Averitt Ennis, Vice President of Development
As Vice President of Development at Florida Baptist Children’s Homes and Orphan’s Heart, Averitt serves as the chief fundraising strategist to help meet the needs of children and families throughout Florida and the developing world through philanthropy. His passion is to ensure our organizations remain fiscally strong and continue to meet our goal of always helping one more child.
A graduate from the University of Central Florida with both a Bachelor’s in medical record administration and a Master’s in health sciences, Averitt has more than 25 years of experience in not-for-profit leadership.
Prior to joining FBCH, Averitt was employed by Orlando Health where he was a Vice President within their Foundation and provided oversight for the capital campaign, annual fund program, donor relationships, and policy development. He is noted for his visionary, effective and results-driven leadership. Averitt was instrumental in the development of the Orlando Health Foundation’s vision and mission, and he is a known mentor in philanthropy throughout the Southeast.
Averitt is a graduate of the Fund Raising School of the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University where he received a certificate in fundraising management. Prior to taking on the Vice President role at the Orlando Health Foundation, he served as the Capital Campaign Director and the Development Director.
Averitt has been a member of First Baptist Church Orlando for more than two decades and has served in multiple roles including deacon, teacher, and a member of the finance committee. He and his wife, Renee, have three daughters: Whitney, Kristen and Sarah.
Averitt believes his role at FBCH is a unique way to love and serve those in the most vulnerable positions and to be the hands and feet of Christ.
To contact Averitt Ennis: Averitt.Ennis@FBCHomes.org; P.O. Box 8190, Lakeland, FL 33802 1015 Sikes Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33815 Phone: 863-687-8811