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Meet the Firestarters

Peter Forbes McDowell

Director of Development

American Friends of the Louvre

Jeff Davis

Chair of the Board of Trustees

Miami City Ballet

Mary Catherine Hinds

Director of Fundraising Strategy


Linda Widdop

Director of Client Solutions

Tech Impact

Pat Morris

Community Affairs Officer

Wells Fargo

Ana VeigaMilton


José Milton Foundation

Dan Grech

Founder, Lead Instructor

BizHack Academy

Soledad Picon



Iva Kosović Duvin

Founder & Principal

Duvin Collaborative

Gil Bonwitt

Co-Founder and CEO


Ana Mantica

Director of Communications and Digital Engagement

Miami Dade College Foundation

DJ Hampton


ALoDay Consulting

Kim Richardson

Director, Client Strategy

Pursuant Group

Jerry Maldonado

Director, Cities and States

Ford Foundation

Laura Fernandez

Associate Vice President, Development

United Way of Miami

Karen Graham

Managing Director of Education and Outreach

Tech Impact

Richard Jepsen

VP & Board Liason of DEI Committee

US Sailing

Haley Karl

Director of Development

Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida

Raul Moas

Miami Program Director

Knight Foundation

Calvin Hughes


Channel 10 News

Daniel Perron

Board Chair

Frost Art Museum at FIU

Ana Martinez

Assistant VP of Development

Miami Dade College Foundation

Daniella Levine Cava


Miami-Dade County

Laurie Hafner

Senior Pastor

Coral Gables Congregational Church

Rhonda K Brown

President, City Colleges of Chicago Foundation

Vice Chancellor of Advancement

Symeria T. Hudson, MBA

President & CEO

Chapman Partnership

Russell Correa, Ed.M, LMHC


Zeta Consulting Group

Christopher Clinton Conway

Founder and Principal

Philanthropic Counsel, LLC

Gerald Grant Jr

Financial Planner

Equitable Advisors

Lori-Ann Cox


Breakthrough Miami

Gisela Vega

Director of LGBTQA Center

University of Miami

Jennifer Park

Director of Philanthropy

Paul Muite

Executive Director of Annual Giving

Stony Brook University

Josephine Ciallella

Director of Donor Events & Stewardship

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre

Lucy Bernholz

Senior Research Scholar, Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society

Stanford University

M. John Richard

Retired CEO

Adrienne Arsht Center

Carla Crossno



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