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In 2019, shortly after joining the Foundation in a leadership role, Mrs. Llizo and the foundation team were met with the daunting challenge of fundraising during a global pandemic. COVID-19 strained public hospital systems throughout the United States and it became critical to raise funds for items like Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers at Jackson and ventilators for the NICU at Holtz Children’s Hospital to treat young COVID-19 patients. To date, under Mrs. Llizo’s leadership, the Foundation has raised more than $17 million to support life-saving pandemic care at Jackson.
Mrs. Llizo is a seasoned fundraiser and has over 20 years of expertise in philanthropy, relationship management, and cause-related marketing. She is a dedicated professional who has spent her career working within the non-profit sector and raising much-needed funds for many prominent local and national charity organizations in the areas of healthcare and social services. Prior to joining the Foundation, she served as vice president of development and marketing for Chapman Partnership. Experienced in comprehensive fundraising campaigns and managing fundraising teams, Mrs. Llizo’s efforts have led to raising more than $210 million for charities in Miami-Dade County.
As a native Miamian, Mrs. Llizo is truly passionate about her community and has made it her mission to help make South Florida better each day so that future and current generations can benefit from non-profit programs and initiatives. Mrs. Llizo is proud to be a product of Miami-Dade County Public Schools. She is a graduate of Barry University and holds a degree in liberal arts with a specialization in psychology.
Mrs. Llizo is active in the local community and is a member of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, South Florida Hispanic Chamber, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Miami Chapter, and the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy. She lives in Miami with her husband, Rolando and their three adult children.