Company Iron Horse Family Foundation
Expertise Community & Capacity Building
Alice is a Lakeland resident, a graduate of Florida Southern College, a returned Peace Corps Volunteer, a mother, a team-player, and a life-long learner.
She enjoys a challenge. She has written grants, memos, resumes, press releases, love letters, executive summaries, lunchbox notes, research papers, and Facebook status updates (though, she has never tweeted anything). She has learned to speak French and dance Salsa. She has tasted termites and bushrat. Her work experience is comprised of more than a dozen years of experience in the non-profit sector, with roles in social mobilization, teaching, project management, event coordination, teambuilding, grant writing, fundraising, and creatively seeking ways to improve social conditions. Outside of the non-profit sector, she has worked in a flower shop, a diner, a record store, a dollmaker’s workshop, a bookstore, a coffee shop, and the publishing sector.
She reads ravenously, travels adventurously, and writes passionately. Alice regularly volunteers with the PACE Center for Girls, Polk Museum of Art, Kiwanis Club of Lakeland, Junior League of Greater Lakeland, Pathways Togo and a handful of other causes about which she is passionate. In November 2011, she earned the Certificate in Non-Profit Management from the Philanthropy and Non-Profit Leadership Center at Rollins College (now the Edyth Bush Institute). In 2013, she graduated from Leadership Lakeland Class 30 and enrolled in the MBA program at the Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise. In 2014, she successfully completed that MBA program and launched into a new season of life. She is a graduate of Leadership Polk Class IX as well as the Public Leadership Institute, and recently received one of five 2017 Polk Emerging Leaders Award.
Alice is currently the Chief Development Officer at Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine where she gets to engage the community in ensuring that Polk County’s working uninsured have access to high-quality primary health care. When she is not at LVIM, she serves as the Executive Assistant to the Iron Horse Family Foundation where she manages the administrative affairs of the Foundation.
Iron Horse Family Foundation is a private family foundation seeking to continue the philanthropic legacy of David M. Clark through supporting non-profit organizations who strive to promote the interests of children. It is a new philanthropic endeavor in Lakeland. Iron Horse is a grant-making foundation that specifically supports children who do not have access to the resources available to kids from higher income homes. Iron Horse believes in the power of community and collaboration and is excited to begin this endeavor with Lakeland as its home base.