Community Cooperative Hires Tami Holliday As Community Relations And Development Manager

Holliday brings expertise to new position with the nonprofit

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Feb. 10, 2021) – Community Cooperative has hired Tami Holliday to fulfill a new role for the nonprofit as community relations and development manager. In this position, Holliday will work with the development department to provide leadership and support for fundraising, promotion and volunteer recruitment and retainment. Holliday will represent Community Cooperative in the community, with the goal of creating deeper engagement and commitment for donors, supporters and volunteers.

“We are so excited to have Tami on board to help us in our mission to eliminate hunger and homelessness in Southwest Florida,” said Stefanie Edwards, Community Cooperative’s chief development and operating officer. “Her management experience solving problems, negotiating and working with various groups and the media will allow her to hit the ground running as we continue to innovate to meet the needs of the community.”

Holliday spent the last nine years working for state Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, and most recently, Ambassador Francis Rooney (retired congressman for Florida’s 19th District). For Nelson, she was responsible for seven counties, serving as liaison to nearly 1.6 million residents, county and local governments and community groups. She was deputy chief of staff for Rooney, responsible for operations and management of his district offices and planning community outreach events. She was a legislative assistant for Benacquisto, specializing in constituent services.

Holliday graduated magna cum laude from Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelor of Science in legal studies. Before entering politics, she was a paralegal and risk management coordinator at Florida SouthWestern State College.


For 35 years, Community Cooperative has worked to effectively eliminate hunger and homelessness in Lee County while simultaneously inspiring and supporting sustained positive change in its clients by delivering innovative food, education and social service programs. With a dedicated team of volunteers, board of directors and staff, Community Cooperative stays committed to its core responsibility to collect and distribute resources through a strong and viable network of community partners. Community Cooperative is an exemplary steward of the resources entrusted to it and serves clients with compassion and integrity. Through collaboration and ongoing education, Community Cooperative supports and strengthens those whose lives have been affected by hunger and homelessness, ensuring that they have access to the resources necessary to transform their lives with dignity. For more resources and information on how to get involved, contact Stefanie Edwards at or call (239) 332-7687. Monetary donations are always welcomed and can be made directly at, or mailed to: Community Cooperative, P.O. Box 2143, Fort Myers, FL 33902.

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