ECK_300Eileen Connolly-Keesler is the President/CEO of the Community Foundation of Collier County.

As President, Connolly-Keesler oversees the CFCC mission, To Improve the quality of life in Collier County by connecting donors to community needs and providing leadership on critical community issues. Eileen started on January 1, 2013 after moving here from Neenah Wisconsin.  In the past two years the assets have grown from $64 million to $100 Million and the Foundation has over 500 funds.

Connolly-Keesler serves on the Policy Committee for the Florida Philanthropic Network and the Policy Committee for the Council on Foundations.

She also serves on the Board of Directors of the local AFP Chapter, the Greater Naples Planned Giving Council and the Naples Chamber of Commerce.

Connolly-Keesler has been a Rotarian for over 27 years and joined the in the Downtown Rotary Club of Naples two years ago.

Connolly-Keesler earned her Bachelor of Social Work from UW Green Bay and Masters in Public Administration from UW Oshkosh.

Her family is very familiar with Naples, having visited the area over the past 8 years. Upon taking the President/CEO position at CFCC, she and her husband, Patrick, moved to Naples permanently in January 2013. She has one daughter, Kiely 25; one son, Coleman 23; and a step-daughter Heather 38.

For more information about the Community Foundation of Collier County, contact Eileen Connolly-Keesler at 239.649.5000, and visit our website at