The Education Fund Inc.

LAST UPDATED: November 10, 2016
Education & Youth Development
Our mission is to maximize every child's potential and to ensure that each one graduates with every opportunity for success. For 31 years, The Education Fund has been designing, shaping, and implementing initiatives that involve the entire community in improving public education for all children in Miami-Dade. We've increased the percent of students going to college or career/technical programs by 34%; we've improved children's eating habits by more than 50% and science scores by 73%. We've built 51 school edible gardens, including 11 Food Forests, giving more than 31,000 children food-based lessons, cafeteria meals with garden harvests, and more than 26,000 harvest bags for take-home distribution. We create outlets for student creativity, team-building, and critical thinking skills through our “Art of Found Objects” exhibition and awards ceremony, with several awards for juried artworks. We help top teachers share best practices with ALL 20,000 teachers, including STEM and Robotics curriculum projects. Thousands of business people better understand the teaching profession via our Teach-A-Thon.
6713 Main Street, Suite 240
Miami Lakes, FL 33014

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Hector J. Ponte
Board Chair
Wells Fargo
Rolando Aedo
Board Vice Chair
Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
Cheryl Rees
Board Secretary
Ocean Bank
Pablo Pino
Board Treasurer
Raj Rawal
Board Officer At Large
Managing Director, Mango Investments LLC
Barbara Romani
Immediate Past Chair
Civic Leader


Ms. Linda Lecht
Mimi Pink
Director of Development
Stacey de la Grana
VP of Programs & Program Director of the Center for Educational Materials
Sandy Dimitris
Program Director, SmartPath to College
Eddie Recinos
Senior Program Manager, Edible School Garden Collaborative Nutrition Initiative (CNI)
Debi LaBelle
Program Manager, Edible School Gardens Collaborative Nutrition Initiative
Edwina Lau
Program Director, IMPACT II
Sergio Bedranina
Cristian Pereya
Accounting Assistant
Debra Alamo
Program Associate


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