Jessica Ventimiglia - Rest in Peace

Jessica Ventimiglia & Terry Neuss
Jessica was a devoted member of Sarasota Sister Cities.

If you have been involved with Selby Gardens for many years or have been a member of the Associates, you probably met Jessica Ventimiglia at some point. In addition to serving as Finance Director and Education Director, Jessica was interim CEO of the Gardens for more than a year in 2007 and 2008. Jessica was known for being cheerful, kind, and caring to everyone she encountered, in addition to having boundless energy and enthusiasm. She loved, and was a wonderful proponent and supporter of, Selby Gardens.

Sad news – Jessica passed away October 22 after a valiant struggle with cancer. Her family has arranged a service in her memory at 10 am on November 3rd at The Living Lord Lutheran Church located at 11107 Palmbrush Terrace Bradenton Florida, near the intersection of SR 70 and Lakewood Ranch Blvd.

Selby Gardens has created a Jessica Ventimiglia Memorial Fund. If you would like to make a gift in Jessica’s memory, you may do so on our website or send your donation to the following address:

Jessica Ventimiglia Memorial
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
811 S. Palm Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34236