September 24, 2022

Non-profit/Philanthropy

Meet some of Florida's top philanthropic donors who've made seven-figure gifts to non-profits

The nation's top 50 donors gave away nearly $28 billion in 2021, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Here are some Floridians who've made seven-figure gifts to nonprofits in the state over the past 18 months. Read more »
Published on 7/27/2022

MacKenzie Scott's multi-million-dollar gifts benefit numerous Florida universities and non-profit organizations

When Artis Stevens, president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, got a phone call from a representative of MacKenzie Scott earlier this year about a $122.6-million gift to the organization, he started dancing in his kitchen. “My 14-year-old and my 12-year-old girls were in the other room… and they looked at me and screamed up to their mom, ‘Mom, something's wrong with dad,' ” Stevens told NBC's Today Show in an interview in May. Read more »
Published on 7/20/2022

How Florida's philanthropy landscape is changing

Mari Kuraishi, president of the Jacksonville-based Jessie Ball duPont Fund, says Floridians often get a bad rap when it comes to charitable giving. Read more »
Published on 7/14/2022

Is Crypto in Florida's philanthropy future?

A growing number of Florida non-profits are accepting donations of digital tokens. Read more »
Published on 7/13/2022

Venture Miami and FIU partner to aid minority-owned startups

To promote inclusion in Miami's technology industry, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez's Venture Miami organization is partnering with Florida International University to help female, minority-owned startups secure funding and grow. Read more »
Published on 3/8/2022

The Miami-Dade Women's Fund launches website to assess barriers for women in the community

The Miami-Dade Women's Fund has launched an online dashboard that provides local data on how women are faring in terms of economic mobility, personal health, safety and leadership positions... Read more »
Published on 2/21/2022

Red Cross helps family affected by a home fire in Pompano Beach

Local American Red Cross volunteer members of the Disaster Action Team, from the Broward County Chapter, responded to a home fire on NW 14th... Read more »
Published on 10/28/2021

Dr. Phillips Charities combines traditional philanthropy with real estate development to fund non-profits

About eight years ago, Ken Robinson, president and CEO of Dr. Phillips Charities, and his board noticed there were few senior... Read more »
Published on 7/30/2021

Dave Krepcho is a Florida Icon

The CEO of the Second Harvest Food Bank of in Central Florida talk about what drives him. Read more »
Published on 6/29/2021

Duval County non-profits join forces to find successful arts programs

Modeled after an art map in Chicago developed by Ingenuity, the interactive Landscape of Education in the Arts in Duval... Read more »
Published on 5/26/2021

Karen Bell is a Florida Icon

What we do is so important. We feed people. It makes me proud just to be part of it. Read more »
Published on 5/26/2021

One-Year Anniversary of Pandemic Is Remembered Through Giving Back and Humanitarian Efforts From It Works!

The It Works! "Gives Back Foundation" Encourages Entrepreneurs and Distributors to Give Back During This Critical Time for as Little as $1 to Make a Difference. Read more »
Published on 5/24/2021

Children's Trust tackling social issues, awards $1.6 million to 22 projects

In 2002, Miami-Dade County voters approved a referendum creating a special taxing district for the Children's Trust... Read more »
Published on 3/1/2021

Miami-Dade receives Partners for Places funding to combat food insecurity

The Funder's Network awarded a $25,000 Partners for Places Grant to fund “Growing Roots for Environmentally Equitable Neighborhoods Miami-Dade County” Read more »
Published on 12/2/2020

Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens, Punta Gorda

Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens, the Board of Directors is pleased to announce Adriana Quiñones as Executive Director Read more »
Published on 1/23/2019

North Florida Land Trust Marks Largest Conservation Easement Acquisitions to Date

More than 2,500 acres in Clay County will be preserved in perpetuity Read more »
Published on 9/18/2018

Miami business leaders step up to take the teaching challenge

The Education Fund, a nonprofit organization that develops innovative programs for public schools in Miami-Dade County, is challenging business leaders to test their savvy and skill and teach an hour in a local public school. Read more »
Published on 8/21/2018

Major Endowment Empowers Florida State Parks Foundation

Foundation set to expand dramatically in its 25th year Read more »
Published on 7/20/2018

Susan G. Komen® welcomes leaders in technology, medicine, marketing and philanthropy to the Board of Directors

Susan G. Komen®, the world’s leading breast cancer organization, today welcomed five new members to its Board of Directors. These respected leaders bring expertise in technology, finance, marketing and medicine, as well as a deep commitment to philanthropy and the fight against breast cancer. The organization also appointed a new Chairman of the Board of Directors, Peter D. Brundage.

