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Meet the Firestarters

Lucy Bernholz

Senior Research Scholar, Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society

Stanford University

Laura Fernandez

Associate Vice President, Development

United Way of Miami

Linda Widdop

Director of Client Solutions

Tech Impact

Jennifer Park

Director of Philanthropy

Haley Karl

Director of Development

Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida

Iva Kosović Duvin

Founder & Principal

Duvin Collaborative

Josephine Ciallella

Director of Donor Events & Stewardship

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre

Dan Grech

Founder, Lead Instructor

BizHack Academy

Daniel Perron

Board Chair

Frost Art Museum at FIU

Raul Moas

Miami Program Director

Knight Foundation

Peter Forbes McDowell

Director of Development

American Friends of the Louvre

Gisela Vega

Director of LGBTQA Center

University of Miami

Carla Crossno



Symeria T. Hudson, MBA

President & CEO

Chapman Partnership

Lori-Ann Cox


Breakthrough Miami

Kim Richardson

Director, Client Strategy

Pursuant Group

Rhonda K Brown

President, City Colleges of Chicago Foundation

Vice Chancellor of Advancement

Ana VeigaMilton


José Milton Foundation

Jerry Maldonado

Director, Cities and States

Ford Foundation

Laurie Hafner

Senior Pastor

Coral Gables Congregational Church

Russell Correa, Ed.M, LMHC


Zeta Consulting Group

Daniella Levine Cava


Miami-Dade County

Calvin Hughes


Channel 10 News

Mary Catherine Hinds

Director of Fundraising Strategy


Ana Martinez

Assistant VP of Development

Miami Dade College Foundation

Pat Morris

Community Affairs Officer

Wells Fargo

Christopher Clinton Conway

Founder and Principal

Philanthropic Counsel, LLC

Richard Jepsen

VP & Board Liason of DEI Committee

US Sailing

Jeff Davis

Chair of the Board of Trustees

Miami City Ballet

Gerald Grant Jr

Financial Planner

Equitable Advisors

Paul Muite

Executive Director of Annual Giving

Stony Brook University

DJ Hampton


ALoDay Consulting

M. John Richard

Retired CEO

Adrienne Arsht Center

Karen Graham

Managing Director of Education and Outreach

Tech Impact

Gil Bonwitt

Co-Founder and CEO


Ana Mantica

Director of Communications and Digital Engagement

Miami Dade College Foundation

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