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Luke became President and Chief Executive Officer of Feeding Northeast Florida in January 2016. Feeding Northeast Florida secures food and other grocery items from hundreds of local and national food manufacturers, retailers, distribution facilities, warehouses, reclamation centers and farmers and distributes to food pantries, churches and community partners in an eight-county area. Layow, 42, who lives in Ponte Vedra Beach, said he is excited to lead an organization with "such a broad-reaching, positive impact" on the community.
"I've worked with agencies that are national in scope, so it's an honor to have the chance to serve an agency that meets such a fundamental human need in my own backyard," he said. "My immediate goal is to continue building on the great work the board and staff have done to bring us to where we are today, and to create a sustainable organization that can fully meet the needs of our eight Northeast Florida counties in the future."
Layow, who has about 15 years of nonprofit fundraising experience, had been director of philanthropy at The First Tee, the World Golf Foundation's nonprofit youth development organization since 2011. At The First Tee, Layow raised six- and seven-figure gifts each of the last five years and helped exceed a $100 million fundraising campaign goal. Earlier in his career, Layow was director of advancement for Prison Fellowship Ministries' northeast region, director of institutional advancement for Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, president of an outsource business-development company and a manager for Parsons Diamond Products. Additionally, he worked as a sports marketing executive for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League.
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