining member of the Junior League of Boca Raton. She is a recipient of the 2003 AWC Woman of the Year Award in the field of Fund Development/Special Events and is 2005 recipient of the Women of Distinction Award in the field of Nonprofit/Volunteer, presented by Soroptimist International.

Brand joined Executive Women of the Palm Beaches Foundation in 2015, and currently serves as a Board member and served as this year’s Chair of the Women in Leadership Awards Luncheon. Amy, her husband Robert and two daughters live in Boca Raton.

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