PRESIDENT & CEO, JOHN S. AND JAMES L. KNIGHT FOUNDATION, MIAMI
The Knight Foundation awards about $120 million annually to support informed and engaged communities in the U.S. in cities and towns where the Knight brothers had newspapers. “We are social investors seeking impact through quality journalism, arts and culture as a way of building community,” Ibargüen says. In Miami, the Knight Foundation has awarded more than $165 million over a little more than a decade to key institutions and is a prolific supporter of arts at the grass-roots level.
|EDUCATION||Wesleyan University (BA), University of Pennsylvania (JD)|
|FLORIDA LOVE||Our diversity attracted me here and keeps me here.|
|WOULD CHANGE about Florida||I’d divert all hurricanes out to sea.|
|ADMIRES||I’ll point out just two that I’ve long admired: Norman Braman and Jorge Pérez. They are both phenomenally successful business entrepreneurs who have deep commitment to their community. The each have an amazing eye for art.|