On behalf of the Board and staff of The Miami Foundation, we are thrilled to welcome you to the Sixth Annual State of Black Philanthropy. Together with nearly 1,000 friends and partners across Greater Miami, we will join to celebrate and reflect on the rich history of leadership, generosity, and impact of Miami’s Black community. As you enjoy the program, we encourage you to order a meal from a local Black-owned restaurant (see below for suggestions), and to read more about our grantees and partners listed below. Our sincere thanks to Stearns Weaver Miller for generously making this evening possible.
The Miami Foundation is building the philanthropic, civic, and leadership backbone for Greater Miami. Your involvement matters, and we are grateful that you are here with us tonight. Stay close.
We’re live tweeting! Follow @MiamiFoundation and use #SBP21 to share your thoughts, meals and more.
Welcome by Calvin Hughes
Lift Every Voice by Hued Songs, Miami-based performance series that celebrates and explores Black culture and history
Introduction by Rebecca Fishman Lipsey
Investing in Racial Equity, featuring
South Florida Racial Justice Table, a conversation with
Celebrating Black Philanthropy, a conversation with
A Message from the Little Haiti Cultural Center ft. Sandy Dorsainvil
A Call to Action by Dr. Nelson Adams
Performance by Art Prevails Project, nonprofit performing arts organization connecting communities with theatre, poetry, and more
Stronger Black-owned businesses not only grow Greater Miami’s economy, but generate opportunity for owners, their employees and their families. Starex Smith, founder of The Hungry Black Man and an awardee of The Racial Equity Fund, curated a list of local restaurants to enhance your State of Black Philanthropy experience.
To reserve your meal, call the restaurant ahead of Wednesday and mention our event. We have 50 takeout meals reserved at each restaurant for our attendees to pick up. See the full menu and contacts below:
Lorna’s Caribbean and American Grill (Miami Gardens)
Crabman 305 (Opa-Locka)