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Ruth also served as Major Gifts Officer at the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. She spearheaded the Pancreatic Cancer Research Institute’s launch and developed the Grateful Patient program, an affinity group of patients who support Sylvester’s cutting-edge cancer research. While serving at CHARLEE of Dade County as Manager of donor Relations, Ruth developed a comprehensive annual giving campaign, creating sustainable generosity for the foster care agency’s youth mentorship programs and summer camp in North Carolina.
Ruth serves her community as a child welfare advocate forging paths to resources for abused and neglected children. By sharing her personal story as a child who lived in foster care, Ruth elevates the “foster child’s” voice to create policy change and empower Miami’s most vulnerable. Ruth serves as a Board Member of South Florida’s CBC Alliance, is a former Trustee of Our Kids of Miami-Dade & Monroe, and is a Founding Member of Fostering Panther Pride at Florida International University. She is also a member of The Miami Foundation Miami Fellows Class XI.
Ruth holds an MBA and a BS in Physiology from Florida International University. In 2015, Ruth received FIU’s “Worlds Ahead Graduate” commendation for her community service and educational achievements. She resides in Coral Gables with her husband and her 18-year old Australian Cattle Dog mix pup, Chiki.