Kelly Markey,  CFRE
President

Kelly Markey, CFRE, has over 20 years in the nonprofit and development profession. She was the lead fundraiser at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy for over ten years before creating Kelmar Group. A seasoned development and strategic specialist, she focuses her efforts to partner with organizations seeking to enhance their fundraising and development activities through targeted branding and stakeholder engagement. Using her extensive network, she delivers results in an efficient and concise manner with clear communication throughout the process. She has worked with institutional organizations as well as community-based organizations, including University of Florida College of Pharmacy, Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), Empowering Women in Technology Success, Inc. (Ewits®), Soteria Diagnostics, Florida Diabetes Camp for Children, PACE Center for Girls, Inc. and the Sebastian Ferrero Foundation.

 

Liz DiVito
Development Coordinator

Liz DiVito graduated from the University of Florida in 2016 with Bachelor’s degrees in both International Studies and Political Science. She has experience working with non-profit organizations in the US and around the world, and before joining the Kelmar team served as a Fulbright US Student grantee in Amman, Jordan. Liz has a passion for working with value- and community-based organizations of all types, but particularly those working through international and gender lenses. She partners with Kelmar’s clients to write concise grant proposals, fundraise through strategic marketing, oversee volunteers, and create, implement, and manage innovative programs.

 

 

Jess Coons
Special Projects Coordinator

Jess Coons graduated from the University of Florida in 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in Event Management and minors in Non-profit Organizational Leadership and Mass Communication. She has experience working with non-profit, for-profit, and government organizations and before joining Kelmar Group, she worked with entities such as Gainesville non-profit The Repurpose Project, software startup Eventplicity, and the City of Gainesville’s Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs Department. She has a primary interest in working with non-profit and community-based organizations that serve to enrich the human experience in not only local communities, but the world. As Special Projects Coordinator, she focuses on a variety of projects that range from event and meeting planning to website management and development to writing and editing.