Sandi Vidal is just a girl trying to change the world one day at a time. She serves as the Vice President of Community Strategies and Initiatives for the Central Florida Foundation. Within her role at the Foundation, Sandi works on a variety of initiatives including Sustainable Development Goals (Thrive), Homelessness, Disaster Response, Social Justice, and is the Staff Liaison for the 100 Women Strong Giving Circle.
Sandi is in her second year as the Co-President of the League of Women Voters of Orange County. She has volunteered since she was 16 starting at the VA Hospital in Miami in her father’s clinic helping to record information for research trials, and has served on several boards. Sandi currently serves on Mayor Dyer’s Multicultural Advisory Board and is a Fellow for GEEO at the University of Central Florida focused on sustainability.
A graduate of the University of Miami school of Business, Sandi has a degree in Business Administration and she is a die-hard Cane in a house full of Noles. She has over 14 years of nonprofit leadership and over 20 years of Business Management experience. Sandi has a passion for public speaking, advocating for solutions to hunger poverty, and social justice. She occasionally writes about issues that interest her and has a blog called Upstream Swimmer.
She has been married 31 years to her wonderful husband Eddie and has 3 amazing grown kids, and 2 cats, 3 grand cats, and a grand dog.
When she is not working, you will find her at the beach, traveling, or planning her next adventure.