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COASTAL HERITAGE SOCIETY ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF NEW DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

SAVANNAH, GA – May 7, 2024 – Coastal Heritage Society (CHS) announces the appointment of Tourea Robinson as the local nonprofit organizations’ new Development Director.  

With over 20 years of experience in advancement, development, and fundraising across corporate, non-profit, and higher education sectors, Robinson is an accomplished development professional. She has successfully led and executed multiple comprehensive fundraising campaigns, generating over $50 million during her career. In prior roles as Director of Development and Director of Donor Relations, she has demonstrated excellent strategic planning, marketing, fund development, and governmental relations expertise. 

Robinson is an exceptional advancement and development leader, with a proven track record of managing multi-million-dollar campaigns at community non-profits and higher education institutions. Her recent experience includes serving as Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Development, Marketing & Communications at Edward Waters University in Jacksonville, Florida, as well as Director of Development at Clay County Senior Services of Aging True in Northeast Florida. She has also held development roles at the Ritz Chamber Music Society, Jacksonville Symphony, Savannah State University, and Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) Foundation, where she managed a $32 million scholarship endowment and played a principal role in the college’s successful $7 million capital scholarship campaign. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Tourea Robinson to the team as our new Development Director. She brings a wealth of experience and a fresh perspective that I am confident will help continue our organization’s growth and success to benefit the programs of all six of our museums,” said Nora Lee, CEO of CHS. 

Robinson is a native of Jacksonville, Florida. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from Savannah State University and her master’s in business administration with a public administration concentration from the University of Phoenix. She is a former President of the First Coast Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), a National Association of African American Women in Leadership (NAAWLI) fellow, an Eta Cohort fellow of the Higher Education Leadership Foundation (HELF), and a Life Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.  

The mission of Coastal Heritage Society is to provide educational experiences for the public through the preservation and presentation of the historic resources of coastal Georgia and adjacent regions. Coastal Heritage Society is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation founded in 1975 which operates six historic museums. For more information about CHS, please visit chsgeorgia.org.  

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