Development Team

Since 2002, the corporate community has committed more than $4.5 billion to the scholarship program, making it possible for over 800,000 scholarships to be awarded so students may attend the best school for their individual learning needs. Seeing the vast benefits of participating and the tremendous impact of their investment, corporations continue to enroll in the program year after year.

Step Up For Students’ Development Team is here to assist you in all aspects of reviewing, enrolling and participating in the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program. Our team is committed to ensuring your partnership with Step Up For Students is rewarding.

Meet the team below:



Anne Francis

Vice President, Development
(727) 451-9802

Jillian Metz

Vice President, Development
(727) 451-9817

Karis TurnerKaris Turner

Director, Development
(727) 451-9843

Philanthropic Contributions


Bari Becker

Annual Giving Officer
(727) 451-9838


Elizabeth Watson

Senior Gift Officer
(813) 402-0162


Catherine Bridgers

Manager, Philanthropic Services
(727) 300-0361

Tax Credit Contributions


Megan Gulick

Assistant Director, Development
(727) 455-8446


 Cheryl Audas

Senior Development Officer
(727) 451-9805

Jaclyn Kilpatric

Jaclyn Kilpatrick

Senior Development Officer
(727) 451-9847


Diana Allan

Development Officer III
(727) 422-0801

David BryantDavid Bryant

Development Officer III
(727) 451-9806

Karen CordyKaren Cordy

Development Officer III
(727) 451-9836

RenaeSweeney_03Renae Sweeney

Development Officer III
(904) 687-8995


Wendy J. Woolley

Development Officer II
(727) 451-9829


Lisa Odishoo

Development Officer III
(727) 451-9860


Bill Ussery

Development Officer III – Hope Scholarship
(727) 451-9816


Alexis Flowers

Development Officer II 
(727) 451-9841

Donor Engagement

Ashley Zarle

Ashley Zarle

Manager, Donor Events
(727) 451-9837

Holly Stallings

Holly Stallings

Manager, Donor Engagement
(727) 451-9845

Donor Services


Tim Bodamer

Director, Donor Services
(904) 416-0661

Lauren Gray

Records Manager
(727) 451-9834

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