Kay Rawlins is a Founder and owner of Orlando City Soccer Club and serves as the VP of Community Relations and President of the Foundation. Originally from the UK, Kay has lived in the US for over 14 years and recently became an American citizen. She owned and ran children’s pre-schools in the UK, served as an educational assessor, lectured on signs and symptoms of child abuse to pre-school educators and taught parenting classes.
The last seven years has seen the rise of Orlando City, playing their first season in Major League Soccer in 2015, adding a women’s team, Orlando Pride in 2016 and a new downtown stadium which opened in 2017. Kay’s role includes speaking engagements on behalf of the Club, most of the community outreach, sending players to schools and youth groups to talk about exercise and healthy choices and encouraging staff and fans to join community projects. She also heads up the Orlando City Foundation, is on the Community Leadership Council for the Howard Phillips Center, and is a board member for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida, Cannonball Kids cancer, Central Florida Foundation and the Commission on Homelessness, leading the Youth Homelessness Committee. Kay was awarded 2016 Businesswoman of the Year by the Orlando Business Journal and recently gave a talk at TEDx Orlando 2017.