The Nonprofit Center of North Central Florida (NCNCF) was founded in 2010 by Kari Brill, Christopher Johnson, and Leadership Gainesville Class 36. The impetus behind the creation of a nonprofit management support organization and resource center in Gainesville, Florida came from the Leadership Gainesville 36 class, an annual program conducted by the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce. The class, comprised of 38 business leaders from Alachua County, collectively envisioned an opportunity to strengthen and support the region’s nonprofit sector through a consortium of resources.

Ultimately, Ms. Brill and Mr. Johnson resigned their full time jobs and joined forces to establish NCNCF as a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization. The rest as they say is history!