CEO/Executive Director: Gene Jones

CEO Term Start: Sept 2015

CEO Email:

CEO Experience: Florida Veterans for Common Sense Fund Inc. does not have an Executive Director, CEO, or any paid staff.  The name listed as CEO is the Board President.

Number of Volunteers: 50

Organization has Strategic Plan:  A strategic plan outline has been developed in consultation with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.  The organization is operating in accord with the outline although the plan is under constant review and revision.


Florida Veterans for Common Sense Fund, Inc. is the charitable arm of Florida Veterans for Common Sense, Inc. which together have collaborated with the following:

  • 12thJudicial Circuit Court Administration (Judge Lee Haworth and Walt Smith)
  • 12thJudicial Circuit Public Defender’s Office
  • 12thJudicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office
  • All Faiths Food Bank
  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) (Flag Day)
  • American Troubadour Project (Bill Schustik)
  • Asolo Theatre
  • Disabled American Veterans, Sarasota
  • Florida Mountain Boys Band
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Haley House Fund, Inc.
  • James A. Haley Veterans’ (VA) Hospital
  • Jewish Family and Community Services
  • Manasota Track Club
  • Nations Group, The
  • Salvation Army
  • Sarasota Chalk Festival
  • Sarasota County Bar Association
  • Sarasota County Health Department
  • Sarasota County Veterans Commission (FLVCS is a Member Organization)
  • Southwest Florida Peace and Justice Coalition
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota
  • United States Peace Memorial (FLVCS is a Member Organization)
  • Veterans for Common Sense (FLVCS is an affiliate state chapter of this national organization)
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars, Sarasota (Flag Day)
  • Vietnam Brotherhood
  • Sarasota County Extension Office
  • University of Florida IFAS
  • Orange Blossom Community Garden (City of Sarasota)
  • WSLR, Fogartyville Café


Award Awarding Organization Year
Distinguished Service Award by a Layperson to the Legal Community Sarasota County Bar Association 2012


Nondiscrimination Policy: Yes

Whistle Blower Policy: Yes

Document Destruction Policy: Yes

Directors and Officers Insurance Policy: No