John Attaway



As President and CEO, John works in partnership with the board of directors to provide overall management and leadership of the Community Foundation.

John Attaway earned his undergraduate degree in Management Science from Duke University, his Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University College of Law, and his Master of Laws Degree from the University of Florida College of Law. He has served on numerous boards including Publix Super Markets Charities, Lakeland Regional Health System, and Bonnet Springs Park.

In April 2020, John became the President/CEO of the GiveWell Community Foundation. He served as a board member of the Community Foundation of Greater Lakeland from 2002 to 2006 and led as the board chair for two of those years. The Community Foundation of Greater Lakeland later merged with the Community Foundation of Greater Winter Haven in 2013 to create the GiveWell Community Foundation.

John recently retired from Publix Super Markets, Inc. as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary.