Director of Public Affairs
Dawn Shirreffs is the Director of Public Affairs at The Miami Foundation. She leads the Foundation’s Civic Leadership Agenda, focused on addressing critical quality of life issues in Miami-Dade County through policy, grantmaking and convening.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Dawn was the Senior Everglades Policy Advisor at the Everglades Foundation, where she focused on researching, developing and implementing policy positions related to Everglades protection and restoration. A New York native, Dawn graduated from Rollins College with her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies. She received her master’s in Public Administration at Florida International University and has a certificate in Executive Nonprofit Management from Georgetown.