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 celebrated and reflected 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 program 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. Stay close.
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. For the event, Starex Smith, founder of The Hungry Black Man and an awardee of The Racial Equity Fund, curated meals from local restaurants.
It is not to late to support! Check out a few of his local favorites below: