Samantha Messina

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Samantha Messina – Development Officer

Samantha, a Martin County native and Jensen Beach High School alumna, completed her degree at the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) in 2020 where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music. Her career in nonprofit development began back in 2016 when she fell in love with fundraising during an internship with a local youth symphony in Kansas City.  After her internship, she transitioned into a part-time role in that organization, building her career in nonprofit development and specializing specifically in grant writing.

Samantha has experience writing grants for various types of nonprofit organizations spanning from performing arts to mental/behavioral health, as well as housing and human services. She is currently working towards her Grant Professional Certification credential and, in her spare time, manages grants for a few other nonprofit entities spanning throughout the country, pro bono.

Outside of work, you can find her reading a good book, sitting by the pool or at Stuart Beach, playing clarinet in local Treasure Coast community groups, spending time with family and friends, or playing with her pandemic pup, Tini!  She is genuinely excited to be able to give back to the community she grew up in through her work for Tykes & Teens.

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