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Rebecca Fishman Lipsey

President and CEO

 

Social innovator and former policymaker Rebecca Fishman Lipsey is the president and CEO of The Miami Foundation, a $400+MM community foundation focused on building a stronger, more equitable Greater Miami. Since her appointment in 2020, she has grown The Foundation by 25%, infused a commitment to equity into every grant program and initiative of The Foundation, and has invested over $100 million into nonprofits that strengthen Miami for all who call this place home.

 

Prior to leading The Miami Foundation, Rebecca was the youngest person in history appointed to the Florida Board of Education, overseeing educational policy impacting 3 million children from kindergarten through college. Rebecca founded Radical Partners, an incubator for social impact ventures. She started her career as a public school teacher, inspired by her grandparents experience as refugees years ago.

 

Rebecca was named “Best Non-Profit Executive” by The International Stevie Award for Women in Business; “Best Role Model” by Miami Today; and “20 Under 40″ by The Miami Herald.  She holds a master’s from Bank Street College of Education, and graduated as valedictorian of her University of Pennsylvania undergraduate class. When she’s not building a stronger Miami, you can find Rebecca banging on the piano, walking ‘round the neighborhood with her husband of 18 years, and serving as a personal assistant to her two young boys.

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