The Broward College Office of Advancement welcomes alumna Anthea Pennant to the team as the Associate Vice President for Advancement Services. She brings over 20 years of executive leadership experience to her new role, including 10 years as a fundraising professional.
Anthea writes, “I am thrilled to have been selected for the Associate Vice President for Advancement Services position, an extraordinary opportunity to contribute to the collective impact of Broward College and our Foundation. I am grateful to work for an institution that understands that education is the bold response required to bridge the poverty gap. The urgency to remove the barriers to education while creating meaningful career opportunities continues to drive my passion to serve with excellence.”
Previously serving as the College’s Senior Director of Supplier Relations and Diversity since 2018, Anthea has a proven track record in strategic planning, successful project management, and effective partnership engagement. More notably, she has achieved the most significant percentage increase in dollars spent with diverse suppliers at the College since 2012.
At the same time, to help achieve the institution’s overarching goals, she has worked effectively with all sectors at the College, including Workforce Investment, Academic Affairs, Institutional Effectiveness, Pathway Deans, and Faculty. As the chair of the Broward UP Business Commission, Anthea has engaged employer partners and has leveraged gifts to support scholarships for students in Broward UP communities. She is one of the primary architects for the Value-added Partnership initiative included in the College’s procurement process. In addition, she serves as one of the leads in the Social Enterprise Plan.
As a fundraising professional, Anthea has demonstrated proficiency in fund development, preparing multi-year fundraising plans, direct mail, government, private grants, major gifts, and event management. She has also leveraged millions of dollars to help feed the hungry and secure shelter for the homeless. Additionally, she has been a staunch advocate for educating and developing small businesses to enrich our diverse community.
Some of Anthea’s awards and recognitions include:
- 2021 Special Congregational Recognition for outstanding and invaluable service to the community.
- 2020 Named by Legacy Magazine “50 Most Powerful Black Leaders in Business & Industry in South Florida.
- 2020 State of Florida Advocate of the Year Award, selected by FSMSDC minority-business members.
- 2019 Named by Diversity Plus Magazine as one of the nation’s “Top 25 Women in Power Impacting Diversity.”
Her affiliations include:
- Broward County Penny Tax Oversight Board member (Budget $16B)
- Florida State Minority Development Council Executive Board member and co-chair of the Supplier Diversity Roundtable
- Broward County Black Chamber of Commerce Board member
- South Florida Anchor Alliance member
- Broward College Broward UP Business Commission chair
Anthea believes education is the bold response required to transform lives and create meaningful career opportunities. We have no doubt that she will continue to excel in her new role with the College.