Best Buddies Florida

LAST UPDATED: October 17, 2018
Accessibility & Disability Services
Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The IDD community that Best Buddies serves includes, but is not limited to, people with Down syndrome, autism, Fragile X, Williams syndrome, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury and other undiagnosed disabilities.Best Buddies is the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with IDD. For individuals within this community, Best Buddies helps them form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy and communications skills, and feel valued by society.
100 SE 2ND STREET, Suite 2200
MIAMI, FL 33131-2100

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Programs

BOARD

Board Chair
Gray Robinson
Joaquin Frances
Andbank Wealth Management LLC
Gary Curry
Raymond James Financial Inc.
John Stansbury
Walter Robinson
Robinson Real Estate
Jason Schlenker
Inktel Direct
Nick Milano
Holland & Knight
Nina Greene
Genovese, Joblove & Battista P.A.
Steven Bigio
Asylum Marketing
Melissa Bernheim
Murray Law P.A.

STAFF

Mr. Anthony Shriver
CEO/Executive Director
Cynthia Bowles
Area Director
Cynthia Fernandez
Citizens and Ambassadors Program Manager
Jessica Damaso
School Friendship Program Manager
Courteney Fitzgerald
School Friendship Program Manager
Raquel Linares
Deputy Director Jobs
Tessie Gonzalez
Program Supervisor
Peggy Bueres
Employment Consultant

Financials

This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.

ANNUAL OPERATING BUDGET
$965,697

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