India Witte (2019)

India and her husband David have attended St. John’s since moving to Tampa in 1998, and became members of St. John’s Parish upon their confirmation by Bishop Lipscomb in 2002. They have found their Episcopal walk a perfect blend and compromise between India’s Protestant upbringing and David’s Catholic faith, and are pleased to have established such a strong church home for their family. Both of their children, Ingalls (12) and Tucker (10), were baptized at St. John’s, and are active members of both the church and school communities, having attended the Parish Day School since pre-K. During her eighteen years at St. John’s, India has been active in numerous school and Parish programs and ministries, including serving as a leader of The Circle, teaching Sunday School, and serving as a volunteer for the Angel Tree project, Every Member Canvass, and Newborn Ministry. She has served on the School’s Parents’ Club Board, and has chaired numerous committees, including varied leadership roles with the school’s Celebratio annual fundraiser, and chaired Admissions Open House for two years.

India graduated from Florida State University with a degree in English literature, and has worked for almost twenty years in the non-profit management and major gift fundraising arena. India currently serves as the Senior Director of Foundation Board Relations for the USF Foundation and Executive Director of USF’s impactful Women in Leadership & Philanthropy program.  India is deeply committed to civic engagement and volunteerism and has served our community in a variety of leadership roles in diverse organizations. She currently serves as Chair of the Hillsborough County Commission on the Status of Women, is on the Board of the Florida Commission on the Status of Women Foundation, and is a member of Leadership Tampa Alumni, the Athena Society, Women in Executive Leadership (WEL), the Henry B. Plant Museum Society, Alpha Delta Pi Alumnae Association, and is a past longtime board member and current sustaining member of the Junior League of Tampa.

The Wittes are grateful for the people, programs, and spiritual nourishment provided by both St. John’s Parish and Day School, as they have played a formative role in the growth, development, and sustenance of them as individuals and as a family unit.