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Meet the Firestarters

Daniel Perron

Board Chair

Frost Art Museum at FIU

Haley Karl

Director of Development

Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida

Ana Martinez

Assistant VP of Development

Miami Dade College Foundation

M. John Richard

Retired CEO

Adrienne Arsht Center

Carla Crossno



Russell Correa, Ed.M, LMHC


Zeta Consulting Group

Peter Forbes McDowell

Director of Development

American Friends of the Louvre

Dan Grech

Founder, Lead Instructor

BizHack Academy

Iva Kosović Duvin

Founder & Principal

Duvin Collaborative

Jeff Davis

Chair of the Board of Trustees

Miami City Ballet

Lori-Ann Cox


Breakthrough Miami

Gil Bonwitt

Co-Founder and CEO


Gerald Grant Jr

Financial Planner

Equitable Advisors

Symeria T. Hudson, MBA

President & CEO

Chapman Partnership

DJ Hampton


ALoDay Consulting

Josephine Ciallella

Director of Donor Events & Stewardship

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre

Richard Jepsen

VP & Board Liason of DEI Committee

US Sailing

Kim Richardson

Director, Client Strategy

Pursuant Group

Gisela Vega

Director of LGBTQA Center

University of Miami

Rhonda K Brown

President, City Colleges of Chicago Foundation

Vice Chancellor of Advancement

Raul Moas

Miami Program Director

Knight Foundation

Jennifer Park

Director of Philanthropy

Linda Widdop

Director of Client Solutions

Tech Impact

Lucy Bernholz

Senior Research Scholar, Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society

Stanford University

Laurie Hafner

Senior Pastor

Coral Gables Congregational Church

Calvin Hughes


Channel 10 News

Daniella Levine Cava


Miami-Dade County

Mary Catherine Hinds

Director of Fundraising Strategy


Karen Graham

Managing Director of Education and Outreach

Tech Impact

Ana Mantica

Director of Communications and Digital Engagement

Miami Dade College Foundation

Pat Morris

Community Affairs Officer

Wells Fargo

Soledad Picon



Ana VeigaMilton


José Milton Foundation

Laura Fernandez

Associate Vice President, Development

United Way of Miami

Christopher Clinton Conway

Founder and Principal

Philanthropic Counsel, LLC

Jerry Maldonado

Director, Cities and States

Ford Foundation

Paul Muite

Executive Director of Annual Giving

Stony Brook University

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