20 Jul 2017

Allegany Franciscan Ministries Announces New Community Investment Specialist

PALM HARBOR, FL,  Allegany Franciscan Ministries is pleased to announce that Carla Batts joined its team as the Community Investment Specialist on December 4, 2017.

Ms. Batts has an extensive background in the nonprofit arena working with youth, teenagers and their families as well as experience providing key support in a statewide philanthropic organization. Her passion is to advocate for those who are most vulnerable and to work with others to increase positive community change. She joins Allegany Franciscan Ministries after over five years as Office Manager at the Florida Philanthropic Network in Tampa, Florida, a highly respected statewide membership network of philanthropic organizations working to build philanthropy to shape a better Florida. Ms. Batts has a BA in Social Work from the University of South Florida, was a member of the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s List of Scholars and was a Conn Social Work Scholar.

As Community Investment Specialist, Ms. Batts supports the administration of Major, Tau, Common Good Initiative and other grant/community investment programs, and serves as the initial point-of-contact for grant applicants, providing information and guidance to grant seekers and grant partners regarding Allegany goals and priorities, and the application process.

“Allegany Franciscan Ministries is excited to welcome Carla to our team. Her dedication to improving lives, her administrative skills, and her joyful personality will benefit Allegany and our community partners.” said Eileen Coogan, Allegany Franciscan Ministries’ president and CEO.