South Florida Progress Foundation

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 addresses issues vital to the Greater Miami’s progress and business performance as the largest Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in Florida, the nation’s third largest state. Critical to this mission is the goal of building Greater Miami’s reputation as the premier gateway for international business and commerce.

For more than four decades, the Foundation has funded projects for improving race relations, increasing cooperation among local higher education institutions, hurricane recovery, the immersion of future leaders in South Florida topical issues and creating intervention programs for at-risk youth. The South Florida Progress Foundation seeks to identify the high-paying jobs of the future and the corresponding educational preparation needed for young people to succeed in these fields.

The Foundation leverages its strong bonds with South Florida young professionals, entrepreneurs and civic leaders to identify top issues, set priorities, and develop solutions funded by member donations, endowments and grants. The South Florida business marketplace is often referred to as a laboratory for sociological trends for the country the opportunity for investment in cutting-edge social, urban, cultural, and future trend issues.

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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.


Felipe Basulto
TD Bank

Vice Chair
Carlos Orta
Carnival Corporation & plc

Alberto Lopez

Christie D. Grays
Baptist Health South Florida

Ashaki Bronson-Marcellus

William C. Diaz-Rousselot, Esq.
Kurkin Brandis, LLP

Keith Fletcher
City Year

Anne Freedman
National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)

Art Noriega
Miami Parking Authority

Patrick Morris
Wells Fargo

Raquel Egusquiza
NBCU Telemundo Enterprises

Barry Johnson

Executive Director
Liane Ventura
Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce

Top Investors

Baptist Health South Florida
Bank of America
CareerSource South Florida
Carnival Corporation & PLC
Florida International University
Florida Power & Light
Wells Fargo