Our Board

Meet our Keys to Kindness Board Members.  We are grateful to be comprised of board members with many different talents who are kind, passionate, and committed to supporting our mission at Keys to Kindness.  Their time, efforts, and heart are helping Keys to Kindness make an impact and difference in communities. 

Sharri Cagle

President & Founder

Sharri Cagle is a wife, mother of seven children, and Founder & President of Keys to Kindness.

Through opportunities from working with students and staff at the YMCA as a Site Director, and an Administrative Assistant at Anza Trail School, and currently working with the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation; Sharri has learned how important it is to connect with and serve others. Since her children started school, she has served on the PTA at her children’s schools. She was Committee Chair and Charter Founder of Pack 316, Den Leader for Cub Scouts, and served in her daughter’s Girl Troop. Sharri is also involved with the Children’s Ministry at her church. She also founded the Tanner Bell Karr Foundation in memory of her friend’s daughter.

Sharri has a heart for helping others, building an encouraging environment, and wanting to give others a hands-on opportunity to be a part of the Keys to Kindness mission. She believes it is important to teach children that they have the power to make a positive impact through intentional acts of kindness; that children and adults together can make a difference!

One of her favorite parts of Keys To Kindness is the many people she meets and builds long-lasting relationships with. Sharri’s husband and seven children are her heart and right by her side, kindly serving and giving back to their community through Keys to Kindness.

Meet the Board Members

Keith Gilkes

Vice President

Keith Gilkes resides in Hillsborough County in Lutz, Florida, with his wife, Rosario, and two children, Conner and Cristian. An avid golfer and graduate from the University of Tampa, Keith enjoys hosting fundraising events for special needs children and many other community enrichment programs. Keith has close ties to local schools and several ESE Programs supporting children on the Autism Spectrum as well as other mental and physical handicaps. Several of the fundraising events he hosted with his wife, Rosario, produced Kind Camp Sponsorships, Kind Courtyards, assistance to families suffering fatal losses, augmented reality learning environments, handicap and ESE accessible playgrounds, sensory-specific technology, and many other products specifically designed to help special needs students thrive. Keith has a life mission to put smiles on the faces of special needs children and give voices to the voiceless. Keith has been in the electronics distribution industry for over 20 years in supply chain and operations capacities and the digital dentistry and medical manufacturing industries. As a Keys to Kindness Board member, Keith will work to facilitate acts of kindness through business and community partnerships.

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Jenni Booth

Communications Director

Jenni Booth is a graduate of the University of Central Florida. She is a proud wife and a stay-at-home mom to three amazing girls. She has a heart for giving back to others. She is active in her community through her children’s schools and church. She has also participated in programs including Meals on Wheels, Operation Christmas Child, Girl Scouts and HOWMS.

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Stephanie Danforth


Stephanie the Treasurer of Keys to Kindness and fulfills the financial responsibilities of the organization. She is a long-time resident of the Bradenton/Palmetto area. Stephanie hold a Bachelors Degree from the University of South Florida, and is a Certified Pro Advisor in Quickbooks. She has volunteered and worked with various non-profit groups over the years. Stephanie is a member of Evangel Baptist Church in Bradenton and is currently employed as a bookkeeper at Jim Gay CPA. She enjoys spending time with her husband and children in her spare time.

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