Tracy Connelly was appointed Chief Development Officer for the Naples Children & Education Foundation in September 2020. He is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) with 30+ years of experience leading fundraising teams and volunteers and planning and executing capital and endowment campaigns. Tracy received his BA degree from Western Michigan University, and in addition to working at the WMU Foundation he joined the staffs at Indiana University, Lee Health Systems Foundation, the Guadalupe Center and now NCEF. Tracy manages the Development Department at NCEF that encompasses Annual Giving, the Capital Campaign, Major & Planned Giving, Grants and Endowment Planning. Tracy has been a full-time resident of Naples since 2005 along with his wife Kathy, three daughters, one son, a son-in-law and two grandchildren. He serves on the board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals-Collier and Lee Chapter and is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Naples.