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Meet the Firestarters

Laurie Hafner

Senior Pastor

Coral Gables Congregational Church

Paul Muite

Executive Director of Annual Giving

Stony Brook University

Symeria T. Hudson, MBA

President & CEO

Chapman Partnership

Ana VeigaMilton


José Milton Foundation

Raul Moas

Miami Program Director

Knight Foundation

Lori-Ann Cox


Breakthrough Miami

Ana Mantica

Director of Communications and Digital Engagement

Miami Dade College Foundation

Christopher Clinton Conway

Founder and Principal

Philanthropic Counsel, LLC

Gil Bonwitt

Co-Founder and CEO


Daniella Levine Cava


Miami-Dade County

Josephine Ciallella

Director of Donor Events & Stewardship

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre

Rhonda K Brown

President, City Colleges of Chicago Foundation

Vice Chancellor of Advancement

Linda Widdop

Director of Client Solutions

Tech Impact

Pat Morris

Community Affairs Officer

Wells Fargo

Jerry Maldonado

Director, Cities and States

Ford Foundation

Gisela Vega

Director of LGBTQA Center

University of Miami

Haley Karl

Director of Development

Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida

Gerald Grant Jr

Financial Planner

Equitable Advisors

Ana Martinez

Assistant VP of Development

Miami Dade College Foundation

DJ Hampton


ALoDay Consulting

Mary Catherine Hinds

Director of Fundraising Strategy


M. John Richard

Retired CEO

Adrienne Arsht Center

Laura Fernandez

Associate Vice President, Development

United Way of Miami

Soledad Picon



Jennifer Park

Director of Philanthropy

Lucy Bernholz

Senior Research Scholar, Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society

Stanford University

Kim Richardson

Director, Client Strategy

Pursuant Group

Karen Graham

Managing Director of Education and Outreach

Tech Impact

Jeff Davis

Chair of the Board of Trustees

Miami City Ballet

Peter Forbes McDowell

Director of Development

American Friends of the Louvre

Russell Correa, Ed.M, LMHC


Zeta Consulting Group

Richard Jepsen

VP & Board Liason of DEI Committee

US Sailing

Calvin Hughes


Channel 10 News

Carla Crossno



Iva Kosović Duvin

Founder & Principal

Duvin Collaborative

Dan Grech

Founder, Lead Instructor

BizHack Academy

Daniel Perron

Board Chair

Frost Art Museum at FIU

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