The results are in: My Miami Story conversations survey
Last October, more than 4,000 Miamians across the county came together around dining tables, in breakrooms and at ventanitas to talk about their local experiences at My Miami Story conversations. Surveys completed by the participants show that these gatherings are about more than trading stories ... they're the spark that leads to action on issues that matter to residents. Matthew Beatty, senior director of communications and engagement, shares what we learned.
Nonprofits, you can take a stance. Foundation director of public affairs shares how
When it comes to advocacy work, we often hear confusion over what nonprofits can and cannot do.
As a 501(c)3, organizations have the right to influence legislation and support policy initiatives. Now that the Florida legislature is in session, there are issues you may want to weigh in on. Dawn Shirreffs, director of public affairs, offers tips.
Four seasoned leaders join Foundation Board of Trustees
The Miami Foundation Board of Trustees appointed four new board members with expertise in health, finance, media and law. They are (l to r)Nelson L. Adams, M.D., president and founder of Metro-Miami OB/GYN Associates, P.A.; Ben Beavers, chairman and founder of Gresham Partners, LLC; Carole F. Hall, a community advocate; and Bobbie King, Jr., senior attorney at NextEra Energy Resources, LLC. Each has championed issues that matter to them to improve life in Miami.
Girl Scouts CEO: Why closing the STEM workforce gap matters
Reports show that science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields are growing at double the rate of other professions. Grantee Girl Scouts of Tropical Floridaand a network of partners and local nonprofits are committed to filling the STEM workforce pipeline by creating hands-on experiences for girls. Girl Scouts CEO Chelsea Wilkerson shares how, plus ways you can support more Miami girls pursuing STEM careers.
Pictured: Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida offers journeys and badges in STEM, the outdoors, life skills and entrepreneurship for girls in Miami-Dade's low-income communities, supported by Community Grants.
Marlon A. Hill honored as Foundation's 'Donor Next Door'
AttorneyMarlon A. Hill joined our inaugural Miami Fellows class in 1999, looking to more deeply connect with the community. He has since used his experience to open doors for Caribbean-American immigrants like himself and many others. In honor of his selfless dedication to creating opportunities for countless Miamians, we celebrated Marlon as our 2019 'Donor Next Door' honoree at the annual Donor Next Door luncheon.