Philanthropy & Nonprofits

ALONZO MOURNING

FOUNDER, MOURNING FAMILY FOUNDATION, MIAMI

The Virginia native and Georgetown University graduate remained in Miami after retiring from professional basketball — he’s the first Heat player to have his number (33) retired. He and his former wife, Tracy, set up the foundation to help support children and families, especially inner-city youth. The foundation has raised more than $25 million. With help from donors, he established Miami’s Overtown Youth Center in 2003. More recently, he launched a $15-million fundraising campaign to rebuild the center and expand its reach to other neighborhoods, including Little Haiti, Little Havana and Wynwood. Every January, Mourning hosts Zo’s Winter Groove, a four-day event for budding basketball players and their families.

Mourning survived a rare form of kidney disease after a cousin donated a kidney for transplant and became an advocate for organ donation, successfully pushing the Legislature to pass a law to facilitate the organ transplant process.

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