Contributing Chargers

Shorecrest’s Mission is augmented by the generosity of our parents, grandparents, alumni, and friends who support the school philanthropically or by effecting change locally, globally or right here at Shorecrest. We call these community members Contributing Chargers.

This week we would like to recognize the grandparents of Ethan Bekurs ‘24, Karen and Bill Watson, as our Contributing Chargers. As grandparents, Karen and Bill enhance our community all the way from Baton Rouge, LA! Their generosity to the Shorecrest Fund supports the people and programs at Shorecrest.

End of Year Gifts

As we approach the year’s end, there are charitable giving incentives which those considering a gift to the Shorecrest Fund may want to take advantage of.

Gifts made on or before December 31:
  • Are tax-deductible for the 2021 fiscal year to the fullest extent of the law. New this year: expanded tax benefits help individuals with deductions of up to $600 available for cash donations by non-itemizers. To learn more, visit
  • Have an immediate impact on our students and programs—allowing us to invest in enhancements used throughout the remainder of this school year and beyond.
  • Inspire others to give and help us reach our goal of at least 70% participation by year-end
*Gifts of $1,923+ before December 31 ensure a donor's inclusion at the 1923 Society Celebration, our annual Giving Society stewardship event, on February 11, 2021.

To make a gift online, visit

If you have any questions about the Shorecrest Fund, please contact Laina Coburn at 727-346-1807 or
The Shorecrest Community Sponsors Program is designed to connect businesses in the Tampa Bay Area to the Shorecrest community through a variety of annual, program, and event sponsorship opportunities. Throughout the year, Community Sponsors receive recognition and appreciation through many different communication channels and special events.

To inquire about Community Sponsor opportunities, please contact Laina Coburn, Director of Philanthropic Giving, at, 727-522-2111 x178. You may also download or print a menu of opportunities here.

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Advancement Office Team

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Michael Gillis

    Michael Gillis 

    Director of Advancement
  • Photo of Stacy Alexander

    Stacy Alexander 

    Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
  • Photo of Laina Bennett Coburn

    Laina Bennett Coburn 

    Director of Philanthropic Giving
    727-522-2111 x 178
  • Photo of Olivia Segalman

    Olivia Segalman 

    Director of Donor Relations and Advancement Services
  • Photo of Clark Sukaratana

    Clark Sukaratana 

    Database & Financial Services for Advancement


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Shorecrest Preparatory School is a private, non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students preschool through high school, located in St. Petersburg, Florida.