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(Vero Beach, FL – January 12,2021) Stacy Williams, CFRE, is the newest consultant to join Carter, a company dedicated to advancing philanthropy worldwide through professional counsel in the areas of fundraising, strategic planning and organizational development.

The addition of Williams expands the Carter team to include 35 senior-level philanthropy professionals who live throughout North America, said Steve Higgins, President and CEO.

“Our leadership team is so impressed by Stacy’s passion for philanthropy and successful track record in fundraising,” Higgins said. “Her dedication to the nonprofit sector made her a perfect fit for our team.”

Williams is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) with more than twenty years of experience in the nonprofit sector, primarily working for organizations that improve the lives of children, families, and communities. Prior to joining Carter, Williams spent 20 years as the Director of Development at Achievement Academy and four years as the Director of Development at Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine.

Williams is well-known in the Central Florida region for her professional experience in fundraising, capital campaigns, board governance, and strategic planning. However, she has an equal reputation for volunteer leadership having served as a board member for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Lakeland, Fla. Chapter and Noah’s Ark of Central Florida.

“I am excited to join the Carter team and have the chance to leverage 400 plus years of combined experience to benefit nonprofits throughout Florida, the United States and the world,” Williams said. “I am most looking forward to applying my expertise, in partnership with other professionals and volunteers to make our world a better place.”


Carter provides counsel to nonprofit organizations all over the world in the areas of fundraising, governance and organization planning. The company has offices in Sarasota and Vero Beach, along with 35 consultants living throughout North America and Mexico. To contact Carter call (941) 388-3414 or visit

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