Kimberly Dye has been leading and building development teams and entrepreneurial nonprofit initiatives for more than 25 years. As Chief Advancement Officer for Gulfshore Playhouse, Kim is responsible for the professional theatre’s development and marketing teams. She is also responsible for overseeing the successful completion of Gulfshore Playhouse’s “Next Stage” Capital Campaign – an effort to build a transformative theatre and education center in downtown Naples. Prior to joining the Gulfshore Playhouse team, Kim’s work included securing funding for the battle to save America’s Everglades as well as two stints with Public Media organizations in Fort Myers, FL and Erie, PA, where collectively she led teams to raise over $50M to ensure NPR and PBS thrived in those local communities. She has built nonprofit organizations from the ground up, has taught at the university level, has served within higher education as Chief of Staff to a university President and has led two significant capital and endowment campaigns through her work with a nonprofit consulting firm based in New York — securing $15M with her clients during her projects in both Memphis, TN and Philadelphia, PA in less than two years’ time. Kim is ABD on her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Change, holds an M.S. in Counseling Psychology with a focus on human relations and holds a B.A. in Communications.
Kim has always believed in giving back and throughout her career has served on more than a dozen nonprofit Boards and advised countless nonprofit organizations and professionals. She’s currently on the Board of Directors for Earn to Learn FL, Inc. As a survivor of both diseases, Kim advocates for cures and treatment funding for both Melanoma and Multiple Sclerosis. She is involved locally with the Association for Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and is a non-practicing Guardian Ad Litem with the 20th Judicial Circuit (Collier County) where she advocated for children in the dependency and family court systems. She is married to husband, Doug a gifted woodworker and owner of Dye’s Custom Woodworking in Naples, FL, she is an adoptive mom to a larger-than-life elementary student, and is “Yaya” to six additional bonus grandchildren in Naples and back in NW Pennsylvania.