Brundage has served on Komen’s Board of Directors since 2017, and succeeds Past Chair Connie O’Neill who will remain on the Board as a member. Brundage brings more than three decades of knowledge in finance, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance, as well as vast philanthropic engagement in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

“We are truly delighted by the talent and experience that these new members bring to Komen’s Board, and look forward to their contributions as we work to reduce breast cancer deaths and ultimately end this disease,” said Brundage.

The new members, voted in unanimously in June are:

Kaye Ceille – Senior Vice President, Avis Budget Group. Ceille brings nearly two decades of experience in senior leadership positions in the travel and transportation industry, including international operations, global partnerships and business development. Ceille received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin, and an Master of Business Administration from Loyola University in Chicago. Ceille is a cancer survivor who is active in cancer organizations, including past experience on Komen’s Board of Directors.

Michael B. Greenwald – Senior Vice President, Tiedemann Advisors. Greenwald brings a passion and dedication to serve on behalf of the United States and others, spending almost a decade with the U.S. Treasury Department. Greenwald also devotes his personal time to humanitarian, and philanthropic efforts, including the fight against breast cancer serving as the international advisor to Dana Farber Cancer Institute President Laurie Glimcher, and the United States Holocaust Museum board. Prior to joining Tiedemann, Greenwald worked in senior diplomatic roles within the U.S. government, serving as a financial diplomat in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Greenwald is a Visiting Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and an Adjunct Professor at Boston University Pardee School of Global Studies. Greenwald earned a Juris Doctor degree from Boston University School of Law, a Master of Arts from Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, and a Bachelor of Arts in History from George Washington University.

Dr. Doug Knutson – Chief Academic Officer, OhioHealth. With 25 years of clinical experience, Dr. Knutson works to educate patients and caregivers, support biomedical research, and improve health care delivery systems. For six years, he has served on the Susan G. Komen Columbus Affiliate Board of Directors, including two years as Board President, and now joins Komen’s National Board of Directors as Affiliate Representative. Dr. Knutson received a Bachelor of Science from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and his M.D. from The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

Kristin Nimsger – Chief Executive Officer at Social Solutions, a performance management software company. A proven leader, Nimsger brings vast experience in technology, marketing, fundraising and organizational strategy, and a desire to empower women and improve outcomes. Nimsger received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Minnesota, and a Juris Doctor from William Mitchell College of Law.

Stephanie Stahl – Founder of Studio Pegasus, an angel investment and digital start-up advisory company. Stahl has held leadership roles at well-known and respected brands including Chief Global Marketing and Strategy Officer at Coach, and Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Revlon. Stahl was previously a Partner at The Boston Consulting Group. With a broad range of experience and skills, and a deep personal connection to the cause, Stahl brings to Komen expertise in strategy development, governance, marketing, finance and more. Stahl received a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

Board terms for Jane Abraham, Alan Feld, Janet Frantz, Dan Glennon, Melissa Maxfield and Dr. Funmi Olopade have ended, but each remains committed to Komen’s mission and will continue to partner with the organization to support breast cancer programs worldwide.

“The commitment each of our Board members makes not only to guiding and strengthening this organization, but to helping us save lives and achieve our mission, cannot be understated. We are grateful to each person who has served on our Board, and look forward to continuing to work together to end breast cancer,” added Brundage.

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Published on 7/16/2018

Experience Kissimmee Raises Over $13,000 for Special Olympics Florida

Experience Kissimmee recently raised $13,500 for Special Olympics Florida—Osceola County. The donation was privately raised through the 2nd Annual Kissimmee Cares Golf Classic in May. Read more »
Published on 6/12/2018

Home Building for a Cause

Non-profit Techo allows builders here to tackle poverty in Latin America Read more »
Published on 2/27/2018

‘Listen Learn Care Foundation' Unveiled As New Name of Former Office Depot Foundation

Newly Named Organization to Continue Foundation's Signature Programs Read more »
Published on 1/12/2018

Nova Southeastern University Receives $200 Million Commitment from Patel Family Foundation

$50 Million Gift plus $150 Million Investment Will Significantly Expand NSU's Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Care Sciences; Advance Health Care in Florida and Beyond Read more »
Published on 9/25/2017

Walt Disney Company Commits $2.5 Million To Hurricane Irma Recovery Efforts

The Walt Disney Company announced a commitment of $2.5 million to aid those impacted by Hurricane Irma. The funds will help the response and recovery efforts of the American Red Cross, UNICEF, Save the Children, and other nonprofits. Read more »
Published on 9/13/2017

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