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.
As part of the programs that the SFPF funds, Leadership Miami is the longest running and oldest program currently funded. The programs prepares young professional to become future leaders by providing training on leadership and teambuilding skills as well as integrating its programs throughout the community so that participants get to know their communities.
Community experts describe the transit situation to participants and lead a conversation on possible solutions.
SEO participants gain insight into the importance of regionalism.
One of the key purposes of Leadership Miami(r) is to prepare the next generation of Miamians to address vital issues affecting Miami-Dade County and meet future challenges. The program's dynamic format stimulates animated and critical discussions among participants and guest speakers.
The program offers participants the opportunity to meet Miami's leaders and to share an intensive learning experience that focuses on community issues and leadership skills through a planned process of lectures, seminars, small group discussions and leadership skills exercises. Leadership Miami is an annual program of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the South Florida Progress Foundation, and sponsored by several of Miami-Dade County's premier companies, local agencies and corporations.
Youth Leadership Miami
Youth Leadership Miami (YLM) is a program targeted to freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors who are in good standing scholastically and attend either public or private high schools located in Miami-Dade County. The program brings together young people from different backgrounds and experiences, to gain knowledge and explore issues affecting Greater Miami's youth and our community at large. In addition, leadership and personal development is an integral part of the YLM experience. The program consists of a two-day conference.
Jeanne Bellamy Scholarship
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the 2015 Jeanne Bellamy Scholarship. The Jeanne Bellamy Scholarship fund was created by Jeanne Bellamy, the first woman to serve as chair of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.
A scholarship of $2,500 will be awarded to a female, high school senior from a Miami-Dade County public high school who intends to pursue a degree in business. The scholarship is restricted to 12th graders.
The Education Summit will bring together business leaders, representatives of government and the education community to focus on the pressing issues of our educational system to strengthen the South Florida workforce.
Funding Transit Expansion: the Highest Hurdle
Expert Speakers on transportation issues will present and discuss issues that are currently partners in economic development and the community leadership needs to find innovative solutions on how to fund these projects considering that the costs are skyrocketing and there is very little funding in the pipeline for such projects. Some of the solutions may include P3 funding sources, partnerships with developers and others.
Miami Parking Authority
Baptist Health South Florida
William C. Diaz-Rousselot
BDO USA, LLP
This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.