Long-time Key West resident Kevin Bowes has joined the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys as Director of Philanthropic Services.
Kevin has worked for the Florida Park Service since 2014, overseeing volunteer programs, educational outreach and events, customer service, and marketing for Fort Zachary Taylor State Park. He previously worked eight years at Dry Tortugas National Park.
Kevin has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from the University of South Florida and has experience in graphic design, event management, sound and video production, and photography. Kevin and his wife have lived in Key West since 2003, and he is a familiar face to many since he is a well-known musician, although he plays less frequently now that he has a young daughter.
“Kevin stood out from other candidates because of his passion to give back, his vivacious personality, and strong relationships in the community,” according to Jennifer McComb, Community Foundation President and CEO.
Kevin has volunteered with the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, Florida Keys Wildlife Society, Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida, Horace O’Bryant School, Key West Art and Historical Society, Key West Preschool Cooperative, Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, Key West Wildlife Center, and Sigsbee Elementary, among others.
“The Community Foundation reaches almost every nook and cranny of our diverse chain of islands,” said Kevin. “I look forward to making a difference in this community, which has given me so much.”
Kevin will be wearing many hats at the Community Foundation, from working with donors and fund holders, to managing the community grants program, to publicizing the organization’s good work throughout the Keys. He will also be helping produce the program for the Community Foundation’s 25th Anniversary Gala, to be held on December 2.