Christy Popwell

Christy Popwell is a Senior Director of Development with the University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with a focus on Corporation and Foundation philanthropic support. Christy has been a major gift fundraiser at the University of Florida since 2006. She received her B.A. from Louisiana Tech University and M.S. from the University of Southern Mississippi. Christy joined the Okoa Refuge Board of Directors in 2017. She served as chair of the board 2018-2020 and has been board secretary since 2020. She also serves on the board’s Fundraising Committee.


Christy attends The Church of Eleven22. She and her husband, Sam, co-host a Disciple Group in their home. Christy and Sam were married in 2006 and moved to Jacksonville in 2012. They have two sons, Lucas and Connor, and a Mini Australian Shepherd, Tuck.