Velma Monteiro-Tribble – Women with Heart Honoree for August 2019


Velma Monteiro-Tribble August 2019 Woman With Heart

Velma Monteiro-Tribble is currently the Director of Grants and Programs at the Florida Blue Foundation. In her executive position, she is responsible for the statewide vision, mission, strategic direction, management, and supervision of the philanthropic giving decisions and investment of the Foundation.

Prior to this position, she was Chief Operating Officer and Assistant Treasurer Alcoa Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA. In this executive position, she provided the vision, strategic direction, and management of $500 million dollars worldwide in 33 different countries.



Velma also served as an executive with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) one of her responsibilities was for leadership development, management and financial accounting for WKKF programs. She also worked on grantmaking initiatives and partnerships in Latin America and South Africa. She developed and managed international leadership seminars at the Salzburg Seminars in Salzburg, Austria.

She has more than 30 years of work experience and expertise in philanthropic giving worldwide, grantmaking, leadership development and training, community development, metrics, and evaluation. She holds a B.A, Degree from Stillman College, and a nonprofit management certificate from Case Western Reserve. Monteiro-Tribble has received numerous awards for her work. Monteiro-Tribble currently serves as First Vice President for the Florida State College Jacksonville Foundation Board, Chair of the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida, a member of the Program Investment Committee for the Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, the Florida Education Fund Board and a past member of several international education and philanthropic boards.

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