Gina Berko Solomon is an executive MBA graduate of the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College in Winter Park. Ms. Solomon served two years in the U.S. Peace Corps in Kyrgyzstan as a teacher, community organizer, ambassador and mentor before joining ALL in 2005 as program director. (The Adult Literacy League helped to prepare her for Peace Corps service – she volunteered as a tutor beginning in 1999!)
As program director, she managed the literacy center and adult education program, and developed and implemented the League’s English Language Literacy Program. Gina served as ALL’s Director of Adult Education from 2008-2015, growing programs for students, securing funding, creating and implementing the agency’s GED lab and supervising training and matching of more than 400 volunteer tutors with eager students while overseeing instruction of more than 2,000 adult learners annually.
In 2011, Solomon was awarded the competitive Martin. L. Bell Scholarship to the Crummer Graduate School of Business, which recognizes one nonprofit professional annually who has demonstrated progressive managerial experience within the nonprofit sector. She also was honored in Orlando Business Journal’s “40 under 40” Class of 2011, recognizing Central Florida’s outstanding young professionals. She served in the 2014 inaugural class of the women’s leadership group ATHENA NextGen.
As chief development officer for ALL from 2015, Solomon’s role was all-encompassing as she provided executive leadership overseeing fundraising, marketing and community outreach. David Odahowski, President and CEO of the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation, said Solomon “is a great example of Next Gen leadership in Central Florida’s nonprofit sector. Her experience in the field and her education makes her ‘One to Watch’ in 2019.”
A University of Central Florida graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in political science, Berko-Solomon is married to Dave Solomon and her son, Ian, is in eighth firstname.lastname@example.org (407) 422-1540 x111