Philanthropy & Nonprofits

ALBERTO IBARGÜEN

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.

Greg Asbed

Coalition of Immokalee Workers

STACY BAIER

PINELLAS EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Dominic Calabro

Florida TaxWatch

CONSTANCE COLLINS

Sundari Foundation (DBA Lotus House Women's Shelter)

Eric Eikenberg

EVERGLADES FOUNDATION

GORDON GILLETTE

EARLY LEARNING COALITION OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

Linda Landman Gonzalez

ORLANDO MAGIC YOUTH FOUNDATION

Teri Hansen

CHARLES & MARGERY BARANCIK FOUNDATION

Alberto Ibargüen

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Eric Kelly

QUANTUM FOUNDATION

Rebecca Fishman Lipsey

Miami Foundation

Jim McCarthy

North Florida Land Trust

ALONZO MOURNING

MOURNING FAMILY FOUNDATION

David Odahowski

Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation

Kenneth Robinson

Dr. P. Phillips Foundation

Susan Towler

Florida Blue Foundation

BOB WARD

FLORIDA COUNCIL OF 100

Nina Waters

Community Foundation for Northeast Florida