Sandi Vidal, Central Florida Foundation

TITLE: Vice President of Community Strategies and Initiatives

FOCUS AREAS: Homelessness, hunger, poverty, employment

CONTACT:  407-872-3050 ext. 121, svidal@cffound.org

PROFILE: Sandi Vidal is the Central Florida Foundation’s vice president of community strategies and initiatives. Before she assumed this role in September 2015, she was executive vice president and director of collective impact for the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness, a board member for Workforce Business Intelligence, and the executive director of Christian HELP/Central Florida Employment Council.  

Vidal’s foundation bio shares:

Sandi Vidal is the Vice President of Community Strategies and Initiatives for the Central Florida Foundation. She is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Business with a degree in Business Administration. Prior to her role at the Foundation, Sandi served as the Executive Director/CEO of Christian HELP a nonprofit focused on helping people to find jobs. Sandi also served with the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness. Sandi has over 8 years of nonprofit leadership experience and over 20 years of business management experience.

Sandi has a passion for public speaking, advocating for solutions to homelessness, hunger and poverty, as well as teaching people how to be successful with their job search. She loves to write and has written for several publications including a blog on the Huffington Post. She is married with 3 kids and 3 cats. She is also a local Jefferson Award winner for volunteerism, and currently volunteers judging speech and debate competitions in the high schools.