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Cornelia Corbett outside of the office in the 1980s

“Bringing the Corbett name to the forefront highlights role models that represent leadership, vision, generosity, and wisdom. We are filled with profound gratitude and admiration for the Corbett family.”Dr. Joyce Burick Swarzman, previous Head of School

A Commitment to Community

Guided by a belief in “making a difference for children,” Cornelia and Dick Corbett have left an indelible mark on Tampa Bay. Among other philanthropic accomplishments, Mrs. Corbett is a tireless leader of the Tampa Museum of Art that features the spectacular 66,000-square-foot Cornelia Corbett Center. Mrs. Corbett also avidly supports Tampa’s Champions for Children, an organization that builds stronger families through child abuse prevention and family education programs. Mrs. Corbett and The William Stamps Farish Fund have established the Corbett Jewish Community Center (JCC) Preschool Scholarship Fund to enable more children to attend the center’s programs. The Corbetts also are the visionaries and lead donors behind the University of South Florida Corbett Stadium, one of our country’s premier collegiate soccer facilities.

“To have IDS renamed Corbett Prep is a tremendous honor, and I am truly humbled,” said Mrs. Corbett. “Corbett Prep is a private school with a public purpose, a rare combination that ensures an excellent education for the whole child – academically, socially, athletically, creatively, and so much more. I cannot think of a greater privilege than to be the namesake of a school and community I have admired so deeply, for so long.”