Shaping the Future of South Florida

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Our Mission

The Foundation's core mission is to use its relationship with South Florida professionals, entrepreneurs and civic leaders to identify top issues, set priorities, and then develop solutions through programmatic activity, all funded by member donations, endowments and grants.

The South Florida marketplace is often referred to as a laboratory for sociological trends for the country. Combined with a unique, sub-tropical environment and the world’s only Everglades, the area offers the opportunity for investment in cutting edge social, urban, cultural, and future trend issues.

What We Do

For more than four decades, the Foundation has funded programming for a wide variety of projects.

Intervention programs for at-risk youth

Immersion of future leaders in South Florida topical issues

Working toward improving race relations

Assisting with hurricane recovery

Along the way, it seeks to identify the high-paying jobs of the future and the corresponding educational preparation needed for career entry into these fields.

History

Originally conceived in 1968 by members of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce “to conduct projects, programs and studies deemed to be in the interest of providing the best possible urban environment for all citizens,” the South Florida Progress Foundation evolved to be proactive in addressing issues considered paramount to the area’s progress and performance as the largest Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in the nation’s third largest state.

In pursuit of that mission, it seeks also to build Greater Miami’s reputation as a gateway for international trade and commerce.

LEARN MORE ABOUT ENDOWMENTS AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SOUTH FLORIDA PROGRESS FOUNDATION.
The South Florida Progress Foundation is a 501 (c) 3. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent provided for by law.
The federal tax identification number is 59-6216592. The corporation is registered in Florida as 714837.

Board Members

Felipe Basulto

Chairman
TD Bank

Carlos Orta

Vice Chairman
Carnival Corporation

Albert Lopez

Treasurer
BDO USA, LLP

Christie D. Grays

Secretary
Baptist Health South Florida

Ashaki Bronson-Marcellus

BB&T

William C. Diaz-Rousselot, Esq.

Kurkin Brandes

Keith Fletcher

City Year

Anne Freedman

NAWBO

Art Noriega

Miami Parking Authority

Liane Ventura, Executive Director

South Florida Progress Foundation